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SWTXPCA New Subject Area in Fashion, Appearance, & Consumer Identity

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Friday, August 7, 2009 - 10:39am
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Southwest/Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Assoc.

Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 31th Annual Conference
Albuquerque, NM February 10-13, 2010
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
http://albuquerque.hyatt.com

Nature and the Long Nineteenth Century, Postgraduate Conference, 6 February 2010

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 10:28am
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University of Edinburgh

Call for papers: Nature and the long nineteenth century

A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate conference exploring intersections of the natural world with nineteenth-century literature and culture at the University of Edinburgh, Saturday, 6 February 2010.

Keynote speakers: Dr Martin Willis, University of Glamorgan, Dr Christine Ferguson, University of Glasgow, Professor Nick Daly, University College Dublin

Peer English 5 - Call for Papers

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Thursday, August 6, 2009 - 5:23am
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Ben Parsons/ University of Leicester
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Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its fifth year, published by members of the School of English at the University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study, post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the community. This approach also includes the notion of 'work in progress' and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or Heads of Departments.

2010 Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature April 8-10, 2010

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Monday, August 3, 2009 - 11:12am
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Conference on Christianity and Literature
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"The Ethics of Literature"

In recent years, literary scholarship has been increasingly concerned with ethics, both as a theme in literature and as an approach to it. Where and how do ethical concerns interrelate with literature, literary scholarship, and the academy?
Papers suitable for a twenty-minute presentation [approx. 2,000-2,500 words] are invited on the following or related topics:
• the ethics of literary pedagogy
• the ethical nature and needs of the academy
• literature and socio-political ethics
• religious ethics in literature
We also welcome papers on other topics regarding the intersection of Christianity and literature.

[REMINDER OF DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS ] Crossing the Line: Affinities before and after 1900

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Saturday, August 1, 2009 - 5:04am
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University of Liverpool 28-29 January 2010

Crossing the Line is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate the multifarious affinities between Victorian and Modernist cultures. It focuses on the cross-currents of attraction and repulsion at the turn of the century. This event asks whether affinities exist innately in the body as psychological and emotional connections, and investigates those affinities which are cultural constructions. It questions whether affinities are permanent or can be eroded by the passage of time.

We invite research students from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to present papers considering affinities across the threshold of the Victorian and Modernist worlds.

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Women in Transit (1860- present day): Negotiating Public/Private Environments

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 4:12pm
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Teresa Gomez Reus. University of Alicante, Spain
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Contributions are sought for a book on women in spaces of transit in Anglo-American literature from 1860 to the present day. The projected edited book sets out to explore representations in literature of the presence of women in spaces of transit such as trains, hotels, bedsits, cafés, hospitals, parks, paths, rivers, seas etc. in which the familiar distinction between public and private space is eroded or suspended.

NVSA cfp: FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY, April 16-18, 2010, Princeton University

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Friday, July 31, 2009 - 10:39am
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Northeast Victorian Studies Association
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/The peace, that I deem`d no peace, is over and done.
Alfred Tennyson, 1855/

CFP: NVSA 2010
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FIGHTING VICTORIANS: DISUNION, POLEMIC, CONTROVERSY_

Princeton University: April 16-18, 2010

NVSA website: http://web.stonehill.edu/nvsa/

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year
is FIGHTING VICTORIANS.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Anna Clark,
Elaine Hadley, and Alex Woloch, and visits to Special Collections at the
Firestone Library and the Princeton Art Museum.

Call for Papers: Ports of Call---Cultures of Exchange, UCLA

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 3:42pm
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UCLA Comparative Literture Graduate Student Conference

As gateways to other worlds and world-systems, port cities, such as Tangier, Istanbul, London, Manila, and Kobe, one of Japan's most important ports, are sites of economic and cultural exchange. They are at the cutting edge of global trends and transnational movements that promote the export and import of goods, people, ideas, and ideologies. At least as early as the 16th century, port cities, such as Cadiz in Spain, Cambay in western India, and Sao Salvador da Bahia, in Brazil, to name only a few, have nurtured utopias and launched a thousand dreams into a yet to be conquered horizon. Port cities have been both the crate of colonial desire and the locus of revolutionary fervor.

Fifth International IDEA Conference: Studies in English (14-16 April 2010)

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Tuesday, July 28, 2009 - 7:02am
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ATILIM UNIVERSITY, ANKARA, TURKEY

Fifth International IDEA Conference
Studies in English
14 - 16 April 2010
Atılım University, İncek Campus, Ankara

CALL FOR PAPERS

Deadline for Submissions: 1 December 2009

The 5th International IDEA Conference, jointly hosted by Atılım University Departments of English Language and Literature and Translation and Interpretation and the English Language and Literature Research Association of Turkey (IDEA), will be held on 14-16 April 2010 at Atılım University's İncek Campus in Ankara. The Conference will cover the following four main areas:

CFP: ecloga

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Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 11:30am
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University of Strathclyde
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ecloga, a peer-refereed journal run by English Studies postgraduates at the University of Strathclyde, invites papers for the next issue. Established in 2001, ecloga has a growing reputation for publishing outstanding research by postgraduates and academics from Scotland, the UK and abroad.

For the next issue of ecloga we are interested in receiving papers on any topic from the broad field of English studies. Our aim in not providing a title or theme is to encourage a range of papers that reflects current research interests. We also welcome submissions of creative writing.

REGISTRATION OPEN -- Conference: "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

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Saturday, July 25, 2009 - 9:01am
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English Faculty, University of Oxford (UK)

"Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945", 18 September 2009, University of Oxford

***NOTE: Registration for the conference is now open. All delegates are kindly asked to register before 6 September. The registration form can be found on the conference website: www.utopianspaces.org.***

CALL FOR PAPER FOR PARSOMEN'S RETURNING AND RENEWED ISSUE

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Friday, July 24, 2009 - 10:18am
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PARSOMEN - THE QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF THE DEPARTMENT OF COMPARATIVE LITERATURE IN ISTANBUL BILGI UNIVERSITY
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Parsomen, the quarterly periodical of the department of Comparative Literature in Istanbul Bilgi University, seek submissions of papers for its returning issue in November, 2009 after its interval of 2 years. Parsomen aims to establish itself as an international forum for both scholars and graduate students to follow and further current discussions in literary and cultural studies, as well as to create new ones, along with special topics. The special topic for our inaugural issue is METAMORPHOSIS/TRANSFORMATION, although we solicit papers for general topic interests without any limits in an interdisciplinary spectrum that comparative literature departments encourage. Some subtopics for our initial topic, though not exhaustive, might include:

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