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EXTENDED DEADLINE: SCSECS 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

The paper submission deadline for SCSECS 2019 has been extended to Friday, December 14. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu

Jane Austen Upside Down

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:31am
Lisa Hopkins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

JANE AUSTEN UPSIDE DOWN

A special issue of Persuasions On-Line

Scientiae: Early Modern Knowledge (12-15 June, Queen's University, Belfast)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:22am
Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge

June 12th 15th, 2019

Queen’s University, Belfast.

 

With plenary addresses by:

Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) & Rob Iliffe (Oxford)

 

and plenary panels led by:

 Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) &

Hidden Gems from Fleet Street: New Perspectives on Non-Canonical and Popular Eighteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Beginning with the pamphlet wars during the Restoration and ending with authors serving as critics to one anothers’ writings in the Romantic period, the eighteenth century was rife was debates about how to define and identify good literature. Authors such as John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, and many others served as adjudicators of good literature by chastising others’ work in their prefaces, poetry, pamphlets, and mock epics. Theater history and book history however, tells us that some of the works of these dunces were widely popular and important in their own right—regardless of how derided they were by their peers.

The Brontes and their Contemporaries: Texts and Contexts (1816-1855)

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:31pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018

This year (2018) the Bronte Society, centres of Victorian Studies as well as Literature departments across the Anglophone world are commemorating the bicentenary of Emily Bronte's birth with several conferences and events. The three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, were born in Yorkshire between 1816 and 1820. They all died young, with the longest survivor, Charlotte, passing away in 1855, possibly from tuberculosis (like her sisters) or typhus. However, in their short literary life, the sisters published one volume of poetry and seven novels – many of them as the Bells – which have ensured their presence and influence in the English literary sphere to this day.

DECADENCE [Call for Papers/Reviews]

updated: 
Saturday, December 8, 2018 - 10:55am
University College London, Dept of English [Moveable Type, Vol. 11 (Summer 2019)]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.

Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

Non-Binary: Retheorizing Romantic Sexes and Genders

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:12am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

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