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Dreams In legend & Tradition

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 4:52pm
Jeremy Harte, Folklore Society

A two-day conference on Dreams in Legend and Tradition will be held on Saturday 3rd and Sunday 4th September 2011 as the sixth Legendary Weekend of the Folklore Society in the Assembly Rooms in Swaffham, Norfolk, UK - home of the most famous dreamer of them all. We'd like to hear from anyone who can attend and present a paper. Presentations, which should be 20 minutes long, can take the form of talks, performances, or DVD. We'd welcome papers on prophecy, divination, healing and philosophy including folk religion, the gendered supernatural, magical resistance and the clash of disparate dream cultures. If you would like to attend or to present a paper or performance, please contact:
Jeremy Harte
Bourne Hall
Spring Street

Alone Together/Together Alone UCLA Graduate Student Conference in French and Francophone Studies, Oct. 6-7 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:27pm
UCLA Department of French and Francophone Studies Graduate Students

Alone Together/Together Alone
16th Annual UCLA Graduate Student Conference October 6-7 2011 With Keynote Speaker Tom Conley (Harvard)

"Technology proposes itself as the architect of our intimacies." Sherry Turkle, Alone Together: Why We Expect More from Technology and Less from Each Other (Basic Books, 2011)


Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:29am
Maria K. Bachman / Victorians Institute

Charles Dickens: Past, Present, and Future
October 21-22, 2011, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Victorian Literary Cinema, Northeast Modern Language Assoc., March 15-18, Rochester, NY

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 10:29am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

When William Makepeace Thackeray included pictorial initials and drawings in his 1847 novel Vanity Fair, the author could hardly have anticipated the text's adaptive afterlife in contemporary cinema. While scholars from Stam to Elliott have framed various approaches to the novel/film debate, scholarly attention towards the burgeoning genre of the Victorian cinematic novel has been underexplored. The recent tide of Victorian films, including Burton's Alice in Wonderland, Ritchie's Sherlock Holmes and Fukunaga's Jane Eyre have offered modern viewers a cinematic privileging of canonic novels.

[FINAL CALL FOR CONTRIBUTIONS] Textus: Gothic Frontiers. Abstracts by 1 June, 2011

Thursday, May 19, 2011 - 2:29am
Francesca Saggini and Glennis Byron

Textus: English Studies in Italy No. 3 – 2012: Gothic Frontiers
Editors: Francesca Saggini (Università della Tuscia) and Glennis Byron (University of Stirling)

This issue of Textus aims to showcase and provide further space for debate and discussion to researchers engaged in exploring, testing and redrawing the expansive frontiers of gothic and its multiple, evolving discourses.

[UPDATE] Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 3:10pm
University of Birmingham (English Department)

Online Registration is now open for:

'Unexpected Agents: Considering agency beyond the boundaries of the human (1800 — the Present)'

A One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011

Keynote Speaker: Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Online Registration:

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays [9/18/2011]

Wednesday, May 18, 2011 - 10:42am
Angela Hubler/Kansas State University

Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture:
Classic and Contemporary Essays

Call for papers for an edited collection tentatively titled Materialist Readings of Children's Literature and Culture: Classic and Contemporary Essays. This collection will consist primarily of new analyses, but will also include previously published essays in order to chart the development of materialist criticism of children's literature, culture, and film.

Topics may include but are not limited to the following:

• the way in which children's literature supports or, conversely, challenges class hierarchies, especially as they intersect with gender, sexuality, and race/ethnicity

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline: Edited Volume on Women Writers and Psychoanalysis (June 15th Deadline)

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 4:21pm
Cambridge Scholars Press

I'm seeking article submissions for a volume of critical essays, which will be published by Cambridge Scholars Press. The collection will focus on twentieth-century female writers' responses to the work of Sigmund Freud with a particular emphasis on alternative models of the psychoanalytic process posed by women. The book will move beyond critiques of Freud and his influence on twentieth century ideas about gender, demonstrating instead the ways women writers have reclaimed agency through the artistic process. With that in mind, the essays selected for publication will address the following topics:

Journal of Empire Studies

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 9:47am
Journal of Empire Studies

The Journal of Empire Studies

Deadline for Fall 2011 submissions: July 10, 2011
Deadline for Winter 2012 submissions: October 15, 2011

A new open-access scholarly journal on global studies, The Journal of Empire Studies, is looking for articles on topics within the broad range of empire studies:

Science and Technology / Literature / Military Studies / Art and Architecture / Gender

Of particular interest are examinations of topics comparing eastern and western empires.

For specifics, we welcome you to visit the journal web site: