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1st Global Conference: The Value of Work (November 2010: Prague, Czech Republic)

full name / name of organization: 
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net
contact email: 
vow@inter-disciplinary.net

1st Global Conference
The Value of Work

Friday 5th November – Sunday 7th November 2010
Prague, Czech Republic

Call for Papers

The Journal of Browning Studies

full name / name of organization: 
The Browning Society
contact email: 
JPhelan@dmu.ac.uk

The Journal of Browning Studies invites contributions for its second issue, to be published in March 2011.

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon 27th-28th June 20011

full name / name of organization: 
Association for Research in Popular Fictions
contact email: 
arpfmail@yahoo.co.uk

The Life and Work of Jane Webb Loudon Women and Science in the Nineteenth-Century: Science Fiction and Science Education
Leeds Trinity University College, UK 27th-28th June 2011

Utopian Animals (5/1/10; 2010 Society for Utopian Studies Annual Meeting)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

In H.G. Wells’s A Modern Utopia (1905), the narrator holds a remarkable conversation between the narrator and a dog-loving botanist who declares that the stated purposes of purging contagious diseases would never, for him, justify the mass extermination of pet dogs. The botanist staunchly concludes, “I do not like your utopia, if there are to be no dogs.”

As evidenced by the March 2009 PMLA’s special section and the October 2009 Chronicle of Higher Education’s coverage on the emerging field of animal studies, the question of the animal has risen to interdisciplinary prominence as scholars increasingly heed Claude Levi-Strauss’ advice to think with the animal.

What function do non-human animals play in these imagined communities? How do animal metaphors serve to establish—or unravel—a utopia? What do utopian texts teach us about human-animal relationships?

Anglo-American Literary Relationships 1870-1910 (Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kerychez@gmail.com

I am putting together a panel exploring relations between England and the U.S. during 1870-1910 for the Midwest Conference on British Studies 56th Annual Meeting (October 8-10, 2010, Cleveland), given their stated strong preference for completed panels.

Any papers relating to Anglo-American literary relations during the last third of the 19th-century, and trickling into the 20th-century, will be most welcome.

Feminist Responses to Sigmund Freud, Critical and Creative Work, April 30 Deadline

full name / name of organization: 
Blossombones
contact email: 
KristinaMarieDarling@yahoo.com

Call For Submissions: The Freud Issue

Open reading period: February 1st – April 30th

Mis/Appropriation - Oxford English Postgraduate Conference

full name / name of organization: 
Faculty of English, University of Oxford
contact email: 
diane.alff@sjc.ox.ac.uk

This year's Oxford English Postgraduate Conference will take place on Friday 4th June. Proposals are invited on the theme of Mis/Appropriation in and of literary contexts.

Critical theory Session, PAMLA 2010 [4/5/10]

full name / name of organization: 
Asst. Prof. Jami Bartlett, U.C. Irvine / Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
contact email: 
j.bartlett@uci.edu

This year's Critical Theory session invites proposals on charismatic theory, on the ways that critical approaches to literature and other arts become trends.

Conference Announcement - Keynote Address by Chris Hedges

full name / name of organization: 
Wilfrid Laurier University
contact email: 
r.c.executive@gmail.com

Events

Religion and Culture
INTERDISCIPLINARY ARTS CONFERENCE 2010

“HOPE: Uncertainty, Pluralism, and Innovation”
Mar 27/10

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Date: Mar 27/10
Time: 8:00 - 15:00

English and Welsh Diasporas: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives 13-16 April, 2011

full name / name of organization: 
Julian Wolfreys, Department of English and Drama, Loughborough University, Loughborough UK
contact email: 
J.Wolfreys@lboro.ac.uk, diaspora@lboro.ac.uk

English & Welsh Diaspora: Regional Cultures, Disparate Voices, Remembered Lives

Loughborough University, UK 13-16 April, 2011

Keynote & Plenary Speakers:

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