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NeMLA (Boston Mar. 21-24, 2013): On the Road before _On the Road_: Transatlantic Travel Narratives, 1850-1918

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:47pm
Leslie Simon, chair (Utah Valley University)

The poetics of the road trip are frequently associated with literature of the twentieth century: from Steinbeck's tragic-epic account of automobile displacement, to Kerouac's celebration of carefree vagabondism, to McCarthy's apocalyptic vision of our permanent expulsion from home, writers of the unprecedentedly mobile last century have examined the rewards and costs that accompany the call of the road. These examinations recall the early-nineteenth-century Romantic idealization of travel as a form of spontaneous self-discovery through the individual's surrender to, and fusion with, the sublime forces of nature.

18th and 19th Century British Women Writers Conference 2013 "Customs," Apr 4-6, 2013

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 4:03pm
Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Association

The 2013 British Women Writers Conference will center around the theme of "Customs." Customs are often thought of as the habits or social norms that dictate behavior, sometimes so rigidly that they appear to be laws. Conversely, though, "custom" can refer to a product or service tailored to the "customer's" individual specifications, or the taxes or duties on imports/exports, the governmental department charged with implementing such fees, or the place in which all items entering a country from foreign parts are examined for contraband.

CFP: Essays on Housework and Popular Culture (Due 10/15/2012)

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 11:28am
Elizabeth Patton, New York University and Mimi Choi, Ryerson University

Home Sweat Home: Perspectives on Housework and Modern Domestic Relationships. Under contract with Scarecrow Press (imprint of Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group)

Editors: Elizabeth Patton, Doctoral Candidate -- Media, Culture and Communication, New York University; Mimi Choi, MA -- Literatures of Modernity, Ryerson University

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4th Global Conference: Experiencing Prison (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 8:59am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Experiencing Prison

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference marks the continuation of a project dedicated to the study of the experience of imprisonment.

3rd Global Conference: Urban Popcultures (May 2013: Prague, Czech Republic)

Monday, August 27, 2012 - 6:34am
Dr. Rob Fisher/ Inter-Disciplinary.Net

3rd Global Conference
Urban Popcultures

Sunday 12th May – Tuesday 14th May 2013
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Presentations:
This inter- and multi-disciplinary conference aims to examine, explore and critically engage with issues related to urban life. The project will promote the ongoing analysis of the varied creative trends and alternative cultural movements that comprise urban popcultures and subcultures. In particular the conference will encourage equally theoretical and practical debates which surround the cultural and political contexts within which alternative urban subcultures are flourishing.

Diesis Call for Articles-- Submission Deadline Oct 15

Sunday, August 26, 2012 - 10:06pm
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity

Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity Call for Articles
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identity is now accepting submissions for our third volume! The diesis, or double dagger, indicates a footnote or point of reference, and our third issue will focus on these footnotes or reference points in literary identity. Therefore, we encourage articles concerning any form of literary identity, regardless of genre, movement, subject, or theoretical lens. In this issue, we seek to consider the questions of how and why we interpret, understand, and utilize literary identity, and welcome submissions that take these ideas as their impetus.

2013 College English Association-Caribbean Chapter Conference, March 15 & 16th, "Technology and the Humanities"

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 4:11pm
College English Association-Caribbean Chapter

The College English Association—Caribbean Chapter, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English, welcomes proposals for presentations (20-minute papers) for our 2013 annual conference which will be held at the University of Puerto Rico, in Arecibo on Friday, March 15 and Saturday March 16, 2013.

This year the topic is TECHNOLOGY AND THE HUMANITIES. Thus, we welcome papers that
investigate the cultural, social and political interactions of the humanities (arts, language
and literature) and technology.