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“The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts”

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
BREAC: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

[CFP] The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts [Deadline: November 1st, 2016]


CFP: “The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts” for special issue of Breac. Edited by Marguérite Corporaaland Jason King.

The Great Irish Famine (1845–52) was one of the most influential periods in the history of Ireland and its diaspora. While emigration had already been a common feature in Irish life before the 1840s, the Famine catalysed the process, causing far greater numbers to leave the island and changing the nature of Irish emigration and Irish communities overseas, while also greatly influencing Irish society at home.

19th-Century British Literature (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands


De-Periodizing Urban Spaces (NeMLA 2017, March 23-26, Baltimore)

Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:12pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association

March 23-26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland 


Victorian-Modernism. An unlikely match that many might consider intrinsically oxymoronic. In this panel, we invite Victorian and Modernist literary scholars to a productive conversation with a dual purpose. First, to trouble the boundaries between these two periods through papers that treat Victorian and Modernist literary texts as companions rather than as strictly periodized texts in opposition. Second, to examine representations of the city as a key site that initiates this dialogue.

NAVSA/AVSA 2017 Florence -- Victorian Squalor

Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:14am
North American Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

This call is for participants in a panel on Victorian squalor at the NAVSA/AVSA conference in Florence, Italy, May 17-20th 2017

The Arts in the Periodical Press

Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
Anna Peak
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “The Arts in the Periodical Press”

In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of “the Victorians” to art through a focus on the arts in the periodical press.

VSAWC/VISAWUS 2017: Victorian Education

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:26am
Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada/Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 26, 2016

CFP for VSAWC / VISAWUS 2017 Joint Conference: “Victorian Education”

Vancouver, British Columbia

28-29 April 2017 & Publication Workshop 27 & 30 April 2017


Masculinity in Women’s Literature

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

A two-day conference organised by the Modern & Contemporary Research Group at Loughborough University

Keynote speaker:

Professor Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware)

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 April 2017


NCSA 2017: "Jane Austen & Memory"

Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
John Bugg / Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016



The Motto (from Mansfield Park):

       Fanny: “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient – at others, so bewildered and so weak – and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul! – We are to be sure a miracle every way – but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.”

The American Romance in 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Society of Early Americanists (SEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

his panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World. The existence of a colonial romance would challenge the “birth” of the American genre in the wake of Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819), and revising that literary history could in turn broaden American romance beyond a hoary pro-slavery ideology. Post-WWII critics arguing for an American romance tradition often cite Hawthorne’s own christening of his novels as “romances” as a key piece of evidence.