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Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 5:22pm
University of Gdansk, Poland


Samuel Beckett Seminar at the University of Gdansk, Poland

12th-14th May, 2010

SCMLA 2010: Gothic Session, Deadline March 26, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 4:55pm
South Central Modern Language Association

Papers are requested for the regular Gothic session at the 2010 South Central Modern Language Association (SCMLA) annual conference in Fort Worth, TX. Drawing on the 2010 conference theme of "New Frontiers," this panel will explore the Gothic continues to grow in popularity throughout literature and film and how those themes change our view of the world around us. How does the current popular obsession with Gothic themes determine how we read classic texts? How does the Gothic influence what we define as literature and canon? In turn, how are Gothic texts and films shaping how we understand our culture? Possible topics include (but are not limited to):

Dickens and Psychoanalysis; MLA, Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 3:22pm
John Jordan/Dickens Society panel for the MLA 2011

New psychoanalytic readings of Dickens and his works: Dickens and trauma, dissociation, dreams, hallucinatory states, unconscious memory. Dickens and Victorian theories of mind: double consciousness, mesmerism, physiognomy. Novels as case studies. 250-word abstracts by 15 March 2010 to picasso@ucsc.edu.

"Adapting Dickens" MLA, Los Angeles, 6-9 January 2011

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 3:20pm
Marty Gould/Dickens Society panel

"Adapting Dickens," a panel sponsored by the Dickens Society for the 2011 MLA. Papers exploring adaptations of Dickens's novels across time and media, from stage and film to Neo-Victorian fiction and contemporary—even commercial—incarnations. 250-word abstracts by 8 March 2010 to mgould@cas.usf.edu.

Studies in Gothic Fiction

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 2:24pm
Franz Potter

Studies in Gothic Fiction, a new peer-reviewed, on-line journal is seeking articles and reviews. Studies in Gothic Fiction is devoted to covering all issues of Gothic literature and media studies. Articles should be between 6,000 and 10,000 words. Reviews should be approximately 1,000 words with full publication dates and details of the subject: novels and graphic novels, film, television, drama, video games etc. All articles should be written in endnote format, following MLA style. Submit articles for consideration as word attachments to studiesingothic@zittaw.com.

Remapping the American West, MLA 2011

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 1:23pm
Western Literature Association

Remapping the American West

MLA 2011
Affiliate Organization Session of the Western Literature Association

Seeking papers on the American West as geographically dynamic space. Topics may include the American West as zone of urbanism/cosmopolitanism, transnationalism, migration and immigration, postmodern geography, globalism, critical regionalism.
300 word abstract due March 7 to Alex Hunt, ahunt@wtamu.edu

Truth to Power: Public Intellectuals

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 12:57pm
Karyn Hollis, Villanova University


Edited by Silvia Nagy-Zekmi and Karyn Hollis
Villanova University

Under contract
Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholar Publishing

NEW DEADLINE: Governing Gender: Bodies & Boundaries

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 11:20am
Susan B Anthony Institute for Gender & Women's Studies at University of Rochester

Call for Papers: Governing Gender: Bodies and Boundaries
Date: February 25-26, 2010

Keynote Speaker: Dr. Michael Cobb of the University of Toronto, and author of God Hates Fags: The Rhetorics of Religious Violence and has published widely on sexuality, identity, religion and race.

[UPDATE] Kurt Vonnegut at the ALA, San Francisco, May 27-30 (Jan 15, 2010 deadline)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 10:48am
The Kurt Vonnegut Society

The Kurt Vonnegut Society (www.vonnegutsociety.net) invites proposals for papers to be presented at the 2010 American Literature Association in San Francisco, CA, May 27-30. We are especially interested in papers related to the topics listed below, but papers dealing with any aspect of Vonnegut's life and work are also most welcome. Please send a 250-word abstract for 15-minute presentations, along with a brief CV, to Robert Tally at robert.tally@txstate.edu by January 15, 2010.

Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea, 14-16 October, 2010, St. John's NL (Abstract deadline: Jan. 31, 2010)

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 7:36am
The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies / La Société canadienne d’étude du dix-huitième siècle (CSECS/SCEDHS)

The Canadian Society for 18th-Century Studies invites proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the long 18th century for its 36th annual conference, Charting the 18th Century: Encircling Land & Sea. The conference is being held in St. John's, Newfoundland and Labrador, Canada, 14-16 October 2010.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a brief bio before 31 January 2010 to Don Nichol, CSECS/SCEDHS 2010 Conference Organizer: csecs.2010@gmail.com

For more information, see:

[UPDATE-REMINDER] Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle International Conference

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 6:06am
Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK

A two day conference to be held at the Institute of English Studies, University of London, London, UK
Monday-Tuesday 28-29 June 2010

Keynote Speakers
Professor Linda Peterson (Yale University)
Professor Lyn Pykett (Aberystwyth University)

Proposals are invited for an international conference on Women Writers of the Fin de Siècle. Focusing on British women's writing in the period 1880 to 1900 the conference seeks to examine topics including but not limited to:

"Light Fantastique" CSUN Sigma Tau Delta/Honors in English Colloquium on March 27, 2010 - Submissions due by January 22, 2010

Thursday, January 7, 2010 - 5:31am
Sigma Tau Delta

Tzvetan Todorov defines the Fantastic (or Fantastique) as the "duration of...uncertainty" when one is unsure whether the Fantastic is real, illusory. The CSUN Sigma Tau Delta & Honors in English Colloquium invites you to submit abstracts on a wide range of literary topics related to the Fantastic, including:

* the Bizarre (queer, or strange)
* the Imaginary and Visionary
* the Grotesque
* the Radical (departure from tradition or 'normalcy')
* the Gothic, Fantasy or Science Fiction