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Call for Proposals: 19th Century Prose: Matthew Arnold at 200

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:13pm
Shannon Gilstrap / University of North Georgia / 19th-Century Prose
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Soliciting proposals and abstracts for a special edition of Nineteenth-Century Prose honoring the bicentennial of Matthew Arnold's birthday, to appear in 2022.  If interested, please send a 250 word abstract/proposal, along with a brief CV (both as attachments in MS Word), to Shannon Gilstrap (Guest Editor) at the University of North Georgia (Shannon.Gilstrap@ung.edu) by 1 August 2019. Proposals for essays in the following areas are needed: Arnold's religious writings;Arnold in/on America (Trans-Atlantic studies);Arnold and cultural studies;Arnold and imperialism;Arnold and the Digital Humanities Of course, other unique essay proposals will be considered. Feel free to visit Nineteenth-Century Prose's website: 

Postgraduate English Journal Issue 39 Call for Submissions (Autumn 2019)

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:23pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 30th August 2019 for the journal’s 39th edition. Early submission is greatly encouraged.

 

Art & Action: Literary Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:18pm
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

Writers and writers’ organisations have a long history of using their public standing and cultural capital to promote causes that transcend the literary sphere, from abolition and gender equality to free expression, anti-war agitation, and environmental issues. This two-day conference explores the intersections of authorship, politics, activism, and literary celebrity across historical periods, literatures, and media. It examines the forms and impact of authorial field migrations between literature and politics and the ways in which they are situated within, and shaped by, structural frameworks that include academic institutions, prize-giving bodies, publishing industries, and literary celebrity culture.

"Tales from the Grand Trunk Road" Panel

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The oldest highway in Southern Asia was named the Grand Trunk Road by the British in the 17thcentury. During the nineteenth century the route carried not just goods for trade, but also British travelers whose numbers increased on the subcontinent as the century progressed. While the Grand Trunk Road was mentioned in Rudyard Kipling’s novel, Kim, many travelers may not have specifically mentioned it in their accounts, but their journeys would have inevitably taken them through such recognizable places on the route like, Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore, and Kabul. 

NeMLA 2020: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:08am
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and unacknowledged contributions to natural history writing offered by literary writers.

The Victorian Caribbean

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:21am
NeMLA, March 5-8, 2020 (Roundtable)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will convene at NeMLA in March of 2020 in Boston: 

Excellent work on the African-American writing of the 19th century has appeared within Victorian studies in recent years and brought a new appreciation for the presence and significance of contemporaneous transatlantic slave writing with the British novel. This roundtable hopes to extend this work by bringing the Caribbean slave narrative (and other aspects of Caribbean writing and culture) into closer contact with Victorian studies and will consider how we might re-examine the conventional canon in respect to these topics.

If you would like to submit a proposal to participate in this roundtable, please do so through the NeMLA website:

Victorians Institute Conference 2019: The Nineteenth-Century Gothic

updated: 
Saturday, June 22, 2019 - 6:29am
Indu Ohri / Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 28, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “The Nineteenth-Century Gothic” at the Victorians Institute Conference in Charleston, SC, October 31-November 2, 2019.

The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, theoretical approaches, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of nineteenth-century ghost stories or Gothic topics. Papers related to the Gothic in the conference’s thematic territories of Charleston, Britain, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean are especially welcome. Please email your CVs and 250-300-word abstracts to Indu Ohri at io3jc@virginia.edu by Friday, June 28, 2019.

Decolonizing the Victorians

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 6:03pm
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 25, 2019

Decolonizing the Victorians 

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

October 14, 2019

Org. University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES-CEAUL), in collaboration with the Centre for Indian Studies

 

Keynote speakers:

Jyotsna Singh, Professor of Renaissance Literature, Michigan State University, USA

Neilesh Bose, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in History, University of Victoria, Canada

 

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