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REMINDER: The Gothic, Then and Now (Panel at ASECS Annual Conference, March 19-21, 2020, St. Louis, MO)

Friday, August 30, 2019 - 11:16am
Geremy Carnes, Lindenwood University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

This session seeks papers that bridge discussions of eighteenth-century Gothic literature with discussions of the Gothic’s role in contemporary literature and culture. Questions explored may include (but are not limited to) the following: What does the eighteenth-century Gothic tell us about our own contemporary Gothic moment? Can studies of the contemporary Gothic shed new light on our understanding of the Gothic's eighteenth-century origins? Are we guilty of dehistoricization if we apply the term “Gothic” to contemporary uncanny or scary texts?

The Next Act: Approaches to the Problem of the Theatre Canon in Undergraduate Education

Wednesday, July 31, 2019 - 9:40am
Lindsey Mantoan / Linfield College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 31, 2019


for a new anthology


The Next Act: Approaches to the Problem of the Theatre Canon in Undergraduate Education

Co-Editors: Lindsey Mantoan, Matthew Moore, and Angela Farr Schiller


Canonicity is not only a list of texts, but a way of thinking about what the texts signify.

- Randy Laist

“The Self-Deconstructing Canon:

Teaching the Survey Course Without Perpetuating Hegemony.”

Currents in Teaching and Learning Vol. 1 No. 2 (2009): 51


The Gothic Panel II at PAMLA 2019 (Extended)

Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We are looking for one or two more presenters to join the second Gothic Panel at PAMLA.

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.

Conference Information:

November 14-17, 2019

Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA


Friday, July 19, 2019 - 1:51pm
Centro Studi Opera Omnia Luigi Boccherini
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 16, 2019   BEETHOVEN THE EUROPEANLUCCA, Complesso Monumentale di San Micheletto27-29 March 2020 Keynote Speakers:• Barry Cooper (University of Manchester)• William Kinderman (University of Illinois at Urbana Champaign)  Beethoven’s impact is widely recognised as of seemingly universal, timeless significance; 250 years since his birth his music still communicates with and inspires people across the globe. Nevertheless his iconic, enduring oeuvre stems from a specific European cultural milieu and historical context.

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVII

Wednesday, July 10, 2019 - 1:43pm
Australian and New Zealand Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (ANZSECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

David Nichol Smith Seminar in Eighteenth-Century Studies XVII
‘Dark Enlightenments’
2-4 December 2020
Adelaide, Australia

Associate Professor Kate Fullager (Macquarie)
Professor Sasha Handley (Manchester)
Associate Professor Eugenia Zuroski (McMaster)

2 CfPs for NeMLA Convention, March 5-8, 2020, Boston, MA

Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:35am
Kathryn Bastin (Eckerd College) & Erin Myers (Indiana University)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Dear Colleagues,It is with great pleasure that we announce two sessions for NeMLA’s 51st Annual Convention to be held in Boston, MA on March 5-8, 2020. Please find the CfPs below; abstracts may be submitted by September 30, 2019 via the links provided. Feel free to disseminate this invitation and send any questions to the organizers Erin Myers and Kate Bastin ( and Thank you for your consideration!


Vegetative/Meditative States and Other Lessons from Plants in Early Modern Literature and Culture (Seminar)


Displacement in texts of the long eighteenth century (1660-1815)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:24pm
Cynthia Klekar-Cunningham and Linda Zionkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

This peer-reviewed volume will discuss the focus on displacement, both external and internal, in texts of the long eighteenth century (1660-1815). 

External displacement can be considered as an individual’s or a population’s forced/coerced transfer from a particular location due to war or political conflicts, land development, natural disaster, economic opportunities/exploitations, or the redrawing of national boundaries. Such displacement might include