The Globe of Life Blood Trembling: Science Fiction and William Blake Blake's demonstrable knowledge of science is often eclipsed by his reputed mysticism. Please submit abstracts/papers exploring his adaptation of scientific theory and/or 19th, 20th or 21st century science fiction works which intersect with Blake. Papers cannot be read in absentia. The MLA Convention will be 7-10 Jan. 2031 in Toronto Canada. Josephine Ann McQuail, Tennessee Tech U (firstname.lastname@example.org )
‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury
Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury.
We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?
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EXTENDED SUBMISSION DEADLINE:
JUNE 15, 2020 (FORMERLY MAY 15, 2020)
Postgraduate & Early Career Researcher Conference
University of Warwick, 7-8 July 2020
Whilst proposals on all eighteenth-century topics are welcome, we particularly encourage those that address any aspect of our light theme ‘Opposites and Oppositions’ throughout the long eighteenth century. We invite proposals for individual papers, for fully formed panels of three or four papers, for roundtable sessions, and for workshops and innovative formats.
Some suggested topics for papers include, but are not limited to:
- Party politics and oppositions (e.g. Whigs and Tories, Hanover and Stuart claims)
- Town and country
- Cosmopolitanism and nationalism
CALL FOR PAPERS, PROJECTS, AND WORKS-IN-PROGRESS
In Numbered Lives: Life and Death in Quantum Media, scholar and feminist digital humanities practitioner Jacqueline Wernimont examines recordkeeping technologies used to account for human lives and bodies, beginning as early as the 15th century. The book, in part a robust critical historiography, challenges us to interrogate and engage mindfully with contemporary data issues and methods, and with the ways in which they shape our narratives regarding the value of lives and cultures.
CFP — GOTHIC DREAMS/GOTHIC NIGHTMARES
At a time when a medieval and early modern understanding of literary authority had given way and a concept of intellectual property had not yet been solidly established, eighteenth-century Europe saw a surge of activity involving translation and appropriation of materials produced by others. As well as authors who freely borrowed from the past and present within their own cultures and languages, there was special interest in the translation and appropriation of materials drawn from other cultures and reinterpreted for European audiences.
“Sense and Consensus”
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2020
April 25th, 2020
300 Wheeler Hall
University of California, Berkeley
Keynote: Colleen Lye, University of California, Berkeley
Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism to be hosted by Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri from October 22-24. The conference theme this year is "Romantic Confluences."
While we encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, some possible approaches include the following:
Geography and Spatiality
Travel and River Studies