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[REMINDER] George Meredith and his Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

Friday, March 6, 2015 - 8:07am
Bishop Grossetste University, Lincoln, UK

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth, University of Oxford

George Meredith and his Circle: Intellectual Communities and Literary Networks

This will be the first international conference on George Meredith's work and critical reputation, and therefore a landmark event in Meredith studies. The conference also highlights debates about the circulation and exchange of ideas between Meredith and his contemporaries, encompassing the wider resonances of legacy and literary community in the circulation of ideas in the second half of the long nineteenth century.

NEW - Journal of Student Research Deadline: March 26, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 7:45pm
Journal of Student Research

The Journal of Student Research is a digital multidisciplinary journal devoted to publishing quality, original, scholarly research articles on a variety of topics related to business, communication, education, law, science and technology, and other current research topics.

Manuscripts should be no more than 26, double-spaced pages (justified, one-inch margins all around, half-inch indent, in Times New Roman 12-point font, using active voice), including an abstract (up to 200 words), keywords (up to seven terms), references, discussion questions (up to five), and relevant tables, figures (in their correct position in the text, not separate and not at the end of the manuscript), and appendixes.

MLA 2016: Robert Frost, the Public, and the Artistic Community of His Time

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 6:33pm
The Robert Frost Society/The Robert Frost Review

The Robert Frost Society will be hosting a panel at the 2016 MLA Convention to be held in Austin, TX from January 7th-10th, 2016. In accordance with the announced theme of the meeting, "Literature and Its Publics: Past, Present, and Future," we invite papers that explore the relationship between Frost, the public, and the artistic community of his time. Papers might address the following, or related questions: Who was and is the audience for his work? Does Frost's s public persona coincide with the public's perception of him? What is the nature of that public? Please submit an abstract and A/V requirements to Virginia Smith, United States Naval Academy, at by March 23rd, 2015.

Critical anthology on Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire book or TV series

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 3:32pm
Editors Rachel Schaffer and John Scaggs

Wyoming author Craig Johnson's Walt Longmire mystery series and the A&E/Netflix television series adapted from it have become increasingly popular since the publication of The Cold Dish in 2005. The series has steadily moved up the New York Times bestseller list, reaching #6 with this year's release, Any Other Name. The television series grew steadily in popularity among viewers and was the highest-rated scripted drama in A&E's history. To date, only one critical study has been published about Johnson's body of work. Therefore, we are seeking previously unpublished papers about either the Longmire book series or the television series for a collection to be published by McFarland.

Mark Twain and Popular Culture; April 15, 2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:52pm
Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference

Mark Twain and Popular Culture Panel. Deadline, April 15, 2015. Abstracts are invited for this panel that explores Mark Twain's work in relation to the popular culture of his own time or as it has been adapted in popular culture more recently. This panel will be submitted to the Popular Culture in the American South and American Culture Association in the South Conference to be held October 1-3, 2015 in Wlimington, NC. Please submit 250-word abstracts by email to Tina Entzminger at You will also need to request audio-visual equipment with your submission. Only DVD/VCR w/monitors will be provided at the conference. No LCD projectors will be available.

"The Uses of 'Religion' in Nineteenth Century Studies," Mar. 16-19, 2016

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 12:36pm
Joshua King, Margarett Root Brown Chair in Robert Browning and Victorian Studies, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University

time and place: March 16-19, 2016, Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
deadline for proposals: 5:00 p.m. Friday, September 18, 2015

American Literature After 1900 SCMLA Nashville 2015 October 31-November 3, 2015 3/31

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 11:33am
SCMLA American Literature II: Literature After 1900

The SCMLA's American Literature II: Literature After 1900 Regular Session invites submissions that respond to the conference theme "Sound and Story: The Rhythms of Language" or that address any other topic for its annual convention at the Nashville Marriott at Vanderbilt University October 31st - November 3rd (Saturday-Tuesday).

Deadline: March 31, 2015

Please send abstracts of no more than 500 words to

The Sixth Biannual Conference of the RECEPTION STUDY SOCIETY 9/24/2015-9/27/2015

Thursday, March 5, 2015 - 9:31am
Reception Studies Society

The Reception Study Society promotes informal and formal exchanges between scholars in several related fields: reader-response criticism and pedagogy, reception history, history of reading and the book, audience and communication studies, institutional studies, and gender, race, ethnic, sexuality, postcolonial, religious, and other studies. Proposals for panels and papers in any of these areas are now welcome. Please submit proposals of 250 words or less, along with a one-page cv, to by May 8, 2015.

Plenary Speakers will be: