The University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective and the Romantic Bicentennials project (http://romantics200.org/) invite proposals for a symposium on “Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism” to be held in Boulder, Colorado September 6-8, 2018. This meeting will be part of the on-going, international celebrations commemorating the many milestones of the romantic period being sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America. Plenary talks will be given by Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA, Marjorie Levinson, F. L.
I am looking to put together a panel on Imperial Borderlands in the British Empire in the 19th Century for the North American Conference on British Studies in Providence RI, in October 2018. My own paper is on Sir Alexander Burnes's _Travels into Bokhara_ (1835); but I would welcome papers on Central Asia, Northern India, Africa, China, Persia, the Middle East, or other contact zones in the world just outside British Imperial reach at the time. Please send detailed abstracts of 500 words by March 1, 2018.
Romanticism and Time
Conference of the French Society for the Study of English Romanticism (SERA)
co-organized by the Université de Lille and the Université de Lorraine,
with the support of the Institut Universitaire de France and of the SERA
to be held at the Université de Lille on 8-10 November 2018
Kevis Goodman, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Virginia Woolf and the Writing of History
8-10 November 2018
University of Rouen
With the collaboration of the University of Picardie - Jules Verne
And the Société d’Etudes Woolfiennes
The 75th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in San Antonio, Texas from October 11-14 at the historic Menger Hotel on the River Walk, right next door to the Alamo. San Antonio is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Crossroads of Cultures.” Through the art, architecture and design of the city, it is evident that there were, and are, different cultures crossing paths and influencing each other, now and over the past several centuries. San Antonio is a cultural kaleidoscope that began with the native indigenous peoples who made their home here. The arrival of the Spanish people and, later, the Anglos, resulted in a new culture that permeates almost every place in the United States: the Hispanic American culture.
Night and Day at 100:This panel invites papers examining Woolf’s Night and Day in the centennial year of its publication. What is the twenty-first century legacy of Woolf’s “nineteenth-century” novel?
Please send a 250-word abstract by March 12, 2018, to Mary Wilson at <mwilson4_at_umassd.edu>.
The Charge of the Light Brigade: Half a Century Onward
A One-Day Symposium
Friday 18 May 2018, The Void Cinema, Sheffield Hallam University
Next year sees the fiftieth anniversary of the release of Woodfall Films’ epic production The Charge of the Light Brigade. While the film suffered from director Tony Richardson’s fractious relationship with the critics when it first appeared, it has subsequently assumed a totemic significance in British cinema history, embracing the anti-imperial values of the 1960s counter-culture in its depiction of one of the great disasters of British military history.
Victorian Animal Encounters: A one day conference University of Portsmouth UK, 4 May 2018 Keynote speaker: Dr Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway “I went to show my friend Pigott the grave of the illustrious Shelley. Approaching the resting-place of the divine poet in a bright sunlight, the finest black Tom you ever saw discovered at an incredible distance that a catanthropist had entered the cemetery—rushed up at a gallop with his tail at right-angles to his spine—turned over on his back with his four paws in the air, and said in the language of cats: ‘Shelley be hanged! Come and tickle me!’ I stooped and tickled him. We were both profoundly affected.” (Wilkie Collins, letter to his mother, 1866).
14th ESSE Conference, Brno, Czech Republic
29th August – 2 September 2018
Call for papers – Seminar 50:
English beyond England: the elaboration/dissemination of ‘English’ as a literary discipline in the British Isles, the US and Commonwealth countries
Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’
20th –21st September 2018, University of Cambridge
By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
. . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.
— From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’