The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 66th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.
Martineau Society Conference 2019
Manchester, England 07/23/2019-07/26/2019; deadline 05/06/2019
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Manchester, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY
PATRICK TOLFREE STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2019
Welcome to this year’s Patrick Tolfree essay competition, open to students of any academic level over the age of 18 and living anywhere in the world.
In line with the projected theme of the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of the Thomas Hardy Journal, the theme of this year’s essay competition is “Hardy Now”. We invite entries of 3,000-4,000 words that reflect on “the contemporary purchase” (Kornbluh and Morgan 2015) of Hardy’s writing. These might focus on a Hardyan theme with particular resonance today, such as:
Update: The deadlines for this panel has been extended to April 1, 2019. The English Nineteenth-Century Literature panel at the 2019 RMMLA Conference (Oct. 10-12, El Paso, Texas) welcomes proposals for presentations exploring any aspect of nineteenth-century literature and culture of the British Isles. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to email@example.com .
We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for "Radical Materialisms" by one week. We will now accept abstracts until February 8th. Please consider submitting your work, and see the CFP below.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Conference
7-10 November 2019
VICTORIAN STAKES AND STAKEHOLDERS
The Dickens Society is sponsoring the following panel at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle, WA.
Panel Title: “Mankind Was My Business!:” Dickens and The Exploration of Humanity, Humanism, and Being Human
CFP: Neo-Gothic Narratives
Recent years have seen the strong development of Neo-Victorian studies, including a theorization of the project by scholars including Ann Helimann, Christian Gutleben, Marie-Louise Kohlke, Mark Llewellyn and others. This collection on the Neo-Gothic invites similar attempts to define and theorize what exactly qualifies as such a text, what mobilizes the employment of the gothic to speak to our own times, whether nostalgia plays a role, and whether might there is room for humour or only for trauma in these narratives across various media.
We invite submissions on neo-Gothic topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, January 9th-12th, 2020.
Title of Session: John Clare: Conversations in Song
Scholarship on any aspect of song, music, or conversation in Clare. Papers might touch on personification, voice and its relation to print, and/or Clare’s way of relating to the non-human world.
Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2019 to Erica McAlpine at firstname.lastname@example.org
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to email@example.com.