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UPDATE: [Theory] Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text. An Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 5:24pm
Lucy Prodgers

Lines of Flight: The Deleuzian Text

A One-Day Interdisciplinary Postgraduate Conference
Friday 5th September 2008
English Research Institute, Manchester Metropolitan University, UK
Funded by the Arts & Humanities Research Council (AHRC)

Keynote Speaker:
Ian Buchanan, Professor of Critical and Cultural Theory in the School of
English, Communication, and Philosophy, Cardiff University.

‘It is never the beginning or the end which are interesting; the
beginning and the end are points. What is interesting is the middle’
Dialogues II, p.39

UPDATE: [Romantic] Final Call: Companion to Romanticism (collection)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 12:57pm
Andrew Maunder

Contributors are sought for the above reference book (due for publication
in early 2009) which aims to cover British and European authors/works in
the period 1780-1850 and which are typically given the label "Romantic."

Topics include:
Author biographies and bibliographies
Analyses of individual poems, plays, novels and non-fiction prose.
Literary themes and terms
Historical events and personalities relevant to an understanding of the
Romantic period.

Contributors will be asked to write analytical essays of varying length
(500-2000 words).

Deadline for assigned pieces: 31 August 2008.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Who are the Victorians? Constructions of Identity in the Nineteenth Century (UK, GRAD)

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 8:27am
Louisa Hodgson

Postgraduate conference, School of English, University of Leeds, UK, 6th
September 2008. In collaboration with the Leeds Humanities Research

Prof. Francis O’Gorman â€" Welcome Address

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Bridget Bennett â€" ‘Transatlantic Relations’
Dr. Matt Rubery â€" ‘Literature Out Loud: Audio Resources for the

CFP: [American] Reclaiming the Comic Book Canon

Tuesday, May 20, 2008 - 2:04am
A. David Lewis

“Reclaiming the Comic Book Canon”
40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

CFP: [Science] "Neil Gaiman: Intertextuality and Influences" NEMLA Boston 2/26-3/1/09 Deadline: 9/15/08

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 6:20pm
Grace Wetzel

40th Annual Northeast MLA Conference. Boston, MA.
Feb. 26-Mar. 1, 2009.

Fantasy fiction writer and graphic novelist Neil Gaiman blurs the border
of reality through imaginative tales that transport us to strange and
alluring lands. Yet embedded in the extraordinary are hints of the
familiar. In what ways does Gaiman modernize old myths and narratives
and to what end? How does internet culture influence his work? What
other cultural texts, traditions, and conventions â€" both new and old â€"
inform Gaiman’s short stories, novels, comics, graphic novels, and
films? What does this generic heterogeneity signify and how can â€" and
should â€" we classify these texts?

CFP: [Film] âLostâ at NEMLA: Mapping TVâs Most Elusive Island

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 4:30pm
Randy Laist

“Lost” at NEMLA: Mapping TV’s Most Elusive Island

40th Anniversary Convention â€" Northeast Modern Language Association
Feb. 26 â€" Mar 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency â€" Boston, MA