This book project seeks to elaborate lines of thinking that emerged during the panel, “The Unsettling Real in the Composition of Nineteenth-Century American Photography,” from this year’s C19 conference at Penn State University. The heart of our inquiry concerns the problem of referentiality and the real in photographic compositions that proliferated middle-class culture through the machinery of Victorian-era mass production. Contemporary scholarly analysis of this photographic tradition has tended to follow the classical semiotic assumption that the referent and its representation occupy distinctly different epistemological spaces. In contrast, we draw on the insights of contemporary aesthetic theory and the field of object studies to c
This panel seeks informed readings of British sermons written between 1500 and 1900, reflecting on the ways that the sermon fits in the literature classroom and for literature readers today.What new avenues of research can be pursued in studying the sermon in Great Britain's literature from 1500-1900? How do the well-known sermon writers (e.g., Donne, Andrewes, Wesley) and lesser-known (Barrow, Whitefield, Edwards) form, transform, and deform the genre? And how do we respond to the form as instructors of British literature in the post-Christian, twenty-first century? This panel seeks informed readings of sermons and ability to discuss them in their historical context as well as pedagogically for college/university classrooms today.
To mark the centenary of the first edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poems (1918), there will be a special issue of Victorian Poetry in summer 2018. The guest editors of the issue are asking for completed essays that focus on a specific poem, or a pair of poems. (Submissions should not focus on “The Wreck of the Deutschland.”) Contributions should account for the shifting critical receptions of the texts since their publication and suggest new directions for Hopkins scholarship. Contributors might consider issues such as the politicization of Hopkins, Hopkins’s changing audience, appropriations of Hopkins, or Hopkins inside and outside of the academy.
Date: 27 - 29 October 2016 Lisbon Portugal
The International Conference Stereo & Immersive Media'16 aims to gather researchers, artists, curators, and archivists working on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.
Though neither Mr. Thornton nor Mr. Bell evoke “Utopia” flatteringly in Elizabeth Gaskell’s North & South, each mention of the term situates the concept of utopianism at the center of the novel’s labour dispute and makes the reader wonder if Margaret Hale might not be a utopian heroine. Not considered a utopic text, North & South nevertheless engages itself in a conversation about utopianism (and dystopianism). This panel seeks papers re-reading non-utopic texts (or authors) from the nineteenth century as utopic. By June 9th, please submit a 200-word abstract, brief bio, and A/V requirements to Dan Abitz, Georgia State University, firstname.lastname@example.org.
CFP: Special Issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “Victorian Education and the Periodical Press”
Issue: Winter 2017
Notify editor of intention to submit: July 1, 2016
Deadline for final submission: December 1, 2016
Looking for paper proposals on any topic relating to Romanticim. Papers relating in particular to the conference theme of “Archives, Libraries, Properties” are especially welcome.
To submit a paper proposal for this session, or one of the many other approved PAMLA sessions, please go to: http://www.pamla.org/2016/topic-areas
Proposals are due by Friday, June 10.
The PAMLA conference 2016 will be held over the 11-13 November 2016 weekend at the Westin Pasadena, CA.
For its 25th annual meeting, the British Women Writers Conference invites papers and panel proposals considering the theme of “Generations.” As we look back on a quarter-century of feminist scholarship and practice within British Studies, we want to celebrate those who have defined the British Women Writers Association’s past and nurture those who will shape its future. Of course, even within literary traditions or scholarly networks, generational transitions are rarely ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. We therefore welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in women’s writing.
October 29, 2016, 8:30am - 5:30pm
4th floor Information Commons, Lake Shore Campus, Loyola University Chicago
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Elaine Hadley, The University of Chicago Introductory Speakers: Anna Kornbluh and Benjamin Morgan, V21
In Past and Present (1843), Thomas Carlyle states, “The condition of England, on which many pamphlets are now in the course of publication, and many thoughts unpublished are going on in every reflective head, is justly regarded as one of the most ominous, and withal one of the strangest, ever seen in this world.”
Anafora, an international journal published by the Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Osijek, invites contributions for the upcoming volume.
Performing Gender: Cultural Ideals, Expectations, and Representations of Gender in American and British Culture
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Conference, November 4-6, 2016 in Jacksonville, FL
Victorian Ecocriticism: The Politics of Place and Early Environmental Justice
Dewey W. Hall, Editor
California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
Call for Papers
Keynote Speakers: Professor Kamilla Elliott (Lancaster University) and Professor Juliet John (Royal Holloway)
With a performance of ‘Fagin’s Last Hour’ by James Hyland and post-show talk.
G. K. Chesterton’s seminal study of Charles Dickens, published in 1906, ends with ‘A Note on the Future of Dickens’. Chesterton closes this chapter with the enigmatic promise of meeting Dickens – and his characters – in “the tavern at the end of the world”. At a threshold moment for Dickens studies, Chesterton is not only looking back to find Dickens, he is also looking forward.
Call for papers
Planned Obsolescence: Texts, theory, technology
Université de Liège (Belgium) - December 8th and 9th, 2016
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Film Adaptation: Theory, Practices, Reception
School of Film Studies and School of English
Aristotle University of Thessaloniki
May 25-27, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Deborah Cartmell