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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.

Wordsworth: The French Connection

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:24pm
London-Paris Romanticism Seminar / Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wordsworth : The French Connection

École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 20-21 April 2017


Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar  with the assistance of the Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais (SERA)


Keynote speakers :

Simon Bainbridge, Professor of Romantic Studies, Lancaster University
Alain Vaillant, Professeur, Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre

Scientific committee/steering group :

international seminar on languages and cultures in contact in the romance novel

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:27am
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Romance novels have often been dismissed by critics because of their nature as a popular genre and for being written and read largely by women. However, in the last decade a number of scholars have approached the study of the romance novel with critical rigor and avoiding the condescending treatment of previous analysis. Quite often in romance novels we encounter characters that have very different backgrounds: come from different countries and cultures, speak different languages, belong to very different social strata or are, in some other way, an “Other” to the rest of the characters and/or the intended readers.