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Victorian Sport (journal)

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 9:56am
Andrew Maunder/University of Hertfordshire

Sporting Victorians
The journal `Critical Survey' invites proposals for 4,000-6,000 word articles analysing some of the cultural and social dimensions of sport in Britain in the years 1800-1914. The nineteenth century saw the rise of professionalism in sport and the emergence of women as participants. Sport also engaged a wide range of novelists, poets, dramatists, painters and journalists – both as commentators and participants – from Byron's swimming to J.M. Barrie's cricket team.

Subjects might include but are not limited to the following:

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 5/13/11

Friday, March 18, 2011 - 9:25am
University of Cincinnati, Department of English & Comparative Literature

Friday, May 13, 2011
*KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Professor Adrian Parr, dual appointment in Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies and the School of Architecture and Interior Design, author of the book "Hijacking Sustainability"

2011 PAMLA Religion and Literature Panel: Suffering and Religious Identity, Scripps College, CA, Proposal deadline 3/25

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 10:37pm
PAMLA (Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association, 11/5-11/6, 2011

The Literature and Religion panel at 2011 PAMLA Conference (November 5-6, 2011; Scripps College, Claremont, CA) seeks papers that address how questions of faith have shaped literary works and cultural meanings. In particular, it welcomes papers exploring the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do writers represent the connection between suffering and faith? Can certain experiences of epiphany—i.e. moments of empathic identification with the suffering other—be categorized as inherently transcendent? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

Literature and Politics

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 5:43pm

SCMLA Panel--Literature and Politics--Oct. 27-29, 2011. Hot Springs Arkansas. Abstracts due by March 28th, 2011.

What is the relationship between text and policy, aesthetics and governance, political rhetoric and poetry or prose? Can we make distinctions between the political and the literary? To what extent does literary analysis help us understand the complexity of a politics located in its time and place? Asking for 15-20 min. papers on any topic related to literature and politics. Please send 250-word abstract and/or questions to Charles Bradshaw at

[UPDATE] Deadline Extension: New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel---Special Session MLA 2012 (Seattle, Jan. 5-8)

Wednesday, March 16, 2011 - 4:16pm
Kathleen Howard

New Formalism and the Popular Religious Novel: Special Session, MLA 2012

What does new formalism bring to the popular religious novel? Marjorie Levinson has suggested that new formalism, at its most sensitive and nuanced, offers a way of re-approaching central questions concerning the work of literature in modernity. It does this, not by rejecting history as a grounding methodological episteme, but by returning, historically, to the different ways literary form has been understood over time.

Space and Motion in Literature, Abstracts due March 21, Conference May 23

Tuesday, March 15, 2011 - 6:34am
King's College London English Graduate School

250 word abstracts are invited for anything regarding space, motion, and literature (in any language). This will be an exciting day, ending with an exciting key-note address presented by Professor Andrew Thacker of DeMontfort University. Please include a short biography with your submission. All abstracts due my March 21st.

Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 10:26pm
ISEEES, IES, UC-Berkeley


Call for Papers:*

Inaugural Conference in Romani Studies

University of California-Berkeley

November 10^th , 2011

Popular Culture: all topics

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 2:16pm
Northeast Popular Culture Association

Northeast Popular Culture Association

November 11 and 12, 2011
Western Connecticut State University
Danbury, CT
(Direct Metro-North train service from Grand Central Terminal)

The Northeast Popular/American Culture Association will hold its annual fall conference on Friday, November 11 and Saturday, November 12, 2011 on the mid-town campus of Western Connecticut State University in Danbury, CT.

The NePCA program committee welcomes proposals on any popular culture or American culture topic. Both individual papers and complete session proposals are encouraged. Complete session proposals should consist of two or three complementary papers and a chair or respondent.

[Reminder] Princeton Comparative Poetics Colloquium: Formal Measures

Monday, March 14, 2011 - 11:06am
Kathryn Stergiopoulos (Princeton University)



Sixth Annual Graduate Student Comparative Poetics Colloquium

Department of Comparative Literature, Princeton University
Saturday, May 7, 2011

Deadline for Proposals: March 20, 2011

On Saturday, May 7, 2011, the Department of Comparative Literature at Princeton University will host a colloquium in comparative poetics titled "Formal Measures." Graduate students at any stage in their work are welcome to submit proposals for a twenty-minute paper presentation.