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Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:46am
Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Owing to last minute withdrawals by committed authors, the Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, which will be published by McFarland, is in need of additional contributors. The 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres. Over 100 scholars, from senior academics to advanced graduate students, have already written short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries. A few remain:

Mudie’s Circulating Library [250 words]

Arnold Bennett [250 words]

Catnach broadsides [250 words]

A. L. O. E [100]

Career of Candida [250]

A Modern Amazon [250]

Mary-Angela Dickens [250]

Disability [1250 -- as it appears in popular fiction]

Arthur Morrison and the East End

Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:45am
Diana Maltz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Arthur Morrison and the East End


We seek critical articles for an essay collection on Arthur Morrison and the East End. We welcome essays on a variety of aspects relating to his body of work. 


Essays can address his most famous novel A Child of the Jago, but can alternatively focus on his lesser-known novels (particularly The Hole in the Wall and To London Town), his short stories (including those from Tales of Mean Streets), and his journalism. 


Broad themes include:

Morrison and East End history

The RES Essay Prize 2017: Final call for entries

Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:13am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.


The competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree, or who completed one no earlier than January 2015


The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2017 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

*How to enter*

Neo-Victorian Series (Brill/Rodopi)

Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:29pm
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke / Swansea University (Wales, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Series Editors of Brill/Rodopi’s Neo-Victorian Series ( invite proposals for future edited collections in the series, to map emergent, prominent, and critically underrepresented strands of neo-Victorian literature and culture. In particular, we would welcome themed proposals on the following subjects:


•           Neo-Victorian Ecologies & Environmental Ethics

•           Neo-Victorian Cosmopolitanism

•           Neo-Victorian Postcolonialities

•           Neo-Victorian Journeys and Travels

•           Neo-Victorian Geographies

Victorian Sea Fiction: Unbounded Identities in a Bounded World

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 - 6:53pm
Northeast MLA (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

Last call! This panel aims to use the framework of oceanic studies to interrogate Victorian sea fiction. We welcome work on nineteenth-century writers across the Anglophone world, though could be open to works in other languages. We are particularly looking for works that do not fall into traditional nationalist canons of literature or works that epitomize transnational networks of culture, empire, and economics.

Sterne and Travel Writing: 18th-21st centuries

Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:33pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof.

Debt in History [reminder]

Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:19pm
Tom Ue, Department of Engish, University of Toronto Scarborough
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Debt in History


Department of English

University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

18-19 May 2018


Celebrating H.G. Wells: Teaching His Literature in the 21st Century

Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:05pm
Annette M. Magid/SUNY Erie Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

For 152 years, H.G. Wells has been part of our literary cannon in science fiction, criticism and utopian projections. Fiction writers have the latitude to focus on current issues of their time, often in the guise of fictional places and/or unusual characters. H.G. Wells did exactly that in his science fiction as well as his fiction stories. Wells’ vision of an “open conspiracy of intellectuals and willful people” to build Cosmopolis occurs regularly in most of his fiction, and appears prominently in his major prophetic writings before 1914: in Anticipations, in A Modern Utopia, and elsewhere (W. Warren Wagar 40-42). The focus of this roundtable is to discuss the techniques H.G.

Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:03pm
Political Implications of Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable gateway to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways.