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No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature (15 March 2011)

Monday, February 7, 2011 - 2:44pm
ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

ChLA Sponsored Session for MLA 2012 Conference

No(bodies): Ghost Children in Juvenile Literature

This panel seeks to explore the figure of the ghost child in children's and young adult literature. Trapped in a permanent state of childhood/adolescence, the ghost child, through its lack of body, does not physically mature, thereby experiencing a stasis that is both tragic and frightening; however, in many texts the ghost child undergoes some type of transformation that allows it to "grow up" in perhaps alternative ways. Papers might consider, but are not limited to, what the ghost child suggests about the following:

Literature, Faith, and Metamorphosis: Transformative Journeys

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 9:23pm
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."

Call for Applications for the Position of Editorial Assistant(s) to JVC Online

Sunday, February 6, 2011 - 10:14am
Lisa Hager

Journal of Victorian Culture
Editorial Assistant(s) and Postgraduate Publication Opportunities

The Editorial Board of the Journal of Victorian Culture (JVC) is pleased to invite applications from doctoral or recent postdoctoral researchers in the field of Victorian Studies for the position of Editorial Assistant(s) to the JVC Online.

The Editorial Assistants will play a significant role in editing and developing content for the newly-launched JVC Online, which provides a stimulating forum for news, reviews, and short articles complementing our highly-regarded journal issues.

Old Books and New Tools (MLA 2012; abstract deadline 3/5)

Saturday, February 5, 2011 - 10:27pm
Sarah Werner

This proposed roundtable special session aims to generate a discussion about what we gain from thinking about old books and new tools together. How might the digital help us explore the materiality of books? What might the currency of the digital offer for understanding the past of books? How might new tools reshape how we think about old books? How might old books alter how we conceive of new tools?

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.