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ACLA 2017: The Transnational Markets of Literary and Artistic Nationalisms in the Long 19th Century

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:58am
Levente T. Szabó
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

CfP: The Transnational Markets of Literary and Artistic Nationalisms in the Long 19th Century


Proposed seminar for the Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Utrecht, The Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

Organizer: Levente T. Szabó (Babes-Bolyai University, Romania),


Romanticism Takes to the Hills, Saturday 29th April 2017

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 10:59am
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Building on the success of our 2016 symposium, ‘Edgy Romanticism / Romanticism on Edge’, Romanticism @ Edge Hill University brings you: Romanticism Takes to the Hills!


Keynote Speaker: Prof. Tim Fulford, De Montfort University


The Oswald Review

Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 2:11pm
University of South Carolina, Aiken
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The Oswald Review is an international, refereed journal of undergraduate criticism and research in the discipline of English. Published annually, The Oswald Review accepts submissions from undergraduates in this country and abroad (with a professor’s endorsement).

Sea Crossings: The Sea in Literature and Film

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:01am
College English Association - Caribbean Chapter
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

The Caribbean Chapter of the College English Association (CEA-CC) is a part of the network of 20 affiliates that form the national College English Association (CEA), a professional organization of teacher-scholars founded in the United States in 1939. Primarily based on the island of Puerto Rico, the CEA-CC has promoted the study and research of the various fields that fall under the umbrella of “English” for over forty years. In addition to themes related to education, the conferences hosted by the CEA-CC have focused on themes related to literature and cultural studies. The subject of the March (10th & 11th) 2017 symposium is “Sea Crossings” We invite papers that connect the ocean with the field of English. Topics include but are not limited to:

The Evidence of Literature (ACLA, 6-9 July 2017, Utrecht, deadline 23 Sept. 2016)

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:25pm
Geoffrey Baker / Yale-NUS College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

How do literary texts use, produce, or complicate the idea of evidence? How do ideas of evidence from other disciplines or fields—from philosophical, legal, or scientific disciplines, for example—provide context for the emergence and treatment of evidence in literary works? How do different forms or standards of evidence, inflected into literary texts, amplify or complicate apparent national, ethnic, sexual, or gender differences? How do texts perform evidentiary inquiry, and how do these modes of inquiry impact the form of the narrative, characterization, and so forth?

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.