In 1818, the Shelleys exchanged their settled life at Albion House in Marlow, Buckinghamshire, for an Italian exile—a period distinguished by remarkable productivity and artistic achievement. To commemorate the bicentenary of Percy Bysshe Shelley’s death on 8th July 1822, the Shelley Conference 2022 will centre on the final two years of the poet’s sojourn in Italy. Beginning with the summer of 1820, the last twenty-four months of Shelley’s life were populated by brilliance. Within that short lease fall such works as Prometheus Unbound, Swellfoot the Tyrant, ‘Letter to Maria Gisborne’, ‘Witch of Atlas’, Epipsychidion, Adonais, the late lyrics, ‘A Defence of Poetry’, accomplished translations, and The Triumph of Life.
Location: The Jerwood Centre at The Wordsworth Trust
Date: 13–14 May 2022
Keynote lecture by Robert Morrison (Bath Spa University, British Academy Global Professor)
ABO's pedagogy series, Concise Collections on Teaching Eighteenth-Century Women, seeks submissions for an article grouping on Teaching Women Travellers in the Eighteenth Century.
When we talk about the eighteenth-century and adaptation, we frequently talk about adaptations of eighteenth-century literature and art, often into film. Yet adaptation was a common practice during the eighteenth century as well.
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
Call for Papers
The Past as Nightmare
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)
6-7 September 2022
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)
Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).
Modern Language Studies, the journal of the Northeast Modern Language Association, is seeking reviews for the winter 2021-2022 issue. In recent years, the temperature has risen around free speech debates, and books on censorship and free speech come out with such frequency that it is hard to keep abreast of the new scholarship. I am interested in receiving reviews and review essays on academic books published in the last several years that are in some way related to free speech. The books to be reviewed can center on any historical, geographical, or disciplinary context, and the reviews and review essays can be written from (almost) any theoretical perspective.
NeMLA 2022, 10th-13th March 2022 (Baltimore, Maryland)
The Aesthetics of Humanity. The Influence of Literature on the Concept of Human Rights (Panel 19345)
Chair: Isabella Dr. Ferron (Università “La Sapienza”, Rome)
Call for Papers: Roundtable at ASECS 2022, Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France (Roundtable)
Where: 52nd ASECS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD
When: March 31 – April 2, 2022
Deadline for abstract submissions: September 17, 2021
Roundtable Organizer: Charlee Bezilla, Northern Virginia Community College, firstname.lastname@example.org
For decades, eighteenth-century periodicals have been readily available in countless digital databases--Google Books, the Burney Newspapers Collection, Adam Matthews Eighteenth-Century Journals, Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Collections Online, --simultaneously, feminist literary scholars have been recovering previously ignored eighteenth-century women writers. While scholarly journals and as a result, classrooms, have included more women writers into the literary canon, the critical bias of novels and poetry over periodicals, fiction over nonfiction, remains.
Newton and modern science, especially Mathematics and Physics, have completely changed the concepts of space and movement. Unlike other thinkers of that century, among whom Immanuel Kant stands for his remarkable thought, the new concepts of space and movement don’t seem to have influenced Diderot’s thinking effectively.
SEASECS will hold its 48th annual meeting, February 17-19, 2022, at the Luminary & Co Hotel and Caloosa Sound Convention Center in Ft. Myers, Florida. The theme for this year's meeting is "Oceans Rise, Empires Fall: Tidal Shifts in the Eighteenth Century.”
We invite individual paper proposals and fully-formed session proposals on this theme or any aspect of the long eighteenth century:
In Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (2016), the historian Coll Thrush repositions England’s capital not only as a city where decisions were made to dispossess Indigenous peoples, but also as a space that "has been entangled with Indigenous territories, resources, knowledges, and lives" from the earliest moments of the nation’s overseas settlement (15). Scholarship on the long eighteenth century has for a long time emphasized the primacy of Indigenous peoples. Taking Columbus’s landfall in Guanahani in 1492 and the forced removal of Black Caribs from St.
An international journal devoted to the study
of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
Hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
Early Modern Women: An Interdisciplinary Journal Volume 17.1 (Fall 2022) will feature a forum on “Women’s Soundscapes in the Early Modern World.”
CFP for Panel "Making Kin in Early Modern France: Interspecies Ecologies of Care"
53rd Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association (March 10-13, Baltimore, MD)
What is a hero? Some might define a hero as “someone who gives of himself, often putting his own life at great risk for the greater good of others. Outside of the standard dashing war portraits of men/women facing the gates of Hell, the most heroic are often the most ordinary of people doing ordinary things for a greater humane purpose” (www.guardian.com). According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, a hero is “a person, typically a man, who is admired or idealized for courage, outstanding achievements, or noble qualities.” In World Literatures, sometimes neither of these definitions appropriately define, represent, or determine who or what a hero/heroine truly exemplifies.
Revisions and adaptations of texts, histories and ideas can be seen as a kind of traffic between one form of representation and another. This panel is open to papers that address any variation on that theme with respect to the long eighteenth century. Topics can range widely—from, for instance, a paper that considers a single eighteenth-century author’s revision or adaptation of her own work, to one that analyzes recent or current revisions and adaptations of eighteenth-century texts, history or ideas on social media. Papers on parodies, cross-cultural, cross-national and/or linguistic adaptations or appropriations, debates about how to frame the very idea of eighteenth-century history—or anything beyond or in between—will all be considered.
HerBook: Women and Book Ownership in Europe, 16th-18th centuries
International Conference, Sorbonne nouvelle, Paris, 17-18 June 2022
Whether we praise or deride it, we now live in its shadows and must reckon with what it has bequeathed us. Western thought is haunted by the Enlightenment
(Genevieve Lloyd, Enlightenment Shadows, 2013)
Call for Papers
Essays and Studies, the journal of the Department of English, Jadavpur University invites scholarly essays for its non-themed issue to be published in 2022. Faculty members and researchers (specializing in Literature/English Literature) in India and abroad are requested to send us by 31 July 2021 a 500 word abstract indicating the subject/focus of their essays. The authors of the selected abstracts will receive a confirmation email by 21 August 2021. They will then be expected to mail in their essays by 30 November 2021.
Martynas Mažvydas National Library of Lithuania kindly invites you to an international scientific conference 'Theatrum Libri:The Press, Reading and Dissemination in Early Modern Europe' (Martynas Mažvydas's Readings), which will be held on December 1-2, 2021 (Vilnius, Lithuania/Virtual)
In the early modern period, numerous travel memoirs and geographical texts assumed the form of printed compilations or composite collections. For a long time, only bibliophiles and book collectors, in their search for the “complete” collections, considered such texts as having true unity; Boucher de La Richarderie (1808), who put together a bibliography that is authoritative to this day, is a case in point. Such collections were often used as a way to find precise texts from such and such traveller or chronicler, without taking into account the book in which the texts featured, qua book.
The Mid-Atlantic Popular and American Culture Association is accepting proposals until July 15 for their 2021 virtual conference, Nov 10 - 13.
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Session: British Literature and Culture: Long 18th Century
Contacts: John Beynon, California State University - Fresno (email@example.com)
In texts representing women and their lives, the physical spaces and items a woman has access to or desires, are often indicative of her social position, emotions, and/or psychological state. In the well-known example of Samuel Richardson’s Pamela for instance, owning and being able to wear her mistress’ clothes is an indication that Pamela is socially higher than the other servants in the household. Her access to these clothes is also read (by those around her) as a sign that she is morally compromised; she in turn sees this access as part of her suffering.