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Lessons in Sympathy in 19th-Century British Literature (9/30/2009; NeMLA, 4/7-11/2010)

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 11:39am
full name / name of organization: 
Kyoung-Min Han
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In Emile, Jean-Jacques Rousseau insists on a long delay in the introduction of books, especially books of fictional literature, into Emile's educational process. For Rousseau, Emile's premature acquisition of knowledge of social relations through fictional literature harms his moral education by promoting a misdirected understanding of human relationships. This panel investigates various ways in which nineteenth-century British literature approached the moral/immoral function of literature, focusing particularly on the relationship between reading and sympathy.

Call for Book Reviews

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 8:40am
full name / name of organization: 
MP: an Online Feminist Journal
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MP Journal, an online international feminist journal (http://www.academinist.org/mp/) is currently seeking book reviews for future issues. We welcome reviews of books that are relevant to feminist or womanist issues from a variety of disciplines. Reviews must be academic in nature and provide an examination of the books' strengths and weaknesses, raising important and relevant questions about the subject under discussion. While no author likes to be overly criticized, reviewers should offer an honest appraisal of the books' argument, readability, research, and overall approach using professional language that is rich and robust without an overabundance of jargon.

[UPDATE] "Leaps of Faith" SAMLA Atlanta 11/6-11/9/2009 DEADLINE 7/8/2009

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Wednesday, June 17, 2009 - 5:26am
full name / name of organization: 
Stephen J. Gallagher
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South Atlantic MLA Atlanta GA 11/6-11/9/2009

This panel will interrogate the upsurge of the new(?)
homicidal/suicidal religiosity in the West. Some possible perspectives are literary, sociological, artistic, or historical, and interdisciplinary approaches are always
welcome. Some possible ideas, not intended to restrict panelists but rather to spur thinking on a few possible approaches:

- the suicide bomber as Kierkegaardian hero

- religious mania as a reaction to/ byproduct of Western modernity

- leaps of technological faith: the new high-tech cargo cults (Heaven's Gate, etc)

- the faith of Abraham vs the faith of Andrea Yates

MISSED CONNECTIONS Penn Humanities Forum Graduate Conference 2/19/10

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 11:17pm
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Graduate Humanities Forum, University of Pennsylvania

MISSED CONNECTIONS

The Graduate Humanities Forum of the University of Pennsylvania invites submissions for its 10th annual conference: "Missed Connections." The one-day interdisciplinary conference will take place on Friday, February 19th, 2010 at the Penn Humanities Forum in conjunction with its 2009-2010 topic: "Connections."

Kate Chopin International Society Panel- submission deadline 6/19/09!

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 12:54pm
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Kate Chopin International Society
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The KCIS is newly affiliated with the Society for the Study of American Women Writers and, as such, we will be presenting a panel at the SSAWW conference being held in Philadelphia on October 21-24.

Please submit 1/2-1 page abstracts on any Kate Chopin topic via e-mail by Friday, June 19, 2008. Papers will need to be presented in no more than 20 minutes.

Address any further questions to Kelli O'Brien, KCIS Conference Coordinator, at kobrien1@memphis.edu.

[UPDATE] Fairy Tale Economies

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Tuesday, June 16, 2009 - 9:06am
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Molly Clark Hillard: University of Southern Mississippi and Group for International Fairy Tale Studies

Fairy Tale Economies

An interdisciplinary, international conference
October 1—3, 2009
University of Southern Mississippi, Hattiesburg MS

Mindful of our own global economies, this colloquium addresses economies in fantastic literature and culture. We shall identify economy both as a theme within literatures and as a way of thinking about the value of fantastic literature itself.

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

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Monday, June 15, 2009 - 3:43am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright Cardiff University

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences
Call for Papers
A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate symposium to be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 17 September 2009 and hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network
Keynote speaker: Professor Luke Gibbons

[UPDATE] EXTENSION "Utopian Spaces of British Literature and Culture, 1890-1945"

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Sunday, June 14, 2009 - 6:14pm
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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: The deadline for submission of abstracts has been extended until 15 July. Registration will open after this date; the registration form will be available for download on the conference website.***

GEMCS [UPDATE] deadline 7/14 for conference 10/22/09-10/25/09

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Saturday, June 13, 2009 - 1:57pm
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Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies
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Deadline extended to July 14.

Call for Papers
Early Modern Culture, 1450-1850

The Sixteenth Annual Meeting of the Group for Early Modern Cultural Studies (GEMCS)

"Tracing Footprints"

October 22-25, 2009
Dallas, Texas

GEMCS was formed in 1993 to promote the study of literature, history, art history, and material culture from the Renaissance to the mid-nineteenth century across disciplinary, geographic, and cultural boundaries.

This year's theme, "Tracing Footprints," is intended to be suggestive rather than prescriptive. As always, GEMCS welcomes panels and proposals on all aspects of culture between 1450 and 1850.

Exploring Childhood Studies

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Friday, June 12, 2009 - 9:26pm
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Rutgers University-Camden/Graduate Students of Department of Childhood Studies

Department of Childhood Studies
Rutgers University, Camden

Call for Papers – Exploring Childhood Studies

The graduate students of the Department of Childhood Studies at Rutgers University, Camden invite submissions for papers and poster presentations for their first formal graduate student conference on April 9, 2010. Graduate students from all disciplines who are engaged in research relating to children and childhood are encouraged to submit proposals.

Ghostly Women & Apparitional Lesbians

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Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 3:54pm
full name / name of organization: 
Ula Lukszo/NEMLA
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This panel will examine the appearance of "apparitional lesbians" in various works of fiction in order to question whether the apparitional, the unseen, and the invisible can be rendered visible, and how such a new visibility readjusts our understanding of those works. The panel will also consider papers on newer lesbian texts that employ the ghostly or empower it explicitly. Please send abstracts of 250-500 words.

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2009 - 1:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Wainwright / Cardiff University

Ireland and Wales: Correspondences

Call for Papers

A one-day interdisciplinary postgraduate symposium to be held at Cardiff University on Thursday 17 September 2009 and hosted by the Wales-Ireland Research Network

Keynote speaker: Professor Luke Gibbons

New from Oxford Journals: Classical Receptions Journal

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Wednesday, June 10, 2009 - 4:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Oxford University Press

CALL FOR PAPERS
Classical Receptions Journal
Edited by Professor Lorna Hardwick

LAUNCHING IN 2009!
Classical Receptions Journal covers all aspects of the reception of the texts and material culture of ancient Greece and Rome from antiquity to the present day. It aims to explore the relationships between transmission, interpretation, translation, transplantation, rewriting, redesigning and rethinking of Greek and Roman material in other contexts and cultures. It addresses the implications both for the receiving contexts and for the ancient, and compares different types of linguistic, textual and ideological interactions.

CULTIVATING ETHICAL HUMAN-ANIMAL RELATIONSHIPS (SAMLA Nov 6-8, 2009; due 9/26/09)

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Tuesday, June 9, 2009 - 9:19am
full name / name of organization: 
Marisa Iglesias & Angel Jimenez/SAMLA
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The animals of the world exist for their own reasons. They were not made for humans any more than black people were made for white, or women created for men. –Alice Walker

While we ourselves are the living graves of murdered beasts, how can we expect any ideal conditions on this earth? –George Bernard Shaw

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