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War / After War: Memory, Fear, Indifference

Monday, April 16, 2018 - 9:06am
Rutgers Nineteenth-Century Workshop
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

Nineteenth-Century Workshop 2018


War / After War: Memory, Fear, Indifference


Rutgers University; New Brunswick, NJ

October 4-5


War as memory.  The fear of war.  War as experience.  How does culture mark its relationship to organized violent conflict?  


In 2018, Rutgers’ Nineteenth Century Workshop will address the long-lasting effects of war on nineteenth-century literature and culture.  It is a topic we take to be both urgent and of particular scholarly interest to students of the era.


Edited Collection on Short Works of Henry James

Wednesday, April 11, 2018 - 9:06am
Kathleen McDonald, Ph.D.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

Henry James occupies an unusual position in the literary categories of English language fiction. Claimed by both the British and the Americans, as well as by both the 19th century and the 20th, James’ fiction crosses many of the artificially imposed borders our field has created, yet his stories often deal explicitly with the social changes and their consequences that caused the borders to be established in the first place. As we live through yet another period of social upheaval, is James still relevant? What can his short fiction offer a 21st century reader? How might we convey this to our students, many of whom initially find his content dated and his prose challenging?

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 11:45am
Pennsylvania English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Pennsylvania English

Volume 40

Deep Time, Slow Time, Fast Time

Abstracts due by June 1, 2018 to

Essays due by September 1, 2018 to

“New Trends in Robert Frost Criticism” MLA Convention, Chicago, January 3-6, 2019

Wednesday, April 4, 2018 - 9:03am
Robert Frost Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 7, 2018

Call for Papers on Robert Frost

Modern Language Association Convention, Chicago, January 3-6, 2019

Sponsor: The Robert Frost Society

Contact: Grzegorz Kosc, President of Robert Frost Society,

Deadline for Proposals: April 7, 2018; length: 300-350 words

Session: “New Trends in Robert Frost Criticism”

MMLA 2018 special session: Consuming Cannon: adapting the 19th Century

Wednesday, March 28, 2018 - 9:19am
Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

From Amy Heckerling’s 1995 film Clueless to Seth Graham-Smith’s 2016 novel, Pride and Prejudice and Zombies (and its many adaptations),and from Sherri Browning Erwin’s 2011 novel Grave Expectations to Thomas Vinterberg’s 2015 film Far from the Madding Crowd, the proliferation of adaptations of nineteenth century texts does not look to abate soon, and scholars have been taking notice. Adaptation offers a new way to consume both nineteenth century culture and canonical texts. We are seeking submissions of papers exploring adaptations of Nineteenth Century literature in new genres and/or mediums. Abstracts should be no more than 300 words.

Dickens Day 2018: Dickens, Families and Communities

Monday, March 26, 2018 - 9:03am
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018


Saturday 20th October 2018, Senate House, London

CFP: Dickens, Families and Communities

Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:18am
Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 21, 2018

CFP: Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century

13th – 14th September 2018

Edge Hill University


Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside

Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University

Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow


‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the mercy of the most omnipotent of all potentates—the Chemist.’

Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 10:20am
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 1, 2018



Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

Conference Dates: October 4-6, 2018

Cheyenne, WY


Participants for "Narratives of Property in British History" NACBS Panel

Thursday, March 22, 2018 - 9:16am
Agnes Burt, Phd Candidate, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 27, 2018



Historians have long recognized the central relationship between property ownership and political participation in Britain. As many have acknowledged, throughout the nineteenth century, men’s ability to vote was based on fulfilling a property qualification; even women’s enfranchisement in 1918 still carried property requirements.