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[Update]: CFP - The Apocalypse in Literature and Film (October 1, 2011)

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:56am
The journal _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: March 15-18, 2012, Rochester, NY: Call for papers - Obscenity, Violence, and Humor in the Eighteenth-Century Nove

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Thursday, September 15, 2011 - 11:27am
Kathleen Alves/City University of New York

**Abstracts sent to the tamayok@stjohns.edu has been lost. Please resend immediately to the alternative emails above**
**Deadline extended**

This panel will examine eighteenth-century British fiction and the relationship between violence, obscenity and humor. Novelists' use of the obscene joke is a tempered way to suppress the blurring lines of distinction between classes and to maintain hierarchy, a direct response to the changes in society and to the increasing sensitivity to vulgar subjects in polite society. This panel is interested in discovering how authors mobilize social anxiety through violence, obscenity and humor.

Instrument, Image, Ekphrasis: Intersecting Genres of Knowledge. Deadline Dec. 17, 2011. Conference Date: Feb. 25, 2012.

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Wednesday, September 14, 2011 - 3:39pm
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

The Stony Brook Manhattan English Department Graduate Conference, the longest running interdisciplinary graduate student conference in the nation, welcomes papers and panels from all disciplines, including the arts, cultural studies, social and hard sciences, and the humanities. This year's conference will feature a faculty-sponsored Best Paper Award; for details and registration visit www.stonybrook.edu/gradconf.

Call for Papers:

Re-reading Rider Haggard [update]

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 1:07pm
John Miller, University of Northern British Columbia

Henry Rider Haggard (1856-1925) was a novelist, country gentleman, social commentator, onetime colonial administrator and failed ostrich farmer whose prodigious output comprises a significant but under-examined contribution to late nineteenth- and early twentieth-century literature. While his two most famous works, King Solomon's Mines (1886) and She (1887) have attracted a steady stream of articles in recent years, most notably from the fields of postcolonial and gender studies, a significant proportion of his oeuvre remains almost entirely unstudied, despite their considerable popular success in his lifetime.

CfP: Shared Visions: Art, Theatre and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

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Tuesday, September 13, 2011 - 3:41am
Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, and the School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, University of Warwick

CfP: Shared Visions: Art, Theatre and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century

Conference date: Saturday 11th February 2012 (10am to 6pm)
CFP Deadline: 15 November 2011

School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, Millburn House, Warwick University

Narratives of Peace, 1854-1914 (25-26 May, 2012)

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Monday, September 12, 2011 - 5:25pm
Dr Ingrid Hanson, University of Sheffield

University of Sheffield, 25-26 May 2012
Keynote speaker: Professor Anthony Howe, University of East Anglia

CFP: So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century (11/15/2011; 2/24 - 2/25/2012

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Monday, September 12, 2011 - 11:17am
North Carolina State University Association of English Graduate Students

Call For Papers – "So What?: Exploring the Importance and Implications of Humanities Studies in the 21st Century"

Third Annual Graduate Student Conference

Submission deadline: November 15, 2011

The Association of English Graduate Students at North Carolina State University is pleased to announce the call for papers for our third annual graduate student conference which will be held February 24-25, 2012, in Tompkins Hall.

In this conference, we wish presenters and participants to examine and explore the continued need for humanities studies, and the place of humanities studies in societies that increasingly value technological advances in communication.

Indecency

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Sunday, September 11, 2011 - 1:23pm
Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposum in Women's & Gender History

Thirteenth Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's & Gender History
INDECENCY

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
March 1-3, 2012

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 1, 2011

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