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Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 2:26pm
McFarland & Company, Inc.
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

McFarland, an independent publisher of academic and adult nonfiction books, will be releasing A Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction in 2018. Companions to certain aspects of popular fiction—or works written for the mass publishing market and read by large segments of the British public—have been published. Yet there is no single volume devoted to popular fiction in its entirety. Through short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries, the 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres.

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Thursday, July 28, 2016 - 9:36am
International Association for the Fantastic in the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

38th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

Fantastic Epics

March 22-26, 2017
Marriott Orlando Airport Hotel
Deadline: October 31

Please join us for ICFA 38, March 22-26, 2017, when our theme will be “Fantastic Epics.” We welcome papers on the work of: Guest of Honor Steven Erikson (World Fantasy and Locus Award nominee), Guest of Honor N.K. Jemisin (Hugo, Nebula, and World Fantasy Award nominee, Locus Award winner), and Guest Scholar Edward James (Pilgrim, Hugo, British Science Fiction Association, and Eaton Award winner).

The Silence of Dean Maitland: Page, Stage, Screen (critical edition and new essays)

Monday, August 1, 2016 - 11:47am
Syracuse University Dept of English
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

In 1886, Maxwell Gray (pseudonym for Mary Gleed Tuttiett) published The Silence of Dean Maitland. The plot of the scandalous novel concerns a young British clergyman, Cyril Maitland, who, after killing the father of a village woman he has seduced, allows a friend, Henry Everard, to be implicated in the crime. Following a trial, Henry is transported to Australia, where he serves out a twenty year prison sentence, while Cyril ascends the church hierarchy. The Silence of Dean Maitland was a bestseller. It was subsequently adapted for the stage and the screen: the play was a hit; the silent film of 1914 enjoyed considerable success in the U.K. and Australia; and the film of 1934 was something of a blockbuster.

Call for submissions - Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

Monday, July 25, 2016 - 1:26pm
Palgrave Macmillan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for submissions
Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-Modernist, Lucas Malet was a literary tour de force in her own day, yet her work has been largely neglected by contemporary readers and critics. A daughter of Charles Kingsley, Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. Scholarship by Talia Schaffer and Catherine Delyfer has reopened critical enquiry into the work of this fascinating author, and we are seeking contributions in order to expand this emerging field of study.

Call for Chapters

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:28am
Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (Cambridge Scholars Publishing)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement. Feminist writer Sarah Grand (1854-1943) is considered to be the first to have coined the term “New Woman” in 1894 in England. New Woman writers (in Victorian literature the New Woman novel forms a separate genre) participated in the feminist debate. Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society.

Edinburgh Companion to Literature and Art History (edited collection)

Thursday, July 21, 2016 - 10:32am
Emma Bell
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

This landmark Companion aims to define the academic field of literature and art history. It is the first volume of its kind to comprehensively survey, question, and attempt to organize, interdisciplinary research across these richly inter-related arts. The book is aimed at literature and art history students, as well as at academics and practitioners, who are interested in mapping out intersections between literature, the visual arts, and their respective academic disciplines. The editor is seeking twenty to thirty newly commissioned chapters on any literary or art historical era.

Geographies of Comparison: Ireland / Africa (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017))

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:03am
Cóilín Parsons
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 Ireland was, as Robert Young writes, England’s first and always exceptional colony. But it was far from the only one. Its unique colonial status has yielded productive scholarship addressing its anomalous integration into the colonial world. While this scholarship has resulted in some excellent work on Ireland / India relations and an influential volume on the ‘green and black Atlantic’ that performed a valuable intervention in addressing the African dimensions of the Irish world, both Irish and African literary scholarship have largely neglected affiliations between these literary worlds. The organisers of this panel invite papers that will consider literary and cultural intersections between Ireland and select African nations.


A Great Divide or a Longer Nineteenth Century? Music, Britain and the First World War

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
21 January 2017
Durham University, UK
CFP Deadline: 1 September 2016

Conference website:

Keynote Address
‘Disruption or Continuity? Elgar’s Cello Concerto and the Modern Romantic Ideal’
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin College)

Call for Papers

Multidisciplinary Pedagogies for the 19th Century--Roundtable

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:34am
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Roundtable Discussion on Pedagogies Across Disciplines (addressing 19th century works)

Nineteenth Century Studies Association Meeting, “Memory and Commemoration”

February 2-4, 2017 in Charleston, SC