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"Adapting Dickens" MLA, Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 3:20pm
Marty Gould/Dickens Society panel

"Adapting Dickens," a panel sponsored by the Dickens Society for the 2011 MLA. Papers exploring adaptations of Dickens's novels across time and media, from stage and film to Neo-Victorian fiction and contemporary—even commercial—incarnations. 250-word abstracts by 8 March 2010 to

Studies in Gothic Fiction

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:24pm
Franz Potter

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to

NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:20am
Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester

Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cobb of the University of Toronto, and author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence and has published widely on sexuality, identity, religion and race.

Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea, 14-16 October, 2010, St. John's NL (Abstract deadline: Jan. 31, 2010)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 7:36am
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies / La Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS/SCEDHS)

The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference, Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea. The conference is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 14-16 October 2010.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio before 31 January 2010 to Don Nichol, CSECS/SCEDHS 2010 Conference Organizer:

For more information, see:

[UPDATE-REMINDER] Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle International Conference

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 6:06am
Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK

A two day conference to be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK
Monday-Tuesday 28-29 June 2010

Keynote Speakers
Professor Linda Peterson (Yale University)
Professor Lyn Pykett (Aberystwyth University)

Proposals are invited for an international conference on Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle. Focusing on British women's writing in the period 1880 to 1900 the conference seeks to examine topics including but not limited to:

NAVSA 2010: Scale and Perspective: Individual Agency vs. Invisible Hand, 11/11-11/13

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 9:02pm
Ilana Blumberg/NAVSA (proposed session, subject to approval)

How do Victorian texts (novels, in particular) stage a confrontation between the sense of moral urgency and individual agency on the part of characters (or narrator) and the more distant, less personalized, and at times ironic sense of human lives as an effect of the invisible hand? What role does economic theory play in the sense of plot as beyond the control of any one human will? What generic or narratological innovations come about in response to this newly expressed form of fate? Is there a third path between individual agency and the invisible hand?

Please send proposals of 300-500 words and one-page cv to Ilana Blumberg ( by February 15.
Session subject to approval.

Adaptation, May 20 - 21, 2010

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 12:16pm
University of Washington, Seattle

In an effort to promote scholarly discourse in all disciplines and fields, the Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the University of Washington, Seattle invites graduate students to submit papers addressing notions of adaptation, a concept Dudley Andrew calls, "potentially as far reaching as you like" (Andrew, Concepts in Film Theory, 1984). The appearance of two journals dedicated to adaptation studies in the past two years along with the proliferation of theoretical texts on the subject testify to the ever-increasing reach of the topic.

May 1 2010: Nineteenth Century Feminism, Press & Platform

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 11:29am
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies

A Special Issue on "Nineteenth Century Feminisms: Press and Platform" in Nineteenth Century Gender Studies (

Guest Edited by Susan Hamilton (University of Alberta) and Janice Schroeder (Carleton University).

Deadline for completed submissions: 1 May 2010

Theorising Wales: Gender, Culture and Politics

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 11:21am
Swansea University

International conference, 12-14 July 2010

CREW (Centre for Research into the English Literature and Language of Wales)

C-SCAP (Centre for the Study of Culture and Politics)

GENCAS (Centre for Research into Gender, Culture and Society)

in collaboration with the Richard Burton Centre, all at Swansea University

Keynote speakers

Simon Brooks (Cardiff University)

Glenn Jordan (University of Glamorgan)

Gerardine Meaney (University College Dublin)

Chris Weedon (Cardiff University)

New Online Magazine for Undergraduate and Postgraduate Students

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 10:28am
Subarnarekha: Bhatter College Online Magazine for Students

Creative, critical and reflective writings and campus reports are being invited from undergraduate and postgraduate students from any part of the world for the inaugural issue. Visit the site at Consult the guidelines before you submit any content at

Deadline of Submission: January 21, 2010.

[UPDATE] Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories; Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow

Wednesday, January 6, 2010 - 8:53am
Department of English at University of Rhode Island

"Carried Across: Translations, Temporalities, and Trajectories"
A Graduate Conference hosted by the Department of English at University of Rhode Island
Saturday, April 24th, 2010
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Rey Chow, Andrew W. Mellon Professor of the Humanities at Brown University, currently Visiting Professor at Duke University, and author of several books, including Woman and Chinese Modernity (1991), Writing Diaspora (1993), Ethics After Idealism (1998), and Sentimental Fabulations, Contemporary Chinese Films (2007)

Translatus (Latin root of "translation"): transferred, handed over, conveyed, carried across

[Update] 2010 AEGIS Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhet/Comp, DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JAN 30, 2010

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:58pm
Rich Angle, AEGIS Graduate Student Organization, Southern Illinois University Carbondale

Call for Papers: Community and Conflict

2010 Southern Illinois University-Carbondale Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition

4th Annual Conference in Carbondale, Illinois

Dates: March 26 & 27, 2010

Registration Fee: $25

The Southern Illinois University-Carbondale's Association of English Graduate Instructors and Students (AEGIS) will be holding its 4th annual AEGIS conference at the SIUC Student Center. Please join us as a first-time or returning panel participant, speaker, or chair for conference experience and conversation within our discipline.

Proposals are being accepted in the theme of community and conflict. Possible paper topics can include, but are certainly not limited to:

The Dictionary in Print and in the Cloud

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 3:25pm
Modern Language Association

Benedict Anderson's "philological-lexicographic revolution" and after. Cultural standardization and fixity in the regime of print-capitalism; implications of fluid lexicographical practice and access online. Abstracts by March 15 for possible Special Session at the MLA convention, Los Angeles, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

[UPDATE] DEADLINE EXTENDED John Buchan and the Idea of Modernity (10th July 2010)

Tuesday, January 5, 2010 - 2:38pm
Kate Macdonald and Nathan Waddell


An interdisciplinary conference hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

Saturday 10 July, 2010

Proposals are invited for 20-minute conference presentations on the life and writing of John Buchan (1875-1940). This event will commemorate the 70th anniversary of Buchan's death and celebrate the imminent emergence of his works from UK copyright on 1 January 2011.

Submitted proposals will focus on some or all of the following: