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Summer Shaw Symposium at Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario, July 27-28-29

Wednesday, January 10, 2018 - 4:21pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018

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.

Update - "Howells and Democracy" - ALA 2018 (deadline extended)

Sunday, January 7, 2018 - 4:04pm
W. D. Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 12, 2018

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 

Women and Work

Tuesday, January 2, 2018 - 1:13pm
Society for the Study of American Women Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

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?

Conference CFP: Performance, Politics, and Play [New York City]

Thursday, December 21, 2017 - 10:13am
International Society for Cultural History
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 15, 2018

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

–  political performances

Reminder: Nineteenth-Century Time: A Symposium

Monday, January 8, 2018 - 8:11pm
Sherry Lee and Ellen Lockhart / Jackman Humanities Institute, University of Toronto
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 19, 2018

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. 

Martineau Society Conference 2018, London, England

Thursday, December 14, 2017 - 2:59pm
Martineau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018

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

FINAL REMINDER: CFP Gothic, Ghastly, Corporeal and Creaturely: Tim Burton's Curious Bodies

Friday, December 8, 2017 - 9:41am
Fran Pheasant-Kelly/University of Wolverhampton
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 8, 2017


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

Thursday, March 29, 2018 - 5:19am
Regent’s University London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 29, 2018

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***

Simms and Memory

Tuesday, February 6, 2018 - 6:30pm
William Gilmore Simms Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 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)




The William Gilmore Simms Society

University of South Carolina


SEPTEMBER 28-30, 2018