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"Victorianomania": Reimagining, Refashioning, and Rewriting Victorian Literature and Culture

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 4:10pm
S. Falchi (University of Sassari) - G. Perletti (University of Bergamo) - M.I. Romero Ruiz (University of Malaga)

We invite contributions for a themed volume on Victorianomania to be published in early Autumn 2015. The nineteenth century continues to exert its influence upon scholars, writers and artists of the Third Millenium, invading contemporary film, art and literature, displaying a fascination with the period that shows no fading. While the emergent field of "Neo-Victorian Studies" has recently received considerable scholarly attention, inspiring academic conferences, edited collections of essays, peer-reviewed journals and special monograph series, this edited collection will consider Victorianomania in its broadest sense, examining the influence of and the contemporary response to the Literature and Culture of the long nineteenth century.


Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 3:55pm
Red Ink International Jounral

Open submissions: We are currently open to submissions of poetry, short fiction, literary essays, book reviews, and artwork. Our theme for this issue to be published in Fall 2015 is Continuance: beginning, transitioning, sustaining. This can include things which invite or consider complexity of presence, modernities, future planning and leadership, memory, activism, syncretism. The deadline is June 1, 2015.

Micro-/macro-: What issues at stake in English Linguistics? October 8-10, 2015.

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 8:44am
Vasilica Le Floch, Université de Lorraine, France

Micro-/macro-: What issues at stake in English Linguistics?

Dates: 8-10 October 2015

Location: Metz, France, Université de Lorraine

Organised by: IDEA Research Laboratory (Interdisciplinarity in English Studies) EA2338

Call for Papers:

« Le texte se présente comme une extrapolation de la phrase. » (M. Wilmet, Grammaire critique du français, Paris, Hachette-Duculot, 1997, p. 582)

[UPDATE] EXTENDED DEADLINE 1 APRIL: Metamorphoses: The III International Flann O'Brien Conference

Saturday, March 21, 2015 - 4:31am
Charles University, Prague (16-19 September 2015)

Metamorphoses:The III International Flann O'Brien Conference
Charles University, Prague, 16-19 September 2015


Keynote Speakers
Joseph Brooker (Birkbeck, University of London)
Catherine Flynn (University of California, Berkeley)
Brian Ó Conchubhair (University of Notre Dame)

Guest Writer
Kevin Barry (City of Bohane; winner of the 2013 International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award)

Headland: Literary Frontiers & Emerging Voices (Issue 3)

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 7:00pm

Headland is now calling for submissions for Issue 3. A New Zealand-based international literary journal, Headland is a quarterly e-publication featuring the best short stories and creative non-fiction (of 2,000 - 5,000 words) from both emerging and established writers.

With Issue 3, we also specially invite submissions of flash fiction, of 1,000 words or less.

Writers are strongly encouraged to read thoroughly our submission guidelines at

The submission deadline for Issue 3 is Friday 29 May.

[UPDATE] Deadline extended: VISAWUS 2015 Conference: Victorian Self-Fashioning (4/10/2015; 10/22-24/2015)

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:31pm
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
has extended the deadline for abstracts for its 2015 conference to April 10, 2015:

Victorian Self-Fashioning
Keynote Speaker: Bernard Lightman, York University
Sheraton Downtown, Denver, CO USA
October 22-24, 2015
Abstracts by April 10, 2015.
We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

Special Session Panel: Religion in American Literature (PAMLA), Portland, OR, 11/6-8, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 4:21pm
2015 Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Portland, Oregon

This panel seeks to address how questions of faith have shaped cultural meanings in American literary history. In particular, it welcomes papers that examine the relationship between suffering and religious identity. Some of the questions we will consider are: how do literary texts represent the connection between suffering and faith? How did the growth in secularity influence the way American writers conceptualized and responded to suffering? Do religious and non-religious writers come to terms with human suffering in different ways?

SLSA 2015 November 12-15. Panel: 'The Biopolitics of Sensation'. Abstract deadline MARCH 30.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 2:03pm
Mark Paterson, University of Pittsburgh

We are currently seeking submissions for our panel "The biopolitics of sensation" for SLSA (Society for Literature, Science and the Arts) meeting, 'After Biopolitics', at Rice University, Houston, Texas, November 12 – 15, 2015. Deadline is soon, March 30th.

Panel stream will include Roundtable with Patricia Clough

Mark Paterson, University of Pittsburgh (
David Parisi, College of Charleston (

MMLA 2015 Canadian Literature

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 1:08pm
Ellen Feig MMLA2015

"Every human society possesses a mythology/which is inherited, transmitted and diversified by literature."

Northrop Frye, Words with Power: Being a Second Study of the Bible and Literature (1990)

A champion of Canadian literature, literary critic Northrop Frye argued that, although provincial in nature, Canadian literature provided a deeper understanding into the Canadian imagination and the view of the Canadian environment. Calling this idea the "garrison mentality," Frye argued that all of Canadian literature falls within one central archetype – the belief that due to the "hostile nature" of the Canadian landscape, the literature exhibited a theme of isolation and moral discomfort.

The Value of Survival - May 15th, 2015

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:41am
MANCEPT Workshops 2015

The Value of Survival

Convenors: Carlo Burelli (, Marco Piasentier (

Since at least Hobbes, political philosophy has been either explicitly or implicitly revolving around the question of survival and its normative status. However, this status has rarely been brought to light. Some traditions, like political realism or bio politics, do address this theme directly, while in others, like for example liberalism, it lays dormant as a hidden but crucial assumption.

Homeliness, Domesticity and Security in American Culture. September 23-25, 2015.

Friday, March 20, 2015 - 10:38am
Polish Association for American Studies

Recent academic interests and explorations within the field of broadly understood American Studies have been largely concentrating on the unusual and exceptional aspects of American literature, art and life, such as wildness, transgression, excess, violence, sublimity, greatness, intemperance, extraordinariness. The questions which the conference is going to address will focus on the constructions and the place of the "ordinary" viewed from the perspective of various "home"-inspired discourses, from housing to domestic policy, through questions of family values, ethics of modesty, simplicity of living, unpretentiousness, individual and domestic security, American communities, localities and neighborhoods.