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Science and Spiritualism, 1750-1930

Friday, June 8, 2018 - 10:03am
Efram Sera-Shriar, Leeds Trinity University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Science and Spiritualism, 1750-1930

The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies is pleased to announce a two-day conference, to take place at Leeds Trinity University on 30 and 31 May 2019. We are delighted to have Professor Christine Ferguson (University of Stirling), and Professor Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck, University of London) as our keynote speakers.

D.D. Home levitates himself in front of witnesses in the home of Ward Cheney in South Manchester, Connecticut on 8 August 1852. From Wikimedia Commons, the free media repository.

EXTENDED DEADLINE - “Hideous Progeny”: The Gothic in the Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, June 13, 2018 - 11:29am
The Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society (LUCVS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 15, 2018

Location and date: Loyola University Chicago, Lake Shore Campus, Klarcheck Information Commons, 4th floor, 27 October 2018, 8:30am-5:30pm

Introductory Speaker: Alison Booth, University of Virginia
Keynote Speaker: Suzy Anger, University of British Columbia

“And now, once again, I bid my hideous progeny go forth and prosper.”
Mary Shelley, 1831 Introduction to Frankenstein

Irish Women’s Writing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives

Wednesday, May 30, 2018 - 8:58am
Mary Immaculate College, University of Limerick, Ireland; De Montfort University, Leicester, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

Call for Papers


Irish Women’s Writing at the Turn of the Twentieth Century: Alternative Histories, New Narratives


Co-editors: Kathryn Laing and Sinéad Mooney



This will be one of the first publications to inaugurate a new major Irish Studies Series:


EER Publishers


Studies in Irish Literature,

Cinema and Culture


Literature & Religion

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 9:11am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA; November 9-11, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This panel welcomes papers on a wide variety of religious and spiritual topics in connection to literature. Given the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages," papers that attempt to engage with this theme in relation to religious topics are particularly welcome.   

The conference will take place at Western Washington University, in Bellingham, WA.  

Please submit a 350-word proposal by going to the PAMLA website:

Poems of War

Thursday, June 21, 2018 - 11:58am
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Emily Dickinson International Society (guaranteed panel) at SAMLA, November 2-4, 2018, Birmingham, Alabama

Registration Live for 'War and Peace' - VPFA 10th Annual Conference

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:27am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 3, 2018

The programme is now live for the VPFA's 10th annual conference on 'War and Peace'. The hihglights are below - but there's so much more!


Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 10th Annual Conference


‘War and Peace’


3-7 July 2018, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London



Prof. Mariaconcetta Costantini, G. d'Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara

American Literature before 1865 Panel at PAMLA

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

This session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of American Literature before 1865, including American Renaissance, Colonial, and Puritan literature. While we are open to papers dealing with a variety of topics and authors during this time period, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." As such, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality, and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience in American Literature prior to 1865 are particularly welcome. If your paper does not tap into these specific themes but deals with literary topics relevant to this era, you are still more than welcome to submit a proposal.

Registration Open - Death and Celebrity

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:20am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are pleased to share the provisional programme for our upcoming symposium, Death and Celebrity at the University of Portsmouth on 6th June 2018.



Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:36pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 9, 2018

DEADLINE EXTENDED. While there has been interest in the suffrage movement in both America and England for many years now, one area that has not received as much scholarly attention is the analysis of Life Writing created by those within the movement. Both working- and middle-class women provide an intimate portrait of what it was like to fight for suffrage for so many years.  I propose a panel that examines the connections between suffragettes of different classes, ages, and nationalities as well as those in positions of power who supported them throughout. By May 30, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief biographical statement, and any AV requirements to Sarah N.