FIN du GLOBE:
Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style
Call for Papers: Abstracts by March 1, 2020
The 3rd Annual Conference of the
British Association of Decadence Studies
and the journal VOLUPTÉ
and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network, NAVSA
CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 10-13 SEPTEMBER 2020
Conference Committee: Ellis Hanson, Elisha Cohn, Jane Desmarais, Kate Hext,
Caroline Levine, Kristin Mahoney, Alex Murray
The last few decades have witnessed an increasing interest in revisiting, reproducing or rewriting various aspects of nineteenth-century culture, particularly that of the late Victorian period, whether in the form of neo-Victorian literature, steampunk, media archaeology, fashion, documentaries and period dramas, among others.
Vergil’s Aeneid is, of course, a longtime standard of the liberal arts curriculum. However, it has seen revived interest outside the academy. Since 2017, Vergil’s epic has featured in articles in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. All three articles argue that the Aeneid speaks as much to modernity as it does to antiquity. Mendelsohn’s New Yorker piece put it best, writing,
Britain Afraid: Imperial Insecurities and National Fears, 1798-1945
Liverpool John Moores University, 11-12 June 2020
Keynote Speaker: Professor Kim Wagner (Queen Mary, UCL)
VISAWUS 2020: Victorian Transitions
Reno, NV October 15-17, 2020
The Victorian Era was one of transitions. Victorian Britain transitioned from a rural to urban society. It transitioned from an emergent empire to the dominant imperial power. It transitioned from a walking, water, wind, and animal-based transportation system to a steam-powered transportation system. It transitioned from a regional to national and then imperial culture.
Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy
Proposed volume of essays, edited by
Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University)
Erik Gray (Columbia University)
The Comics Circle at the American Literature Association is pleased to co-sponsor the following panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference from May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal and/or helping us to spread the word.
MVSA invites proposals for Seminars to be held at the 2020 conference, “Truth, Investigation, and Mystery,” April, 24-25, Chicago, IL.
Participants in MVSA Seminars will write 5-7 page papers that will be pre-circulated to the other participants prior to the conference. During the Seminars, the Seminar Leader and participants will identify important points of intersection and divergence among the papers and identify future areas of inquiry and collaboration. The Seminar format allows a larger number of scholars to participate in MVSA and to seek financial support from their respective institutions to attend the conference and discuss a shared area of scholarly interest. Seminars are limited to 12 participants.
Case Closed? The Affaire Dreyfus in British literature and culture
Rome (Italy), 6 February 2020