Henry James wrote to Grace Norton, his longtime friend:
The F. Scott Fitzgerald Society will host its 15th international conference, "Place and Placelessness," in Toulouse, France, from June 24-29, 2019, with an optional pre-conference meeting date in Paris on June 23 to tour significant Fitzgerald sites.
A conference on nineteenth-century literature, art, and history to be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa, co-sponsored by the University of California Dickens Project.
Nineteenth-century British culture was preoccupied with the paradigm of mapping across diverse areas of enterprise, including literature, popular culture, journalism, archeology, and art. Scholars have identified Victorian practices of mapping with the strategies of imperial planning and compartmentalization requisite for organizing a burgeoning empire, and for subsequent negotiations of shifting definitions of home.
Serial Tourists: Leisure, Tourisms and Tourists
University of Lille, France
Nov. 2-3, 2018
Defined by the MIT group as a displacement whose purpose is recreational, tourism articulates spaces and practices and in that regard it constitutes an object of investigation (and fictionalization) that is particularly intriguing.
POPULAR CULTURE ASSOCIATION & AMERICAN CULTURE ASSOCIATION
2018 JOINT NATIONAL CONFERENCE
Wardman Park Marriot
Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, 2019
For information on PCA/ACA, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org
For conference information, please go to http://www.pcaaca.org/national-conference/
DEADLINE:1 OCTOBER 2018
NeMLA 50th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019
This panel will explore the changing sense of British identity for writers of the Romantic period. Papers are invited that consider the ways in which such writers as Lord Byron in Italy and Greece, Mary Shelley in Italy, William Wordsworth in France, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Germany may have developed new conceptions of themselves beyond their status as British subjects and revealed those conceptions in their writings of the period. Discussion of lesser known writers of the period is certainly encouraged.
Travel, travel writing, and the rise of mass tourism in the nineteenth century have received an impressively wide scholarly focus. In informing the willing sightseer, guidebooks like Baedeker’s or Murray’s constructed a particular approach to the foreign and the unknown. Obligatory rather than spontaneous, requisite rather than discretionary, the experience guidebooks delineated and that powerful tourist agencies like Thomas Cook regulated, produced an intrepid British traveler whose thirst for the new and the exotic challenged conventional notions of relaxation and knowledge, while, at the same time, remained a carefully governed cosmopolitan identity.
For NeMLA 50th Annual Conference, 21-24 March 2019, in Washington, DC, this session is seeking proposals exploring Diasporic Spaces in keeping with the theme of the conference, Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Culture, Language and People. The diaspora is an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to develop forms of transnationalism. Categories such as national identity, migration, exile, war, colonialism, post-colonialism, race, and gender shape the diasporic experience.
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.
GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.
116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018
East-West Literary Relations Presiding Officer: Mike Sugimoto, Pepperdine University
We seek proposals highlighting the literary connections between East and West with particular interest in cross-disciplinary approaches exploring literary topics or methodologies within the fields of history, philosophy, religion, or film.