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[UPDATE] Annual Conference BAVS, 1-2 Sept, 2011

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 10:01am
British Association for Victorian Studies

Composition and Decomposition

The University of Birmingham will be hosting the 2011 BAVS Conference, 1–3 September 2011, on the Edgbaston campus. We invite papers that deal with the conference theme of

'Composition and Decomposition'

in all its various connotations.

UPDATE

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Thursday, March 3, 2011 - 2:34am
2nd International BAKEA PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY Denizli, Turkey

PAMUKKALE UNIVERSITY
Denizli, Turkey
2nd International
BAKEA
Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

5-6-7 October 2011

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers and panel proposals from the researchers in the fields of English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

26th Annual Interdisciplinary Conference in the Humanities: TRANSFORMATION / ADAPTATION, Nov. 10-12, 2011

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 3:21pm
John Blair / University of West Georgia

We welcome submissions in all areas of the Humanities, understood in the broadest sense, including Foreign Languages and Literatures, English, Creative Writing, Linguistics, Anthropology, Psychology, Cultural studies, the Visual Arts, Theatre, Music, Philosophy and History. Papers, proposed performances, art installations or screenings may be submitted by scholars, writers, artists or performers and may be in English, French, German or Spanish. Conference participants will be encouraged to expand and revise their papers for submission to a special issue of JAISA: The Journal of the Association for the Interdisciplinary Study of the Arts.

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

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 3:18pm
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, in its most sensitive and nuanced instances, 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, as engendering experiences that are not perfectly coincidental with history itself.

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

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1:53pm
One-day Postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham (English Dept.), June 24th 2011

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

* One-day postgraduate symposium at the University of Birmingham
* Friday 24 June 2011
* Keynote Speaker: Sarah Kember (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Webpage: http://www.english.bham.ac.uk/unexpected/

'Anything that does modify a state of affairs by making a difference is an actor - or, if it has no figuration yet, an actant'

(Bruno Latour, Reassembling the Social, 2005)

American Gothic Realism & Naturalism, MLA, Seattle, Jan 5-8, 2012

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 1:02pm
Gillian Bauer/Loyola University Chicago

All papers concerned with the intersection of American Realism and Naturalism with the gothic - thematically, overtly and/or obliquely, are welcome. Authors to consider include (but not limited to) Wharton, Norris, Dreiser, Twain, Bierce, Freeman, London, James, Twain, etc. 250-word abstract by 15 March 2011.

CFP: Journal - Monsters and the Monstrous

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 10:03am
Dr Rob Fisher/The Inter-Disciplinary Press

The Inter-Disciplinary Press
Global Interdisciplinary Research Studies

The Journal of Monsters and the Monstrous
ISSN: 1756-770X

Monsters and the Monstrous is a biannual peer reviewed global journal that serves to explore the broad concept of "The Monster" and "The Monstrous" from a multifaceted inter-disciplinary perspective. The journal publishes work that seeks to investigate and assess the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the journal will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as evaluating the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'.

Haunted Travel Writings

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Wednesday, March 2, 2011 - 7:40am
MLA Special Session

We seek papers dealing with "haunted" aspects of travel writing, from the nineteenth century to the present. Topics can include literal or metaphorical haunting, such as an author's interaction with a foreign land/people/religions, the negative impression left by travel to a foreign land, the idea of the haunted mind (i.e. the troubled artist abroad), travel as escape, cursed foreign relics brought back to a native land, fantastic experiences with the unknown world, unidentifiable beings in movement, or the "troubled" persistence of memory. Please send an abstract (300 words maximum) and brief CV by 21 March 2011.

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