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George Eliot at 200

updated: 
Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Middlemarch ends by praising those “who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” This was not, of course, the fate of the novel’s author. Born in 1819, George Eliot became one of the best-known writers of Victorian England. In addition to her novels, Eliot wrote on social and religious questions, translated German philosophy and criticism, and lived in an at-the-time scandalous relationship with fellow writer George Henry Lewes. Few regarded Eliot with indifference: Nietzsche called her a “little moralistic female;” Trollope complained that she was “obscure from her too great desire to be pungent;” Woolf said that she created “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.”

Postgraduate English Journal Call for Submissions (Issue 37)

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 4:05pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s Online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by Friday, August 31, 2018 for the journal’s 37th edition.

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

updated: 
Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

5-6 November 2018

 

In 2018 we celebrate events which took place two hundred years ago: the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Brontë. While the two events are markedly different, as the former is a tangible work of art and the latter more of a promise of what was to come, both have contributed to challenge and change the conceptions and perceptions of the time, thus performing a silent, subtle revolution in the world of letters.

 

Diagnosing History: Medicine in Television Costume Dramas

updated: 
Friday, June 22, 2018 - 9:11am
Dr. Julie Anne Taddeo
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

There has been a long relationship between television and medicine: some of the small screen’s most popular shows, on both sides of the Atlantic, have been medical in focus, from hospital-set dramas like ER to reality TV shows and docudramas like One Born Every Minute. This fascination with doctors, hospitals and bodies is also shared by period drama television, but scholarship has paid little attention to this intersection/relationship.

CALL FOR ARTICLES: Materiality in Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries

updated: 
Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:41am
Dr Laura Eastlake, The Wilkie Collins Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 27, 2018

 GUEST EDITORS: DR KYM BRINDLE, DR LAURA EASTLAKE ‘I prophesy that we shall see ghosts and find treasures, and hear mysterious noises –and, oh heavens! What clouds of dust we shall have to go through’ (The Dead Secret) Wilkie Collins’s fiction depicts a rich cabinet of material curiosities. His novels evidence the wealth of objects with which the Victorians surrounded themselves in everyday life. This special issue looks to explore the entanglements between object and subject in Collins’s work. We seek proposals exploring the ways in which aspects of identity in Collins’s novels are articulated through forms of material culture.

NeMLA 2019 - "Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 - 3:14pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

"Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018
Name of organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Contact email: matobin@psu.edu

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Washington, DC March 21-24, 2019

"Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

Literature & Religion

updated: 
Friday, June 15, 2018 - 10:55am
Pacific Ancient & Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Annual Meeting, Bellingham WA
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 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:   http://pamla.org/2018/topic-areas

Science and Spiritualism, 1750-1930

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

CALL FOR PAPERS
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.

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