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Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference

Friday, July 1, 2016 - 11:52am
Anna Battigelli, SUNY Plattsburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

CFP: Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference

SUNY Plattsburgh

23-25 March 2017

SUNY Plattsburgh is hosting “Jane Austen & the Arts,” a bicentenary conference that explores Jane Austen’s engagement with the arts.  Discussions of the role of the arts, broadly defined, in structuring Austen’s novels, shaping her characters, or enriching her life are welcome. 

The conference website,, provides additional information and will soon contain online registration links.

UPDATE: Immortal Austen

Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:42pm
Flinders University, Adelaide, Australia
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Call for Papers

Immortal Austen

An International Conference

Hosted by the School of Humanities and Creative Arts, Flinders University

At Flinders University, Adelaide, South Australia

13-16 July 2017


Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Devoney Looser (Arizona State), Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford) and Clara Tuite (Melbourne)

CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE 7/1: Gothic Panel at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

We invite proposals for any papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, culture and circulation, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic. 

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form:

NeMLA 2017: Literary Form and its Limit: Marxism, Poststructuralism, and Description

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 11:44am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.

Anxious Forms 2016: Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Friday, 28th October, 2016


Professor Bradley Deane (University of Minnesota Morris)

Dr Patricia de Montfort (University of Glasgow)


‘Victorian manhood was by definition a state of permanent crisis, a site of anxiety and contradiction as much as a source of power.’

(Phillip Mallett, The Victorian Novel and Masculinity)


Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation

Tuesday, June 7, 2016 - 10:51am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016


Hawthorne and Longfellow: Fictive and Poetic Visions of History and the Nation


This panel for the NeMLA 2017 Annual Convention, to be held in Baltimore, Maryland, from March 23 to March 26, 2017, seeks papers that examine the visions of history and the nation found in the works of Nathaniel Hawthorne (1804-1864) and Henry Wadsworth Longfellow (1807-1882).


The Sermon as Literature

Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Dr. Mark K. Fulk, Panel Organizer/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This panel seeks informed readings of British sermons written between 1500 and 1900, reflecting on the ways that the sermon fits in the literature classroom and for literature readers today.What new avenues of research can be pursued in studying the sermon in Great Britain's literature from 1500-1900? How do the well-known sermon writers (e.g., Donne, Andrewes, Wesley) and lesser-known (Barrow, Whitefield, Edwards) form, transform, and deform the genre? And how do we respond to the form as instructors of British literature in the post-Christian, twenty-first century? This panel seeks informed readings of sermons and ability to discuss them in their historical context as well as pedagogically for college/university classrooms today.

Beauty and Truth in Composition and Literature

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
Georgia and Carolinas College English Association at SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016




In “Ode on a Grecian Urn,” Keats declared that beauty and truth are as one.  But are they? T. S. Eliot called Keats’s pronouncement “meaningless” and “a serious blemish on a beautiful poem.” Scientists and mathematicians debate beauty in terms of symmetry.  Aestheticians ponder what is beautiful and try to determine whether it is true.  Ethicists and theologians explore the moral nexus between beauty and truth. For its 2016 GACCEA at SAMLA session, the GACCEA seeks proposals that discuss beauty and/or truth.  Potential topics include:

Creating and Un-creating the World in the Romantic Imagination

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:12pm
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 8, 2016

The Romantics era was rife with social and economic shifts and imbalances as the Industrial Revolution brought destruction to the natural world and further stratification of the classes. In this increasingly dystopian climate, Romantic authors often sought an idyllic nature in which to imbue their utopian views; as such, the Romantic imagination became a mechanism through which authors essentially deconstructed the dystopian world and created the utopian imagination. Conversely, the Romantics sometimes deconstructed the utopian environment as a means to express the dystopian imagination.