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:
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.
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):
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 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.
12 July 2019
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
Winfried Eckel (Mainz)
Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)
Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)
English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
The Editors have been delighted at the proposals we have received thus far, and hope that more will come in before the 1 May 2019 deadline.
With fewer than 2 months to go, however, we have decided to issue a revised Call for Contributors to advertise the consorts that we have received no abstracts for.
So, while we are keen to hear from prospective authors on any consort, we are especially looking for submissions on:
Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts
CALL FOR PAPERS
Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society/An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag
2019 Annual Conference
Queen’s University Belfast
14-16 June 2019
Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers (in English or Irish) on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland, including its history, literature, language, and culture. There is no specific conference theme, but proposals for papers and panels addressing the following topics will be particularly welcome:
Gothic Ecologies in British Culture: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Special Issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 2/2020)
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia 2019 Conference
21 - 23 November 2019
UNSW Canberra Northcott Drive
Canberra ACT 2600 Australia
Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Professor Will Christie, Australian National University
Professor Kevin Gilmartin, California Institute of Technology
Associate Professor Kevis Goodman, University of California Berkeley
Professor Clara Tuite, University of Melbourne
Call for Papers