Things often end badly for males in George Eliot’s fiction. Macarthy, the antisocial artist in her first published prose fiction, dies unappreciated; dreamy Seth Bede reconciles himself to a pitiful bachelordom; Smilesian Tom Tulliver charters his wealth (but not his wellbeing); opportunistic Harold Transome is chastened by his circumstances; pedantic Edward Casaubon fails as a scholar and as a gentleman; and formidable Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt drowns because Eliot is unsure what else to do with him. These men are usually disposed of in credible ways, but are they treated fairly? Are their respective fates convincing given their character flaws and contexts, or are they treated more harshly than the women who share their fictional worlds?
Victorian Literature in the Age of #MeToo
Special Issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies
2020 MVSA Conference
April 24-25—Chicago, Illinois
CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Final call to submit proposals for The Victorians Institute 2019 conference in Charleston, SC Oct 31-Nov 2
See call for papers: Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies
Deadline: July 1
Submit 250-word paper and panel proposals
Soliciting proposals and abstracts for a special edition of Nineteenth-Century Prose honoring the bicentennial of Matthew Arnold's birthday, to appear in 2022. If interested, please send a 250 word abstract/proposal, along with a brief CV (both as attachments in MS Word), to Shannon Gilstrap (Guest Editor) at the University of North Georgia (Shannon.Gilstrap@ung.edu) by 1 August 2019. Proposals for essays in the following areas are needed: Arnold's religious writings;Arnold in/on America (Trans-Atlantic studies);Arnold and cultural studies;Arnold and imperialism;Arnold and the Digital Humanities Of course, other unique essay proposals will be considered. Feel free to visit Nineteenth-Century Prose's website:
Mash-up: “a mixture or fusion of disparate elements” (OED)
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 30th August 2019 for the journal’s 39th edition. Early submission is greatly encouraged.
Writers and writers’ organisations have a long history of using their public standing and cultural capital to promote causes that transcend the literary sphere, from abolition and gender equality to free expression, anti-war agitation, and environmental issues. This two-day conference explores the intersections of authorship, politics, activism, and literary celebrity across historical periods, literatures, and media. It examines the forms and impact of authorial field migrations between literature and politics and the ways in which they are situated within, and shaped by, structural frameworks that include academic institutions, prize-giving bodies, publishing industries, and literary celebrity culture.
The oldest highway in Southern Asia was named the Grand Trunk Road by the British in the 17thcentury. During the nineteenth century the route carried not just goods for trade, but also British travelers whose numbers increased on the subcontinent as the century progressed. While the Grand Trunk Road was mentioned in Rudyard Kipling’s novel, Kim, many travelers may not have specifically mentioned it in their accounts, but their journeys would have inevitably taken them through such recognizable places on the route like, Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore, and Kabul.