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Literary London 2012: Representations of London in Literature (4-6 July 2012)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 11:36am
Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London; Organised by: The Literary London Society

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in, inspired by, or alluding to central and suburban London and its environs, from the city's roots in pre-Roman times to its imagined futures. While the main focus of the conference will be on literary texts, we actively encourage interdisciplinary contributions relating film, architecture, geography, theories of urban space, etc., to literary representations of London. Papers from postgraduate students are particularly welcome for consideration. While papers on all areas of literary London are welcomed, the conference theme in 2012 is 'Sports, Games, and Pastimes'. Topics that might be addressed are:

[Update] The Institution of Literature: 250 Years of English Studies and Cultural Transfer (30 August - 1 September 2012)

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Wednesday, January 25, 2012 - 9:32am
Department of British Literature and Culture / Department of English Didactics, Goettingen University

Keynote speakers: Susan Bassnett, Terry Eagleton, and Konrad Schröder.

2012 marks the 250th anniversary of the election of John Tompson as the first Professor of English at Goettingen University. His English Miscellanies was one of the first English publications ever in Germany, and was also the first anthology composed in an academic context for the purpose of the mediation of English literature and culture to German students of English. The Miscellanies was therefore an important watershed in the development of British-German literary and cultural transfer.

Shakespeare and Performance [Update: January 31, 2012]

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 5:56pm
Early Modern Studies Journal (EMSJ) formally Early English Studies (EES)

The 2012 volume will focus on "Shakespeare and Performance." We are interested in articles that consider any aspect of performance in historical or contemporary productions of Shakespeare and his contemporary playwrights. The following list is of possible topics, but should not be considered exhaustive:



The Body Electric, March 3rd, 2012; Graduate Conference, University of Maryland, College Park

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:28am
University of Maryland, Graduate English Organization

The Body Electric
March 3, 2012

The Graduate English Organization of the University of Maryland's Department of English invites graduate students to submit abstracts for our fifth annual interdisciplinary graduate conference. The theme of this year's conference is "The Body Electric."

Wounded Bodies, Tortured Souls: Narratives of Victorian and Neo-Victorian Trauma.

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Tuesday, January 24, 2012 - 9:23am
Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth.

Postgraduate Conference, University of Portsmouth, 14th June 2012

Keynote Speaker: Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke, University of Swansea

In recent years the study of trauma has become central to contemporary conceptualisations of personal and collective narratives of pain and loss. Often identified as a 'modern' phenomenon, a product of industrialisation and modernisation, trauma emerged as a distinct pathology alongside the rise of a middle-class readership, and accounts of physical and psychological wounds abound in Victorian fiction. In turn, Victorian tropes of trauma have been appropriated by the neo-Victorian novel, often in ways which offer a self-conscious or critical engagement with past representations.

Science and Literature Panel-RMMLA Boulder, Colorado 2012

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 9:54pm
RMMLA

The Literature and Science session of the RMMLA invites interpretive
papers focusing on science and its intersection with written
methods of transmission. They might include the reuse of
scientific matter in literary forms; the relationship of
individual writers to science and of certain scientists to
literary figures of their day; the combination of scientific
and literary methods of knowledge making. Papers focusing on
the representation or integration of science in specific
literary texts are especially encouraged. However, proposals
dealing with any aspect of the interdisciplinary field of
literature and science are welcome.

Service Learning in Humanities

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 5:53pm
Interdisciplinary Humanities/Humanities Education and Research Association

The Fall 2012 issue of the journal Interdisciplinary Humanities will be a special issue on service-learning in the humanities. The editors welcome submissions of articles, essays, and reflective pieces on service-learning from various points of view: students, faculty, agency mentors, and higher-education and non-profit community administration and staff. Documents may focus on studies, theory, practice, interdisciplinary collaboration, and school-community partnerships as they apply to service-learning. The co-editors for this special issue are Isabel Baca (University of Texas-El Paso) and Joana Owens (Jacksonville University).

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis - University of British Columbia Graduate Conference in English

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 3:54pm
Endnotes 2012 Graduate Conference - University of of British Columbia

Roots and Radicalisms: Literature, Theory and Praxis

Jean Baudrillard's claim from The Illusion of the End (1992) that history "has become a dustbin. It has become its own dustbin, just as the planet itself is becoming its own dustbin" signals a millennialist angst that proclaims the exhaustion of ideas and the end of historical "progress." And yet, as the significant worldwide political upheavals of the past year attest, global citizens are not yet entirely resigned to living in and among dustbins. Is it possible that we are experiencing a widespread reemergence of radical thinking and action?

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Journal Guest Editors

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 1:21pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies

We are currently looking for guest editors for the summer 2012 issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com).

This past summer Lizzie Harris McCormick and Cecile Kandl put together an issue on "Women Write the Natural World." Previous summer issues inclue "Nineteenth-Century Feminisms: Press & Platform," edited by Susan Hamilton and Janice Schroeder, and "Gender, the Professions, and the Press," edited by Andrew King and Marysa Demoor. All past issues of the journal can be found on our website.

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