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‘A Legacy to the World’: New Approaches to Laurence Sterne’s ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and other Works_

Thursday, June 15, 2017 - 10:36am
W. B. Gerard (Auburn University at Montgomery), Paul Goring (Norwegian University of Science and Technology), and M.-C. Newbould (Cambridge University), co-editors
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017

In 2018, Laurence Sterne’s _A Sentimental Journey through France and

Italy_, the author’s ‘work of redemption,’ will have been

entertaining, touching and outraging readers for 250 years. To mark

the sestercentennial anniversary of its publication and Laurence

Sterne’s death, we are pleased to issue a call for proposals for

contributions to an essay collection, _‘A Legacy to the World’:

New Approaches to Laurence Sterne’s ‘A Sentimental Journey’ and

other Works_. We are particularly interested in new explorations of

affect, culture, gender, class, religion and nation, and in studies of

connections between _A Sentimental Journey_ and other works by Sterne

“The Body Aged: Performance, Disability, and Aging in the Long Eighteenth Century”

Monday, June 12, 2017 - 11:35am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

This panel continues the work started by the "Ecology of Ageism in the Long Eighteenth Century," a panel at ASECS in 2016 that focused on the constructions of age in the eighteenth century. Not only a reflection of genes or time, aging is a cultural discourse that affects the interpolation of identity and the power dynamics of privilege. "The Body Aged: Performance, Disability, and Queer Aging in the Long Eighteenth Century" seeks to expand the discussion of aging by connecting age studies to work in performance theory, disability studies, and queer studies.

American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact On U.S. Policy and Culture

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:05pm
Jody Baumgartner, editor
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 1, 2017

Seeking contributors for ABC-CLIO's two-volume forthcoming encyclopedia, "American Political Humor: Masters of Satire and Their Impact on U.S. Policy and Culture." This two volume set, due out in the fall of 2019, will have a total of approximately 110 profiles, 2,000 words in length, of important individuals or media outlets (specific magazines, television shows, websites, and specific vehicles of political humor). These will be divided into 12 chronological chapters.

In exchange for agreeing to contribute, all authors will have complimentary e-book access to the set and an ABC-CLIO gift card worth $100 as a token of appreciation.

The First Frontier: Pittsburgh and Pennsylvania in Early America

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:20pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Since the 1939 publication of Perry Miller’s classic The New England Mind early Americanists have acknowledged the fundamental role New English Puritanism played in the subsequent development of American culture. Scholars like Edmund Morgan, Sacvan Bercovitch, Andrew Delbanco and many others have placed New England at the center of the development of American identity. Yet in the past generation, other scholars have broadened an understanding of regionalism in the construction of American nationhood, with many focusing on the polyglot, multiethnic and religiously non-conformist colonies of New York, New Jersey, and especially Pennsylvania.

Paving the road for men of brighter talents: celebrating the tercentenary of Horace Walpole

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 2:03am
Aeternum: Journal of Contemporary Gothic Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 18, 2017

Author of nominally the first gothic novel, The Castle of Otranto, the collection of gothic short stories, The Hieroglyphic Tales, and the gothic play The Mysterious Mother, Walpole developed a style with hyperbolic tendencies, odd and wild ornamentation, rude irregularity and deliberate disharmony in an effort to free the authorial imagination from the ennui and malaise engendered by neoclassical order and form. The prefaces to his fictional works often featured commentary on the current state of literature, art and culture, and his self-published letters, are themselves of significant social and political interest.

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:27pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz, Poland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on adaptation in the eighteenth century in general.

New Scholars Program -- Bibliographical Society of America

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:29pm
John Buchtel / Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January.  The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).  Those selected for the panel receive $600 toward the cost of attending the Annual Meeting and a complimentary one-year membership

RePost Deadline Extended: “Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:31pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association 89th Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Deadline extended!

Following the South Atlantic Modern Language Association’s 89th Conference’s theme of “High Art/ Low Art: Borders and Boundaries in Popular Culture,” abstracts are invited for the Pre-1900 American Literature Panel, titled

“Scribbling Americans: Appropriation and Subversion in Literary Arts High and Low”

French Enlightenment - PAMLA 2017 in Honolulu, Hawaii

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 5:49pm
PAMLA 2017 - Honolulu, Hawaii
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Title: The French Enlightenment Chair: Chloe Edmondson (Stanford University), This panel invites proposals for papers on any aspect of the French Enlightenment. We are particularly interested in papers that take an inter-disciplinary approach and engage with the literature, art, and/or the intellectual, cultural, social, political history of the French Enlightenment. 

The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu
(with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to
Sunday, November 12.

DNS Conference - Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment, 13-15 December 2017

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:57pm
University of Queensland and Griffith University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017


Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment

The Sixteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies

Griffith University and the University of Queensland

Brisbane, 13-15 December 2017


The Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is pleased to announce that the sixteenth David Nichol Smith Seminar, Natures and Spaces of Enlightenment, will be held in Brisbane, Australia, at Griffith University and the University of Queensland on the 13th to 15th December 2017.