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Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction - Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:17am
National University of Ireland Galway
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

Medicine and Mystery

The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction

A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – NUI Galway Study Day

8th June 2017 National University of Ireland, Galway

Key-note speakers

Ms Sarah Wise, Author

Mr Alexander Black, NUI Galway - The Early Years of Anatomy in Galway

Exhibition – “Medicine and Mystery in C19th Galway”, Curated by Anna Gasperini and Paul Rooney

Hakluyt Society Essay Prize (travel writing)

Monday, November 21, 2016 - 10:21am
Hakluyt Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 30, 2016

The Hakluyt Society


Publisher since 1846 of Historical Voyages and Travels


Hakluyt Society Essay Prize

The Hakluyt Society awards an annual essay prize (or more than one, if the judges so decide) of up to a total of £750. The prize or prizes for 2017 will be presented, if possible, at the Hakluyt Society’s Annual General Meeting in London in June 2017. Winners will also receive a one-year membership of the Hakluyt Society. The Society hopes that the winning essay will be published, either in the Society’s online journal or in a recognised academic journal.

Animals in Detective Fiction

Wednesday, November 16, 2016 - 10:05am
Palgrave Studies in Animals and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Since its origins in the mid nineteenth century, detective fiction has been populated by a huge array of beasts. If the genre begins, as is widely supposed (though not without some debate), with Edgar Allen Poe’s ‘Murders in the Rue Morgue’ (1841), then detective fiction’s very first culprit is an animal. Such beastly instances of criminal violence are among the genre’s most recurrent figurings of the non-human. Accordingly, like Poe’s frenzied ourang-outang on the spree in Paris, Arthur Conan Doyle’s Hound of the Baskervilles (1902) identifies a murderous aggression as part-and-parcel of animal nature. Detective fiction accommodates gentler and more law-abiding creatures too, however.

REMINDER Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:17am
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

Call for Contributors – Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Special Issue, Summer 2017

Guest Edited by Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln


Victorian and Neo-Victorian Screen Adaptations

Wednesday, November 9, 2016 - 10:39am
Collected volume
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

Call for articles for a collected volume:

Victorian and Neo-Victorian Screen Adaptations


Last pages, last shots

Sunday, November 6, 2016 - 7:58pm
ERIBIA, Université de Caen Normandie, France
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 27, 2017

Call for papers: Last pages, last shots

13-14 October 2017, Université de Caen Normandie, France


This conference continues a sequence of international events exploring the question of closure  as well as the question of adaptation.[1] We would like to turn now to the adaptation of the last pages of a novel to the screen.

Early Atlantic Studies: Circulation and Material Culture

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Early Atlantic world witnessed unprecedented changes in mobility, allowing people, goods, and ideas to traverse the globe. Such transit thereby created new pathways for exchange. From the spice trade to the slave trade, scholars have traced the movement of bodies and objects (and objectified bodies) throughout and beyond the Atlantic world, highlighting the circulation of goods and their effects on personal, cultural, and national identity. Purdue’s Early Atlantic Reading Group invites explorations of the circulation of material goods and bodies for a graduate student colloquium that emphasizes material culture, literature, and mobility in the Early Atlantic world.

CFP: Consuming Animals Conference 2017

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:09am
University of York, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Call for papers: Consuming Animals

 Friday 17th- Saturday 18th March 2017

University of York, UK

Keynote speakers include: Professor Diana Donald and Professor Timothy Morton

Victorian Material Culture

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2016/17 issue on Victorian Material Culture.

Concept Note

RSAP Book Prize 2016

Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)

proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize


The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American

periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2015

and December 31, 2016. Books will be judged by a peer review of

three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.


The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature

Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017.

The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by

March 1, 2017 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.