Victorian Network is an MLA-indexed (from 2012) online journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies.
2012 Call for Submissions
Portals is currently accepting submissions for our Spring 2012 issue.
Submission deadline: March 1, 2012.
Portals invites original critical essays and short creative fiction that explore comparative literary topics across cultural, regional, linguistic, and temporal boundaries for the Spring 2012 issue. This edition will be available in scholarly journal listings worldwide.
Formal requirements for original critical essays:
Essays are invited for a special issue of Belphégor that seeks to explore the relationship between distinctions of taste and textual production by examining how the materiality of literary texts influences and perhaps even determines their cultural status. In the nineteenth century, for example, printing and binding became cheaper, faster, and more easily accessible than ever before, which resulted in an explosion of print material. As printing costs decreased and print runs increased, the price of books became cheaper and publishers were able to attract more readers, which led to a greater demand for new content. The cultural impact of this shift was twofold.
CALL FOR PAPERS
SCIENCE FICTION, FANTASY, AND LEGEND AREA
2012 Conference of The Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association (NEPCA)
St. John Fisher College in Rochester, New York
26-27 October 2012
Proposals by 1 June 2012
"Principles of Uncertainty"
A Conference on Critical Theory
Keynote Speaker: Martin Hägglund
The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present the first annual interdisciplinary conference on literary theory to be held Friday, May 4, 2012. This conference is being given in support of the CUNY Graduate Center's proposed certificate for Critical Theory, which is dedicated to the study of literary and critical theory.
We invite papers from all disciplines focusing on works from any period that explore the theme of uncertainty as it pertains to literary and critical theory.
In the early days of the Internet, there was much talk about moving from the offline world to the online world. Fanboys to cybertheorists proclaimed the demassification of culture. Life, we were told, would become increasingly virtual and the world of things wouldn't matter much. In their 1994 preamble to "Cyberspace and the American Dream: A Magna Carta for the Knowledge Age," cyberlibertarians Esther Dyson, George Gilder, and George Keyworth nicely articulated this early Internet dream: "The central event of the 20th century is the overthrow of matter. In technology, economics, and the politics of nations, wealth—in the form of physical resources—has been losing value and significance.
The Joseph Conrad Society's 2012 Annual International Conference, its 38th, will be held from 4-7 July 2012 at Bath Spa University's Sion Hill Campus in the centre of the historic city of Bath.
Proposals of 150-200 words on any topic related to Conrad's life and work are welcome. Given the upcoming centenary of the publication of Chance, which the Society will mark with a special issue of The Conradian, papers, or panels, on the novel are especially welcome. Proposals, due on 20 April, should be sent to Tim Middleton: firstname.lastname@example.org
English Literature and Translation Studies:
An interdisciplinary/international postgraduate conference
17th-18th May 2012 Cankaya University Ankara
Translation and Interpreting Studies and English Language and Literature Departments at Cankaya University in Ankara warmly invite our colleagues/students to send proposals for a 20-minute paper on English Literature and Translation Studies. This conference welcomes papers centering upon English Language, Translation and Interpreting Studies, Literary Translation, English Literature and Culture, American Literature and Culture, Comparative Literature and Literary and Cultural Theories.
The English Department at the University of Cincinnati invites you to submit proposals for an interdisciplinary academic conference held on June 1, 2012 focusing on the value of sharing works in progress as a means to increase experimentation, build community, and test new ideas. Rather than soliciting finished products from participants, we seek work that shows its seams, represents thinking in action, invites revision, and resists closure. In other words, don't hide your process; advertise it.
How do literary works in Britain explore the economic, philosophical, social, and political dimensions of "statist" theory and practice? Possible topics include the utopian/dystopian potential of statism, emerging ideas about risk and insurance, new theories of consumption and production, the role of bureaucracy, forms of collectivism, regional 'place' vs. the abstract 'space' of the state, etc. Proposals on any relevant authors, themes, forms of cultural expression are welcome. -- Lauren Goodlad will be on this panel as a respondent.