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[UPDATE] Deadline Reminder: Dickens Society panels at the 2012 MLA

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 11:39pm
Dickens Society

Deadlines are fast approaching for three MLA panels, sponsored by the Dickens Society. Please do consider applying and feel free to share these with lists, colleagues, and graduate students.

1. Dickensian Things
Dickens' world apparently bursts with things. This panel considers the nature of the Dickensian Thing and asks what we discover about the novel from Dickens' thing-filled authorship. Proposals are welcome on things and thing-ness in Dickensian characterization, plot and narration. 300-word abstracts by March 15 to Claire Jarvis (


Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 6:16pm
Cal State University of Los Angeles English Graduate Students Association

[Note: This CFP is only aimed towards graduate students in the California State University system]

The Cal State L.A. EGSA is proud to organize Significations, an annual academic conference meant to foster graduate level exploration in the fields of literature, composition & rhetoric and creative writing as well as cultural studies, critical theory, film, gender studies and visual & performing arts.

The conference will take place on Saturday, April 30th, 2011. Students are invited to enter seminar length papers considering any period or genre of literary, linguistic, and visual culture.

CFP: First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference, San Diego, March 16-17, 2012 (abstract due Nov. 1, 2011)

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 3:23pm
Studies in Gothic Fiction

First Annual Studies in Gothic Fiction Conference
National University
San Diego, California
March 16-17, 2012

As interest in Gothic studies grows exponentially, what is considered Gothic and how we define it continues to evolve. At this conference we will explore not only the origins of the Gothic, but the evolution of the genre.

Papers which explore any aspect of the Gothic in literature, film, and other media are encouraged.

Topics which could be explored include:

Neo-Victorian Studies Journal: Submissions Summer/Autumn General Issue 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 2:24pm
Neo-Victorian Studies Journal

Neo-Victorian Studies is currently still accepting submissions for the summer/autumn 2011 general issue.

Neo-Victorian Studies, an on-line, peer-reviewed journal, is dedicated to the exploration of the fascination with re-imagining the nineteenth century in the present. Inter-disciplinary and international in scope, the journal seeks to analyze our complicated investments in and creative engagements with the period.

Current and past issues can be found here:

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum - American Antiquarian Society, Worcester MA, USA - 23-25 September 2011

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:40pm
The Cosmopolitan Lyceum: Globalism & Lecture Culture In Nineteenth-Century America

The Cosmopolitan Lyceum:
Globalism and Lecture Culture in Nineteenth-Century America

The American Antiquarian Society 23-25 September 2011

Confirmed Speakers:
Thomas Augst (New York University)
Peter Gibian (McGill University)
Angela Ray (Northwestern University)
Ronald and Mary Zboray (University Of Pittsburgh)

This conference will bring together scholars from a range of disciplines to consider the phenomenon of the nineteenth-century public lecture in terms of its engagement with global and transnational themes.

[UPDATE, REMINDER] Composing Spaces: An Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference, 5/13/11

Tuesday, March 8, 2011 - 12:21pm
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"

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 9:55am
University of Oxford

Travel and Truth: An International Research Conference
Wolfson College, Oxford - 16-18 September 2011

'Travellers, poets and liars are three words all of one significance"
– Richard Braithwhaite, 1631

"We love the Old Travelers. We love to hear them ... blaspheme the sacred name of Truth"
- Mark Twain, 1869

CFP Journal Issue

Monday, March 7, 2011 - 7:54am
Maeve Tynan, Centre for Studies in Otherness

Call for Papers: Contemporary Historical Fiction and Historiographic Theory

The Centre for Studies in Otherness ( invites articles on the subject of Contemporary Historical Fiction and Historiographic Theory for its current e-journal issue Otherness: Essays and Studies 2.1, forthcoming in Autumn 2011.