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[UPDATE] Deadline Extended until 15 June for The Maginalised Mainstream: Literature, Culture, and Popularity, 8-9 November 2012

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Tuesday, May 29, 2012 - 3:26pm
Institute of English Studies, University of London; Goldsmiths College, University of Exeter

The Marginalised Mainstream addresses popular culture and its role in cultural production in the long twentieth century, especially under-valued and under-researched areas of the mainstream.

Keynote speakers: Professor Phillip Tew (Brunel University), Professor Christoph Lindner (University of Amsterdam), Professor James Chapman (University of Leicester), and Professor Nicola Humble (Roehampton University)

'Texts are always sites of evaluative struggle between the "high" and the "low", whatever the presumed hierarchical positioning of their overall domain.' (Léon Hunt)

Imagining Middle Eastern/Oriental women in the West: An Orientalist Legacy Borrowed from the Past? July 2/ Nov. 8-11, 2012.

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 5:40pm
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.

[Extended Deadline] Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel - June 15, 2012

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 3:29pm
Modern Horizons Journal

In collaboration with the Institute for the Humanities at Simon Fraser University, Modern Horizons' second annual conference will take place in Vancouver, BC from October 25th to 27th at SFU's Harbour Centre. We invite abstracts for 20-minute presentations that explore the theme of 'Modernity, Ideology, and the Novel.'

[UPDATE] Call for Papers - Why Comparative Literature - ICLA, 2013

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 10:31am
International Comparative Literature Association

The loose boundaries of comparative literature have continuously raised questions about the scholarly value and practical use of the field. This seminar proposes to explore the significance of comparative literature as academic discipline where the worth of global literatures in the field of humanities is persistently challenged by the pragmatic orientation of public opinion.

CFP: George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons (Essay Collection)

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Friday, May 25, 2012 - 8:57am
Stevens Institute of Technology

The College of Arts and Letters at Stevens Institute of Technology invites submissions for a collection of essays addressing the life and legacy of George Perkins Marsh (1801-1882) -- environmentalist, diplomat, philosopher, and scholar. The publication will include revised proceedings from our recent conference, George Perkins Marsh: An American for All Seasons. Send essays (10,000 words max.) or proposals (250-500 words) to Edward Foster, talismaned@aol.com. Deadline: 28 June 2012.

THE DICKENS WORLD: POST-IMPERIAL READINGS [18-20 DECEMBER, 2012]

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Thursday, May 24, 2012 - 5:19am
DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH (CENTRE OF ADVANCED STUDY) AND CENTRE FOR VICTORIAN STUDIES, JADAVPUR UNIVERSITY, KOLKATA 700032, INDIA

The Department of English (Centre of Advanced Study), and the Centre for Victorian Studies, at Jadavpur University, propose an interdisciplinary conference on 'The Dickens World: Post-Imperial Readings' on [18-20 Dec, 2012] to observe the bicentenary of Charles Dickens (1812-1870), a quintessentially Victorian author whose books continue to be read, filmed and studied around the world. The conference will examine Dickens's imperial and post-imperial destinies, and his centrality to discourses of race, class, gender, reform, religion, empire, philanthropy, industry, work, and the 'civilizing mission' of the British nation.

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