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Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

updated: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:32pm
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of humour and satire in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

Happiness: Enlightenment to Present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 

The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

updated: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:24pm
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

From the trial of Marie/Marin le Marcis (1601) to the esthetics of the monstrueux in Pantagruel (1532) and Phèdre (1677) to the shifting literary optic of Jacques le Fataliste et son maître (1796), questions of hybridity, duality, and paradox have remained central to development of the Early Modern literary canon and its related philosophical principles. In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”, papers investigating the complex relationship between the notions of duality, plurality and hybridity will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

Crime and Punishment: From the Medieval and Early Modern to the Neo-Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:41pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.

MMLA 2019: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

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Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:40pm
Shannon Derby / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to): 

British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:55pm
U of Nebraska, Omaha and Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers | British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

Eds. Kristin Girten (U of Nebraska, Omaha) and Aaron R. Hanlon (Colby College)

 

We invite submissions for British Literature and the History of Technology, 1600-1830, a peer-reviewed, edited volume of essays for the Bucknell University Press Aperçus Series. The Aperçus Series focuses on connections between historiography, culture, and textual representation. The purpose of this volume is to provide a much-needed account of the role and history of technology in British literature and literary studies of the (very) long eighteenth century.

 

LANGUAGE IN THE FRANCOPHONE SPACE

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:37am
SAMLA 91 - Nov 8-10 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Language is a crucial aspect of the Francophone world, on the threshold between French and Creole, or other indigenous languages. The decision to write in a certain language can be simply dictated by the author’s feelings, or it can become a true political statement. As well, choosing one does not always mean that the other will remain silent: whether such process is carefully crafted, or on the contrary happens on a subconscious level, languages influence one another, and such influx tend to surface in poems, novels, songs, and other forms of expression.

Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

 

 

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