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Saturday, November 8, 2008 - 4:13pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sebnem Toplu
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This symposium invites reconsideration of modernity, modernism and
postmodernism from literary, cultural and a wide range of
interdisciplinary aspects, aiming to broaden the current debates.

Panel proposals chaired by colleagues from different universities are
especially welcome, along with individual papers, roundtables, workshops
and performances either in English or Turkish. Please note that there
will be no translations during the symposium.

Topics might include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Victorian] VSAO/ACCUTE Looking Backward: Victorian Futures

Wednesday, November 5, 2008 - 9:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Christine Bolus-Reichert
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Looking Backward: Victorian Futures
Call for Papers
VSAO/ACCUTE Joint Session
Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences
Carleton University, Ottawa, ON
May 23 â€" 31, 2009

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO) and the Association of Canadian College and
University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) invite papers for a jointly sponsored session on
"Looking Backward: Victorian Futures.”

CFP: [Victorian] PHOBIA Conference: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

Thursday, October 30, 2008 - 4:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rachel Hewitt
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Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science
Friday 8 â€" Saturday 9 May, 2009
The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff, UK

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Otis (Emory University):
Networking: Communicating with Bodies and Machines in the Nineteenth
Century (2001)
Membranes: Metaphors of Invasion in Nineteenth-century Literature, Science
and Politics (1999)
Organic Memory: History and the Body in the Late Nineteenth and Early
Twentieth Centuries (1994)

UPDATE: [Victorian] ACLA 2009: The Invention of Human Rights in the Nineteenth-Century Novel ( due 11/3/08; 3/26/09)

Wednesday, October 29, 2008 - 2:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
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Transnational Humanity: The Invention of Human Rights through the
Nineteenth-Century Novel

This ACLA seminar will explore the transatlantic invention of human
rights, and the construction of the multivalent discourse of "humanity,"
through the nineteenth-century novel. Novels have participated in
directing and redirecting the discourse of the "human"â€"the human as closed
system, as biopolitical species-being unit, as rational individualâ€"by
charting interiorities that are deemed to constitute a "human."

CFP: [Victorian] 9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 10:41pm
full name / name of organization: 
Raquel Baker
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9th Annual Craft Critique Culture Conference
April 3-5, 2009

Love, Loss and Empire
University of Iowa

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the
intersections among critical and creative approaches to writing both
within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will examine the
imbrication of affect and empire and will explore the ways in which
affect blurs the lines between presence, absence, past, present, future,
coloniality, postcoloniality and other liminal or ephemeral textual and
identity positions within the increasingly globalized experience of our
present moment.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production, Knowledge, Authenticity

Monday, October 27, 2008 - 1:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference
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Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference: Faking It! Production,
Knowledge, Authenticity

The fourth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at the
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for “Faking It!
Production, Knowledge, Authenticity,” a graduate student conference to be
held February 20-22, 2009, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century
Studies and its 2007-09 research theme “Past Knowing.”

CFP: [Victorian] RSVP, 2009: Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press

Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 8:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kelly Hulander
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Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference, August 21-22, 2009

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will hold its
annual conference at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, August 21-
22, 2009.

While papers addressing any aspect of Victorian periodicals will be
considered, RSVP particularly welcomes proposals for papers on the ways
in which the newspaper and periodical press relied on a variety of
networks, including journalistic, business, communication and technology,
transportation, imperialist, immigration, political/activist, scientific,
philosophical, literary, artistic, and other social networks.

CFP: [Victorian] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [Victorian] Hugh MacColl Centenary Conference

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:25am
full name / name of organization: 
Amirouche Moktefi

(First) Call for Papers

Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques
Unité Savoirs, Textes, Language (Lille)
Laboratoire d’Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie â€" Archives
Poincaré (Nancy)


The Hugh MacColl Centenary Conference

Boulogne sur Mer, 9-10 October 2009

CFP: [Victorian] Images of children in 19th century British fiction

Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand
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How did 19th Century British authors, such as Charles Dickens, portray
images of children in their literary works? How does Dickens portray
children, as in Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, as characters caught
up in an economic and political class struggle? Does Dickens use these
images of children to personalize these class struggles? Connecticut
Review is looking for academic essays addressing the images of children
in 19th century British fiction. Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000
words. Submit work to: in hypertext form or send
2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street