Nature, the landscape and the environment have enjoyed a recurrent presence, indeed have been constant protagonists, in Irish literature and culture.This wild isolated island, originally feared or even despised by foreigners progressively became that romanticized, pre-modern Arcadia imagined by tourists from the early twentieth century onwards. The once desolated and barren landscapes of the Great Hunger were imaginatively recreated as green pastures, nostalgically conjured up by nineteenth- and twentieth-century Irish emigrants across the world.
Call for Papers: The Confidential Clerk (Vol.4)
The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2018 issue.
In Retrospect: Ellis Bell, Emily Bronte and their Wuthering Heights
Deadline extended: Call for proposals for creative writing event: Congress 2018
Co-presented by CACLALS, ACQL and ACCUTE
Saturday, May 26, 2018, 6:30 – 8:00 PM
Campion Commons, University of Regina
Deadline extension notice
Submit now to:
And now for a creative perspective:
A graduate student reading and roundtable
The 90th annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association will take place November 2-4, 2018 at the Birmingham Sheraton in Birmingham, Alabama. This year's conference theme is Fighters from the Margins: Socio-Political Activists and Their Allies.
SAMLA invites scholars to submit CFPs both related and unrelated to our conference theme. Interested scholars can click http://bit.ly/2moL1kt to submit a CFP. A link to the CFP submission form can also be found on SAMLA's homepage at samla.memberclicks.net.
CONTRIBUTE TO A MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION (MLA) APPROACHES VOLUME ON TEACHING THE WORKS OF EDITH WHARTON
The volume, Approaches to Teaching the Works of Edith Wharton, edited by Ferdâ Asya, is now in development in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature.
As with other similar books published by the MLA, this one will contain a discussion of the most important and useful materials available to teachers—in this case, of the works of Edith Wharton—and it will be composed largely of essays by instructors. A list of books published in the series can be found on the MLA Website (http://www.mla.org) under MLA Library.
Special Issue of Tulsa Studies in Women's Literature, edited by Emily Rutter and Laura Engel
GRAND VALLEY SHAKESPEARE FESTIVAL CONFERENCE
“My Crown is in My Heart, Not on My Head” –3 Henry VI 3.1
Thursday, September 27 and Friday, September 28, 2018
Grand Valley State University, Allendale, Michigan
CALL FOR PAPERS – Submission Deadline JUNE 1, 2018
*Rolling acceptances for proposals received between Feb 1 and June 1. Final acceptances sent out first week of August.
~ Visit gvsu.edu/shakesconference for proposal submission, registration and conference deta
Eighteenth-Century War Representation
National University of Singapore, 21-22 April 2018
Scholars have given less attention to war representation of the eighteenth-century than to that of other periods. This is probably a result of the absence of any important texts about war, and of widespread interest in the twentieth century.
However, many important ways of representing and understanding war emerged in the eighteenth century. There was, for instance, a new sense of the soldier's or civilian's experience of war, and of the infiltration of war into ordinary life.
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« L’Anthropocène en question : arts, lettres, sciences humaines et naturelles »
12 avril 2018
Université de Sherbrooke
Dans le cadre de la 16e édition du colloque en littérature canadienne comparée de l’Université de Sherbrooke, sont invité·e·s étudiant·e·s, professeur·e·s et spécialistes des milieux pratiques de tous les horizons disciplinaires à se pencher sur la question anthropocène.
The 26thAnnual Conference of the English and American Literature Association
Conference Organizers: English and American Literature Association of the Republic of China (EALA, Taiwan) and National Taitung University, Taiwan
Date: October 27, 2018
Venue: National Taitung University (Zhihben Campus), Taitung, Taiwan
Seeking submissions for an edited collection entitled: Women Rewriting History: Critical Resistance through Literature, Film, and Art
Editors: Lisa Bernstein and Tulin Ece Tosun
Deadline for Proposals: April 1, 2018
“I am all for putting new wine in old
bottles, especially if the pressure of the new one
makes the old bottles explode”
“Notes from the Front Line”
Call for papers: The Tacky South
American Studies Association Annual Meeting
November 8-11, 2018
As a way to comment on a person’s style, the word “tacky” has distinctly southern origins. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, it first emerged around 1800 as a noun to describe “a poor white of the Southern States from Virginia to Georgia.” Although the OED does not draw connections between this origin and the origins of the adjective describing something “dowdy, shabby; in poor taste, cheap, vulgar,” these definitions suggest a clear link between national stereotypes of region, race, and class and urbane (and northern urban?) notions of taste, class, and sensibility.
The Dickens Project is now accepting applications for the NEH Summer Institute for School Teachers, "Why Literature Matters: Voices from Nineteenth-Century Britain and America," directed by Professor Janice Carlisle. The seminar will take place from June 24-July 29, 2018 at UC Santa Cruz. Applications are due March 1, 2018. Please see our website (https://teachers.ucsc.edu) for more information and to apply.
7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference:
Reframing Perceptions of the Greater Caribbean in Popular Media.
The graduate program of the English Department at the University of Puerto Rico in Río Piedras announces the call for papers for the 7th Caribbean Without Borders Graduate Student Conference to be held on May 16-18, 2018.
For this installment, we are looking for new interdisciplinary scholarship on how the Greater Caribbean is represented in popular media, whether in literature, film, television, music, news media, social media platforms, comic books, or video games.
Submission requirements for abstracts:
“Melville at 200”
Deadline: September 1, 2018
And some certain significance lurks in all things, else all things are little worth, and the round world itself but an empty cipher. (Chapter 99 of Moby-Dick, “The Doubloon”)