The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!
Configurations of Friday’s Body
A Special Issue of the Nordic Journal of English Studies
Ed. by Patrick Gill and Jakub Lipski
When Daniel Defoe’s Robinson Crusoe was published in 1719, it confronted readers with a newly developed realism expressed, among other things, through the detailed description of its characters’ worlds and bodies. The connection between mind and body or physical and spiritual world was more than allegorical to eighteenth-century readers: it represented a literal and immediate correspondence, so that discourses of the body in much eighteenth-century fiction can be read as material figurations of character.
Call for seminar presentation proposals at the 16th ESSE (European Society for the Study of English) conference (Mainz, Germany, 29 August-2 September 2022)
CFP: Precarity in Performance in the Early Global South
If New Orleans and the greater Atlantic world have been characterized by recurrent states of emergency and endemic oppression and hardship, it has also produced profound cultural invention and innovation, particularly in its wide array of performance cultures. “Precarity,” as this panel imagines it, invokes the vulnerability of living at sea level in an age of rising sea levels, but we also use the term to invoke the resourceful responses that shore up the region’s carefully constructed and balanced lives.
The organizers of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference held this year at Baylor University invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “Borders” in 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing. In response to the 2021 BWWC “Reorientations,” panels and papers on topics related to race and ethnicity are especially welcome.
“Voicing ‘Woman’ across Media, 1500-1800”
University of California, Santa Barbara
Conference Date: February 24-25, 2022
Abstracts Due: December 31, 2021
This panel welcomes submissions on any aspect of drama during the long eighteenth century. Submissions can address the conference theme--the quixotic eighteenth century--but do not have to. Please send abstracts of 250 words to Ashley Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org by December 31.
The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."
This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource.
Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women Writers and Artists, a new series launched by ABO: Interdisciplinary Journal on Women in the Arts 1650-1830, seeks proposals of 300 to 500 words for brief essays on
Teaching Anne Finch, Countess of Winchilsea
guest editor, Jennifer Keith
Call for Papers
Call for Conference Papers
Hosted by University of Greenwich, at its Maritime Campus, and Co-organised by the University of Greenwich and the University of Liverpool
16th and 17th June 2022
‘Women and other undesirables’(1):
Female creative and technical labour in nineteenth-century print culture
A special issue of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies edited by Jocelyn Hargrave and Megan Peiser Summer 2022
SCSECS 2022 CFP: The Quixotic Eighteenth Century
In the questing and whimsical spirit of Don Quixote, SCSECS welcomes paper proposals including (but certainly not limited to!): literature and literary genre; interdisciplinary connections; sports history; food ways and culinary history; questions of borderland theory and identity; women in the eighteenth century; Enlightenment philosophy; children's literature; eighteenth-century pedagogies; textual and archival methodologies; and global networks of circulation (including trade, material culture, art, and intellectual thought). Graduate students welcome!
Comhfhios Boston College
February 25-26, 2022
Connolly House, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA
The Irish Studies Graduate Students of Boston College, in conjunction with the Irish Studies Program, are pleased to be hosting the fifth annual Comhfhios Boston College conference. Comhfhios (pronounced “co-is”) meaning “knowledge together,” or “open to all knowledge,” invites emerging scholars in all Irish Studies fields to gather again in Boston.
Feeling Form/Forming Feeling?: Dialectics of Affect and Form in British Women’s Writing, 1550-1800
Ghent University, Carmelite Monastery, 14-15 October 2022
Keynote speakers: Prof. Michelle M. Dowd (University of Alabama), Prof. Danielle Clarke (University College Dublin) and Prof. Ros Ballaster (Oxford University).
Seeking contributors for a 3-4 person panel on "Plague Years: Pandemic and Pestilence in the Long Eighteenth Century."
Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments
La Mirada, CA
April 7–9, 2022
“All theology is rooted in geography.”
—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness
The 29th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature will take place at the University of South Dakota, Vermillion, South Dakota, 22-23 April 2022. A conference known for its supportive and collegial atmosphere for teachers and scholars of Early British Literature, the organizers invite abstracts and panel or roundtable proposals on any of British literature before 1800. The conference theme this year is Kindred Communities. However, the conference encourages engagement with all aspects of Early British Literature from its beginnings through the 18th century, including teaching, interpretation, and scholarship.
‘GEMMS – Gateway to Early Modern Manuscript Sermons’ is a collaboratively populated union catalogue and finding aid for early modern sermon manuscripts from the British Isles and North America. Established in 2014, our database now contains records for over 23,000 sermons and sermon reports in c. 1,400 manuscripts in 70 archives.
We are now looking to expand our dataset, and are inviting researchers with data on early modern manuscript sermons (1530–1715) to contribute their own records, and to suggest additions and corrections to existing entries. Our Research Assistants will upload this data and credit researchers publicly for their contributions.
Call for Papers – LEA 11 (2022)
Deadline for submissions: May 8, 2022
Publication: December 2022
LEA is a peer-reviewed international scholarly journal based at the University of Florence that publishes original research papers in all areas of literature, linguistics, and philology.
We are pleased to announce that submissions are now open for LEA 11 (2022):
Conflict and contrast in language and literature
TRANSNATIONAL PERSPECTIVES ON EARLY MODERN FICTION
14-16 September, 2022
University of Huelva, Spain
RENAISSANCE CONFERENCE OF SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA
65th Annual Conference
Saturday, 19 March 2022
We are pleased to announce a call for papers for our 65th Annual Conference, to be held in-person (public health considerations permitting) at the Huntington Library, Art Museum, and Botanical Gardens.
The conference will feature a
“Cross-Cultural Currents in Early Modern Studies,”
General Call for Papers
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open-access peer-reviewed academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, anthropology, history, sociology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.
René Pintard in his fundamental study Le libertinage érudit dans la première moitié
du XVIIe siècle already highlighted the difficulty in distinguishing between the
illustration of a sincere fideism and that of a strategic fideism, expressed in order to
disguise otherwise risky affirmations. The authors that Pintard defines as “erudite
libertines” of the seventeenth century, a period when, like everyone else, even
atheists and sceptics died “well confessed and having received Holy Communion”,
were masters of hypocrisy by necessity. The same also went for the thought of the
following century, the century of Reason and the Enlightenment, in which freedom of
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 recognizes the spatial and temporal context within and beyond a written text. Within the text, we examine what has been mapped by the margins as well as the communities that have been marginalized by the borders of the page. Here, margins refer to the open spaces on the page — not inhabited by words, punctuation, ornamentation, etc. This year’s conference begins at the margins: whether it be the page, the camera lens, the pictorial frame, the margins of philosophy, the undercommons of the university, the peripheries of the city....margins are everywhere.
"Johnson and Pope: Agon or Admiration Society?" Timothy Erwin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, email@example.com At the 2020 ASECS meeting in Toronto a speaker suggested that Samuel Johnson and Alexander Pope engaged in "a lifelong agon." The idea deserves sustained discussion. When the unknown Johnson published "London" (1738), he entered willingly or not into a competition with Pope, whose "One Thousand Seven Hundred and Thirty Eight: A Dialogue" appeared about the same time. Pope was impressed, saying of the anonymous author that his identity would soon be known.
For this roundtable, we seek presentations on any aspect of teaching the eighteenth-century
within a global context. Presentations might focus on strategies for teaching transcultural and
transnational encounters; travel, trade, or colonialism; eighteenth-century world literatures; or
any text or set of texts—written, oral, visual, aural, or material—that “globalize” students’
engagement with the eighteenth century. We welcome presentations that offer strategies for
teaching subject matter that exposes, interrogates, unsettles, decenters, or displaces a Eurocentric
Pindar and Pindarics: Translation, Imitation, Transformation