Writing in 1800, the Marquis de Sade claimed that the Gothic was the inevitable product of the revolutionary tremors felt throughout Europe. In revealing the proximity between poetic and political terror, the Gothic became the inescapable condition and symptom of modernity itself. The rise of the Gothic in late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century Europe is closely bound up with the discovery of Shakespeare as a "modern dramatist" by Hegel and, later, Marx. Like the Gothic, Shakespeare's plays had a propensity for exploring the "dark underbelly" of the new modern world. This seminar explores the mutually constitutive relationship between "Shakespeare" and "the Gothic," viewed as cultural catalysts for modernity and modern creativity.
NEW INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC BOOK SERIES. The Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship in the domain of Gothic Studies and respond, where possible, to existing classroom/module needs. The series aims to foster innovative international scholarship that interrogates established ideas in this rapidly growing field, to broaden critical and theoretical discussion among scholars and students, and to enhance the nature and availability of existing scholarly resources.
Series Editor: Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada
Location and date: Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th floor, 27 October 2018, 8:30am-5:30pm
Introductory Speaker: Alison Booth, University of Virginia
Keynote Speaker: Suzy Anger, University of British Columbia
“And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper.”
Mary Shelley, 1831 Introduction to Frankenstein
2018 ASECS Race and Empire Caucus Graduate Student Essay Prize
The Race and Empire Caucus invites submissions for the 2018 ASECS Race and Empire Caucus Graduate Student Essay Prize. The Caucus welcomes essays that are revised versions of papers read at the regional and national conferences of ASECS and its affiliates (including the Society of Early Americanists, Early Caribbean Society, SHARP, NABMSA, etc.) between July 1, 2017 and June 30, 2018. The prize-winning essay will be considered for publication in the 2018-2019 volume of Studies in Eighteenth-Century Culture, and the prize will be awarded at the 2019 ASECS meeting.
General Call for Papers
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
CALL FOR PAPERS
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Friday, November 9, 2018 to Sunday, November 11, 2018, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington
Conference theme: “Acting, Roles, and Stages”
Session: Authorial Anonymity: The Muse, the Genius, Inspiration, Impersonality, and Innocence
Presiding Officer: Marlo Alexandra Burks, Freie Universität Berlin, firstname.lastname@example.org
Proposal Due Date: May 30, 2018 - submit via PAMLA website, http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas
Frankenstein 1818 to 2018: 200 Years of Mad Scientists and Monsters (Final Call for Papers)
A Special Session of the Fantastic (Fantasy, Horror, and Science Fiction) Area of the Northeast Popular Culture/American Culture Association
Worcester State University, Worcester, Massachusetts
19-20 October 2018
Proposals due 1 June 2018
LAMAR JOURNAL OF THE HUMANITIES
Call for Papers
Special Edition - _Frankenstein_
DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS EXTENDED: 29th June 2018
Dates: Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November 2018
Venues: Conference - St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth
- Sir Christopher Frayling, Chancellor, Arts University Bournemouth
- Professor Elaine Graham, University of Chester
- Professor Sir Peter Cooke, CRAB Studios (TBC)
In 1849, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley’s heart were brought to the graveyard of St. Peter’s Church in Bournemouth, where they were buried with the remains of Mary Shelley’s parents Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.
SCSECS invites proposals for papers or panels for the 2019 annual meeting. This year’s conference will be held in Dallas, Texas, 21-23 February, at the Magnolia Hotel. Located in the heart of downtown, the Magnolia provides easy access to some of Dallas’s most beloved cultural and culinary destinations.