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[UPDATE] CFP 'Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press' REGISTRATION NOW OPEN

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Thursday, December 1, 2011 - 6:59am
University of Buckingham

CALL FOR PAPERS: CHARLES DICKENS AND THE MID-VICTORIAN PRESS (1850–1870)
28-31st March 2012, University of Buckingham UK

The School of Humanities at the University of Buckingham and the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester are delighted to announce an international Dickens Bicentenary conference, featuring the launch of the Dickens Journals Online project, and an exhibition of archive materials curated by Antony Burton. Our list of invited speakers currently includes:
Laurel Brake, John Drew, Holly Furneaux, Louis James, Hazel Mackenzie, Robert Patten, Joanne Shattock, Michael Slater, John Sutherland, John Tulloch, Cathy Waters, Tony Williams, and Ben Winyard.

Bondage and Power : 15 January 2012 (journal issue)

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:49pm
Schuylkill Graduate Journal

Bondage and Power

We are in bondage to the law in order that we may be free. -- Marcus Tullius Cicero

All things are subject to interpretation whichever interpretation prevails at a given time is a function of power and not truth. -- Friedrich Nietzsche

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning. -- Aldous Huxley

Agora: Texas A&M University-Commerce Graduate Student Conference [Literature] April 12-13, 2012

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 12:47pm
English Graduates for Academic Development (EGAD)

Panels are now being formed in the Literature area of the Agora Conference at Texas A&M-Commerce. Scholars, researchers, professionals, teachers, graduate students and others interested in this area are encouraged to submit an abstract. Given that our conference theme, Agora, focuses on an area where a plethora of people and ideas intersect, proposals on fiction, non-fiction, poetry, or cross-genre topics are invited.
Our keynote speaker is Roberta Seelinger Trites, children's literature scholar and author of Disturbing the Universe: Power and Repression in Adolescent Literature and Waking Sleeping Beauty: Feminist Voices in Children's Novels.

Archaeology as Spectacle

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 11:40am
Modernist Studies Association, Modernism and Spectacle (Las Vegas)

CFP MSA XIV Las Vegas, NV October 18-21, 2012 Archaeology & Spectacle

[UPDATE] Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge.

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011 - 2:06am
24th Annual Stony Brook University English Department Graduate Conference: "Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge." An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at Stony Brook University

Location: Stony Brook University, Manhattan Campus

Date: Saturday, February 25, 2012

Proposal Deadline: December 17, 2011

Keynote Speaker: Laura Kipnis; film director, author and faculty at Northwestern University

Best Paper Prize: Drafts Due January 16, 2012 at conference email address above.

History and Fiction from Vergil to Carlyle March 9-11 2012 Claremont McKenna College

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Tuesday, November 29, 2011 - 11:49pm
Association of Literary Scholars, Critics, and Writers

THE RULES OF THE WRITING GAME: HISTORY AND FICTION FROM VERGIL THROUGH GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH AND THE ARTHURIAN VULGATE CYCLE, TO GIBBON AND CARLYLE
Moderator: Nancy Partner, McGill University

We take this as our premise for this session: "Both historiography and fiction are genres of writing, not bundles of fact or nonfact in verbal shape. In either case, then, it all boils down to the rules of the writing game."

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