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Sensation, Reason, ImaginationGothic Evolutions, 28th-30th October 2011

Tuesday, February 15, 2011 - 5:10am
Andrew McInnes, University of Exeter

This conference pursues two linked aims: first, to explore the Gothic's relationship with science – fact, fiction and fantasy – especially its fascination with the cognitive, psychological and biological underpinnings of sensation, reason and imagination; and second, to trace the evolution of the Gothic genre itself through history, architecture, literature, film, television and popular culture. We welcome the submission of 250 word abstracts for 20 minute papers that may address, but not be limited by, the following topics: the Gothic and science; the Gothic through history; the Gothic and literary theory; male, female and queer Gothics; Gothic fashions; goth culture; twenty-first century Gothic; the future of the Gothic.

Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 9:59pm
Dr Lesa Scholl/Emmanuel College, University of Queensland

Challenging Political Economy: Interdisciplinary Approaches
Emmanuel College within the University of Queensland, St Lucia, Brisbane, 8-9 December 2011
Keynote Speakers
Frank Stilwell (University of Sydney, Australia)
Ella Dzelzainis (University of Newcastle, UK)
Since its inception in the late eighteenth century, Political Economy has been used as a lens through which to examine and address parochial and international social issues, from gender equality to class, abolitionism, environmental concerns, imperialism and globalisation. Throughout history, the response to Political Economy has often been controversial, from popularising and translating economic texts, to burning and banning them.

France in Dickens (MLA 2012, Jan 5-8)

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:18pm
Rebecca Stern

France in Dickens
Creating and breaking stereotypes about French language, literature, culture, history, and taste (culinary and otherwise) in Dickens's writings. 300-word abstracts and short CV by March 10 to Rebecca Stern ( [Note: this panel is in partnership with the Division on Nineteenth-Century French Literature].

Dickensian Beginnings (MLA 2012, Jan 5-8)

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:17pm
Kate E. Brown

A panel sponsored by the Dickens Society.
Dickensian Beginnings
Disruptions and reoriginations of sequential narrative in Dickens's writings:  e.g., birth, revolution, climactic events, coronations or regicide, new technologies.  Please email a 300-word abstract and short CV by March 15 to Kate Brown (

Dickensian Things (MLA 2012, Jan 5-8)

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 6:15pm
Claire Jarvis/Stanford University

A panel sponsored by the Dickens Society.
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 (

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries,​" Rutgers Interdisci​plinary Humanities Conference (2.26.11)

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 12:17pm
Rutgers University

Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries
Rutgers Interdisciplinary Humanities Conference

"Theories of Life in the 20th and 21st Centuries" brings together
scholars from across the humanities to investigate the centrality of
theories of "life" to twentieth and twenty-first century theory and
cultural production. In fields as diverse as vitalism, feminism,
animal studies, political theory, aesthetics and psychoanalysis,
presenters will highlight how the humanities investigates the
ontological properties and ethical imperatives of life.

Plenary Speaker: Donna V. Jones, UC-Berkeley English: "The Career of
Living Things is Continuous"

[UPDATE] "Women and War" at RMMLA, 2011. ABSTRACT DEADLINE APPROACHING: 03/01/11.

Monday, February 14, 2011 - 10:42am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Paper proposals exploring the role of women in times of war are invited for a Special Topic Session at the upcoming Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association convention. Although this is currently an open topic, proposals which examine various aspects and effects of wartime traumas and/or traumatic memories are particularly welcome.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief CV to Natalie Carter ( at The George Washington University, by March 01, 2011. Receipt will be acknowledged, and notifications will be sent by March 15.