This panel celebrates the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st, 1819 by welcoming papers on any aspect of Melville’s legacy both during and after the nineteenth century. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to: how Melville’s works may speak to contemporary issues; Melville’s literary influences and how he employs them in his works; other writers who were influenced by Melville and how this influence manifests in their works; the 1920’s Melville revival; Melville's depiction of racial, cultural, sexual, or gender plurality; or textual and thematic analyses of any of Melville’s works.
The Chauncey Wood Dissertation Award of the George Herbert Society, 2017-2019
For an Outstanding Dissertation on George Herbert
The George Herbert Society
The Sixth Triennial Conference
at Cambridge University
George Herbert and Eloquence
18-21 June 2020
In partnership with
Peterhouse College, Trinity College, Magdalene College, and Girton College
Plenary Speakers: Sidney Gottlieb, Sacred Heart University
Malcolm Guite, Girton College
Medieval-Renaissance Conference XXXIII
The University of Virginia’s College at Wise
September 26-28, 2019
Keynote Address: “Noisy Neighbors: Playhouse and Church in a London Parish”—Christopher Highley, The Ohio State University
For the Northeast Modern Language Association’s (NeMLA’s) 51th Annual Conference, 5-4 March 2020, in Boston, MA, Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures, this session is seeking proposals addressing the topic, A Connecticut Abolitionist in King Arthur’s Court: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s British Reception. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s radical views on slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) took the western world by storm. Nowhere was the response more impassioned than in Great Britain.
When: October 9-12, 2019
Where: Xavier University & The University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH
Xavier University and the University of Cincinnati are proud to co-sponsor the Universities Studying Slavery (USS) Fall 2019 Symposium, entitled “The Academy’s Original Sin.” USS is a multi-institutional collaborative effort working to address historical and contemporary issues dealing with race and inequality in higher education and university communities, and the complicated legacies of slavery in modern American society.
CFP: “Religion, Criticism, and the Postcritical”
Special Issue of LIT: Literature Interpretation Theory
Date: Thursday, June 6, 2019 - 11:00am to Saturday, June 8, 2019 - 6:30pm
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 76th annual conference, which will be hosted by North Carolina State University on October 18-19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.
Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here: SRC Paper Submission Module.
For consideration for the 2019 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 7, 2019. Those submitting papers for the 2019 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: July 1, 2019.