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Annual Meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society

Tuesday, November 12, 2019 - 4:26pm
Andrew Marvell Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 16, 2019

Annual meeting of the Andrew Marvell Society in conjunction with the South-Central Renaissance Conference.

Hosted by Southern Methodist University, 26-28 March 2020, Dallas, TX.

The Andrew Marvell Society invites proposals for papers to be presented on any aspect of Marvell studies, from established scholars in the field as well as graduate students and newcomers. Proposals are welcomed on all topics.

Abstracts only (350 words; a shorter 100-word abstract for inclusion in the program) should be submitted online no later than 16 December 2019 via the Conference’s submission portal:

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines: Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851

Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:26am
Jordan Bear, University of Toronto//Huntington Library
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020



Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines:

Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851



Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

17–18 September 2021




Jordan Bear (University of Toronto)

Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)


Ghosts and Memory

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Far West Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.

The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:

London Rising: Struggle, Rebellion, and Revolution

Tuesday, January 14, 2020 - 8:21am
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, London Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

London Rising: Friday, 6 March


’Cause in London Town

There’s just no place for a street fighting man

—The Rolling Stones, 1968 

Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic.  London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris.  This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?   

British Women Writers Conference 2020: Supernatural Visions

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:15am
Indu Ohri / British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by 18th- and 19th-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

SCSECS Panel--Cheap Print: Chapbooks, Ballads, News, Scandal, and Other Ephemera

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:48am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / SCSECS
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 6, 2019

SCSECS 2020: The Speedy Enlightenment: Moving, Racing, Quickening, and Otherwise Accelerating the Long Eighteenth Century,  February 7-8, Embassy Suites Hotel, St. Augustine FL

The theme for the conference is speed, and what was speedier in the 18th century than cheap print?

Natural Philosophy, Literature, and the Embodied Imagination

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:35am
SCSECS (St. Augustine, Florida - February 7-8, 2020)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 9, 2019

From Tita Chico’s The Experimental Imagination (2019), Karen Bloom Gevirtz’s Women, the Novel, and Natural Philosophy (2014), and Dana Jalobeanu’s “Disciplining Experience” (2014), recent criticism has disrupted the notion of objectivity and detached or modest witnessing that is typically associated with the scientific method and that was put forth by seventeenth- and eighteenth-century natural philosophers, themselves. This panel seeks to explore the connections between seventeenth- and eighteenth-century science and literature by paying particular attention to the role embodiment—broadly construed as corporeality, experientiality, materiality, and/or subject-position—played in both.

Call for Book Reviews, Modern Language Studies

Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 11:20am
Randy Robertson / Susquehanna University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2018-2019 issue.

I am especially interested in reviews of primary sources (including scholarly editions, contemporary literature, art, film, comic books, visual and popular culture), pedagogical works, and hypertext publications. However, reviews are no longer restricted to these categories.

Graduate students are welcome to contribute to the journal. Please submit your review electronically (as a Word attachment) to Randy Robertson, Reviews Editor of MLS, at


Eighteenth-Century Environmental Humanities: Edited Collection CFP

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:27pm
Jeremy Chow/ Bucknell University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

We invite abstracts for an interdisciplinary collection of essays that is oriented around the sheer diversity of Environmental Humanities (EH) work in the long eighteenth century. Our interdisciplinary focus seeks to honor connections and conversations within, around, and between disciplines. This collection evaluates how the emergence and necessity of EH scholarship is germane to conversations in the eighteenth century, and endeavors to weigh how EH might function as a discipline, theoretic, methodology, and/or pedagogical tool--as well as how the eighteenth century might legitimate, make blurry, or problematize these functions.