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.
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.
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 www.cea-web.org
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.
American Romanticism: Conflicts, Resistance, and Reform (Panel)
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.
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
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:
The editors of the journal Dante e l’arte welcome submissions for its fifth issue devoted to Dante and Blake.
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 (Annika.Mann@asu.edu) on or before September 15, 2018.