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Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing (6/7-6/10/2012; 11/30/11)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 12:12pm
British Women Writers Conference

Imaginary Landscapes in British Women's Writing
British Women Writers Conference Panel Proposal
Conference: June 7-June 10, 2012 Boulder, CO

Paper proposals are invited for a panel-submission on imaginary or fictional landscapes in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. What kind of meaning or significance do these landscapes achieve? How do they achieve it? Why create such landscapes? Paper topics may include but are not limited to,
• Symbolic landscapes
• Apocalyptic landscapes
• Lyrical landscapes
• Pastoral landscapes
• Wastelands
• Utopias
• Future landscapes
• Past landscapes

[update] NeMLA Panel on "VICTORIAN ENERGY CRISES" (Sept. 30 / March 15-18, 2012)

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Wednesday, September 21, 2011 - 12:01am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012

Panel on "Victorian Energy Crises"
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)—March 15-18, 2012—Rochester, New York, Hyatt Rochester http://www.nemla.org/convention/2012/cfp.html

This panel will consider the ways energy, broadly conceived, was theorized, understood, and represented in Victorian literature, science, and material culture.

On The Edge: Exploration of Liminalities and Extremities in English Studies (November 10, 2011)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 3:06pm
The Journal of South Texas English Studies

Liminality is a state of being that is neither in nor out, neither belonging to or excluded from, neither conscious nor unconscious, neither full nor empty; but, liminality holds within that in-between existence great power for effecting change. How does liminality intersect and clash with the concept of extremities – the fringes of society, religion, politics, ideology, and literature that threaten to pull us apart. Can liminality (the in-between) and extremity (the outer edge) inhabit the same space? Can they be one and the same at times, or are they always at odds with each other? Can we navigate and inhabit the borders and boundaries of our world - the ambiguous space between two other spaces - and not lose ourselves or our identities?

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950: 13-14 April 2012

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 10:32am
Newcastle University

Moving Dangerously: Women and Travel, 1850-1950
13-14 April 2012
Newcastle University

Keynote Speakers:
Alexandra Peat (University of Toronto)
Avril Maddrell (University of the West of England)

GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY (Deadline: January 31, 2012)

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Tuesday, September 20, 2011 - 9:17am
Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies / Pierre du Bois Foundation

Graduate Institute of International and Development Studies, Geneva
Pierre du Bois Foundation

CALL FOR PAPERS
The Graduate Institute is glad to announce a
trans-disciplinary conference:

GOVERNMENT DEBT CRISES: POLITICS, ECONOMICS, AND HISTORY

CONVENER: PROF. MARC FLANDREAU,
GRADUATE INSTITUTE, GENEVA

December 15, 2012 Graduate Institute, Geneva

AMERICAN LITERATURE: A proposed panel for the American
 Literature Association Conference, May 24-27, 2012 in San Francisco.

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Monday, September 19, 2011 - 2:50pm
Andy Dorsey

This panel will explore "experience" as a constructed form of knowledge in American literature. Papers
 may focus on one text, on works by one author, or on multiple writers. I am also interested in essays centering on experience in connection with American literary historiography. Of particular interest are analyses of scholarly traditions that privilege experience as an epistemological category—often in the service of arguments that foreground the distinctiveness and/or the exceptional quality of American culture. Essays may address any American literary period(s), genre(s), and/or themes. Papers may also compare constructions of experience in American literature with the literatures of other linguistic, national, and/or cultural groups.

[UPDATE] "DESIRE: FROM EROS TO EROTICISM" NOVEMBER 10-11, 2011 DEADLINE EXTENDED!!!!

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Friday, September 16, 2011 - 9:13pm
CUNY Graduate Center (Comparative Literature Department)

Desire: From Eros to Eroticism
Keynote Speakers: Peter Brooks &David Konstan

The students of the Department of Comparative Literature at the City University of New York Graduate Center present an interdisciplinary graduate student conference on November 10-11, 2011.

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