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MVSA 2019: Victorian Power

Wednesday, September 5, 2018 - 10:36am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018



  April 26-28, 2019                         Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas


Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2019 Conference

Speaking of Violence...

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:17pm
Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 11, 2019

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will explore what happens when we are "Speaking of Violence…"


CFP: Whitman 200 (23-24 May, 2019)

Friday, August 24, 2018 - 12:09pm
University of Bolton
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018


Whitman 200: An International Conference

University of Bolton, UK, 23-24 May, 2019.

In commemoration of poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, and to celebrate Bolton as a centre of interest for Whitman scholars and readers, this two-day conference will explore new critical ways of thinking about Whitman. Its vision is to provide contexts and connections developing from Whitman’s influence and ideas in the nineteenth century through to the modern era – particularly as they relate to ideas of community and identity.

Nineteenth-Century Literature (CEA 3/28-3/30/19)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:13am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Subject: Call for Papers: Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019   

Call for Papers, Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019     

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on nineteenth-century literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at

Derrida's Belle Époque (ACLA 2019)

Friday, August 17, 2018 - 10:56am
ACLA (American Comparative Literature Association) Annual Meeting, March 7-10, 2019, Georgetown University, Washington DC
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 19, 2018

La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.


Friday, August 17, 2018 - 11:15am
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018


Popular Culture Association Conference

April 17-20, 2019 

Washington, D.C.


Friday, August 17, 2018 - 9:28am
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018



Critical Essays on Arthur Machen

edited by Antonio Sanna


NEMLA 2019 Panel: The Animal-Human Divide in Victorian Fiction

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:36pm
Shun Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The quest for science and progress at the expense of ethical concerns of (animal) pain is laid bare in Chapter XIV, “Doctor Moreau Explains,” of H. G. Wells’s science fiction The Island of Doctor Moreau (1896). In this chapter, Edward Prendick, protagonist and narrator, discovers that the creatures he has previously encountered on the deserted island are not “animalized victims . . . animal-men," but what Moreau refers to as “humanized animals—triumphs of vivisection” instead. At this juncture, Prendick hears from Moreau “‘[his] colourless delight of . . . intellectual desires,’” which has led the doctor to experiment on different animals to gauge their malleability and submission to human will.

Nemla 2019 Seminar "Queer Women: Reading and Writing in 19th & 20th Peninsular Spanish Literature"

Monday, August 13, 2018 - 12:28pm
Ana Isabel Simón-Alegre / Adelphi University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The topic of this seminar is the presence of the “chicas raras” in Modern Spanish literature, also known as “queer women” in English. Queer is the perfect conceptual framework to think about how Spanish authors explore feminist themes, such as discrimination or inequality using their narratives as a tool to examine tensions in female subjectivity. The concept queer includes the idea of gender dissidence that encompasses how female intellectuals experience sex, sexuality and, gender. Even if oftentimes these writers have difficulties conceptualizing these notions, they are perceptible in women narratives, especially through specific genres: autobiography, memoir, romance fiction and letters.

NeMLA 2019 panel: In Relation: Sisters and Sisterhood

Friday, August 3, 2018 - 10:04am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This pre-approved panel seeks to build on and extend the scholarship on sister relationships in literature as presented in such critical works as Sarah Annes Brown’s Devoted Sisters: Representations of the Sister Relationship in Nineteenth-century British and American Literature (2003), among other studies. The focus of the panel is on literature of the Victorian period to the 1920s, and welcomes studies from different national streams.