British nature writing can be understood as both a product of and a challenge to a western-style modernity that has created the conditions for its own unravelling. The tense that best captures these conditions is the future anterior. Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie, wandering through Bergen’s Natural History Museum, marvels at the ‘decaying bones of twenty-four cetacean skeletons crowded under the ceiling’. One whale skeleton alone, that of a gigantic blue, is ‘less an animal, more a narrative’. The different cetacean narratives add up to a devastating commentary to which even words such as ‘waste’ and ‘slaughter’ and ‘holocaust’ and ‘shame’ cannot do full justice.
This is a CFP for a panel proposal "Moves Towards Modernism: The British Theatre Before WWI," which will hopefully take place at the 2019 Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 4-6, 2019. See the Comparative Drama Conference website for more information on the conference and keynote, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Date: Saturday 24th November 2018 (10:00 – 18:00)
Location: Cardiff University
Keynote: ‘Biggish Data: Friedrich Engels, Material Ecology, and Victorian Data’ by John Parham, University of Worcester
CALL FOR PAPERS:24th Annual Dickens Society SymposiumJuly 26-28, 2019Salt Lake City, UT The 24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium will be held in Salt Lake City,Utah, co-sponsored by the Dickens Society and Utah Valley University.Proposals from scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students onany topic related to Dickens¹s life or work are welcome. One-page (250-300word) abstracts for papers deliverable in 20 minutes, plus 150-word bios,may be sent by November 15 2018 to email@example.com. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, nestled in a high-desert valleybetween two mountain ranges, a gateway to some of the most spectaculargeological formations on the planet.
***DEADLINE FOR PAPER PROPOSALS HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO DECEMBER 1, 2018***
DEADLINE FOR PARTLOW PRIZE PAPER SUBMISSIONS REMAINS DECEMBER 1, 2018
CALL FOR PAPERS: 24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium -- July 26-28, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT
ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: New Monstrosities: New Approaches to 19th-Century Monsters
Panel Organizers: Alicia Alves and Lin Young
Congress, University of British Columbia, June 1-4, 2019
This volume will explore ‘ordinary writing’ – that is, ‘writing that is typically unseen or ignored and is primarily defined by its status as discardable’ – as an important new way in which to approach the power and identity of marginalised groups in Edwardian Britain (1901-1914). The Edwardian era is often described as a period of intense social conflict and upheaval marked by a heightened awareness of class consciousness, inequality and poverty. Vast social, political and economic changes led to an increasing mobilisation of the lower classes and women, while also bringing about a rise in the number of anarchists and revolutionaries.
Call for Papers
Meeting of the 27th Annual
British Women Writers Conference
April 11-13, 2019
Thirteenth Biennial Conference of the
Constance Fenimore Woolson Society
Constance Fenimore Woolson: Making Her Presence Felt in the World
Winter Park, Florida
April 4-7, 2019
(NEO-)VICTORIAN ‘ORIENTATIONS’ IN THE TWENTY-FIRST CENTURY
University of Málaga (Spain)
May 15-17, 2019
Under the auspices of the Research Project “Orientation: Towards a Dynamic Understanding of Contemporary Fiction and Culture (1990s-2000s)” (ref. FFI2017-86417-P), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy, Industry and Competitiveness, this conference addresses past, present and future orientations of (neo-)Victorian literature and culture.