Subscribe to RSS - victorian


Writing Gender: When Science Meets Fiction, NeMLA, Boston, March 21-24, 2013

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 7:19pm
Angela Monsam, Fordham University

This panel will explore the intersection of scientific and literary discourses in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Britain and its impact on the formation of contemporary constructions of gender. I am especially interested in papers that examine the various ways in which writers of this period engaged with and, at times, adopted scientific rhetoric to comment on or challenge existing gender norms. Please send paper proposal and brief cv to Angela Monsam

Gaskell Project 2015: Place, Progress, and Personhood (Abstract deadline 31 October 2012)

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:49pm
Emily Morris/Saskatchewan, Sarina Gruver Moore/Calvin College, Lesa Scholl/Emmanuel College, UQ

In anticipation of the 150th anniversary of Gaskell's death, we are seeking abstracts for an edited volume on the subject of Place, Progress, and Personhood in the Works of Elizabeth Gaskell. The nineteenth century saw dramatic changes in the landscape of Britain as industry and technology reshaped the geographical space. The advent of the railway and the increasing predominance of manufactory machinery reoriented the nation's physical and social countenance. But alongside the excitement of progress and industry, there was also a sense of fear and loss manifested through an idealisation of the country home, the pastoral retreat, and the agricultural South.

Vol. III. Issue IV (December) 2012 Deadline: 15th November

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 5:01pm
The Criterion: An International Journal in English


We accept only electronic submissions via e-mail as attached documents (Microsoft word only) which must include Name and country in the body of your submission. Authors are requested to provide their full Bio-data and should not forget to provide information regarding contact details with their e-mail address in the same attachment (do not send more that one attachment).

Format of the articles:

Authors are requested to follow the MLA style strictly while preparing the articles. Authors are also requested to include the following in the format of their articles:

1. Full Title with subtitle, if any. Times New Roman, 14, Bold, (Not all capital letters)

2. An abstract of the article of about 100-150 words.

[UPDATE] Wyndham Lewis: Networks, Dialogues and Communities

Monday, August 13, 2012 - 6:10am
Nathan Waddell / Institute of English Studies / Wyndham Lewis Society

The conference now has a new website - see here for details:

This conference calls for papers which take as their focus the dialogic, collective, and interpersonal sides of Lewis's oeuvre – in words as much as in paint. All topics will be considered. Please send max. 250-word abstracts to Nathan Waddell and Louise Kane (Conference Organizers) at by 1 October 2012.

We are also happy to receive (in addition to single papers) proposals for themed panels of 3 speakers.

Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities (Oct. 11-13, 2012) --- Abstracts Due Sept. 15th

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 5:46pm
University of Florida English Graduate Organization

2012 University of Florida English Graduate Organization Conference
Borders and Beyond: Considering Communities
October 11-13, 2012 at the University of Florida

Keynote Speaker: Kristina Busse (University of South Alabama)
Guest Speaker: Catherine Tosenberger (University of Winnipeg)

Call for Papers

Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies

Friday, August 10, 2012 - 10:18am
Battleground States Conference

Bowling Green State University Presents the 8th Annual Battleground States Conference
Title: Crossing Boundaries, Revealing Connections: Experiments in Interdisciplinary Studies
February 22nd – 24th 2013

Culture is mercurial and fluid. Thus research must create, but also dispute yet engage, a transformational and reflective understanding of our subjects. The examination of knowledge and epistemologies from varying perspectives reveals the interconnections of vastly varying subjects. But to find these connections we first need to explore and experiment.

[UPDATE] Extended Deadline - Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference

Thursday, August 9, 2012 - 1:12am
Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)

The Conference Conveners have decided to expand the event's capacity and accept more proposals for papers and panels.

The new deadline for submissions is 24 August 2012.

Call for Papers

Gothic Antipodes: An Interdisciplinary Conference

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its inaugural conference, to be held at the Stamford Plaza Hotel, Auckland, on 22-23 January 2013.

Keynote speaker: Professor Ken Gelder (University of Melbourne).

ASU 18th Southwest English Symposium: -isms, -ologies, and -istics: Conversations Across the Disciplines

Wednesday, August 8, 2012 - 4:03pm
Graduate Scholars of English Association

February 15-16, 2013
Contact Us:

Given the multifaceted nature of English departments, the aim of this conference is to explore a cross-disciplinary conversation about ideologies and ideas. Because disciplines are largely characterized by their theoretical movements or opposition to such movements, submissions to this conference are encouraged to focus on suffixes. For instance, how do the suffixes of academia play a role in specific fields of study? How might -isms, -ologies, and -istics reinforce the sometimes disparate conversations among or within disciplines? How can they build connections between disciplines?

VariAbilit(ies) - The History of Disability

Tuesday, August 7, 2012 - 3:09am
Chris Mounsey, University of WInchester


Paul Kelleher and Chris Mounsey, are running a small but wide ranging academic conference on the History of Disability (all periods). Variabilit(ies) will run at Emory University between the 4th and 7th July 2013.

We wonder whether you have paper that you would like to give at this small wide ranging conference that follows the format of Chris's successful Queer People Conferences.

You can find the call on our Facebook page (

and follow us on Twitter