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Travel in the Nineteenth Century: Narratives, Histories and Collections (14-15 July 2011, Lincoln, UK) [Reminder]

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 9:35am
University of Lincoln (UK)

In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home. New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture. This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.

2011 Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 5:37pm
Society for Textual Scholarship

The Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize

The Society for Textual Scholarship is soliciting nominations for the Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize for an outstanding essay in textual studies substantially published for the first time during 2009 or 2010. Essays published in periodicals, critical books, and collections by diverse hands are eligible for the 2011 Bowers Prize. If part of a longer work, the significance of the essay must be independent of that context. The Prize, which includes an honorarium, is presented at the biennial conference in March, this year at Penn State, and carries a cash honorarium of $500.

MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 4:10pm
Rebecca Mitchell, University of Texas-Pan American

Call for Papers: MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry

Seattle, WA (5-8 January 2012)

2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the publication of Meredith's Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads. Paper proposals related to any of the poems from Modern Love, or Meredith's verse more broadly, are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Meredith and Victorian theories of the senses, Meredith's mannerism, class in Meredith's verse, fiction/verse intersections, Meredith and empiricist aesthetics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a brief CV by March 10th to Rebecca Mitchell (

[UPDATE] Women's Voices in Poetry at the RMMLA Convention October 6-8 2011, March 1 Submission Deadline

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 1:15pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling,

For more information about the conference, please visit this link:

CFP: Monsters and the Monstrous 9 (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 10:08am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

9th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous

Saturday 10th September – Tuesday 13th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.

CFP: Gender and Love (September, 2011; Oxford, United Kingdom)

Friday, February 4, 2011 - 8:37am
Dr Rob Fisher/Inter-Disciplinary.Net

1st Global Conference
Gender and Love

Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom

Call for Papers
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 7:40pm
2011 West Regional Conference on Christianity & Literature, Vanguard University of Southern California
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."

[UPDATE] Deadline extended to 2/15/2011 for "Complicities," The Stony Brook Graduate English Conference

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:38pm
Stony Brook University

Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC

Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center

Event Description:

Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.

Converting Cultures, Building the Empire: American Missionaries in the 19th and 20th Centuries (Claremont, CA - Nov. 5-6, 11)

Thursday, February 3, 2011 - 2:03am
Pacific Ancient Modern Language Association

CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)

American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.

Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Missionary presses
Topic of your choosing