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CFP: Textualities of American Drama (ALA Boston, May 23-26)

updated: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 10:51am
Michael D'Alessandro
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 10, 2019

Textualities of American Drama: What are the textual forms of American drama? Dramatic works produced during the nineteenth century (an age largely dominated by spectacular melodrama) and the early twentieth century (an era that turned imperfectly to dramatic realism) are often studied according to their production histories rather than their circulation as printed play texts. But the publication of dramatic texts was a significant subplot of the expanding publishing industry throughout the United States. How did the making and consumption of plays in print shape the literary status of American drama?

Editing the Harlem Renaissance (edited collection)

updated: 
Thursday, December 13, 2018 - 9:34am
Ross K. Tangedal / University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point; Joshua M. Murray / Fayetteville State University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

From the beginning, individuals such as W. E. B. Du Bois and Alain Locke attempted to mold and guide Harlem Renaissance authors, as well as control critical reception. Their roles as editors proved influential in the careers of many writers and in the movement itself. While the popular period has received much scholarly attention, the significance of editors and editing in the Harlem Renaissance remains woefully understudied. As a remedy, Editing the Harlem Renaissance will foreground an in-depth, exhaustive approach to relevant editing and editorial issues, offering a variety of voices and becoming a centralized authority on the subject.

2019 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:25am
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 11, 2019

27th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

12-13 April 2019

Call for Papers

We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of Early British Literature from the beginnings through the 18th Century.  Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research of Early British Literature are invited.  Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are encouraged to apply.

The 2019 Keynote Address will be "The Metamorphic Worlds of Early Modern Literature," by Dr. Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature, The University of California at San Diego.

CFP: "Unique Archives" panel at ALA 2019 (Digital Americanists Society)

updated: 
Wednesday, December 12, 2018 - 9:13am
Digital Americanists
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 1, 2019

The Digital Americanists Society solicits abstracts (c. 250 words) for papers to be included in the Society’s pre-arranged session at the 2019 American Literature Association Conference (Boston, May 23-26, 2019).

If you are a graduate student or an independent researcher without institutional support, we encourage you to apply for our $100 travel grant. If you wish to be considered, please send a short statement of interest (one sentence suffices), as well as a note on your current institutional travel support, alongside your paper proposal.

Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:00pm
Tom Ue / Department of English, Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for proposed panel(s) on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing to the Annual Literary London Society Conference. This meeting will be held on 11-12 July 2019 at the Institute of English Studies in the University of London. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletter and subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

CFP: "Archives and Popular Culture," A Special Issue of the Journal of Popular Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:20pm
The Journal of Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This special issue explores the intricate relationship between archives and popular culture: how archives shape our understanding of “popular culture,” and how diverse forms of popular culture shape conceptions and contents of archives. Conventional conceptualizations of the archive as the repository of authoritative historical documents, assembled and maintained by institutions of the state, have increasingly been challenged. Formation of repositories, in public and private, of materials created by individuals who lack epistemic authority has been of interest not only to historians looking for traces of their lives.

Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

Washington Irving's Sketchbook at 200 (ALA 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:30am
Washington Irving Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

In honor of the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), which includes the legendary stories “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” the Washington Irving Society invites proposals for any topic related to The Sketch Book for the American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at skeck@radford.edu by January 15, 2019.

Hortulus: Fall/Winter Issue CFP

updated: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 11:07am
Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Hortulus: The Online Graduate Journal of Medieval Studies is a refereed, peer-reviewed, and born-digital journal devoted to the culture, literature, history, and society of the medieval past. Published semi-annually, the journal collects exceptional examples of work by graduate students on a number of themes, disciplines, subjects, and periods of medieval studies. We also welcome book reviews of monographs published or re-released in the past five years that are of interest to medievalists. For the Fall/Winter 2018 issue we are particularly interested in papers and reviews of books which fall under the current special topic.

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