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the quint DEADLINE September 15, 2013

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 12:07pm
the quint: an interdisciplinary quarterly from the north

The quint's nineteenth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and reviews of books. The deadline for this call is 15th September 2013—but please note that we accept manu/digi-scripts at any time.

Bristol Journal of English Studies CFA

Monday, August 19, 2013 - 4:37am
Bristol Journal of English Studies

The Bristol Journal of English Studies is now accepting abstract submissions for prospective articles for peer-reviewed publication in winter 2013-2014. The journal publishes critical pieces from early-career academics and research students from all areas of English Studies. Articles should be 5,000 to 7,000 words in length; essays, shorter pieces of up to 5,000 words, are also considered. There is no specific theme for Issue 4, and abstracts engaging with any era or area of English literature are welcome.

What is Literary 'Sympathy'?: Novels in the First Half of the 19th Century (NeMLA 2014: April 3-6) - Abstracts due by 9/30/12

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 5:35pm
Northeast Modern Language Association

Literary scholars pin a lot on 'sympathy' but disagree about what it is. While David Marshall defines it as emotional exchange, Adela Pinch and Rae Greiner describe it as a cognitive process. This roundtable invites interdisciplinary approaches to redefining sympathy in literature. Presenters may explore goals, consequences, or connotations of sympathy, including community or identity formation, political affinity, empathy vs. sympathy, visuality and aurality, the novel's 'rise,' and more. Please send 250-word abstracts to Jennifer Croteau Deren at

NeMLA 2014 will take place April 3-6 in Harrisburg, PA. Please submit abstracts by September 30, 2013.

[UPDATE] Deadline approaching for 'Neo-Victorian Villains' edited volume

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 1:08pm
Benjamin Poore, University of York, UK

Chapter proposals are still being accepted for contributions to this edited collection.
Deadline for proposals: 31st August 2013

The collection will provide an innovative and wide-ranging exploration of the afterlives of the Victorian villain, in fiction, and stage and screen performance.

Subjects covered may include, but are not limited to:

Direct transmedia adaptations - from nineteenth-century classic fiction and neo-Victorian novels, to stage, screen, console and graphic novel.

Intertextuality – including allusion, pastiche and crossover fiction and film.

[UPDATE] The Cult of Shakespeare and the Father Figure (extended deadline)

Sunday, August 18, 2013 - 4:05am
Shakespeare 450

Workshop 2: "So Rare a Wonder'd Father": the Cult of Shakespeare and the Father Figure

Call for papers

Seminar leaders: Shaul Bassi (University of Venice), Rocco Coronato (University of Padua), Denis Lagae-Devoldère (Paris IV), Laura Tosi (University of Venice)

This seminar is part of the Shakespeare 450 conference, Paris, 21-27 April 2014. For more information on the conference: