This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.
8–9 September 2017, St John’s College, Durham University (United Kingdom)
Article proposals are sought for the the special issue of NJES on visual poetics, edited by Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz.
Papers on any aspect of the visual in English literature are welcome, though preference will be given to those covering the medieval period, the long nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century.
Send in 200-word abstracts as well as your short bio to email@example.com by 31 March 2017. Complete papers will be due in December 2017.
THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS "PLACING THE BURNEYS" NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA
The Burney family is strongly associated with various cities such as King's Lynn, London, Bath, Brighton, Paris. The family's many talents flourished in urban settings.
Geographical place mattered to the Burney family. But so did other placements: social, political, and class. Moreover, critical placement in Frances's time and in our own has been essential to crafting different versions of Burney.
Inspired by the Burney's ties to geography, the Burney Society of North America presents "Placing the Burneys."
2017 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
“Artists and Activists”
November 9-12, 2017
Permanent Section Call for Papers: Irish Studies
Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.
Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary
Special Session, MLA 2018
4–7 January, New York City
Focus on aesthetic engagements with human/nonhuman relations, environmental ethics, literary form and ecology, ecological reconfigurations of time, queer and Indigenous ecologies. Send CV and 300-word abstract to Michael Nicholson (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Rasheed Tazudeen (email@example.com) by 10 March 2017.