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Lyrical Letters, or Missives with Melodies -- MLA 2019

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:59am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2108

A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019.  Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations.
Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas.   In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events.  You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon.  250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (dashiell@vt.edu).

Romanticism in the Age of World Wars

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:11am
Vivian Liska (University of Antwerp), Ortwin de Graef (KU Leuven), Tom Toremans (KU Leuven), Pieter Vermeulen (KU Leuven), and the doctoral students Ana Ashraf (KU Leuven), Laura Cernat (KU Leuven), and Kahn Faassen (KU Leuven).
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

CFP “Romanticism in the Age of World Wars” (Leuven, 11-13 November 2018)

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Santanu Das (King’s College London)

Marc Redfield (Brown University)

Paul K. Saint-Amour (University of Pennsylvania)

 

Confirmed Panel Conveners:

Karen Hagemann (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Jan Mieszkowski (Reed College)

Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia)

 

 

MLA 2019 MWTVF@25: The Legacy of Susan Stryker’s “My Words To Victor Frankenstein…”

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:01am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “MWTVF@25: The Legacy of Susan Stryker’s “My Words To Victor Frankenstein…” at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019. Reflections on Susan Stryker’s narrating of trans embodiment. Topics may include:  trans monstrosities; autoethnography; transgothic; somatechnics; diffraction; trans science/fiction. Abstracts 250-300 words and brief CV by 15 March 2018. Jolene Zigarovich (jzigarov@gmail.com)

Mimesis and Mutation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:50pm
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Date: April 20th, UC Berkeley

Please submit abstracts of 200­-300 words, with a short bio, to berkeleystanford2018@gmail.com by MARCH 12th, 2018

Keynote 1: Steven Goldsmith, Professor (UC Berkeley, English)
Keynote 2: TBA (Stanford, English)

Call for Papers -- Romantic Regenerations

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:49pm
Kaz Oishi (Romantic Regenerations Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Call for Papers

Romantic Regenerations
An International Conference

Date: 6-8 July 2018

Venue: The University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus) & Sophia University (Yotsuya Campus)

Plenary Lecturers:
Prof. Seamus Perry (Oxford University)
Prof. Alan Bewell (Toronto University)
Prof. Tim Barringer (Yale University)

MLA 2019: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories

updated: 
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

updated: 
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 (http://romantics200.org/) 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

updated: 
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)

updated: 
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
https://romanticismandtime.univ-lille3.fr/

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'

updated: 
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

https://readingwalterdelamare.wordpress.com

 

 

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’

 

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