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UPDATE- Savagism and Civilization- Submissions Deadline Extended

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 11:31am
University of Oklahoma: Student Association of Graduate English Studies and Native American Studies Department

*Deadline extended to September 16, 2011*
Savagism and Civilization
"In plain truth, these men are very savage in comparison of us; of necessity, they must either be absolutely so or else we are savages; for there is a vast difference between their manners and ours." - Michel Montaigne, "Of Cannibals"

New Directions in Victorian Illustration Studies

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 7:27am
Dr Julia Thomas, Cardiff University

Dr Julia Thomas is chairing a panel on 'New Directions in Victorian Illustration Studies' at the conference on Victorian Media organized by the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada, to be held on 26-28 April 2012 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. The panel will address the idea that the presence of pictures radically alters the meanings of Victorian texts, and will explore the contexts in which illustrations appear in this period and in which they re-appear (or disappear) today. Papers on any aspect of Victorian illustration are welcome. Please send abstracts of 500 words and a short 75-word biography to Julia Thomas at ThomasJ1@cardiff.ac.uk by Friday 30 September.

[UPDATE] 'Thackeray in Time' CONFERENCE REGISTRATION OPEN

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 5:55am
University of Leeds

Regitration is now open until 10th September for the conference 'Thackeray in Time, 1811-2011' at the University of Leeds. This conference will bring together scholars from around the world to mark the occasion of William Makepeace Thackeray's bicentenary, and offers an opportunity to reassess Thackeray's place in Victorian culture and in the history of novel, as well as the development of his critical reputation over the past two centuries. The conference will examine both Thackeray's position within time and the importance of time - including questions of temporality, history, and modernity - within his writings.

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012

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Thursday, August 25, 2011 - 12:38am
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations

33rd Annual Conference-February 8-11, 2012
Southwest/Texas Popular Culture and American Culture Associations
Albuquerque, NM
http://www.swtxpca.org
Proposal submission deadline: December 01, 2011
Conference hotel: Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
505.842.1234

Papers are now being accepted on topics related to European popular culture and literature. All approaches, areas, and time periods are welcome.

Victorian Media

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:16pm
Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada

The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for a conference on Victorian Media (from 26-28 April 2012 in Victoria, BC, Canada).

[REMINDER] CFP: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction (August 31, 2011)

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 12:09pm
Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson

CFP for edited collection: Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction
Editors: Gerry Canavan and Kim Stanley Robinson (ecologyandsciencefiction@gmail.com)
Abstracts due August 31, 2011
Final essays due Summer 2012

We are seeking proposals for an edited collection tentatively titled Green Planets: Ecology and Science Fiction, with completed essays due in Summer 2012. We seek contributions that touch on any aspect of the relationship between ecological science, environmentalism, and SF, with particular attention to such topics as:

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

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Wednesday, August 24, 2011 - 11:33am
Southern Illinous University Edwardsville, St. Mary's University College

UPSTAGE, a peer-reviewed online publication dedicated to research in turn-of-the-century dramatic literature, theatre, and theatrical culture, seeks submissions year-round. 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 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 Gothic Aesthetic (NeMLA Sept 30th / March 15-18, 2012)

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Friday, August 19, 2011 - 12:08pm
Kellie Donovan-Condron / Northeast Modern Language Association

The visual catalog of Gothic elements is well-rehearsed, but what of the other senses? This panel seeks to explore Gothic literature through its sounds, smells, textures, and tastes in order to develop a fuller and more nuanced understanding of the Gothic aesthetic. How has the general focus on the Gothic's visual components affected our perception of these other sensory details? Email 250-500 word abstracts to Kellie Donovan Condron (kdonovancondron@babson.edu).

[UPDATE] The Apocalypse in Literature and Film - October 1, 2011

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Thursday, August 18, 2011 - 8:35am
_LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory_

Alien invasion, viral outbreak, nuclear holocaust, the rise of the machines, the flood, the second coming, the second ice age—these are just a few of the ways human beings have imagined their "end of days." And someone's Armageddon clock is always ticking—we just dodged Harold Camping's rapture on May 21st of this year, and the Mayan-predicted doomsday of 2012 is just around the corner. In the end, what do we reveal about ourselves when we dream of the apocalypse? What are the social and political functions of these narratives in any given historical period? How do different cultures imagine the apocalypse, and what do these differences reveal? What is particular to the narratological design and content of apocalyptic texts?

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

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Wednesday, August 17, 2011 - 12:56pm
Jessica Kuskey

Call for Papers: NeMLA 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.

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