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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."

Sciences of the Romantic Text

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
ACLA, Utrecht 6-9 July 2017 / Organizers: Tilottama Rajan and Elizabeth Effinger
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries “science” meant certain and systematic knowledge, so that what we now think of as humanities (for example, aesthetics or philosophy) could be sciences, while sciences such as chemistry (according to Kant) might still be arts.

NCSA 2017: "Jane Austen & Memory"

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
John Bugg / Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016



The Motto (from Mansfield Park):

       Fanny: “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient – at others, so bewildered and so weak – and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul! – We are to be sure a miracle every way – but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.”

The American Romance in 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Society of Early Americanists (SEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

his panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World. The existence of a colonial romance would challenge the “birth” of the American genre in the wake of Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819), and revising that literary history could in turn broaden American romance beyond a hoary pro-slavery ideology. Post-WWII critics arguing for an American romance tradition often cite Hawthorne’s own christening of his novels as “romances” as a key piece of evidence.