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Seminar on Jane Austen

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:07am
Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Indian Institute of Technology Madras, Chennai, India.
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Greetings from the Organising Team of the Seminar on Jane Austen, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras! The department is hosting a one-day seminar on Jane Austen, which seeks to explore concepts of gender and class in the narratives of Austen's novels.  This one-day national seminar explores the expositions of class and gender complexities in terms of how they impinge on the course of romantic love in the novels of Jane Austen. This forum hopes to understand the dynamic relation between the roles of the sexes and their “place” in the society of Austen’s narratives where successful courtships for the "companionate" heroes and heroines are attained after their navigation of several social, cultural, economic and psychological hurdles.

Special Issue:Romanticism and Contemporary Literary Theory

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 11:03am
Cassandra Falke, UiT-The Arctic University of Norway
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

I am pleased to announce a forthcoming special issue of the journal Humanities focused on “Romanticism and Contemporary Literary Theory.” As Brian McGrath has noted, new literary theoretical ideas are often articulated for the first time in relation to Romantic-period texts. This may be because Romantic-period authors, like literary theorists today, returned repeatedly to fundamental questions about relationships between expression and self-becoming, the environment and human flourishing, progress and the persistence of the past. It may be because so many of the ideas about education, perception, and community that still influence us found their first expression in English between the 1780s and 1830s.

Nineteenth-Century Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:13am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Subject: Call for Papers: Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019   

Call for Papers, Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019     

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on nineteenth-century literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Derrida's Belle Époque (ACLA 2019)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:56am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.

Music in Literature, NeMLA 2019

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 3:19pm
Julia Titus, Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

A multidisciplinary research focusing on the complex interrelationship of music and literature has expanded rapidly in the recent years. There are numerous examples in European and American literatures, both in poetry and prose, where music plays a vital rolе (Leo Tolstoy, Chekhov, Proust, Baudelaire, Mallarmé, Apollinaire, George Eliot, Henry James, and many others), and while there has been many published studies focusing on the formal relationship between the sister arts of music and literature (Steven Paul Scher “Literature and Music,” Werner Woft “The Musicalization of Fiction,” Delia de Souza Correa “George Eliot, Music and Victorian Culture”), there has not been much research focused specifically on music or musical performance within the text.

Nemla 2019 Seminar "Queer Women: Reading and Writing in 19th & 20th Peninsular Spanish Literature"

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:28pm
Ana Isabel Simón-Alegre / Adelphi University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The topic of this seminar is the presence of the “chicas raras” in Modern Spanish literature, also known as “queer women” in English. Queer is the perfect conceptual framework to think about how Spanish authors explore feminist themes, such as discrimination or inequality using their narratives as a tool to examine tensions in female subjectivity. The concept queer includes the idea of gender dissidence that encompasses how female intellectuals experience sex, sexuality and, gender. Even if oftentimes these writers have difficulties conceptualizing these notions, they are perceptible in women narratives, especially through specific genres: autobiography, memoir, romance fiction and letters.

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 2:15pm
Jadavpur University, Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 30, 2018

Workshops of Horrible Creation: 200 Years of Imagined Humans

International Conference and Workshop on Science Fiction

Organized by the Centre of Advanced Study, Department of English, Jadavpur University,
and Kalpabishwa Webzine


22-24 November 2018


This year marks the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. To commemorate this occasion, the Department of English, Jadavpur University and the Kalpabishwa Webzine collective are co-hosting an international conference and workshop on SF. The conference will feature:

  • academic papers

Submissions for Journal ‘Dante e l’arte’

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 3:16pm
Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

The editors of the journal Dante e l’arte welcome submissions for its fifth issue devoted to Dante and Blake.

Disease and Health in the Eighteenth Century: New Approaches

Tuesday, July 31, 2018 - 10:10am
ASECS 2019 (Denver) / Cultural Studies Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

This panel invites proposals that offer new historical or theoretical perspectives on disease and health during the eighteenth century. We are especially interested in papers that seek to explore eighteenth-century texts in the context of the medical humanities and that view health and disease in the context of theoretical and historical work in ecological studies, animal studies, disability studies, or the new materialisms.

Please submit abstracts to Annika Mann ( on or before September 15, 2018.