In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for a special issue of Literature Compass(https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17414113)on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletterand 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.
bibliography and history of the book
This panel celebrates the bicentennial of Herman Melville’s birth on August 1st, 1819 by welcoming papers on any aspect of Melville’s legacy both during and after the nineteenth century. Possible paper topics may include, but are not limited to: how Melville’s works may speak to contemporary issues; Melville’s literary influences and how he employs them in his works; other writers who were influenced by Melville and how this influence manifests in their works; the 1920’s Melville revival; Melville's depiction of racial, cultural, sexual, or gender plurality; or textual and thematic analyses of any of Melville’s works.
2019 SAMLA Conference—Colonial and Federal Literature proposed panel
November 8-10, 2019
“Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships”
In keeping with the SAMLA conference theme, “Languages: Power, Identity, Relationships,” this proposed panel welcomes proposals that explore constructions of, challenges to, and anxieties surrounding power in early America, before 1900, as well as the ways in which publication reinforced an iteration of an American identity or played a role in defining interpersonal or societal relationships.
The “Shakespeare and Shakespearean Criticism” permanent section of the 2019 Midwest Modern Language Association invites proposals that engage with this year’s conference theme of “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers.” Scholarship that explores issues of duality in Shakespeare’s literature, and in early modern culture broadly, from myriad perspectives will be considered.
Exploring doubling in Shakespeare’s works might begin with attention to any of the following list of topics:
· Duality of texts and paratexts
· Double-meanings (linguistics, semantics, multiple interpretations)
· Double entendre
· Twins, doubles in drama
· Doubled literary sources
— Call For Papers—
Edited by Anthony Cordingley and Patrick Hersant
International Conference: "V Medieval Europe in Motion: Materialities and Devotion (5th-15th centuries)” – Mosteiro de Santa Maria da Vitória (Batalha, Portugal), 7-9 November 2019
Org. Instituto de Estudos Medievais (NOVA FCSH) – Mosteiro da Batalha / Direção Geral do Património Cultural – Centro de Estudos de História Religiosa (UCP).
Call for papers
Deadline: 15th May 2019
The Southeastern Renaissance Conference invites submissions for our 76th annual conference, which will be hosted by North Carolina State University on October 18-19, 2019 in Raleigh, NC.
Papers can be on any aspect of Renaissance literature, history, philosophy, music, art, or culture. Please submit your full essay (20-minute reading time maximum, or no more than 2,500 words) here: SRC Paper Submission Module.
For consideration for the 2019 Conference, papers must be submitted by: June 7, 2019. Those submitting papers for the 2019 Conference will receive a response from the SRC by: July 1, 2019.
TREACHEROUS WORDS: FAKE NEWS, CENSORSHIP AND THE UNSAYABLE
Venue: Department of Languages and Cultures,
University of Aveiro, Portugal.
Date: 23-25 October, 2019
Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.
**Deadline Extended to 14 June 2019**
The People of Print: Printers, Stationers, and Booksellers, c. 1500-1830
Thursday 12th September - Saturday 14th September 2019
Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK
Plenary speakers: Dr Lisa Maruca (Wayne State University); Professor James Raven (Cambridge University)