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Gothic Afterlives: Radcliffe’s Literary Precursors, Rivals, and Descendants

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:14pm
Nowell Marshall
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Gothic Afterlives: Radcliffe’s Literary Precursors, Rivals, and Descendants

(Proposed special session for the 2017 NASSR conference)

Since the mid-1990s, a number of studies have not only extended the years that “Romanticism” encompasses as a literary and cultural period but also suggested that classic gothic literature (1764-1824) holds a significant place within Romantic studies. Thanks to presses like Broadview and Valancourt, a host of classic gothic novels by Clara Reeve, Sophia Lee, Charlotte Smith, William Godwin, Regina Maria Roche, Charlotte Dacre, Percy Shelley, and others that were once out of print and available only in special collections are now easily accessible.

Teaching Irish Romanticism

Thursday, January 5, 2017 - 3:15pm
Teaching Romanticism--Romantic Textualities
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

In her 2014 A Cultural History of the Irish Novel, 1790-1829, Claire Connolly declares that a major aim is, and must be, ‘to restore seriousness and nuance to our understanding of the Irish fiction of the romantic period’, which her criticism seeks to achieve by ‘refus[ing] or at least redirect[ing] readings that treat the novels as so many failed efforts to contain the hectic world of early nineteenth-century Ireland’ (Connolly 1).

Disbelief 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017 - 7:17am
Eötvös Loránd University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017


From the Renaissance to Romanticism25-7/May/2017 // Email: Website: // Keynote speakers: Péter Dávidházi (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary), Tim Fulford ( De Montfort University), Nicholas Halmi (The University of Oxford, UK), Ágnes Péter (Eötvös Loránd University, Hungary),Tzachi Zamir (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel).

George Gissing and Born in Exile

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:05pm
Tom Ue / London Literary Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

CFP George Gissing and Born in Exile


2017 celebrates the 125th anniversary of Gissing’s Born in Exile (1892), a novel that addresses so many crises of faith—in religion, science, marriage, and class, for instance—in the nineteenth century. In celebration, we invite contributions for proposed panels on Gissing and Born in Exile in the Annual Literary London Society Conference, held on 13-14 July 2017, at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Papers may explore any aspect of Gissing’s writing but they must speak to the conference’s focus: “Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare.” Papers might address:


Power of the Word International Conference V - The Prophetic Word

Tuesday, December 27, 2016 - 11:21pm
Regent’s Park College, Oxford, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 10, 2017

Power of the Word International Conference V - The Prophetic Word (Regent’s Park College, Oxford, 13-16 September 2017)

Organized by the Heythrop Institute for Religion and Society (Heythrop College, University of London) and the Oxford Centre for Christianity and Culture, Regent’s Park College, University of Oxford).

Hawthorne and the Environment: Ecocritical Perspectives

Monday, December 12, 2016 - 11:51am
Nancy Sweet / California State University, Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Through depictions of forests and seashores, animals and plants, the wild and the domestic, Hawthorne’s writings abound with explorations of the human relationship to the physical environment. Yet the moral and ethical significance of nature as physical, biological environment has often been overlooked in critical interpretations of “Nature” as symbol in Hawthornian romance.

Social Justice and Emerson

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:55pm
Emerson Society at ALA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016


American Literature Association Call for Proposals

The Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA, from May 25-28, 2017. For information about the conference, see


Emerson and Social Justice     

Austen and Deleuze

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:06am
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Austen has become one of the most discussed and beloved literary figures; indeed, her status as one of our most beloved literary figures has often influenced the ways in which her life and works are discussed within critical circles. Eve Sedgwick famously announced that Austen criticism is "notable not just for its timidity and banality but for its unresting exaction of the spectacle of a Girl Being Taught a Lesson." This special issue of Rhizomes invites critical articles and creative works that dismiss both this legacy of timidity and the tendency to exact pedagogical spectacles through scholarship.