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Journal of Victorian Culture Graduate Student Essay Prize 2015–16

The Journal of Victorian Culture inaugurated an essay prize competition in 2007, and our past winners include Louise Lee, Tiffany Watt-Smith, Bob Nicholson, and Tom Scriven whose essays appear in issues 13.1 (2008), 15.1 (2010), 17.3 (2012), and 19.1 (2014). 463 more words

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Call for papers: mini-symposium “Class, Gender and Migration”

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Call for papers: mini-symposium “Class, Gender and Migration”;

Sebastien Chauvin and Saskia Bonjour will convene a mini-symposium on ‘Class, Gender and Migration’ in the framework of Conference… 559 more words

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New Call for Papers

Supervenience and the theory of experience. Assessing the explanatory and descriptive power of a formal concept
Editors: Michela Summa & Emanuele Caminada
Deadline for submissions: May, 17th, 2015… 14 more words
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Call for Papers for May Issue of JSMaP

We are happy to announce the Call for Papers for May Issue of Journal for Studies in Management and Planning (JSMaP) which is an international peer reviewed, internationally refereed, online, open-access journal published monthly. 184 more words

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Call for Papers for May Issue of IJR

Call for Papers for May Issue

We are happy to announce the successful publication of the April Issue of International Journal of Research (IJR) with ISSN 2348-6848 is an international peer reviewed, internationally refereed, online, open-access journal published monthly. 133 more words

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Submit Your Research to Compensation and Benefits Review!

Compensation & Benefits Review is the leading journal for senior executives and professionals who design, implement, evaluate and communicate compensation and benefits policies and programs. The journal supports human resources and compensation and benefits specialists and academic experts with up-to-date analyses and information on salary and wage trends, labor markets, pay plans, incentive compensation, legal compliance, retirement programs, health care benefits and other employee benefit plans. 131 more words

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CFP Dickens Day 2015: Dickens, Readers and Reading

Reading is a powerful thing in Dickens’s novels. David Copperfield says of his childhood that ‘reading was my only and my constant comfort’. He goes on, ‘when I think of it the picture always rises in my mind, of a summer evening, the boys at play in the churchyard, and I sitting on my bed, reading as if for life’. 318 more words

Charles Dickens

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Reading is a powerful thing in Dickens’s novels. David Copperfield says of his childhood that ‘reading was my only and my constant comfort’. He goes on, ‘when I think of it the picture always rises in my mind, of a summer evening, the boys at play in the churchyard, and I sitting on my bed, reading as if for life’. If the lonely and unhappy David found reading life-saving, Oliver Twist experiences its deathly associations. He is so disturbed by reading the Newgate Calendar that its pages seem to turn red with gore and he hears its words sounding in his ears. Contemporaries of Dickens were also keenly aware of the power of literature and they worried about Dickens’s own influence over his vast numbers of readers, particularly the ‘impressionable’ ones – women, younger readers and the lower classes. Despite such concerns, Dickens’s popularity remained undimmed throughout his life and in his last years he reached a new audience with his public readings of his own works.  Reading Dickens had a profound effect on many other writers too and we will seek to explore the echoes, referencing and rewriting of Dickens – both celebratory and critical – in later works. Jointly run by Birkbeck, the University of Leicester, the Dickens Fellowship and the Institute of English Studies, this one-day conference will explore Dickens’s reading, his readers and reading in his work. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the theme and warmly encourage Dickensians and scholars of all backgrounds and career stages to apply. Topics could include but are not limited to: Reading and readers of Dickens’s work

  • Dickens’s relationship with his community of readers
  • Descriptions of readers and reading in Dickens’s novels
  • Dickens as a reader of Dickens: Dickens’s public readings
  • Dickens’s library and what he read
  • Dickens 2012: reading Dickens in the bicentenary
  • Dickens serial reading projects
  • Critics and critical reception of Dickens
  • Dickens’s support for charity schools and education
  • Illiteracy and non-readers in Dickens’s work
  • The Dickens Fellowship and Dickens reading groups
Please send proposals (maximum 500 words) to Bethan Carney, Holly Furneaux and Ben Winyard at bethan.carney@gmail.com, hf35@le.ac.uk and benwinyard@hotmail.com. The deadline for paper proposals is 31st May 2015.