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

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.

Professors for Peace Conference June 15-17, 2012 Nuclear Non-Proliferation: A World of No Nukes?

Thursday, March 22, 2012 - 3:13pm
Professor for Peace

Professors for Peace CFP

Submit a paper or panel to the Professors for Peace Conference 2012. This conference is an international, interdisciplinary conference for scholars in the humanities and sciences who are interested in coming together to create a more peaceful world. Professors for Peace is a non-profit and non-governmental association that maintains no favoritism toward any religious, political, philosophical, or national affiliations. Professors anywhere in the world from all disciplines are invited to discuss the idea and practice of peace in the world today. For more information contact professorsforpeace at or visit our website at professorsforpeace dot com.

Abstracts due by May 15, 2012.

'Nobler imaginings and mightier struggles': Octavia Hill and the remaking of British society (27–28 September 2012)

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 12:22pm
National Trust, the University of Oxford, and Octavia Housing

In September 2012 an interdisciplinary conference at Sutton House in London will mark the centenary of the death of Octavia Hill. Best known for her housing reform, Hill was also instrumental in founding such diverse present-day institutions as the National Trust, the Chartered Institute of Housing, the Army Cadet force, and Family Action (originally the Charity Organisation Society). In a political climate which once again emphasizes the kind of privately-financed social action that Hill applauded, and where the preservation of open space and the provision of homes are again contentious, a re-evaluation of her life and legacy seems particularly timely.

Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature (4-6 July 2012) [UPDATE]

Wednesday, March 21, 2012 - 8:08am
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London; Organised by: The Literary London Society

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration. While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2012 is 'Sports, Games, and Pastimes'. Topics that might be addressed are:

English Literature 1700 to Present (PAMLA Conference; CFP Deadline April 22)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 2:46pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

English Literature (1700 to Present), a standing session, invites papers from a range of theoretical and analytic approaches on any relevant topic.

Please submit paper proposals to the PAMLA website by April 22, 2012:

The PAMLA 2012 conference will be held at Seattle University, in Seattle, Washington, on October 19-21, 2012.

The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 1:12pm
Tyler Shores and Tom Ue

CFP: The Adventures of Tintin (essay collection)

Abstracts are now being accepted for possible inclusion in an anthology on "The Adventures of Tintin." Proposed essay topics should creatively engage with the critical, philosophical, and social issues explored in the Tintin universe and intended to appeal to the intelligent lay reader.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

[UPDATE] Transitions in Comparative Studies

Tuesday, March 20, 2012 - 6:11am

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
- Prof Massimo Fusilo (Università dell'Aquila)
- Prof Richard Bradford (University of Ulster)
- Prof Marina Grishakova (University of Tartu)

[UPDATE] Romanticism RMMLA Oct. 11-13 2012

Monday, March 19, 2012 - 4:18pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Looking to replace a few presenters who have dropped out of the panel - submit an abstract of 250 words on any topic related to British Romanticism to Lindsay Dearinger by Friday, March 30th.