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Rebellious Writing: Marginalised Edwardians and the Struggle for Symbolic Power

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:18am
Lauren O' Hagan
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’[1] – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). The Edwardian era is often described as a period of intense social conflict and upheaval marked by a heightened awareness of class consciousness, inequality and poverty. Vast social, political and economic changes led to an increasing mobilisation of the lower classes and women, while also bringing about a rise in the number of anarchists and revolutionaries.

Spaces and Places: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:51am
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 9, 2018

Spaces and Places
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

Saturday 13th April - Sunday 14th April 2019
Bruges, Belgium

Every day we live and we move through spaces that have been created to be significant. We recognize, resonate and—consciously or unconsciously—react to this significance in a variety of different ways and on a number of differing levels.

call for book chapters: critical essays on Trump in literature, film, and television

Monday, September 24, 2018 - 11:47am
Stephen Hock / Virginia Wesleyan University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

I am seeking proposals for chapters to complete an edited collection on literary, cinematic, and televisual treatments of Donald Trump, tentatively titled Trump Fiction:  Essays on Donald Trump in Literature, Film, and Television.

Contributors must have a PhD.  

Comics Arts Conference WonderCon

Wednesday, September 19, 2018 - 10:18am
Comics Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Comics Arts Conference is now accepting 100 to 200 word abstracts for papers, presentations, and panels taking a critical or historical perspective on comics (juxtaposed images in sequence) for a meeting of scholars and professionals at WonderCon, March 29-31, 2019, in Anaheim, CA.  We seek proposals from a broad range of disciplinary and theoretical perspectives and welcome the participation of academic and independent scholars.  We also encourage the involvement of professionals from all areas of the comics industry, including creators, editors, publishers, retailers, distributors, and journalists.

Urban Otium. Materialities, Practices, Representations

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:25am
SFB 1015 Otium. Boundaries, Chronotopes, Practices
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Urban Otium: Materialities, Practices, Representations

International and interdisciplinary conference, Freiburg, 2nd-4th May 2019

Call for Papers

CFP: Positioning Pooh - Edward Bear After 100 Years

Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:14am
Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Call for Chapters: Positioning Pooh: Edward Bear after 100 Years
Deadline for Submissions: October 31, 2018
Full name / Name of Organization: Jennifer Harrison, East Stroudsburg University, USA
Contact email:

I am currently seeking further chapter submissions for an edited volume celebrating the centenary in 2026 of A. A. Milne’s The World of Pooh.  This collection is under contract with the University Press of Mississippi in conjunction with the ChLA, and will be included in the ChLA’s centennial series.  

Conjugal Wrongs: Marriage, Sex, and Text - 1970-present

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 3:58pm
Newman University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 16, 2018


A one day conference at Newman University, Birmingham, UK

Thursday 17th January 2018


Author reading and Q&A with Kit de Waal, author of My Name is Leon (2016) and Trick to Time (2018).


[EXTENDED] Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 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.

ACLA-The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future (Washington DC, 3/7-3/10, 2019)

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:05pm
The American Comparative Literature Association's 2019 Annual Meeting
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018

The deadline is approaching! Abstracts must be received by Thursday, September 20, at 9 a.m. EST. 

Following the success of its previous ACLA seminar “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” held in March 2018, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss how memory is represented and imagined diversely in the works of literature, art, and film from different cultural contexts. 

(Neo-)Victorian 'Orientations' in the Twenty-First Century

Monday, September 17, 2018 - 4:10pm
Rosario Arias / University of Málaga (Spain)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018



University of Málaga (Spain)

May 15-17, 2019



Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-)Victorian literature and culture.