The Midwest Conference on British Studies is happy to announce an extension for the Call for Papers for its 66th Annual Meeting to May 20, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.
Money, Power and Print: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Financial Revolution
CALL for PAPERS
4-6 June 2020
This colloquium, the ninth in a biennial series and the first to be held in the Republic of Ireland, invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to enrich their mutual understanding of the intersections between public finance, politics, and print during a period some scholars call the ‘financial revolution’ from around 1688 to 1776. The subject matter has been broadened slightly for 2020 to include the histories of personal credit and central banking.
The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is looking for papers on gothic literature and the gothic in media for its 2019 conference November 14-17 in San Diego, California. We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture, and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic. Potential subjects may include, but are not limited to:
Seeking 15-minute conference paper presentations about how literature, film, the visual arts, or other cultural products have documented, challenged, and influenced the cultural adaption of scientific practices and products from the rise of the scientific method in 17thcentury to the present day. Presentations may reflect on the range of human emotions prompted by the changes brought to culture by science and technology, from horror and anxiety to humor and hope. Of interest also are presentations that give consideration to key moments in the integration of technology into culture as reflected upon in works of literature, art, film, etc.
Possible paper topics include (but are not limited to):
INHA, PARIS (27-28 MARS 2020)
Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding (université de Lille)
Laurence Chamlou (université de Reims)
Isabelle Gadoin (CNRS, « Thalim » / université de Poitiers)
Stacey Pierson (London, SOAS)
Karen Brown (University of St Andrews, Scotland)
Sarga Moussa (Thalim – université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle)
Nabila Oulebsir (université de Poitiers)
Mildred Galland-Szymkowiak (CNRS, équipe Thalim, UMR 7172)
Evanghelia Stead (université Versailles-St Quentin)
Yusuke Suzumura (Hosei university, Japon)
METU British Novelists International Conference: “Daniel Defoe and His Work”
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 12-13 December 2019
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 August 2019
The Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University is pleased to announce the call for its 25th British Novelists Conference, the theme of which is “Daniel Defoe and His Work.” The conference will be held on 12-13 December, 2019 in Ankara, Turkey.
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.
The Cambridge Body and Food Histories group is delighted to announce the call for papers for its second annual conference:
THURSDAY 12TH & FRIDAY 13TH SEPTEMBER 2019. ENGLISH FACULTY, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE.
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.
Domesticity in Odd Places (EC ASECS October 24-26, 2019, Gettysburg, PA)