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USA expatriation project

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:51am
Marshall Moore
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

I am in the process of compiling an anthology of writing from expatriate Americans. There has already been some interest from a university press, and a number of contributors are already attached to the project. Depending on the type and number of submissions I receive, I may do this as two books: one volume as academic research and the other as creative nonfiction/ memoir.

Here’s a bit of background on the book:

Travel in English Literature (RSA Toronto, March 17-19, 2019)

Monday, July 23, 2018 - 9:39am
Renaissance Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 5, 2018

This is a guaranteed session that considers representations of travel in English Renaissance literature. Given the regular movement of persons and merchandise between England and Continental Europe and the incipient development of English interests in the New World, travel is central to the evolution of an English national identity. At the same time, an idea of travel profoundly subtends humanist models of education, which generally present their material as objects of translatio across time and place. This panel aims to explore how early modern writers conceptualize travel, and how they respond to travel’s capacity to register both physical and imaginative experiences.

"Place and Placelessness": The 15th International F. Scott Fitzgerald Society Conference

Wednesday, July 11, 2018 - 9:11am
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will host its 15th international conference, "Place and Placelessness," in Toulouse, France, from June 24-29, 2019, with an optional pre-conference meeting date in Paris on June 23 to tour significant Fitzgerald sites. 

Serial tourist: leisure, tourists, tourisms

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:07pm
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018



Serial Tourists: Leisure, Tourisms  and Tourists

University of Lille, France

Nov. 2-3, 2018



Defined by the MIT[1] group as a displacement whose purpose is recreational, tourism articulates spaces and practices and in that regard it constitutes an object of investigation (and fictionalization) that is particularly intriguing.

PCA Material Culture 2019

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:58am
Heidi Nickisher/Rochester Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018




Wardman Park Marriot

Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, 2019


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Romantic Transnationalism

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:53am
L. Adam Mekler/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 50th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019
Washington, DC

This panel will explore the changing sense of British identity for writers of the Romantic period. Papers are invited that consider the ways in which such writers as Lord Byron in Italy and Greece, Mary Shelley in Italy, William Wordsworth in France, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Germany may have developed new conceptions of themselves beyond their status as British subjects and revealed those conceptions in their writings of the period. Discussion of lesser known writers of the period is certainly encouraged.

Tourists, Tourism, and Transnationality in the Victorian Cultural Imagination

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:37am
Joellen Masters/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Travel, travel writing, and the rise of mass tourism in the nineteenth century have received an impressively wide scholarly focus. In informing the willing sightseer, guidebooks like Baedeker’s or Murray’s constructed a particular approach to the foreign and the unknown. Obligatory rather than spontaneous, requisite rather than discretionary, the experience guidebooks delineated and that powerful tourist agencies like Thomas Cook regulated, produced an intrepid British traveler whose thirst for the new and the exotic challenged conventional notions of relaxation and knowledge, while, at the same time, remained a carefully governed cosmopolitan identity.

Diasporic Spaces

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 8:26am
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

For NeMLA 50th Annual Conference, 21-24 March 2019, in Washington, DC, this session is seeking proposals exploring Diasporic Spaces in keeping with the theme of the conference, Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Culture, Language and People. The diaspora is an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to develop forms of transnationalism. Categories such as national identity, migration, exile, war, colonialism, post-colonialism, race, and gender shape the diasporic experience.

Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:23am
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.