NeMLA 2019 - "Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

deadline for submissions: 
September 30, 2018
full name / name of organization: 
Northeast Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Deadline for submissions: September 30, 2018
Name of organization: Northeast Modern Language Association
Contact email: matobin@psu.edu

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Washington, DC March 21-24, 2019

"Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century" (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

Chair: Mary Ann Tobin, PhD, The Pennsylvania State University

As Jessica Cox defines it, Neo-Victorianism involves "creative works that in some way engage with Victorian literature and culture, and scholarly works that seek to explore the shifting relationship with the Victorian period . . . often through a critical investigation of Neo-Victorian creative works." Charles Dickens's characters, settings, and Boz himself have been re-imagined, appearing in Neo-Vic novels, television shows, films, and videogames, like Lynn Shepherd's "The Solitary House," BBC One's "Dickensian," Ridley Scott's "The Man Who Invented Christmas," and Ubisoft's "Assassin's Creed: Syndicate." This panel will consider what Neo-Dickensian works like these tell us about our current "relationship with the Victorian period" and suggest ways to make productive use of them in the classroom.

The submission deadline is September 30, 2018. All abstracts must be submitted through the NeMLA CFP web site at https://www.cfplist.com/nemla/. Search for panel #17234, "Neo-Dickens for a New Audience: Reading, Watching, and Teaching Dickens in the 21st Century." General guidelines for abstracts can be found at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html. View the conference web site at https://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention.html. Send questions regarding the panel to matobin@psu.edu.

Panelists will be notified of acceptance or rejection by October 15, 2018. NeMLA membership is not required to submit abstracts. However, if your abstract is accepted to a session and you agree to present at the convention, you will be required to pay for membership and convention registration.