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History and Migration: "Beyond the Border, Behind the Men. The Invisibility of Female Migration"

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:29am
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University of the Basque Country - Department of Modern and American History
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The main subject of the meeting will be the study of female migration. We would like to propose to open an space for the reflexion on both the relevance of female migration as an autonomous process within the general frame of historical migratory processes, especially overseas, and the supposed "invisibility" that still afects the knowledge of this important chapter. Actually, there have been some degree of misunderstanding, and even unknownness, on the role played by women in the development of migrations, from the very first moment of taking the decision of migrate, to the processes of adaptation and integration in the host society, as well as their role in the transmission of ethnic features as language, religion or customs from the Old country.

[UPDATE]"The Foreignness of Foreigners: Cultural Representations of Otherness in Britain", DEADLINE EXTENSION: 5 MARCH 2010

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:24am
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Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, (Lille, France)

Call for papers :

The foreignness of foreigners: cultural representations of Otherness in Britain (17th-20th centuries)

An international conference to be held at Université Lille 3 Charles-de-Gaulle, in Lille (France) on 17 and 18 March 2011.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Linda Colley, Princeton University and Professor Kathleen Wilson, State University of New York, Stony Brook.

Affecting Feminism: Feminist Theory and the Question of Feeling (5/15/10; 12/10/10 - 12/12/10)

Tuesday, February 23, 2010 - 7:07am
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Newcastle University, UK
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Newcastle University, U.K.
10-12 December 2010

Keynote Speakers: Ann Cvetkovich, Kate Chedgzoy,
Ranjana Khanna, Alison Light, Patricia Waugh

Over the past decade, there has been a notable turn to feeling or emotion across the humanities, social sciences and neurosciences. Affecting Feminism brings into focus the particular impact that feminist theory has played in this work on feeling and considers emotions from the mediaeval to the modern.

After the Wire (MLA, 6-9 Jan 2011 in Los Angeles - Deadline 2 March 2010)

Monday, February 22, 2010 - 9:05am
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MLA 2011
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This panel at MLA 2011 in Los Angeles will discuss any and all aspects of the cultural and intellectual legacy of 'The Wire,' with a particular interest in its critique of neoliberal institutions and its place in the social-realist tradition. Please submit 250–500-word abstracts by 2 March 2010 to Gerry Canavan and Lisa Klarr at

Health/Care/Nation (10 April 2010; 14-17 October 2010)

Sunday, February 21, 2010 - 10:53am
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Christina Simmons / University of Windsor
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A conference sponsored by the Canadian Association for American Studies and the University of Windsor

Windsor, Ontario 14-17 October 2010 (proposal deadline: 10 April 2010)

Rewriting Traditional Literature: Transformations of Fairy Tales, Folklore, and the Unearthed Undead, 5/15/10; 11/5-7

Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 11:17pm
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South Atlantic Modern Language Association/Children's Literature Discussion Circle
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Textual adaptations of traditional literatures have long been written and discussed. Recent incarnations, such as Disney's film The Princess and the Frog (2009) or Michael Buckley's The Sisters Grimm series illustrate our continued fascination with such literatures. Other authors, such as Ryan C. Thomas with The Undead World of Oz or W. Bill Czolgosz and his text Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Zombie Jim, have chosen to dig deep into the tales of the undead to breathe new life into such stories. This panel seeks to explore the transformations such tales have undergone and how such retellings impact the lore regarding such works.

[Update]Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 3:59pm
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University of Victoria’s English Graduate Student Society


Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition (Grad)

The University of Victoria's English Graduate Student' Society invites proposals for this year's graduate conference: Mediating Objects, Remediating Texts: Reading Material Culture in Transition. The conference will be held at the University of Victoria from May 13 to 15, 2010.

Death in Early Modern Literature

Saturday, February 20, 2010 - 12:20pm
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The St. John's University Humanities Review
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Death in Early Modern Europe

The Humanities Review, a literary journal published by the St. John's University English Department in New York, seeks scholarly compositions for the Spring 2010 edition. This issue will focus on the political, social and aesthetic machinery of death in Early Modern literature. Possible topics of interest include:

• The Functions of Textual Death
• Theatrical Death / Executions
• Death and the Human Body
• Death and the Supernatural
• Memento mori in period art
• The Plague

Submissions should be 10 pages single spaced. MLA style only. Endnotes preferred.


Friday, February 19, 2010 - 7:12pm
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Hey You(th)!

Stop! Take a deep breath and hear our call.

"Youth" has consistently been mythologized. People are always making comments about the new generation. Here you are given the chance to reflect your own perspective at Ege University's 1st International Undergraduate Symposium entitled Youth and Myth.

This symposium, co-organised by the undergraduate students of the Departments of American Culture & Literature and English Language & Literature, will be held on 20-21 May 2010 at the Faculty of Letters, Ege University.

Come and join us! Make your voice be heard!

Topics might include but are not limited to:

Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature & Philosophy, 1850-1910

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 3:41pm
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University of Exeter, UK
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Reweaving the Rainbow: Literature and Philosophy 1850-1910

University of Exeter, 10th - 11th September 2010

Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)

Philosophy will clip an Angel's wings
Conquer all mysteries by rule and line
Empty the haunted air, and gnomed mine --
Unweave a rainbow...
(Keats, Lamia, 229-237)

(dis)junctions 2010: States of Crisis April 9-10th, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 2:58pm
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(dis)junctions UC Riverside's Annual Graduate Student Conference

Call for Papers: General Topic, Humanities and Social Sciences
University of California Riverside's Seventeenth Annual Graduate Humanities Conference

States of Crisis: (dis)junctions 2010
April 9th and 10th

Abstract deadline: 3/5/10
General CFP-
(General Call for Papers)

South Central Conference on Christianity and Literature, New Orleans, April 16-17, 2010; deadline for proposals March 15, 2010

Friday, February 19, 2010 - 2:19am
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Dr. Claudia M. Champagne/South-Central Conference on Christianity and Literature
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South-Central Conference
on Christianity and Literature
April 16-17, 2010
Doubletree Hotel at 300 Canal Street
New Orleans, Louisiana 70130

Conference Theme:
"Is April Really 'the Cruelest Month'?
Images of Springtime, Easter, and the Wasteland in Literature and the Arts"

Dr. John D. Cox,
DuMez Professor of English at Hope College,Past President of the Conference on Christianity and Literature,and author of Seeming Knowledge: Shakespeare and Skeptical Faith(in the Studies in Christian Literature series)will deliver the keynote address:
"Ambiguous April: Shakespearean Comedy and the Gift of Spring."

[UPDATE] "Re-Orienting Victorian Studies" Conference CFP Extended

Thursday, February 18, 2010 - 7:24pm
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Australiasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA)
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Call for Papers
*Deadline Extended to February 26, 2010*
Re-Orienting Victorian Studies
25-27 June 2010
Keynote speaker:
Talia Schaffer (Queens College and the Graduate Center, CUNY)
The next annual conference of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) will take place on
25-27 June 2010 in Singapore, hosted by the Centre of the Liberal Arts & Social Sciences (CLASS) and
the Division of English at Nanyang Technological University.