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Aliases and Editors: Negotiating Identity in 19th Century Periodicals (Panel), March 2012

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Monday, July 11, 2011 - 12:00pm
NeMLA Annual Convention - Rochester, New York

The following CFP is for a panel taking place at the Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention in Rochester, New York on March 12-15, 2012.

The periodical writer often depended upon establishing a distinguishable identity to achieve his/her popularity. Yet some of the most successful examples were pseudonymous figures like Charles Lamb's Elia and James Hogg's Ettrick Shepherd. Such figures often played fast and loose with notions of stable identity, altering and contradicting their fictional backstories with each month's contribution. Operating through such mercurial personas, these writers utilized the market's potential for fluctuating identity described by Lynch.

Reading Love and Violence in VIctorian Literature

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 11:55am
Robert E. Lougy, Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the dynamics of love and violence in the British literature of the Victorian period, examining the question of why this fascination, why the rich and frequent presence of these sites of violence and love in an age that extolled the virtues of restraint, moderation, control. What can such an inquiry tell us about the age, its artists, and their audience? Submit a 250 word abstract by September 30, 2011. Robert E. Lougy, The Pennsylvania State University

Reading Love and Violence in Victorian Literatdure

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 11:49am
Robert E. Lougy, Northeast Modern Language Association

This panel will explore the dynamics of love and violence in the British literature of the Victorian period, examining the question of why this fascination, why the rich and frequent presence of these sites of violence and love in an age that extolled the virtues of restraint, moderation, control. What can such an inquiry tell us about the age, its artists, and their audience? Robert E. Lougy, The Pennsylvania State University
Chair: Robert Lougy

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference, 27 April 2012

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Sunday, July 10, 2011 - 4:44am
University of Exeter

Desiring Statues: Statuary, Sexuality and History Conference

University of Exeter, 27th April 2012

Keynote Speakers:

Stefano-Maria Evangelista (University of Oxford)
Ian Jenkins (British Museum)

Statuary has offered a privileged site for the articulation of sexual experience and ideas, and the formation of sexual knowledge. From prehistoric phallic stones, mythological representations of statues and sculptors, e.g. Medusa or Pygmalion, to the Romantic aesthetics and erotics of statuary and the recurrent references to sculpture in nineteenth- and twentieth-century sexology and other new debates on sexuality, the discourse of the statue intersects with constructions of gender, sex and sexuality in multiple ways.

Addiction and Its Others (Cultural Studies Association Conference, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, Mar. 28-Apr. 1, 2012)

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 2:27pm
Scott St. Pierre, Oklahoma State University

This call is for a panel to be proposed for the 2012 Cultural Studies Association Conference at the University of California, San Diego, March 28-April 1, 2012. The panel will explore the ways in which the representation of addiction or compulsive behaviors constitute individual subjects as variously othered. Some questions presenters might answer include: What comes of the intersection of addiction and, for instance, disability, race, class, gender, sexuality, or other markers of difference?

2012 PLJ Calls for Papers - Varied Deadlines

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Saturday, July 9, 2011 - 11:38am
Pennsylvania Literary Journal: Anaphora Literary Press

Pennsylvania Literary Journal (ISSN#: 2151-3066) is a printed peer-reviewed journal that publishes critical essays, book-reviews, short stories, interviews, photographs, art, and poetry. Three issues, starting with the Summer 2010 Issue, "New and Old Historical Perspectives on Literature," are on sale through Amazon and other distributors. PLJ is also available through the EBSCO Academic Complete database in full-text. It is listed in the MLA International Bibliography, the MLA Directory of Periodicals, Genamics JournalSeek, and Duotrope's Digest.

The alien in/to the city

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 6:12pm
University of Cergy Pontoise, France

This conference aims at investigating the theme of the "alien in/to the city" in the fields of British and American literature, visual arts and civilisation. The guidelines provided here do not aim at exhaustivity and, though given separately, are not mutually exclusive.
- Literature

V International Gothic Congress, FFYL, UNAM, Mexico City, March 2012

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Friday, July 8, 2011 - 2:18pm
International Gothic Congress

V International Gothic Congress

'Gothic Plurality'

During the last years, Gothic Literature has just begun to be accepted as a literary field worth of study among Mexican scholars. The doors remain open to deepen into the study of a style whose manifestations go beyond the barriers represented by time, culture, genre, and art modes.

CFP: "The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings"

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Thursday, July 7, 2011 - 3:36pm
NeMLA 2012 (March 15-18, Rochester, NY)

Call for Papers: "The Ethnic and Racial Other in Scottish and Irish Writings"

43rd Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 15-18, 2012
Rochester, New York, held at Hyatt Regency Rochester
Host Institution: St. John Fisher College
Keynote speaker: Jennifer Egan, 2011 Pulitzer Prize winner, A Visit from the Goon Squad

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