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REMINDER: Call for Papers: Sex, Courtship and Marriage in Victorian Literature and Culture

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Friday, May 4, 2012 - 3:55pm
The Victorian Network

Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed (from 2012) online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.

The sixth issue of Victorian Network, guest edited by Dr Greta Depledge (Royal Holloway), is dedicated to a reassessment of nineteenth-century constructions and understandings of sex, courtship and marriage. Although the heteronormative and companionate marriage was vital for economic and reproductive reasons - as well as romantic impulses - recent scholarship has illuminated its status as but one of several diverse paradigms of marriage/sexual relationship accessible to the Victorians

European Studies Journal

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Thursday, May 3, 2012 - 3:29pm
Centre for European Studies

The Centre for European Studies at Dalhousie University is pleased to announce the creation of its journal, European Studies: History, Society and Culture / Études européens: Histoire, société, culture. This will be a peer-reviewed, semi-annual journal published by the Centre. It will aim to publish original scholarship in European Studies, with a special emphasis on interdisciplinary research.

Dante in the Nineteenth Century - 6-8 September 2012

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 1:32pm
Instiute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

This conference aims to bring together literary critics, historians, and art historians with scholars from similar disciplines specializing in the nineteenth century. To give focus to what might otherwise be an unwieldy spread, we intend to centre our theme on Florence – for many Victorians the epitome of Italian culture and tradition – both through the eyes of the historians and critics who interpreted it, and also through the eyes of the Anglo-American community that lived there (most notably the Brownings and their circle) and did so much to spread the cult of Dante. we also welcome papers on Blake, Pre-Raphaelites, or even later novelists, such as Mrs Humphry Ward. We also hope to hear papers on Dante's political theory and social ethics.

Dante in the Nineteenth Century - 6-8 September 2012

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 1:29pm
Instiute of English Studies, School of Advanced Study, University of London

This conference aims to bring together literary critics, historians, and art historians with scholars from similar disciplines specializing in the nineteenth century. To give focus to what might otherwise be an unwieldy spread, we intend to centre our theme on Florence – for many Victorians the epitome of Italian culture and tradition – both through the eyes of the historians and critics who interpreted it, and also through the eyes of the Anglo-American community that lived there (most notably the Brownings and their circle) and did so much to spread the cult of Dante. we also welcome papers on Blake, Pre-Raphaelites, or even later novelists, such as Mrs Humphry Ward. We also hope to hear papers on Dante's political theory and social ethics.

The Aesthetics of Suffering

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 1:49am
National Taipei University of Technology

November 23th-24th, 2012
Department of English
National Taipei University of Technology
Taipei, Taiwan, ROC

Keynote Speakers:
Laura Quinney, Brandeis University
William Flesch, Brandeis University

Proposals to edit pre-1930 New Zealand Literature

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Wednesday, May 2, 2012 - 12:54am
New Zealand Colonial Texts Series, Shef Rogers series editor

The English Department at the University of Otago publishes annotated scholarly editions of neglected earlier NZ literature and would welcome proposals from interested editors for particular titles.

Proposals should take the form of an email to the series editor, Dr. Shef Rogers (shef.rogers@otago.ac.nz) describing why a particular work would benefit from being republished, how the editor would contextualise and introduce the work, and an estimated number of pages for the edition.

[UPDATE] "After Queer, After Humanism" Rice University English Symposium

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 3:27pm
Rice University

Roundtable Participants: Dr. Judith Roof, Dr. Joseph Campana, Dr. Timothy Morton, Dr. Colleen Lamos, Dr. Renee Hoogland

Keynote Address: Dr. Lee Edelman

Rice University English Symposium

Sept. 14-15, 2012

After Queer, After Humanism

The Nature of Irish Studies, M/MLA, Nov. 8-11, Cincinnati

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Tuesday, May 1, 2012 - 9:21am
Midwest Modern Language Association

How are Irish novels, poems, and plays indebted to nature? From Joyce's Ulysses to Heaney's "Flaggy Shore," Irish authors have privileged the nature motif in their works. Literary critics have historically aligned Irish literature with the urban and commercial growth of the industrial era, even though many authors—such as Beckett and Yeats—created symbolic literary ecologies. This panel will explore the influence of the nature motif in Irish novels, poems, and plays. We will begin by querying how Ireland's literary heritage is indebted to nature. Panelists will explore how the motifs of sky, soil, sea operate as nature topography in texts, as well as how vital and frivolous features of the material earth amplify textual themes.

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