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Deadline Extended: William Dean Howells Society - ALA 2019

Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 9:54am
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

The William Dean Howells Society will host two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. 

1. William Dean Howells and the Affective Turn 

[Deadline Extended] A Special Issue of The Global South (Fall 2021) - Contextualizing the Anglophone Novel

Wednesday, January 9, 2019 - 8:05am
Shun Y. Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 18, 2019

Since the 1980s, when the Jameson-Ahmad debate over how to read literatures putatively labeled as “third-world” and the notion of empire writing back to European literary traditions held sway in postcolonial studies, new contexts and ways of reading postcolonial and Anglophone literatures have been introduced and taken up. John J. Su’s Imagination and the Contemporary Novel (2011) and Mrinalini Chakrovorty’s In Stereotype (2014), for example, demonstrate that analyzing aesthetic and fictional representations of life in postcolonial realities brings into light the transnational aspect of contemporary literary production and the global marketplace with Anglo-American tastes and trends, both of which require further contextual consideration.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Queen Victoria & George Eliot: Lives and Afterlives, 1819-2019

Wednesday, February 20, 2019 - 5:10am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019

Conference: Queen Victoria & George Eliot: Lives and Afterlives, 1819-2019

Friday 24 – Saturday 25 May 2019Loughborough UniversityKeynote Speakers:Professor Martin Hewitt (Anglia Ruskin University)Professor Beverley Rilett (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)

“it is curious how sometimes you can trace likenesses many generations back….” 

(letter from Victoria to Leopold I of Belgium, 24 October 1843)

Re-evaluating the Pre-Raphaelites (MLA 2020)

Tuesday, January 8, 2019 - 10:34am
William Morris Society in the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following guaranteed session for MLA 2020:

Enigmatic Emily: Reassessing Emily Bronte at 200

Thursday, January 3, 2019 - 9:22am
Department of English, Diamond Harbour Women's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The year 2018 marks the bicentenary of Emily Brontë’s birth, one of nineteenth century’s most enigmatic and imaginative women writers. Although her greatest claim to fame still rests upon her solo novel Wuthering Heights – a grand saga of passion enacted against the timeless Moors – her poetry also reveals a powerful inner world of imaginative and spiritual bonding with the Supreme Being. Emily and her siblings were an exclusive band who were mostly unschooled, made very few friends in the village, their playgrounds being the open moors at the back of their home and their own vivid imaginations.

Creative and Speculative Writing in Cultural History **EXTENDED

Friday, January 18, 2019 - 12:30am
International Society of Cultural History
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Call for papers: Creative and Speculative Writing in Cultural History

Proposed panel for the International Society for Cultural History (26-29 June 2019)

Tallinn, Estonia


What is the place of creative and speculative writing in history? Are these distinct or related practices? Should one or both be employed? What are the methodological and theoretical underpinnings of writing history creatively or speculatively? What ethical issues do each of these modes of history writing raise?

Neo-Victorian Collins

Thursday, December 20, 2018 - 10:48am
Claire O'Callaghan and Jessica Cox, Loughborough University, Brunel University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

The Wilkie Collins Journal


Special issue: Neo-Victorian Collins


Guest editors: Jessica Cox (Brunel University) and Claire O’Callaghan (Loughborough University)


Writers in Neo-Victorian fiction

Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:35am
Université de Caen Normandie, France
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

"Writers in Neo-Victorian fiction"

International One-Day Conference

October 11, 2019, Université de Caen Normandie, France


Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Patricia Duncker