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The Road to Dracula: or the World as Disappointment and Representation

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Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:03am
Universitas Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Published at the height of the imperial enterprise, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) has a long and intricate backstory. It is, in fact, the result of centuries of British discovery of and disappointment with the world. One by one, naturalists, amateur anthropologists, merchants, soldiers, diplomats or missionaries from the British Isles discovered the world for the armchair travelers at home and built up their self-esteem by disfiguring countries and regions in writings, paintings, and lectures at the Royal Geographical Society.

Academic Writing and Influence, Identity, Inclusivity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 1:56pm
Influence, Identity, Inclusivity 3rd Annual Transoceanic Alliance on Writing Symposium, National University of Ireland Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 10, 2020

Ethnic identity is twin skin to linguistic identity--I am my language. Until I can take pride in my language, I cannot take pride in myself.

The Marilynne Robinson Society

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:03am
American Literature Association Conference (San Diego; May 21-25, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

The Marilynne Robinson Society will be hosting a panel on a wide variety of topics connected to Robinson’s essays and novels at the annual conference of the American Literature Association in San Diego.  Given the special conference theme of frontiers and borders, papers that attempt to engage with this theme are particularly welcome. Please submit abstracts of around 300 words to haein.park@biola.edu by January 15, 2020.