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New Work in Novel Studies Symposium

Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Novel Theory Across the Disciplines/ Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2016

Call for Papers: New Work in Novel Studies

A symposium hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

December 7, 2016

From its earliest forms to its contemporary iterations, the novel remains a radically capacious and evolving genre. As the dominant form of modern literature, the novel assumes various overlapping functions as an aesthetic object, cultural artifact, historical text, and conceptual resource. At the same time, novelistic conventions such as plot structure, narrative technique, and characterization shape and inform scholarly research across an array of disciplines.

Strange Sensations: Reading Bodily Experience in the Nineteenth Century: NeMLA 2017

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks papers that explore the representation and function of sensory experience in the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on strange, unstable or unreliable sensory episodes and their larger literary and cultural significance. Rather than subordinating body to mind, how do nineteenth-century texts reveal an emergent cultural interest in the material body and its physiological particularities? We are especially interested in papers that investigate the role of sensory representations across disciplines and explore bodily matters at the intersection of nineteenth-century literature, science, philosophy or visual art.

The Analogic Imagination: Figuring Form and Narrative (ACLA Seminar)

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:36am
Emily Ridge/The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Please find below a seminar proposal for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)


Constituting Canada: Interdisciplinary approaches to an idea

Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:47am
Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Venue:                        University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia 

Date:                           Thursday 13th July – Friday 14th July, 2017

Keynote Speaker:      Associate Professor Eric Adams, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta


The Evidence of Literature (ACLA, 6-9 July 2017, Utrecht, deadline 23 Sept. 2016)

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:25pm
Geoffrey Baker / Yale-NUS College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

How do literary texts use, produce, or complicate the idea of evidence? How do ideas of evidence from other disciplines or fields—from philosophical, legal, or scientific disciplines, for example—provide context for the emergence and treatment of evidence in literary works? How do different forms or standards of evidence, inflected into literary texts, amplify or complicate apparent national, ethnic, sexual, or gender differences? How do texts perform evidentiary inquiry, and how do these modes of inquiry impact the form of the narrative, characterization, and so forth?

Literature (General)

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:26pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Area Chair is now accepting proposals to the “Literature (General)” category. This area will

provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific

literature areas. Before submitting to the General area, please peruse the specific area list at papers/

Areas of interest might include:

REMINDER: Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in the Literature Classroom (essay collection)

Saturday, December 24, 2016 - 11:01am
Cameron McFarlane and Kristin Lucas, Nipissing University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Bridging the Gap? Digital Media in the Literature Classroom (essay collection)


Feb. 1, 2017: 300-500 word proposals and brief cv/biographical statement


Cameron McFarlane:

Kristin Lucas:

English Studies, Nipissing University, Canada


MVSA 2017: Victorian Taste

Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:47pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2017 Conference — "Victorian Taste" 
Oberlin College & Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, April 28-30