category: victorian

Natures 2011 [12/3/10; 2/28/11]

full name / name of organization: 
Textual Politics: Inspiration, Influence, Interpretation
contact email: 
gradengl@lasierra.edu

Graduate students from the humanities and social sciences are encouraged to submit paper titles and 250 word abstracts on a wide range of topics related to the explication of texts. “Texts” are understood to include any of the following mediums: visual, written, physically constructed, filmed, performed, naturally occurring, manicured, or exhibited.

[UPDATE] European Popular Culture and Literature

full name / name of organization: 
Southwest/Texas Popular and American Culture Association
contact email: 
mjonet@nmsu.edu

PCA/ACA & Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Joint Conference
April 20-23, 2011
San Antonio, TX
http://www.swtxpca.org

SSAWW Panels at ALA (May 26-29, Boston, MA) 3 Jan Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
contact email: 
jacobsok@stockton.edu

Call for Papers: Society for the Study of American Women Writers (ALA 2011, May 26-29, Boston, MA)

Decomposing Fictions: A Special Issue of Horror Studies

full name / name of organization: 
Steven Bruhm
contact email: 
sbruhm2@uwo.ca

Julia Kristeva’s work on abjection reminds us that horror is often keyed to things that decompose, rot, or lose their form.

Proposals in HORROR Scholarship @ the International Association for the Fantastic in the Art Conference

full name / name of organization: 
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
contact email: 
brockservaisrl@longwood.edu

Zombies in love….Clowns in the sewer…..Cloven hoofs wobbling in cowboy boots….

When does the sublime become the absurd? The horrific, the laughable?

[UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
Festivals and Faires Area/ Popular Culture Association
contact email: 
DrKTKorolEvans@yahoo.com

The Festivals & Faires Area of the Popular Culture Association welcomes submissions for the 2011 PCA/ACA conference in San Antonio, TX (April 20-23, 2011) on any festival or faire—modern or historic

Empire on Its Ear; deadline 11/12/2010; conference 3/31-4/3 2011

full name / name of organization: 
American Comparative Literature Association 2011 Annual Conference
contact email: 
cbushne@clemson.edu

Accepted Seminar: “Empire on its Ear”

Battleground States, February 25-26 2011, Abstract Deadline December 15

full name / name of organization: 
The Culture Club: Cultural Studies Scholars' Association
contact email: 
battlegroundstates@gmail.com

BATTLEGROUND STATES
COLLAPSING CULTURES & DARKENED DREAMSCAPES:
SOCIETIES AND IMAGINATIONS IN A STATE OF DISORDER
CALL FOR PAPERS FEBRUARY 25-26, 2011

UPDATE: Reading Benjamin Reading, ACLA Vancouver (Deadline: 11/12/10; Conference: 3/31/11-4/3/11)

full name / name of organization: 
Brooks E. Hefner
contact email: 
hefnerbe@jmu.edu

In 1927, exactly one hundred years after Goethe first used the term “Weltliteratur,” Walter Benjamin returned to Berlin from Moscow. He had spent his time there reporting on developments in Russian literature and film, and he arrived to find that his German translation of Marcel Proust’s Within a Budding Grove had been published to strong reviews. Such multi-lingual and multi-national literary undertakings are central to Benjamin’s entire corpus. While not a major figure in most narratives of world literature, Benjamin’s involvement and theoretical interest in questions of translation, media, and cultural history suggest ways of placing him in these important contexts. But how do we read Benjamin’s own reading? This seminar invites papers on Benjamin’s own voracious reading and critical commentary, from major essays like “Unpacking My Library” to casual evidence of his reading preferences, such as the mention of William Faulkner’s Light In August in one of Benjamin’s final letters to Theodor Adorno.

Changing the Language Game (Due: Dec 15, Conference: Jan 28)

full name / name of organization: 
UNC Charlotte English Graduate Student Association
contact email: 
egsa@uncc.edu

UNC Charlotte’s English Graduate Student Association (EGSA) is proud to announce its 11th annual conference and call for papers.

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