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Coriolanus in Focus -- NeMLA 2017 Baltimore

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 2:24pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Shakespeare's late play Coriolanus at first glance seems to be a straightforward case of a haughty patrician whose own pride leads to his loss of stature and life—a tragedy in the classic mold. The majority opinion echoes Olivier who likened him to "a very straightforward, reactionary son of a so-and-so" whose "thoughts are not deep" and Curry who labelled him as "one of the hardest characters to like." However, interesting characters—Shakespeare raised many—resist categorizing.

Revisiting 1817 in 2017

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 3:40pm
Richard Johnston / Northeast Modern Languages Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Panel: “Revisiting 1817 in 2017” 

Northeast Modern Languages Association

23-26 March 2017

Baltimore, MD  

Richard Johnston, United States Air Force Academy


19th-Century British Literature (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands


Monster Man: The effect of Romantic masculinities in Frankenstein

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:13am
A. Paige Frazier / Purdue University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 1, 2016

This paper expounds on masculine tropes in Mary Shelley's Frankenstein in an attempt to identify a root cause for the various oppressions at work in the novel--the oppression of women, indigenous people, and animals. In analyzing these oppressions, readers can see that they begin and are perpetuated by the novel's masculine figures, namely Victor Frankenstein. I also argue that Mary Shelley was aware of the intersectional politics she wrote into her novel, as much of her political life has been erased by the dominant, mascuine literary tradition. Thus, this analysis of Romantic masculinity is not limited to its fictional representation, but also extends to its historical real-life counterparts.

Legacies of Romanticism in the Tides of Modernity

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:29am
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

The Legacies of Romanticism in the Tides of Modernity


American Comparative Literature Association Conference

Utrecht, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017.


Special Issue on Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations (Guest Editors Drs Li-hsin Hsu and Andrew Taylor)

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:43am
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture

ISSN 2077-1282 (Print); 2077-1290 (Online)

Vol. 11. No. 2 (June 2018)


Due on 30 June 2017

Transatlantic Literary and Cultural Relations, 1776 to the Present


Guest Editors: Dr Li-hsin Hsu (National Chengchi University, Taiwan) and Dr Andrew Taylor (University of Edinburgh, UK)

Religion and Early Gothic Literature

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:58pm
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP for panel at 2017 ASECS National Conference, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis

Mapping the Novel

Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
ASECS 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Amidst growing population and urban redevelopment, eighteenth-century cartographers turned to maps to structure the changing size and shape of cities. For example, topographical maps provided readers with details that visually enclosed and contained the increasing sprawl of a rebuilding London. Textual surveys, by such cartographers as William Stow, used narrative prose to expand the topographical view in order to show “where every Street, Lane, Court, Alley…or any other Place…is situated.” These maps and surveys flooded the market in the 1740s, the decade which also witnessed the intensifying growth of the novel.

SCSECS 2017, Salt Lake City (Update)

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:23pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 5, 2016

The deadline for paper proposals for SCSECS 2017 (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18) has been extended to Dec. 5, 2016. Information about the conference venue and a preliminary list of panels can be seen on the conference website ( Proposals for complete panels will still be accepted and can be sent to Brett McInelly (

The theme for this year's conference is "The Instructive Enlightenment."