The 14th Annual Summer Shaw Symposium, co-sponsored by the International Shaw Society and The Shaw Festival, will take place July 27-28-29 at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario.
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.
Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy
The meaning of “women’s work” has never been stable. While women consistently have engaged with both the production of home and labor outside the home, their involvement in what Marx conceptualizes as wage-to-labor power exchange did not achieve heightened visibility in U.S. cultures until the nineteenth century. This panel seeks to address the many ways that women writers explore women’s labor in service to their families, their communities, and their nations, and how this labor contributes to the work of resistance and/or recovery across the Americas. How does women’s labor provide opportunities for collective dissent as well as recovery of women’s work?
Performance, Politics, and Play
September 13-16, 2018
New York City
In response to the “performative turn” in the humanities, the ongoing interest in bio- and body-politics, and the growing attention to leisure, dance, and sport studies, the International Society for Cultural History invites paper and panel proposals for its 2018 annual conference on Performance, Politics, and Play. Scholars working on any historical period or location are encouraged to explore this theme. Topics may include (but are by no means limited to):
performative/bodily practices of politics and play
Submissions are invited for a multidisciplinary symposium on Nineteenth-Century Time, which will take place at the University of Toronto on 9-10 March 2018. This event will be hosted by a working group of the Jackman Humanities Institute that is devoted to the study of time and temporal experience throughout the long nineteenth century, encompassing cross-disciplinary exploration of the cultures of thought, representation and performance of revolutionary time, neoteric time technologies, the rise of historicist consciousness, and new psychologist discourses of the subject in terms of time and memory.
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in London, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Theology and Religion
Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)
Language and Linguistics
Call for Papers
Anglistik: International Journal of English Studies
Special issue on “Monsters and Monstrosity in Nineteenth-Century Anglophone Literature”
Guest editors: Gero Guttzeit and Natalya Bekhta
Final Reminder Call for Papers
The First International Conference on Twenty-First Century Film Directors
University of Wolverhampton in collaboration with Light House Media Centre, Wolverhampton and Redeemer University College, Ontario presents
Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies
Thursday 15th February 2018 at Light House Media Centre*, Wolverhampton
Keynote: Professor Adam Barkman, Redeemer University College, Ontario
Contestations: Literature & Aesthetics
Regent’s University London
11 – 12 July 2018
Keynote speakers: Prof Peter Lamarque, University of York, UK
Dr Jukka Mikkonen, University of Tampere, Finland
***Extended deadline for abstracts: Monday 30 April 2018***
“Thou fill'st from the winged chalice of the soul/ Thy lamp, O Memory, fire-winged to its goal.”
- Mnemosyne-Lamp of Memory-Ricordanza - Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1881)
CALL FOR PAPERS
CONFERENCE: SIMMS AND MEMORY
The William Gilmore Simms Society
University of South Carolina
SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018