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Victorian/Edwardian Adventure Fiction and Social Change

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018 - 9:07am
Jenn Fuller / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 11, 2018

This panel welcomes submissions that explore how popular adventure fiction/boy’s books of the long nineteenth century were used as agents of social change. While often viewed as works for adolescents, such novels played subversive roles in dismantling traditional ideas and establishing new cultural norms. We are especially interested in papers that explore novels set in locations outside the colonial center that worked to challenge British assumptions about education/the educational system. Potential authors could include Joseph Conrad, Robert Louis Stevenson, H.G. Wells, or Edgar Rice Burroughs as well as lesser-known authors such as Louis Becke or authors popularized through translation, such as Jules Verne.

Mimesis and Mutation

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:50pm
Berkeley-Stanford English Graduate Conference 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 12, 2018

Date: April 20th, UC Berkeley

Please submit abstracts of 200­-300 words, with a short bio, to berkeleystanford2018@gmail.com by MARCH 12th, 2018

Keynote 1: Steven Goldsmith, Professor (UC Berkeley, English)
Keynote 2: TBA (Stanford, English)

Call for Papers -- Romantic Regenerations

updated: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018 - 4:49pm
Kaz Oishi (Romantic Regenerations Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Call for Papers

Romantic Regenerations
An International Conference

Date: 6-8 July 2018

Venue: The University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus) & Sophia University (Yotsuya Campus)

Plenary Lecturers:
Prof. Seamus Perry (Oxford University)
Prof. Alan Bewell (Toronto University)
Prof. Tim Barringer (Yale University)

Death and Celebrity

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:36am
Celebrity, Citizenship and Status Project, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

Call for Papers: Death and Celebrity

Wednesday 6th June 2018, University of Portsmouth

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Ruth Penfold-Mounce, University of York

Dr Samantha Matthews, University of Bristol

 

‘Fame is no plant that grows on mortal soil’ (John Milton)

 

‘Fame is a food that dead men eat’ (Henry Austin Dobson)

 

Conflict and Resolution: Literary London Society Annual Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018 - 6:19am
Literary London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 16, 2018

Call for Papers

* submission deadline extended *

Literary London Society Annual Conference 2018

Conflict and Resolution

28-29 June 2018

Senate House, London

 

Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London

 

George Gissing’s Odd Women

updated: 
Monday, February 12, 2018 - 9:17am
Tom Ue, Depatment of English, University of Toronto Scarborough
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 15, 2018

CFP George Gissing’s Odd Women

 

Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 9:16am
Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu.

Crime Fiction or Fact: Blurring the Boundaries c. 1680-1880

updated: 
Monday, February 19, 2018 - 10:30am
Liverpool John Moores University/University of Winchester
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 31, 2018

Date: 11 July 2018

Venue: Senate House, London

Keynote: Melissa Bissonette, St. John Fisher College, NY

Conference Fees: £15 salaried, £10 student/unwaged

MLA 2019: Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories

updated: 
Sunday, February 25, 2018 - 11:32am
Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 11, 2018

Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories” at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.

The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, textual elements, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of ghost stories by nineteenth-century American, British, and European women. This session will participate in the emerging critical conversation on nineteenth-century women‘s ghost stories and recognize the importance of this female literary tradition. Papers could explore the following topics in relation to these works:

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