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Religion and Early Gothic Literature

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 2:58pm
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

CFP for panel at 2017 ASECS National Conference, March 30-April 2, Minneapolis

Mapping the Novel

updated: 
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 5:02pm
ASECS 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

Amidst growing population and urban redevelopment, eighteenth-century cartographers turned to maps to structure the changing size and shape of cities. For example, topographical maps provided readers with details that visually enclosed and contained the increasing sprawl of a rebuilding London. Textual surveys, by such cartographers as William Stow, used narrative prose to expand the topographical view in order to show “where every Street, Lane, Court, Alley…or any other Place…is situated.” These maps and surveys flooded the market in the 1740s, the decade which also witnessed the intensifying growth of the novel.

SCSECS 2017, Salt Lake City (Update)

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 6:23pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18, 2017)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 5, 2016

The deadline for paper proposals for SCSECS 2017 (Salt Lake City, Feb. 16-18) has been extended to Dec. 5, 2016. Information about the conference venue and a preliminary list of panels can be seen on the conference website (http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2017/cfp.html). Proposals for complete panels will still be accepted and can be sent to Brett McInelly (brett_mcinelly@byu.edu).

The theme for this year's conference is "The Instructive Enlightenment."

Sciences of the Romantic Text

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:09am
ACLA, Utrecht 6-9 July 2017 / Organizers: Tilottama Rajan and Elizabeth Effinger
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 22, 2016

In the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries “science” meant certain and systematic knowledge, so that what we now think of as humanities (for example, aesthetics or philosophy) could be sciences, while sciences such as chemistry (according to Kant) might still be arts.

NCSA 2017: "Jane Austen & Memory"

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
John Bugg / Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

JANE AUSTEN & MEMORY

 

The Motto (from Mansfield Park):

       Fanny: “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient – at others, so bewildered and so weak – and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul! – We are to be sure a miracle every way – but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.”

The American Romance in 2016

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Society of Early Americanists (SEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

his panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World. The existence of a colonial romance would challenge the “birth” of the American genre in the wake of Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819), and revising that literary history could in turn broaden American romance beyond a hoary pro-slavery ideology. Post-WWII critics arguing for an American romance tradition often cite Hawthorne’s own christening of his novels as “romances” as a key piece of evidence.

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now

updated: 
Friday, August 12, 2016 - 8:53am
Queen Mary University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 24, 2016

 

  

 

Call for papers for a one day conference

24th September 2016

Queen Mary University of London

 

Redefining Allegory: The Meaning of Allegory Now  

 

Keynotes from

Michael Silk (King’s College London)

and Jeremy Tambling

 

REMINDER - RSAA 2017, Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:29pm
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

 

RSAA 2017: Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility
16-18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Co-hosted by Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington

Proposals due: 20 August 2016

Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders (Proposed Collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 5, 2016 - 4:41pm
Eds. Kate Singer, Mount Holyoke College; Suzanne L. Barnett, Francis Marion University; Ashley J. Cross, Manhattan College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

Current theoretical debates about subjects and objects, bodies and minds, and genre and gender have explored in detail women’s status as objects and done much to theorize their efforts to become speaking subjects. But these discussions can be more transgressive in order to explore the ways in which Romantic writers in particular challenged the foundational ideas of materiality that they were given and on which we continue to rely when we read them in the twenty-first century. For the proposed collection, Material Transgressions: Romantic Bodies, Affects, Genders, we are soliciting essays that think outside of Romantic ideologies of gender that reiterate notions of sexed bodies, embodied subjectivity, or stable texts.

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