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Production and Consumption in Victorian Literature and Culture

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Wednesday, July 6, 2011 - 5:04am
The Victorian Network

The fifth issue of, guest edited by Dr Ella Dzelzainis (Newcastle University), is dedicated to a reassessment of nineteenth-century investments in concepts of productivity and consumption. Accelerating industrialisation, the growth of consumer culture, economic debates about the perils of overconsumption as well as emerging cultural discourses about industriousness, work ethic and the uses of free time radically altered the ways in which Victorians thought about practices of production and consumption. Literary authors intervened directly in these economic and social debates while also negotiating analogous developments within a literary marketplace transformed by new forms of writing, distributing and consuming literature.

Call for Papers for a Special Issue of Pedagogy / Topic: Graduate Students / 500-word proposals due by Sept. 15th, 2011

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:03pm
Leonard Cassuto, Fordham University

*Pedagogy* announces a special issue devoted to graduate students. English professors teach graduate students in a myriad of settings: in seminars, teacher training programs (usually to prepare them to teach writing courses), and through advisement of masters' and doctoral theses. Yet we rarely discuss how we teach them, or how we should.

Call for Articles: Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities (Submission Deadline October 1st)

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Tuesday, July 5, 2011 - 11:57am
Diesis: Footnotes on Literary Identities

Diesis Volume 1, Issue 2: the Other Issue

Submission Deadline: October 1st, 2011

The Editorial Board of Diesis: Footnotes Literary Identities would like to welcome you to submit to its second issue. This second issue will continue the inaugural issue's study of identity, concentrating this time on the diesis, or double dagger, which indicates a footnote or point of reference.

A Grimm Legacy: The Impact of Grimms' Tales in the English Speaking World. 6th-8th September 2012.

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Sunday, July 3, 2011 - 5:07am
Dr. Andrew Teverson, Kingston University

2012 is the bicentenary of the publication of the first volume of the Kinder- und Hausmärchen by Jacob and Wilhelm Grimm. To mark this occasion, the Department of English Literature and Creative Writing at Kingston University (U.K.) is planning a series of open lectures and a conference assessing the impact of the Grimms' collection upon literature and culture in the English speaking world. This will be a multi-disciplinary conference, and contributions from any disciplinary perspective will be welcome. We also welcome proposals to read creative work, screen films, mount performances and exhibit visual work.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Donald Haase (Wayne State University) and Neil Philip (Author and Independent Scholar).

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities, 30/3/2012-1/4/2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 4:13pm
Association of Welsh Writing in English

CFP AWWE conference 2012

Performing Wales: Theatre, Art, Identities

The Association of Welsh Writing in English invites submissions for conference presentations and performances for its twenty-fourth annual conference, which is to be held at Gregynog Hall, Newtown, between 30 March and 1 April 2012.

On Violence - Journal Issue, November 2011

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 3:57pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the November 2011 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the concept of violence in its many forms and from a variety of ethical standpoints.

Ideas of Place and Particularity - Journal Issue, May 2012

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 3:51pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the May 2012 issue of Modern Horizons we invite essays that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.

Place and particularity may be emphasised practically or addressed theoretically; in both cases, the importance of our own time, space, and experiences, and how these relate to what is different or other, is evident. Whether considering buying and growing food locally, participating in community activism, or working to sustain the diminishing realities of neighbourhoods, the urge to encourage and realise place and particularity is prevalent in our societies.

Ideas of Place and Particularity Conference, October 21, 2011

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 3:38pm
Modern Horizons Journal

For the October 21, 2011 Modern Horizons conference (at Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario) we invite abstracts for 20 minute presentations that explore the various philosophical, literary, artistic, and political expressions of place and particularity which have led to and are part of our time.

[UPDATE] Imagining Gender in 19th-Century American Women's Poetry-SAMLA (7/15/11 abstracts, 11/4-6/11 conference)

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Saturday, July 2, 2011 - 2:36pm
Mary Wearn

AMERICAN LITERATURE I (PRE-1900)

Imagining Gender in Nineteenth-Century American Women's Poetry

In accord with the SAMLA special focus, "The Power of Poetry in the Modern World," proposals are invited addressing women poets of the nineteenth century. Specifically, the panel will explore how female writers of the era poetically imagined gender roles.

By July 15, 2011, please submit a one-page CV and a proposal of 250 words to Mary Wearn, Macon State College, at mary.wearn@maconstate.edu.

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