The Two-day Symposium on 'Victorian Indian Identities' to be hosted in the Department of Humanities and Social Sciences at the Indian Institute of Technology Madras (Chennai, India) on 6 and 7 June 2018, India, seeks fifteen-minute papers to reengage with the notions of identities that are assumed in relation to the idea of the Indian or “native” within the literatures in English produced within India and Great Britain during Queen Victoria’s reign, both prior to and after her assumption of the role of the Empress of India in 1858.
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 65th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, September 14-16, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Malone of Ball State University, and the plenary address will be given by Matthew Giancarlo of the University of Kentucky.
Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere
A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures
Call for Papers Prospero XXIII (2018)
This special issue will focus on ideas of reuse and recombination. How were bits and scraps of materials, textual and otherwise, reassembled into new forms in the nineteenth century? To what ends? Essays might consider these issues in relation to images, fabrics, texts, and more. Possible topics could include scrapbooks, patchwork, quotation, citation, illustration, and any and all forms of recombination. Approaches from all disciplines, including literature, art history, history, music, and the history of science and the social sciences, are welcome, as are submissions that cross national boundaries and/or range across the nineteenth century.
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
Nineteenth-Century Workshop 2018
War / After War: Memory, Fear, Indifference
Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ
War as memory. The fear of war. War as experience. How does culture mark its relationship to organized violent conflict?
In 2018, Rutgers’ Nineteenth Century Workshop will address the long-lasting effects of war on nineteenth-century literature and culture. It is a topic we take to be both urgent and of particular scholarly interest to students of the era.
Henry James occupies an unusual position in the literary categories of English language fiction. Claimed by both the British and the Americans, as well as by both the 19th century and the 20th, James’ fiction crosses many of the artificially imposed borders our field has created, yet his stories often deal explicitly with the social changes and their consequences that caused the borders to be established in the first place. As we live through yet another period of social upheaval, is James still relevant? What can his short fiction offer a 21st century reader? How might we convey this to our students, many of whom initially find his content dated and his prose challenging?
Call for Papers on Robert Frost
Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, January 3-6, 2019
Sponsor: The Robert Frost Society
Contact: Grzegorz Kosc, President of Robert Frost Society, email@example.com
Deadline for Proposals: April 7, 2018; length: 300-350 words
Session: “New Trends in Robert Frost Criticism”
From Amy Heckerling’s 1995 film Clueless to Seth Graham-Smith’s 2016 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and its many adaptations),and from Sherri Browning Erwin’s 2011 novel Grave Expectations to Thomas Vinterberg’s 2015 film Far from the Madding Crowd, the proliferation of adaptations of nineteenth century texts does not look to abate soon, and scholars have been taking notice. Adaptation offers a new way to consume both nineteenth century culture and canonical texts. We are seeking submissions of papers exploring adaptations of Nineteenth Century literature in new genres and/or mediums. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words.