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Friday, July 6, 2012 - 5:21pm
University of Banja Luka & DeMontfort University

1st International Conference of the University of Banja Luka (BiH) in cooperation with De Montfort University (UK)

Contemporary Approaches to the Study of Language, Literature and Culture
Banja Luka, 6 – 8 June 2013


Update: Disabilities in Children's Literature (long cfp)

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 3:31pm
Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Disabilities in Children's Literature:
A Special Issue of Children's Literature Association Quarterly

Disability Studies is an interdisciplinary field that began its rise to prominence in the late twentieth century, marked by the founding of the Society for Disability Studies in 1982.

Peace and Nuclear-Non Proliferation February 15-17, 2013 Guilford College

Friday, July 6, 2012 - 10:21am
Professor for Peace

Abstracts Due: November 15, 2012
Peace and Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

This is an interdisciplinary, international mini-conference that addresses the theory and practice of peace in the world today from the disciplines of the humanities and sciences. Goals of the conference include initiating dialogues on peace that will shape future social policies and cultural conversations, exchanging research and pedagogy, and creating positive social change in our communities. Limited conference enrollment.

Papers should address any the topic in one of the panels below. Questions listed below the panel are starting points but papers may address broader issues within the panel title and theme.

[Update] Charting the Tradition: Irish Women's Fiction, 1880-1930; 2012 SAMLA Convention, Nov. 9-11; Deadline: July 13, 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:35pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association

This special session seeks papers that focus on any aspect of Irish women's fiction from approximately 1880-1930. Irish women's writing from nineteenth and early twentieth centuries remains underresearched, though several volumes, including Ann Owens Weekes's Irish Women Writers: An Uncharted Tradition, have sought to remedy this lack. This session aims to encourage such continued exploration.

Please send proposals in Word format as attachments of 250-300 words to Dr. Audrey D. Johnson,, by July 13, 2012.

Victorian Prosody/Deadline 2 July 2012

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:39pm
Midwest Modern Language Association/Cincinnati, OH, November 8-11, 2012

Recent scholarship on Victorian prosody embraces the notion that formal aesthetics informs and is informed by historical and cultural contingencies. The rich array of poetic forms in the Victorian period opens up important discussions about how lyrical measures weigh and measure a culture. While any formal decision a poet makes is an act of indebtedness to a previous construction, that decision also marks a poet's place in a particular economy that includes considerations of gender, class, private partnerships, sexuality, race, and religion, among others. This panel calls for papers on Victorian prosody that can use the tropes of the conference theme, "debt," to shed light on our understanding of poetics in an age of the novel.

Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of 'The Child' (27th March 2013)

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 12:00pm
Jen Baker / University of Bristol


Devils and Dolls: Dichotomous Depictions of 'The Child'

Wednesday 27 March 2013
University of Bristol, Graduate School of Arts and Humanities

Confirmed plenary speaker: Professor George Rousseau, (Magdalen College, University of Oxford)

Second plenary to be confirmed.

CFP - On Liberties: Victorian Liberals and their Legacies (3rd-5th July 2013)

Thursday, July 5, 2012 - 8:50am
Gladstone's Library, Hawarden, UK

What did it mean to be liberal, or even 'a' liberal in the Victorian period? Lord Rosebery said he called himself a liberal because he wanted to be associated with 'the best men in the best work'; but this rather Arnoldian ideal of 'the liberal' wasn't even shared by Arnold himself, who qualified his own position by calling himself a liberal, but a liberal 'tempered by experience, reflection and renouncement.' The nineteenth-century may have seen the publication of one of political liberalism's ur-texts in John Stuart Mill's On Liberty, and the founding of the modern Liberal party, but the Victorian idea of the 'liberal' was always wider, more conflicted, more capacious, more difficult.

2nd CFP: Authority and Wisdom, DUCIS, Dalarna, Sweden, 12-14 Dec 2012

Tuesday, July 3, 2012 - 5:17pm
The 8th Biannual Conference of the Nordic Irish Studies Network (NISN)

The thematic focus of this interdisciplinary conference relates principally to the concepts of authority and wisdom as they apply, and have applied, to the Irish nation in times of change. In recent times, Ireland has witnessed a profound reconfiguration in terms of its cultural, political, constitutional, and religious identities, resulting in an unparalleled questioning of the discourses and narratives that had seemingly defined the nation.