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CFP: 'Textual Bodies' - The Luminary (Lancaster University PG Journal)

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 8:16am
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Lancaster University

The Luminary
Call for Papers - 'Textual Bodies'

The Luminary is a postgraduate journal that has been recently set up by a dedicated team of Lancaster University postgraduates, mostly working in the English Literature and Creative Writing department. We are now seeking submissions for the second edition of the journal, and encourage postgraduates of all levels, disciplines and institutions to submit their work for inclusion.

[UPDATE] Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts; 23-24 April 2010

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 8:11am
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Nathan Waddell

Registration for 'Modernism and Utopia: Convergences in the Arts' (23-24 April 2010) is now open.

In order to register, please visit the conference website at the following address ( and click on 'Conference Registration'. This will open a University of Birmingham webpage containing the registration form and details.

A conference programme / schedule will be made available in due course. If you have any questions regarding the registration process please do not hesitate to contact Nathan Waddell at

Tempest in a Teacup: Perspectives on Domesticity (NAVSA 2010; 11/11-11/13/10)

Monday, February 1, 2010 - 7:51am
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Amy Robinson / North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)
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NAVSA 2010; 11/11-11/13
Paper Proposals due 2/19/10

Tempest in a Teacup: Perspectives on Domesticity

Is Lucilla Marjoribank's desire to revolutionize Carlingford through her "Thursday Evenings" silly or strategic? Are the Cranfordian's lengthy list of rules and regulations for visiting unnecessarily oppressive or necessary to the preservation of their way of life?

CFP: "By the Numbers," Victorians Institute Conference, U of Virginia, Oct 1-3, 2010

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 9:59pm
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Victorians Institute / University of Virginia/ NINES

Call For Papers


The Victorian Quantification of Everything;
or From Zero to NINES in Under Two Centuries

October 1-3, 2010
University of Virginia

Conference website:

Keynote lecturer: Daniel Cohen, George Mason University; author of Equations from God: Pure Mathematics and Victorian Faith, 2007; and director of the Center for History and New Media.


Romanticism and Evolution--12-14 May 2011

Sunday, January 31, 2010 - 2:38pm
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The Romantic Research Group at the University of Western Ontario, Canada
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The Romanticism Research Group at The University of Western Ontario invites paper and special panel proposals for an international conference, "Romanticism & Evolution." The meeting will convene at Windermere Manor next to Western's main campus in London, Ontario, 12 - 14 May 2011.

Gillian Beer (Cambridge University)
Tilottama Rajan (University of Western Ontario)
Robert J. Richards (University of Chicago)

[UPDATE] Atlantic World Literacies: Before and After Contact--October 7-9, 2010 (abstracts due March 22, 2010)

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 3:25pm
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Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
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For this international, interdisciplinary conference, we seek papers that explore how different kinds of literacy, broadly defined, developed around the Atlantic Rim
before the Columbian era; consider the roles of writing, communication, and sign systems in the era of discovery, colonization, and conquest; and/or examine how transatlantic encounters and collisions birthed new literacies and literatures, and transformed existing ones. We will consider aural and visual communication, along with varied metaphorical, cultural, and technological "literacies."

[UPDATE] DEADLINE REMINDER Edward Upward -- Essay Collection

Saturday, January 30, 2010 - 12:43pm
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Benjamin Kohlmann, University of Oxford

***NOTE: The deadline for submission of abstracts is 8 February 2010.***

Spanning nearly eight decades, the work of Edward Upward (b.1903, d. February 2009) is without parallel in English letters. Upward's influence on the literature of the 'Auden generation' (from his quasi-Surrealist Mortmere fantasies to his political stories of the thirties) was outstanding; his life-long commitment to the Communist cause made him the moral authority for left-wing writers from the 1930s onwards. At the same time, Upward's own writings have sometimes been eclipsed by the works of the authors he influenced – most notably W.H. Auden and Christopher Isherwood.

Reclamation and representation: the boundaries of the literary archive 2nd--3rd October 2010

Friday, January 29, 2010 - 10:46am
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University of Exeter

"Even scholars who are able to globetrot from collection to collection end up relying heavily upon their inadequate memories, notes, photocopies, and photographs to compensate for the distances in time and space between collections. Seeing the original prints, paintings, manuscripts, and typographical works is good in itself; but seeing them in fine, trustworthy reproductions, in context and relation to one another is the scholarly ideal. Difficulty of access to original and reliance on inadequate reproductions has handicapped and distorted even the best efforts... the result has all too frequently been distortions of the record, misconstructions, and the waste of considerable scholarly labor."

(Joseph Viscom 2002)

"Two for One--When the Same Person Writes the Words and the Music"

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 11:06pm
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Lyrica Society for Word-Music Relations
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This session will feature papers about single individuals who wrote both the words and the music for their compositions. The list of potential subjects is vast, from Euripides to Hildegard of Bingen to Richard Wagner to Cole Porter to John Lennon, with many more possibilities from both before and after the listed names. The papers can address compositional process, training in both fields, comparative strengths and weaknesses in words and music, etc.

Send proposals of 250 words to Jeff Dailey ( by March 15, 2010.

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms (April 23-24, 2010) DEADLINE: March 10, 2010

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 6:13pm
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British Modernities Group, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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Call for Papers

Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms
April 23-24, 2010
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

The British Modernities Group, in conjunction with the Unit for Criticism and Interpretive Theory and the departments of English, Philosophy, and Art History, and with support from the Illinois Program for Research in the Humanities, invites submissions from diverse disciplinary backgrounds and methodological orientations for our annual graduate student conference, this year themed "Politics, Ethics, and the New Formalisms."

4th Global Conference: Fear, Horror and Terror (September 2010: Oxford, United Kingdom)

Thursday, January 28, 2010 - 5:51am
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Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

4th Global Conference
Fear, Horror and Terror

Saturday 11th September 2010 – Monday 13th September 2010
Oriel College, Oxford

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary conference seeks to examine and explore issues which lie at the interface of fear, horror and terror. In particular the project is interested in investigating the various contexts of fear, horror and terror, and assessing issues surrounding the artistic, cinematic, literary, moral, social, (geo)political, philosophical, psychological and religious significance of them, both individually and together.