In recent decades, scholars have become increasingly interested in analyzing and recovering eighteenth-century travel writing, but the visual side of travel texts is often ignored. By the time the word “scrapbook” entered the English lexicon in the 1820s, personal, visual travel records had long existed and circulated in other forms, including the album, the illustrated journal, and the commonplace book. These forms typically contained less of a chronological narrative than written travelogues, but they presented a highly curated, interactive, and, in some cases, tactile experience for their viewers.
CFP: The Minerva Press and the Romantic-era literary marketplace
Papers will be published in a special issue of Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840 (Spring 2019), guest edited by Elizabeth Neiman and Tina Morin.
Postsecular Confessions: The Confessional Novel and the Religious Turn
ACLA 2018, to be held at UCLA from March 29th to April 1st
Seminar Organizer: Ryan Siemers
PLEASE NOTE DEADLINE CORRECTION!
Organizer: Adele Kudish, Assistant Professor, Borough of Manhattan Community College, CUNY
Call for Papers, Romance Literature at CEA 2018
April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida
Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront
333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida 33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Romance Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://cea-web.org
Call for Papers: Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film special issue on
The Actress-Manager and Early Film, guest edited by Victoria Duckett and Vito Adriaensens
Deadline: 29 January 2018
2018 Annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association
University of California, Los Angeles
March 29 – April 1
Seminar: Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival
Abstracts due September 21, 9am EST; submit through the ACLA online portal.
Organizer: Adam R. Rosenthal, Texas A&M University
Prosthetic Immortalities: Poetry, Philosophy, and the Logic of Survival
As the bicentennial of the publication of the early Gothic’s masterpiece, Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, 2018 is an ideal time to reconsider how we understand the aesthetic qualities, ideological underpinnings, historical development, and cultural work of Gothic literature. Derided as juvenile or worse through most of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the Gothic has enjoyed a resurgence in interest among scholars in recent decades—and of course, it has never lost the interest of popular audiences.
Special Issue (2019): Call for Papers
The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered
Guest editors: Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan
CALL FOR PAPERS
The New Series of The Anachronist
invites academic papers for its 2017 issue (to be published in 2018),
celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of
S. T. Coleridge’s