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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.

UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 12:26pm
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville, USA; St. Mary's University College, UK

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, is seeking submissions for its Summer 2012 issue. This is a development of the pages published under this name as part of THE OSCHOLARS, and is now an independently edited journal in the Oscholars group published by Rivendale Press at www.oscholars.com, as part of our expanding coverage of the different cultural manifestations of the fin de siècle.

Topics may include, but are not limited to, the work of Shaw, Schnitzler, Ibsen, Chekhov, Strindberg, von Hofmannsthal, and their contemporaries in Western and Eastern Europe and beyond.

The Male Body in Medicine and Literature - Deadline 1 December 2012

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 7:50am
Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham

Call for Papers: The Male Body in Medicine and Literature (ed. by Greta Depledge and Andrew Mangham)

Following the success of the recent collection The Female Body in Medicine and Literature (LUP 2011) Liverpool University Press have commissioned a companion volume entitled The Male Body in Medicine and Literature. This new collection will provide interdisciplinary essays that will explore the complex intersections between literature and the medical treatment of the male body. We wish to consider the wider cultural ramifications of the representation of the male body, health, sickness, masculinity and 'manhood' in order to further our understanding of gender studies, gender politics, science, medicine and literature.

The Literary Classic in and through Time

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 2:30am
MLA 2013

What is the classic? Has its meaning changed? What value system underpins criticism in different epochs? Is literary value dead?

Submit proposal (300 words) and brief bio by 5 March 2012.

CFP: Literature and Religion: Sanctuary & Sacred Space (PAMLA: Seattle, WA; October 19-21, 2012Deadline 3/31/12)

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Monday, January 23, 2012 - 2:00am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association

Literature and Religion panel at PAMLA seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers that address the topic of sanctuary and sacred space. How do literary texts represent sanctuary and sacred space? What is the role of memory in creating sacred space? What is the relationship between physical place and sacred space? How does one's experience of suffering contribute to the creation of sanctuary and sacred space? How do migration, immigration and movement impact the construction of sacred space?

The conference will take place at Seattle University, Washington from October 19-21, 2012.

Submission Deadline: Saturday March 31, 2012.

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