While scholars of Early America are often careful to avoid anachronism, we are living in a moment of profound contemporary connections with communication networks of the past. In the Age of Revolutions, the creation and dissemination of information cultivated and complicated shifts in political ideology, commercial practices, and imperial infrastructure. Questions of access in these networks, of who can create information, who can circulate and commodify it, and on what terms, directly intersects with ongoing explorations of textual transformation in digital studies.
Fraud and Forgery in Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century
22-23 June 2018
Aarhus University, Denmark
Dr. James Taylor, Lancaster University:
Telling stories of animals at sea
Two-day international conference
National Maritime Museum, Greenwich, London, UK
April 26-27, 2019
Thom van Dooren
William Gervase Clarence-Smith
Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London
Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Thursday 12-Friday 13 April 2018
Keynote Speakers: Greg Dart (University College London), second speaker TBC
Marc Porée (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
David Duff (Queen Mary University of London)
Caroline Bertonèche (Université Geronoble Alpes / Société d'Etudes du Romanticisme Anglais)
Dr Laurent Follliot (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
One of the original bestselling authors, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has successfully managed to bridge the gap between what is often perceived as the non-negotiable chasm between canonical and popular literature. Her works, two centuries after her demise, are, in fact without exaggeration, more popular now than in her own period. Once written off as an author who provides the readers with a limited perspective of the world — as her characters are seemingly unperturbed by political events, Austen shows unparalleled finesse in depicting the characters and setting using a “fine brush” to artistically explore and exploit her “two inches of ivory”. What is evident, debates regarding her subject matter notwithstanding, is that Austen’s popularity has not faded.
CFP: Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism
Of the 605 proposals received by Bloomsbury for their 2015 33 1/3 Series call for papers, only 18% of contributors and 11% of artists covered were women, even though the female series editor was aggressively soliciting contributions by and about women. Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism seeks to address a visible shortcoming in scholarship about women in both popular music and in English Romanticism by bringing the two together in this collection.
18th April 2018, Northumbria University
BodyWorks takes an interdisciplinary and intersectional approach to representations of bodies, embodiment and sensory experience across literature and culture. In doing so, we welcome responses from a range of disciplines, including cultural studies, literary studies, philosophy, arts, history, education, media, social sciences and medical humanities. Through this breadth of intellectual inquiry, the event aims to draw together a range of approaches and methodologies for exploring various facets of the contemporary shift towards studies of the body and emotions in the humanities.
Call for Papers
Cultural Histories of Air and Illness Conference
University of Warwick
8–9 June 2018
Jennifer Tucker (Wesleyan University)
Richard Hamblyn (Birkbeck, University of London)
The International Gothic Association postgraduate blog is looking for bloggers and podcasters!
If you are a graduate student working with any aspect of the Gothic, consider writing us a short blog post, or recording us a podcast. It could relate to your work, or any other Gothic tangent that has taken your interest. Blogs should be around 600 words; short, snappy and conversational, with the aim of sparking conversation within the IGA community. If you want to write a blog longer than 600 words, we would encourage you to split it into two or more parts, but these are supposed to be informal rather than articles or papers.
Digital Americanists Panel at ALA 2018
The Digital Americanists Society solicits abstracts (c. 250 words) for papers to be included in the Society’s pre-arranged session at the 2018 American Literature Association Conference (San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018).
We are especially interested in submissions focusing on data-sets, texts, archives, tools or projects/methodologies that deal with intersections of gender, race, sexuality, nationality, and/or disability in literature and digital work. Submissions focusing on texts from any period of American literature are welcome.