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Victorian Prosody/Deadline 2 July 2012

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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)

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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)

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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

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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.

[UPDATE] Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?July15/ Nov. 8-11, 2

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 3:27am
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio

Deadline Extended

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

This panel seeks papers which investigate the image of the Middle Eastern/Muslim women in the West constructed throughout centuries and the manner in which these images are deployed and interpreted by the Western audiences. Thus, the panel is open to a wide range of literary periods, such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, as well as Modern and Post-modern Literatures. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic under investigation papers dealing with history, sociology and religion which build on literary texts are welcome as well.

[UPDATE] Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2

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Saturday, June 30, 2012 - 3:24am
The 54th Annual M/MLA Convention- Cincinnati, Ohio

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental Women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past?

This panel seeks papers which investigate the image of the Middle Eastern/Muslim women in the West constructed throughout centuries and the manner in which these images are deployed and interpreted by the Western audiences. Thus, the panel is open to a wide range of literary periods, such as the Middle Ages, the Renaissance, the Long Eighteenth Century, Victorian Period, as well as Modern and Post-modern Literatures. Due to the multidisciplinary nature of the topic under investigation papers dealing with history, sociology and religion which build on literary texts are welcome as well.

Ireland and Scotland : Conflicts and Cross Currents 9-11 November 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 5:39pm
University of Sunderland/North East Irish Culture Network

Following the success of the previous nine international Irish Studies conferences, this year the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, invites papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 9th to 11th November 2012.

[REMINDER] 'FOUR-FOOTED ACTORS: LIVE ANIMALS ON THE STAGE' / Deadline 1/7/2012/ University of Valencia / 12-14 December 2012

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 2:42pm
Ignacio Ramos Gay / Universidad de Valencia (Spain)

The aim of this conference is to explore the role of live animals on the stage, from the early modern era to the present time. Papers dealing with visual or textual representations of performing animals, typologies of animals in the theatre, the hybridisation of the drama with the circus, the zoo and the cinema, as well as the semiotic transfer of animal roles from the text to the stage are particularly welcome. Corollary topics may also include, but are not limited to:

CFP: The Rest is Silence (09/30/2012)

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Thursday, June 28, 2012 - 11:36am
Pivot: A Journal of Interdisciplinary Studies and Thought

Sometimes silence is not golden – just yellow.
- Anon.

When they hold their tongues, they cry out.
- Cicero

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