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REMINDER: New Approaches to Gothic Literature: Panel at 2018 ASECS Annual Meeting, March 22-25

Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:49pm
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

As the bicentennial of the publication of the early Gothic’s masterpiece, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 2018 is an ideal time to reconsider how we understand the aesthetic qualities, ideological underpinnings, historical development, and cultural work of Gothic literature. Derided as juvenile or worse through most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Gothic has enjoyed a resurgence in interest among scholars in recent decades—and of course, it has never lost the interest of popular audiences.

ACLA Panel: Networks of Adoption

Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Melissa Dinsman and Beth Rosenberg
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.

Theatre, Performance, and Slavery

Wednesday, August 16, 2017 - 10:18pm
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

Please consider submitting proposals for the 2018 American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies panel on "Theatre, Performance, and Slavery." This panel is sponsored by the ASECS Performance Studies Caucus; we are interested in work by scholars from a variety of national-linguistic traditions (French, Spanish, English, Portuguese, Dutch), as well as comparatists. ASECS 2018 will take place in Orlando, Florida, from March 22-25; deadline for receipt of proposals is September 15.


CFP: Theatre, Performance, and Slavery


S. T. Coleridge's Biographia Literaria: 200th Anniversary

Thursday, November 9, 2017 - 12:43pm
The Anachronist
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 20, 2018




The New Series of The Anachronist

invites academic papers for its 2017 issue (to be published in 2018),

celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of


S. T. Coleridge’s

Biographia Literaria


New Directions: British Women Writers Conference

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

New Directions: the 26th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

April 11-15, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

The twenty-sixth annual BWWC invites papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “New Directions.” Since the landmark “Generations” conference of 2017 invites a retrospective look back, “New Directions” will encourage turning to the future to ask crucial methodological, theoretical, and content-based questions about our fields’ key concepts and literatures.

“Tools for Corpus Analysis in the Study of the Long Eighteenth Century” Part II (Digital Humanities Caucus)

Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
49th ASECS Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

For this panel, we seek individual or team submissions focused on literary or historical work using digital tools
for corpus analysis. We invite papers that cover various aspects of computer-assisted textual analysis,
whether in research or in the classroom. Questions might include: What are the risks and benefits of
computer-assisted textual analysis? What are the advantages and disadvantages of having students “screw
around” with texts in this fashion? What does it mean to derive significance from a text or a corpus of texts
through quantitative means? How might texts be interpreted and interrogated through specific methods and


Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:31am
University of Paderborn, Dr. Katrin Röder, Dr. Christoph Singer
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 25, 2018


25 - 26 May 2018

University of Paderborn, Germany



 This conference investigates the richness and variety of concepts of happiness from 1500 to 1750 as well as their negotiation and reconfiguration in the fictional and non-fictional literature of the period. We will probe the uses and meanings of “happiness,” a relatively new word in the 16th century, as well as the meanings and uses of its closely related terms felicity, (good) fortune, pleasure and bliss.

Never have I ever: Current Issues in Teaching the Eighteenth Century

Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:50pm
ASECS: American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies Conference (March2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017


Please submit a short proposal for this roundtable at the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference March 22-25, 2018 (Orlando, Florida).


Transatlantic Gardens: Literary and Ecological Form in the Long 18th Century

Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:33am
Northeast Modern Language Association Convention (4/12-15/18)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Short form CFP:

This panel examines links between literary and ecological form across the Atlantic in the long eighteenth century. Formal experimentation is often taken as analogue for political critique, but in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, these critiques tend to be sited within specific locales.  What literary shifts are enabled or enforced by divergent ecological sites? What new perspectives on formal innovation become available when we view the plantation through the lens of the garden, and vice versa?

Send abstracts of 300 words to Kate McIntyre ( and MC Hyland ( by September 30, 2017.


The Intermedia Restoration

Friday, August 4, 2017 - 3:51pm
University of Maryland, College Park
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 1, 2017

The Intermedia Restoration

February 16, 2018

University of Maryland, College Park

Call For Papers


Organized by Laura Rosenthal & Scott Trudell


Featuring William Germano, Stuart Sherman, & Amanda Eubanks Winkler