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The Review of English Studies Annual Prize

Friday, August 24, 2012 - 10:52am
The Review of English Studies

*with apologies for cross posting*

The editors of The Review of English Studies want to briefly remind you of their annual prize, which aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.
Deadline for entries is 15 September 2012 and more information about the prize can be found by clicking here:

theory@buffalo: The Word Flesh [UPDATE]

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 4:31pm
theory@ buffalo, Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature, State University of New York at Buffalo

Call For Papers
Editors: Jana V. Schmidt, Brian O'Neil
Annual Journal of the Department of Comparative Literature
theory@buffalo issue 17: "The Word Flesh"

[REMINDER] CFP: Loco/Motion (Annual Conference for the NCSA, Fresno, California, March 7-9)

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 1:24pm

The long nineteenth century set the world on the move. Travel became increasingly important for business and pleasure, for war and peace. At the same time, new forms of moving people arose: the balloon, ships, undergrounds, funiculars, the railroads. Each carried riders to great distances, different locales, and novel pursuits. But motion wasn't purely spatial; new movements arose as well, sweeping the inhabitants of the period into fresh vistas of thought and endeavor. We seek papers and panels that capture the sense of movement at work and at play during the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).

Politics and the Power of Print, Chetham's Library, Manchester, 30 November 2012

Thursday, August 23, 2012 - 5:25am
Dr Catherine Feely

From the pamphleteers of the English Civil War to the library of 'Occupy Wall Street', the image of the book has often been a central element of political propaganda. But in what ways have cultures of books and reading shaped political action and ideologies? Or, conversely, how has politics affected the form and understanding of texts?

We invite paper proposals relating to the theme of 'Politics and the Power of Print', from any historical period or geographical location, and relating to movements across the ideological spectrum.

[UPDATE] Leisure! Enjoyment! Fun!: INCS 2013 Conference, University of Virginia, March 14-17, 2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 5:41pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies

"It was the best of times. It was the worst of times." It was the age of pleasure. It was the age of atonement. It was any place in the nineteenth century. The scope is global, the approaches, cross-disciplinary. What pleased the palate and tickled the nose? What roused the senses and deepened joy? What thrilled the body and inspired the mind? What did they do besides work? What diversions (respectable or otherwise) did they seek? How did they think about the enjoyments they sought? These are some of the questions to address at INCS 2013, which is devoted to 'Leisure, Enjoyment, and Fun.'

CFP-[ongoing] Journal of Urban Cultural Studies [new journal]

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 2:19pm
Journal of Urban Cultural Studies

Call for Papers

The Journal of Urban Cultural Studies is a new peer-reviewed publication cutting across both the humanities and the social sciences in order to better understand the culture(s) of cities. The journal is open to studies that deal with culture, urban spaces and forms of urbanized consciousness the world over.

visit the journal website here:,id=225/view,page=0...

Mothering, Motherhood, and the Ideal of the Mother in Victorian Literature, NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 9:07am
Kristin A. Le Veness, SUNY-Nassau Community College

This panel invites papers on Victorian motherhood: the literal figure and/or its literary incarnations. What is the evolution of this role, its ideals and their practicality? What is the intersection between literature and these concepts? Topics to consider include but are not limited to: philosophical constructs of motherhood, societal expectations and realities, idealizing the Victorian mother, radical motherhood, and literary mothering. Please email 250-500 word abstracts to

Mystery/Detective Proposals Due by 11/16 for Feb 13-16, 2013 Conference

Wednesday, August 22, 2012 - 7:25am
34th Annual SW/TX PCA ACA Conference Albuquerque, NM

Call for Papers: Mystery/Detective Fiction
34th Southwest/Texas and American Popular Culture Association Conference
February 13-16, 2013
Albuquerque, NM

This year's theme: "Celebrating Popular/American Culture(s) in a Global Context."

Proposal submission deadline: November 16, 2012

Conference hotel:
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
300 Tijeras Avenue NW
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Further conference details are available at

Submissions to Lights: The MESSA Quarterly, A University of Chicago Graduate Journal (5pm, October 5th, 2012)

Tuesday, August 21, 2012 - 8:05pm
University of Chicago Middle Eastern Studies Students Association (Center for Middle Eastern Studies)

We invite Master's students from all departments to submit work on a range of topics related to Middle Eastern studies. We encourage papers that explore the political, linguistic, and cultural significance of the Middle East that transcend limitations across formal/generic cultural, ideological boundaries, and/or within varying aesthetic approaches. Book reviews, critical, analytic, creative fiction, creative nonfiction, photographic, artistic, narrative, and poetic pieces related to Middle Eastern studies are welcome.

Deadline: Friday, Oct. 5, 2012, 5pm

Please send submissions electronically to: