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MLA 2019: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories

Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:32am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories” at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.

The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, textual elements, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of ghost stories by nineteenth-century American, British, and European women. This session will participate in the emerging critical conversation on nineteenth-century women‘s ghost stories and recognize the importance of this female literary tradition. Papers could explore the following topics in relation to these works:

Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:22am
University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective & Romantic Bicentennials
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

The University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective and the Romantic Bicentennials project ( invite proposals for a symposium on “Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism” to be held in Boulder, Colorado September 6-8, 2018. This meeting will be part of the on-going, international celebrations commemorating the many milestones of the romantic period being sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America. Plenary talks will be given by Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA, Marjorie Levinson, F. L.

19th-century Imperial Borderlands; North American Conference on British Studies Conference, Providence RI, 25-28 October 2018

Monday, February 5, 2018 - 9:12am
North American Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

I am looking to put together  a panel on Imperial Borderlands in the British Empire in the 19th Century for the North American Conference on British Studies in Providence RI, in October 2018.  My own paper is on Sir Alexander Burnes's _Travels into Bokhara_ (1835); but I would welcome papers on Central Asia, Northern India, Africa, China, Persia, the Middle East, or other contact zones in the world just outside British Imperial reach at the time. Please send detailed abstracts of 500 words by March 1, 2018. 

Romanticism and Time (Lille - Nov 2018)

Wednesday, January 31, 2018 - 9:07am
SERA - French Society for the Study of English Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Romanticism and Time

Conference of the French Society for the Study of English Romanticism (SERA)

co-organized by the Université de Lille and the Université de Lorraine,
with the support of the Institut Universitaire de France and of the SERA
to be held at the Université de Lille on 8-10 November 2018

Keynote Speakers
Kevis Goodman, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956: 'a voice which has no fellow'

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:13pm
Anna Nickerson and Yui Kajita
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’


20th –21st  September 2018, University of Cambridge



By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
                                        . . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.


               — From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’


Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

Wednesday, January 17, 2018 - 1:16pm
The William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 24, 2018

The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.

Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy 

ICR 2018: Romantic Assembly

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:36am
The International Conference on Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the annual meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) to be hosted by Clemson University and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina.

Reminder: Nineteenth-Century Time: A Symposium

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 8:11pm
Sherry Lee and Ellen Lockhart / Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

Submissions are invited for a multidisciplinary symposium on Nineteenth-Century Time, which will take place at the University of Toronto on 9-10 March 2018. This event will be hosted by a working group of the Jackman Humanities Institute that is devoted to the study of time and temporal experience throughout the long nineteenth century, encompassing cross-disciplinary exploration of the cultures of thought, representation and performance of revolutionary time, neoteric time technologies, the rise of historicist consciousness, and new psychologist discourses of the subject in terms of time and memory. 

The Joys of the Erotic: Building Human Connections

Wednesday, December 6, 2017 - 10:16am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

The Joys of the Erotic: Building Human Connections
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary project

29th to 30th June 2018
Palermo, Italy

The erotic. A complex, tangled, and ephemeral web of meeting points, interfaces and intersections at the centre of human experiences. It informs our lives, shapes our perceptions and pulls us toward one another while being itself shaped by shifting tastes and perceptions. Shrouded in mystery, it is tantalising, alluring and dangerous all at once. Eroticism is frequently displayed in film, embedded in music, intimated in art and literature, as well as in the advertising on city streets, travel shows and fashion events. Above all, it builds pathways which bring us closer to each other.

HyperCultura - issue on Nationalism - deadline extension December 15th

Monday, December 4, 2017 - 12:23pm
HyperCultura/Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

Dear all,


We would like to announce you that we will extend the deadline for full article submission, at several of our contributors' request, until DECEMBER, 15th, 2017!

 We will attach again our theme description

 Our submission guidelines

 and here, a brief explanation of our double-blind peer review policy