Calls for Papers

CFP: UCL Autopsies Project Study Day: “Yesterday’s Objects”

‘Yesterday’s Objects: The Death and Afterlife of Everyday Things’ Autopsies Research Project Study Day Friday, 4 June 2010 University College London (UCL) The Autopsies Project explores how objects die. Just as the twentieth century was transformed by the advent of new forms of media – the typewriter, gramophone, and film, for example – the arrival … Continue reading

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CFP: Anti-Tales: The Uses of Disenchantment

Once upon a time… …happily ever after? “…most intellectual development depends upon new readings of old texts. I am all for putting new wine in old bottles, especially if the pressure of the new wine makes the old bottles explode…” – Angela Carter An interdisciplinary research forum and subsequent publication of proceedings (Cambridge Scholars Publishing) … Continue reading

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CFP: Fashioning the Neo-Victorian. Iterations of the Nineteenth Century in Contemporary Literature and Culture

International Conference, University of Erlangen-Nuremberg, Germany, 8-10 April 2010 keynote speakers: Prof Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary University of London), Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke (Swansea University), Prof Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford) The notion of the Neo-Victorian has become an increasingly common denominator for cultural products re-iterating Victorian culture. Sometimes a critical engagement but equally often a … Continue reading

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CFP: Recycling luxury and waste in the long eighteenth century: the after life of used things in Britain and France

Recycling luxury and waste in the long 18th century – the afterlife of used things in Britain and France. International conference June 22nd – 23rd 2010 Université Paris Diderot / LARCA UFR Charles V – 10, rue Charles V 75004 Paris The 2010 conference on the afterlife of used things in the long 18th century … Continue reading