Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.
[T]he principle which regulates the existing social relations between the two sexes—the legal subordination of one sex to the other—is wrong in itself, and now one of the chief hindrances to human improvement; [...] it ought to be replaced by a principle of perfect equality, admitting no power or privilege on the one side, nor disability on the other.
J.S. Mill, The Subjection of Women (1869), ch. 1§1
On occasion of 150 years since the publication of John Stuart Mill’s The Subjection of Women (1869), the Department of Social and Political Sciences at the University of Cyprus hosts a Symposium on 1-2 November 2019, in Nicosia, Cyprus and invites papers on:
In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to):
University College London's Department of English is pleased to announce its annual graduate conference 'SYNAESTHESIA', to be held on Friday 14th June 2019. We welcome proposals from Masters students, PhD students and recent graduates working in all literary periods on the theme of synaesthesia. We hope to address a variety of questions about the intersection of literature and sensory perception. What is the relationship between literature and the senses? What kinds of unorthodox sensory experience can texts yield? How does written and oral language render or disturb the categories of sight, sound, smell, taste, and touch?
THE UNCANNY NINETEENTH CENTURY
CALL FOR PAPERS
2019 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
November 14-17, 2019
“Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers”
Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Talking Back to the Dead: Neo-Victorian Gothic” at the MLA Annual Convention in Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020.
Gothic Ecologies in British Culture: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Special Issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 2/2020)
Thinking Beyond the Poery-Prose Binary
MLA Special Session, Seattle, WA, January 9-12, 2020
Organized by Nick Bujak, Oglethorpe University, and Lizzy LeRud, Emory University
Late Romanticism, Past and Present
University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019
- Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
- Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)
- Sara Guyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of our 2019 conference.
Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.
Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.