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NeMLA: French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790

Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:39pm
Janée Allsman, University of Colorado Boulder
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 51st Annual Convention, March 5-8, 2020

Boston, Massachusetts
Marriott Copley Place


French Religious Spaces, Rhetoric, and Identity: 1534-1790


How did religious spaces and their regulation in France between 1534 and 1790 shape religious rhetoric and identities? How did the legacies or privation of these spaces inform or define the identities of French missionaries in the colonies, or of French-speaking religious communities in exile? What was the relationship between private and public spaces and religious identities?

Suggested topics may include:

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:17am
Charlotte Coull/Tina Janssen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

27th-28th February 2020, University of Manchester.  

Keynote speaker: Professor Javed Majeed, King’s College London.

The effects of colonial power dynamics on knowledge creation in the long nineteenth century and beyond are well known and have become the foundation of a postcolonial reading of British scholarship in the context of empire. What has been less well examined are the practical effects of the colonial context on knowledge making.    

PAMLA 2019: Poetry and Poetics

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:53am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

PAMLA 2019 – Poetry and Poetics

Presiding Officer: Tom Jesse (University of Wisconsin-La Crosse)

Proposal Deadline: June 10, 2019

For this year’s “Poetry and Poetics” session, we are open to paper topics that span a wide range of (sub)genres, time periods, and critical approaches. Given the PAMLA 2019 conference theme of “Send In the Clowns,” we are especially interested in papers that engage with poetic “clowning” of all sorts—including but not limited to:

Passing on: Property, Family and Death in Narratives of Inheritance

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:54am
Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2019

From Shakespeare’s King Lear to Flaubert’s Frédéric Moreau, who lives off of his uncle’s money, and Edward St Aubyn’s novels about the troubled heir Patrick Melrose, literature has always been occupied with inheritance and inherited wealth. The insights provided by this literary legacy are more important than ever. Once considered a relic from the aristocratic past superseded by liberal meritocracy, inherited wealth is now recognized as a source of rising social inequality. It therefore poses an important challenge for the present – and for the future. To meet this challenge, inheritance must be understood in all its historical and cultural complexity. For inheritance is more than a means of transferring wealth between generations.

Material Matters: It's in the Details Seminar

Wednesday, May 22, 2019 - 1:14pm
Fort Ticonderoga Museum
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Material Matters: It’s In the Details

October 19-20, 2019

WSECS 2020 conference

Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 1:10pm
Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 30, 2019

The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies ( invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).

The Plenary Speaker is:  

Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.

BWWC 2020: Visions

Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:41pm
British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Call for Papers

18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

March 5th-7th, 2020

TCU, Fort Worth

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:33am
Christ Church, University of Oxford & School of Arts, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present 

A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. 


Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst 

The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). 


Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University).