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'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2017
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA​( Northeast Modern Language Association​)​​ 48th Annual Convention  ​March 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland, Session title: 'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century As Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre reminds us with her exclamation, “Reader, I married him!,” writers of fiction in the nineteenth century were very aware of their readership with texts. In the increasingly literate century, readers were savvy consumers, rapt fans, and scathing critics. They read penny papers, novels, and genre specific magazines. They read at home, in libraries, and on trains.

"Daring Second Glances: Rereading the Rape Narrative"

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Erin Spampinato
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

  “Daring Second Glances: Rereading the Rape Narrative” elicits new perspectives on well-known texts that depict sexual violence. This panel seeks to curate a trans-historical discussion about new ways to approach representations of sexual violence. In her book Framing the Rape Victim, Carine Mardorossian argues that postmodern feminists of the 1990s ironically placed the onus of rape deterrence back on women when they “began locating the source of women’s sexual oppression in the representational and rhetorical codes of feminism rather than in societal norms” (42).

NeMLA2017: The Aesthetics of Deception in Victorian Writing

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Sandra M. Leonard / Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

“The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of art.”—Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

Anxious Forms 2016: Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
full name / name of organization: 
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Friday, 28th October, 2016

Speakers: 

Professor Bradley Deane (University of Minnesota Morris)

Dr Patricia de Montfort (University of Glasgow)

 

‘Victorian manhood was by definition a state of permanent crisis, a site of anxiety and contradiction as much as a source of power.’

(Phillip Mallett, The Victorian Novel and Masculinity)

 

Dickens, Race, Empire (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society-sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Baltimore, Maryland,  March 23-26, 2017:

Dickens, race, and empire. This session will explore the many facets of Dickens’s engagement with Victorian debates around race and empire. Open to proposals that examine any aspect of these issues and explore all parts of Dickens’s career, it seeks to consider Dickens within the context of both contemporary and current critical conversations around these key elements of Victorian culture and society.

The link to the NeMLA conference site is at

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

Women's Writing Special Issue "Generations"

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Women's Writing
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deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Special Issue Call for Papers WOMEN’S WRITING“Generations”Winter 2017 Issue

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the British Women Writers Association in 2017, Women’s Writing invites submissions for a special issue on the theme of “Generations.” While generational transitions are often productive and even revolutionary, they are seldom ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. In this spirit, the editors especially welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in the field of women’s writing.

The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as Cultural Artifact?

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:28pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dewey W. Hall/California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
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deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association  

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016

 

Panel Chair:              Dewey W. Hall, Professor of English

 

Affiliation:                California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

Email:                        dwhall@cpp.edu

 

Session Title:           “The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as

Promiscuous Entanglements: Photography, Referentiality, and the Objective Turn

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Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
full name / name of organization: 
Rasmus R. Simonsen & Geoff Bender
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deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

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

The Sermon as Literature

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Mark K. Fulk, Panel Organizer/
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

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.

One Hundred Years of Reading Hopkins: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry DEADLINE January 31, 2017

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Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 4:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lesley Higgins (York University) and Amanda Paxton (Trent University)
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deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

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.

Stereo&Immersive Media. Photography and Sound Research 2016

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Friday, May 27, 2016 - 9:49am
full name / name of organization: 
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 22, 2016

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.

THE GOOD LIFE IS OUT THERE SOMEWHERE: UNCOVERING UTOPIA IN THE NINETEENTH-CENTURY CANON

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Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 9:34am
full name / name of organization: 
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
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deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 9, 2016

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, dabitz1@gsu.edu.

Victorian Education and the Periodical Press

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Wednesday, May 25, 2016 - 3:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Periodicals Review
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

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
Email: Janice.schroeder@carleton.ca

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