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Vulnerable Victorians: Identity and "Deviance" (MLA 2014)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:59pm
Brandy Schillace

FOR MLA 2014:
We seek papers that explore boundaries of normative behavior and "moral disability" in Victorian Britain: identity, deviance and the vulnerable personhood of women, homosexuals, the disabled. Abstract due to bls10@case.edu 3/15/2013.

[UPDATE] 10th Annual MEGAA Symposium: "The Human and the Non-Human" DEADLINE EXTENDED

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 5:35pm
Miami English Graduate and Adjunct Association (MEGAA)

The 10th Annual Miami University English Graduate Student and Adjunct Association (MEGAA) Symposium
In Conversation with the 2012-13 Altman Program:
The Human and the Non-Human

March 22nd, 2013 -- Oxford, OH

"Beyond the edge of the so-called human, beyond it but by no means on a single opposing side, rather than "The Animal" or "Animal Life" there is already a heterogeneous multiplicity of the living or more precisely...a multiplicity of organizations of relations between living and dead" - Jacques Derrida

Domestic Work as a Form of Trafficking in Persons

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 3:59pm
The Protection Project, Johns Hopkins University, School for Advanced International Studies

The Protection Project Eighth Annual Symposium on Trafficking in Persons
Domestic Work as a Form of Trafficking in Persons
Call for Papers
Tuesday, November 5, 2013
Kenney Auditorium, The Johns Hopkins University
School of Advanced International Studies
1740 Massachusetts Avenue NW
20036, Washington DC

"American Surrealism, Forms, Projects and Temporalities" – MSA 15 Sussex (Aug. 29-Sep. 1, 2013)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 3:09pm
Céline Mansanti (U; of Picardie), Anne Reynes (Aix-Marseille Université)

This panel for the 2013 Modernist Studies Association Conference seeks to expand our knowledge and understanding of American surrealist experimentations in relation to the complex transnational cultural dialogue emerging in the 1920s and continuing until the 1940s, whose aims included the redefinition of an American cultural identity.

Papers dealing with American surrealist innovations, techniques, ideas, sites, and temporalities are solicited. All genres are welcome, including, literature, film and the visual arts. Innovative readings of individual works are encouraged, as well as presentations addressing larger questions concerning the relevance of American surrealism.

Scritture migranti / Migrant Writings journal (deadline 03/20/2013)

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 2:13pm
Scritture migranti: rivista di scambi interculturali

The Department of Italian Studies at the University of Bologna (Italy) is now accepting submissions for the following sections of the issue 6/2012 of Scritture migranti, an international journal dedicated to writing on migration:

At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces, Friends of English Graduate Student Conference at UCLA

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 1:20pm
University of California, Los Angeles

Call for Papers, At Face Value: Re-thinking Surfaces
Friends of English Graduate Student Conference, UCLA
Friday, May 31, 2013 at UCLA

Keynote speakers: Professor Rachel Lee (UCLA), Professor Daniel Tiffany (USC)

Sir Peter: Aye, ever improving himself!--Mr. Surface, Mr. Surface...Well, well, that's proper; and you make even your screen a source of knowledge...
Joseph Surface: Oh, yes, I find great use in that screen.
-Richard Brinsley Sheridan, The School for Scandal (IV.3)

Literary London 2013

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 10:21am
Literary London Society

Literary London 2013
Representations of London in Literature
An Interdisciplinary Conference

Hosted by: the Institute of English Studies, University of London
Organised by: The Literary London Society
17–19 July 2013

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Vic Gatrell (Cambridge); Matthew Rubery (QMUL)

MLA 2014: Deletion, Erasure, Cancellation

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 9:29am
Paul Benzon

How might we theorize the aesthetics and poetics of practices such as deletion and erasure? All periods, genres, media welcome. Inquiries and abstracts with short biographies to pbenzon at temple dot edu by March 1.

Full CFP:

CfP manycinemas 05: histoire – history/story

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 8:28am
manycinemas

In manycinemas 05 we are looking for academic articles which highlights the polysemous aspects of history (history/story) in the cinemas of Asia, Africa and Latin America (or some other small film tradition like Inuit etc.).

In French the term histoire is a polysemous one - it has a multiple meaning: history and story. And thus, history is often nothing else than a "narrated history" – a story to describe events in the past in the right manner.

Heroes are created, legends are told, and events in the past are sometimes rewritten. Cinema as well as history forms a collective (and cultural) memory of a nation.

As we are preparing this issue following questions and topics raise in our mind:

Zombie Romantic Comedies - ZomRomCom - Essay Collection

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:59am
Drs. Deborah Christie, Margo Collins, and Ken Montieth

The recent re-animation of the zombie in popular culture has led to the creation of the "zombie romantic comedy," or the zomromcom. Evidence of the zomromcom phenomenon can be found in books, movies, and on the internet. Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of zombie romantic comedies. The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:

Walking Dead - Essay Collection

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:49am
Dr. Deborah Christie

Articles are invited for an edited collection on issues related to any element of The Walking Dead (either the original graphic novel or the AMC television series). The following categories suggest possibilities for exploration but are by no means exhaustive:

• Zombies/the Undead
• The postapocalyptic world
• Monstrosity
• Fandom and/or Reception
• Transformation and/or Adaptation
• Posthumanism
• Gender
• Race
• Hybridity
• Heroism
• Villainy
• History
• Memory
• Power
• Violence

Early Nineteenth-Century Lecturing in the U.S., Special Session, MLA Chicago Jan 9-12, 2014

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Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 7:42am
Granville Ganter

Call for papers for a Special Session panel for the 2014 MLA convention in Chicago (Jan 9-12) on the topic of "Early Nineteenth-Century Lecturing in the U.S." Lecture culture prior to the Civil War, especially New Media approaches, history of the book, rhet-comp. Papers that discuss early African American, Native, or women lecturers particularly welcome. Also, lyceum and popular education. Abstracts and CVs by March 15. ganterg@stjohns.edu. Inquiries welcome.

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