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REMINDER Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:06pm
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Journal (NCGS)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

REMINDER: Call for Contributors – Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Special Issue, Summer 2017

Guest Edited by Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln


The 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference

Monday, April 3, 2017 - 2:07pm
The International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

the International Laurence Sterne Foundation

the Department of English, Kazimierz Wielki University in Bydgoszcz, Poland
invite paper proposals for The Second International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference
on the theme of

Adaptation in the Age of Sterne  Although the primary concern of the conference will be the work of Laurence Sterne and its afterlife, we are also interested in papers shedding light on the broader context of the Age of Sterne. 

MMLA Permanent Section, English II: English Literature 1800-1900

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 10:39am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 5, 2017


In keeping with this year’s MMLA Convention theme, “Art and Activism,” I welcome papers that address social/political activism in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to: writers as social critics; the Victorian social problem novel; radical lyric and narrative representations; Aesthetes, Decadents, and the idea of “Art for Art’s sake”; and humanists, humanitarians, and social activists in life and fiction.

Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio. by April 5th, 2017 to Bailey Shaw at



2017 ELLAK International Conference [deadline extended]Updated

Saturday, July 15, 2017 - 5:56am
The English Language and Literature Association of Korea
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

The 2017 ELLAK International Conference

Seoul National University, South Korea

December 13th–15th, 2017

 “Narrating Rights: Literary Texts and Human, Nonhuman, and Inhuman Demands”

UPDATED: MLA 2018 Special Session: Catholicism’s Gothic Legacy

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:19am
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.

Special Issue: Visual poetics

Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
Nordic Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Article proposals are sought for the the special issue of NJES on visual poetics, edited by Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz.

Papers on any aspect of the visual in English literature are welcome, though preference will be given to those covering the medieval period, the long nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. 

Send in 200-word abstracts as well as your short bio to by 31 March 2017. Complete papers will be due in December 2017.

Placing the Burneys

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:18pm
Burney Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017


THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS "PLACING THE BURNEYS"                                                                     NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA 

The Burney family is strongly associated with various cities such as King's Lynn, London, Bath, Brighton, Paris. The family's many talents flourished in urban settings.
Geographical place mattered to the Burney family. But so did other placements: social, political, and class. Moreover, critical placement in Frances's time and in our own has been essential to crafting different versions of Burney.

Inspired by the Burney's ties to geography, the Burney Society of North America presents "Placing the Burneys."

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:32pm
Roger W. Hecht/Department of English, SUNY Oneonta
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

21st International James Fenimore Cooper & Susan Fenimore Cooper Conference

September 27 – 30, 2017

SUNY College at Oneonta   Oneonta, NY


       1.  A region that drains into a river system

       2.  A critical point that marks a change of course

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200 (Science Fiction Studies, Special Issue)

Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Nicole Lobdell and Michael Griffin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.