The Early Atlantic world witnessed unprecedented changes in mobility, allowing people, goods, and ideas to traverse the globe. Such transit thereby created new pathways for exchange. From the spice trade to the slave trade, scholars have traced the movement of bodies and objects (and objectified bodies) throughout and beyond the Atlantic world, highlighting the circulation of goods and their effects on personal, cultural, and national identity. Purdue’s Early Atlantic Reading Group invites explorations of the circulation of material goods and bodies for a graduate student colloquium that emphasizes material culture, literature, and mobility in the Early Atlantic world.
Call for papers: Consuming Animals
Friday 17th- Saturday 18th March 2017
University of York, UK
Keynote speakers include: Professor Diana Donald and Professor Timothy Morton
The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2016/17 issue on Victorian Material Culture.
The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)
proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize
The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American
periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2015
and December 31, 2016. Books will be judged by a peer review of
three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.
The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature
Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017.
The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by
March 1, 2017 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.
“[A]nd so I left my fairy godmother, with both her hands on her crutch stick, standing in the midst of the dimly lighted room beside the rotten bride-cake that was hidden in cobwebs” (Great Expectations, 158).
The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on food and consumption culture with an emphasis on the displeasing aspects of appetites: hunger, starvation, gluttony, and pica to name a few. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue’s theme and the various ways consumption or depravation becomes a “haunting” and “horrible” aspect of humanity.
March 30-April 1, 2017 | Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa
Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928
The nineteenth century witnessed critical shifts in the perceptions of time and space. Developments in geology and biology suggested new, expansive notions of space and time, resulting in geological time scales and the concept of deep time. Meanwhile, as the introduction of Greenwich Mean Time standardized railway schedules, rail travel itself rendered the experience of space flexible as journey times decreased. Simultaneously, mathematical developments like non-Euclidean and higher-dimensional geometries initiated new ways of measuring space. How did nineteenth-century literature respond to these changing perceptions and experiences of space and time?
Ancient Egypt in the Modern Imagination
Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 sparked what has come to be known as ‘Egyptomania’, an intense fascination for ancient Egypt that permeated the cultural imagination in the late eighteenth century and beyond. Since this moment, across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, subsequent ‘waves’ of interest in ancient Egypt have seen the history and iconography of this civilisation drawn upon for all varieties of purposes.
Call for Papers: Revisiting Dialogue
Narrative Special Issue, May 2019
CFP: MIDDLE FLIGHT (2319-7684) (Print)
A Peer Reviewed Journal of English Literature
Vol. 5 2016 Issue 1
The Wonderful Year 1816 – A bicentenary appraisal
“The value of centenaries and similar observances is that they call attention, not simply to great men, but to what we do with our great men. The anniversary punctuates, so to speak, the scholarly and critical absorption of its subject into society.”