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Childhood and Its Discontents / Deadline 18 June 2012

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Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 1:51pm
Nat Hurley

CFP: Childhood and Its Discontents / Deadline 18 June 2012

ESC: English Studies in Canada invites submissions for a Special Issue on "Childhood and Its Discontents," guest edited by Nat Hurley.

NEASECS 2012 Wesleyan University, CT: The Courtesan-Celebrity

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 9:53pm
NEMLA

This panel invites papers that explore the period's textual engagement with female notoriety. Defoe's Roxana (1724), for example, follows the earlier tradition of the whore biography, reimagined as a spiritual autobiography. These "histories" of whores, written about and by women from both poor and privileged families, are unsparing in their social critique; these women's grievances include the lack of proper education for girls, abuse, poverty, incest, and sexual predation. Yet, a few "high-profile" courtesan-celebrities like Nell Gwynn and Kitty Fisher relished the limelight, and whose lives became popular and profitable subjects in the print market.

PaMLA October 19-21, 2012: Ancient-Modern Relations (deadline April 22nd)

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Monday, March 26, 2012 - 6:16am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA), October 19-21, 2012, Seattle University

STANDING SESSION: ANCIENT-MODERN RELATIONS

The 110th annual meeting of the Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference will take place from October 19 to 21, 2012, at Seattle University, Seattle, Washington. This call for papers seeks presenters for this year's standing session of a proud PaMLA tradition, the panel on "Ancient-Modern Relations." We are looking for papers addressing any aspect of relationships, influences, debates or other interactions between ancients and moderns.

The deadline for abstracts (to be submitted on the Online Proposal Submission Form) is April 22, 2012.

NEASECS 2012 Conference at Wesleyan University 10/11-14: Godwin, Burke, the Political Subject and Intertextuality

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 6:44pm
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York

This panel seeks submissions that explore the dialectical engagement between Godwin's philosophical or socio-political works and his fiction. The intertextual model for the mapping of texts and their influences provokes questions about the nature of textual production. Caleb Williams addresses the disaster of competing identities in servitude and autonomy, formally considered "natural" through aristocratic power structures, in a shifting political climate of radicalism that challenges Burkean ideology. Political Justice is his first response to Burke's Reflections on the Revolution of France, while Caleb Williams offers another answer to Burke's text.

[UPDATE] Mar. 31 Proposal Deadline for Dickens Symposium, Lowell, MA, July 13 - 15, 2012

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Sunday, March 25, 2012 - 3:19pm
University of Massachusetts Lowell and the Dickens Society

REMINDER: Proposal deadline is March 31, 2012

DICKENS SOCIETY SYMPOSIUM

UNIVERSITY OF MASSACHUSETTS LOWELL

July 13 – 15, 2012

As part of its Dickens in Lowell celebration, the University of Massachusetts Lowell will host one of the two 2012 Dickens Society Symposia being offered in this bicentennial year. Scholars will present their work July 13–15, 2012 at the Tsongas Industrial History Center.

CFP: Children's Lit at PAMLA 2012 (CFP Deadline: 22 Apr; Conference: 19-21 Oct)

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 2:53pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)

This standing session at PAMLA welcomes papers analyzing the complexities of Children's Literature.

The theme at this year's conference is "Migration, Immigration, and Movement," so papers that incorporate this are particularly encouraged.

Conference Dates: 19-21 October 2012

Conference Venue: Seattle University, Seattle, Washington

Proposal Submission Deadline: 22 April 2012

Please submit proposals (approximately 300 words) via PAMLA's online submission form: http://www.pamla.org/2012/

"Circulations of/in Cinema" June 13-15 2013

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Friday, March 23, 2012 - 12:51pm
University of Toulouse II, France

In 1958, André Bazin asked: "What is cinema?" One of his objectives was to define the ontological specificity of the cinematographic art. In the following decades, this fundamental question was taken up and amplified. There were many answers to that initial question: most of them focused on the relation between screen and spectator. Today, in an era of digital images, with the democratization of cinematographic practices – in terms both of production and reception – it seems important to return to a definition of cinema in its technical specificity. One could approach the subject from three angles:

Fragile Realities: Intersecting Interpretations of the Real // 6 July 2012, UCL, London

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Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 5:22pm
University College London, School of European Languages, Culture and Society

Deadline for Abstracts: 30 April 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Matthew Beaumont
UCL English Department and The City Centre
Author of Utopia Ltd.: Ideologies of Social Dreaming in England and Editor of A Concise Companion to Realism.

The committee invites submissions for papers by UK-based postgraduate students across a wide spectrum of interests and disciplines on perspectives relating to studies of reality. In particular, we encourage papers that interrogate ideas of the real in an interdisciplinary manner and explore the critical possibilities of the theme.

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