Paper proposals solicited for The Melville Society ALA panel "Melville and Literary Influence: Reframing Tradition" at the next American Literature Association meeting (May 25-28, Boston). Emboldened by the innovative new work being done on the question of literary influence and intertextuality, this panel seeks papers that explore both Herman Melville's engagements with other writers and texts and the dynamics of influence and intertextual practice. While Melville's engagements with English literary tradition will no doubt be a central topic, the panel is open to the fullest range of possible topics related to these questions.
Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day
Victorian Popular Collaborations
Saturday 22 April 2017, 10am - 5pm
Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus
Keynote: Patricia Pulham, Reader in Victorian Literature, University of Portsmouth.
Roundtable: ‘Teaching Victorian Popular Collaboration’ led by Study Day Organisers Kirsty Bunting, MMU, and Janine Hatter, Hull.
"Collaboration is one of the literary features of our age, and at the present rate of progression there seems to be some prospect of it attaining alarming proportions in the future"
International Yeats Studies welcomes articles on any aspect of Yeats’s life and work. We also invite reviews and perspectives from the field. Submissions are double peer-reviewed, with at least one reviewer from the IYS editorial board.
Call for submissions
Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays
Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-Modernist, Lucas Malet was a literary tour de force in her own day, yet her work has been largely neglected by contemporary readers and critics. A daughter of Charles Kingsley, Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. Scholarship by Talia Schaffer and Catherine Delyfer has reopened critical enquiry into the work of this fascinating author, and we are seeking contributions in order to expand this emerging field of study.
Literature abounds with monsters - from the dragons that plague medieval towns to the vampires that rise from nineteenth-century graves to the aliens, cyborgs, and zombies that serve as the basis of our contemporary nightmares. The prevalence of these creatures prompts literary critics to ask why they haunt us. What can we learn from a closer examination of these fictional monsters?
ACLA 2017 Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories”: Photography’s Encounters with Literature
“The essence of photography is writing with light.”
-- Yousef Khanfar
Cross-dressing in fact and in fiction: norms, bodies, identities
A one-day conference to be held at the University of Toulouse, France (April 21st)
Guest speaker: Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Cardiff)
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 48th annual conference. The conference will be held in Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 30 to April 1, 2017.
The 2017 theme is "Islands" and CEA invites papers and panels that address the idea of the island. How are islands in literature and film, as in life, places of desperate refuge and welcome escape? What respites do they provide? Are islands imagined utopias, or do they offer only barriers and isolation? Finally, is the study of composition, film, language, literature, and writing, a kind of island amidst the tempest of the current attack on the humanities?
I am looking for a third (and possibly fourth) presenter to fill a slot on a panel devoted to the theme of "Imagining the Future" in fantastic (fantasy, horror, and science fiction) narratives for the meeting of the Northeast Popular Culture/America Culture Association this coming October. The session meets in the afternoon of Friday, October 21, at Keene State University in Keene, NH.
Please send abstract and bio to NEPCAfantastic@gmail.com as soon as possible.
Area Chair, The Fantastic
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 23-26, 2017