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Enunciating the End: The Apocalypse, Textual Futures, and What Comes Next

Friday, October 7, 2011 - 12:30pm
Concordia English Graduate Colloquium

Apocalyptic prophecies and futurist narratives have always had a special place in culture, from Y2K fervor to the periodically updated Rapture to the upcoming end of the Mayan calendar in December of 2012. In addition to the "real" end-of-the-world predictions, and perhaps in response to them, our literature and pop culture has spawned innumerable fictions of a future unaccounted for. This unknown future folds back upon our past through historical representations of colonialism's reconfiguration of territory, ownership, and identity. In the present, our cultural climate seems to speak to the end of the material world as we have come to understand it, as we transcend print-based media and move up into the digital media cloud.

Call for Articles for Frame a journal of Visual and Material Culture 15 Nov 2011

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:10pm
FRAME: a journal of visual and material culture

Call for Papers: Deadline 15 November, 2011.

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The editors of Frame invite scholarly submissions from a variety of disciplines that engage with visual and/or material culture using unique methodologies. We are particularly attracted to scholarly work that transverses traditional disciplinary boundaries and uses fresh approaches.

New Voices: Bodies of Influence

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 3:50pm
New Voices Graduate Conference, Georgia State University

Call for Papers
New Voices, a Graduate English Conference
Bodies of Influence: The Human Body in the Humanities and Sciences
Georgia State University, Atlanta, GA
January 12-14, 2012

Keynote Speaker: Marilynn Richtarik, Associate Professor of 20th‐Century British and Irish
Literature and author of a critical biography of playwright Stewart Parker, forthcoming from
Oxford University Press.

Call for Papers: 'Charles Dickens and the Mid-Victorian Press (1850–1870)', March 28-31 2012

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 7:04am
University of Buckingham

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.

Violent Women in 19th Century England

Thursday, October 6, 2011 - 6:45am
Vicky Nagy

The number of women who are victims of crime has always been higher than the number of women partaking as offenders. However, women were very often involved with crime- not always petty in nature. Previous research in women and crime in 19th century England has focused attention on the lives of women who committed crimes such as infanticide, or the social and economic situations that led to their working in the sex industry, and in doing so have explored the lives and times of women in 19th century England. This collection aims to write more women back into the criminal record by focusing on those women who committed violent crimes during this period.