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CFP: Neo-Victorian Madness

Wednesday, October 31, 2018 - 11:41am
Sarah E. Maier University of New Brunswick, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Call for Papers: 


Neo-Victorian Madness 



DEADLINE APPROACHING: INCS 2019: Monuments and Memory: Interdisciplinary Perspectives

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:00pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, November 17, 2018

Ongoing public debate over politically charged public monuments reminds us how much is at stake in the shaping of cultural memory, whether through durable physical structures, portable or reproducible aesthetic works, or discursive representations. How were monumentality and the preservation of the past conceived in the nineteenth century? How might we reconceive our own ways of remembering the nineteenth century? We invite proposals for papers and panels that explore monuments in the broadest sense of the word—those from as well as those about the nineteenth century. We also welcome papers that consider the concepts of monumentality and/or memory as they pertain to humanistic disciplines and engage with nineteenth-century studies.

[NEW DEADLINE: March 1st] Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

Sunday, February 10, 2019 - 12:34pm
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction

7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)

Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA) 

Keynote speakers:

Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)

Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)

Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)


'Breaking Bounds' Postgraduate Conference

Wednesday, November 7, 2018 - 1:59pm
The Centre for Studies in Literature, University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019


Date: Saturday, May 11th, 2019 (9:00- 18:00)

Location: University of Portsmouth  

Organisers: Beatrice Ashton-Lelliott; Lucie Cook; Debbie Parker Kinch; Rachel Rawlings and Sara Zadrozny

First keynote speaker: Professor Gail Marshall,  University of Reading

Second keynote speaker: Professor June Purvis,  University of Portsmouth 

 “We shall and must break bounds at intervals, despite the terrible revenge that awaits our return.”   - Charlotte Brontë, Villette (1853).

CFP: Fraud and Forgery - Special issue of Victorian Review

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:02am
Jakob Gaardbo Nielsen / Aarhus University, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for papers

Special issue: Fraud and Forgery 

Submission date: 15 January 2019

Victorian Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of fraud and forgery in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).This issue will consider representations of fraud and forgery in British literature and culture, ranging from thematic representations of these subjects in literature, their pervasiveness in economic cultures and discourses, to their entanglement with the processes of literary, artistic and cultural production.

Call for Book Chapters: Women and Belles Lettres in the Nineteenth Century (Extended Deadline)

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:48pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century. Imagination, as it is believed, has no borders and is dialogical in its nature.  Different voices of great emancipationist writers merged into one influential symphony liberating and awakening consciousness of slaves—males and females. If writers did not support directly or sympathized with the image of an emancipated woman, they did reflect on her place in society and her belonging. World literature allows us to take a closer look at the imagined and real women's lives, at their biographies and reminiscent writing.

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:54am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2018 (extended from November 1)


Adventures in Alcott Scholarship at the Concord Free Public Library

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Over decades, William Munroe Special Collections Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson and her predecessors and colleagues at the Concord Free Public Library have amassed a distinguished collection of materials by and about the Alcotts. Among those archival holdings are literary manuscripts, personal papers, microfilmed diaries and letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, and research papers by or about Louisa May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott, as well as Abigail May “Abba” Alcott and Abby May Alcott Nieriker (“Alcott Holdings in the Special Collections,” CFPL, ).

Nature Writing’s Future Pasts

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Land Lines: British Nature Writing 1789-2014 (AHRC Project)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

British nature writing can be understood as both a product of and a challenge to a western-style modernity that has created the conditions for its own unravelling. The tense that best captures these conditions is the future anterior. Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie, wandering through Bergen’s Natural History Museum, marvels at the ‘decaying bones of twenty-four cetacean skeletons crowded under the ceiling’. One whale skeleton alone, that of a gigantic blue, is ‘less an animal, more a narrative’. The different cetacean narratives add up to a devastating commentary to which even words such as ‘waste’ and ‘slaughter’ and ‘holocaust’ and ‘shame’ cannot do full justice.