This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.
CFP: Urban Walking – The Flâneur as an Icon of Metropolitan Culture in Literature and Other Media
Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, Germany, 9—10 March 2018
Deadline: 15 October 2018
Special Issue (2019): Call for Papers
The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered
Guest editors: Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan
New Directions: the 26th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
April 11-15, 2018
The University of Texas at Austin
The twenty-sixth annual BWWC invites papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “New Directions.” Since the landmark “Generations” conference of 2017 invites a retrospective look back, “New Directions” will encourage turning to the future to ask crucial methodological, theoretical, and content-based questions about our fields’ key concepts and literatures.
MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION VICTORIAN HEALTH & WELLNESS
CFP: British Literature and Sociology, 1838-1910
Over the past two decades, a preponderance of Man Booker Prize winning novels (and even short-listees) have restored to life vanished worlds, suggesting that the appeal of the past persists in contemporary Anglophone fiction. This roundtable seeks to showcase contemporary historical fiction written since 2000 in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. If historical novels represent sites of contested memory or cultural trauma, then which critical junctures do these recent novels depict? Possible areas of exploration might include wartime novels post-Pat Barker, the evolution of neo-Victorianism, the roles of pastiche and parody, the status of historical metafiction, and the new directions taken by novels from the Antipodes.
July 4-7, 2018
Australian National University, Canberra
The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to host the 2018 Literary Studies Convention. The convention will be held on the ANU campus in Canberra between Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 7.
Call for Papers Now Open
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Deadline for submissions extended to 25 August 2017
The Dickens Society is pleased to request abstracts for our annual Symposium, to be held July 30-August 1, 2018 in Tübingen, Germany, a university city located just 30 minutes from Stuttgart, between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest. Founded in 1477, Tübingen is one of the oldest universities in Germany. The picturesque old town is intact, with late medieval university buildings and half-timbered houses as well as Hölderlin tower, where the German poet lived, by the Neckar River.
A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.