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Libertinism: Philosophy and Writing

updated: 
Saturday, October 16, 2021 - 4:16am
Giornale Critico di Storia delle Idee Università Vita-Salute San Raffaele di Milano
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

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

Margins, Marginalized, Marginalia

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

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?

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Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:45pm
American Society for 18th Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

   "Johnson and Pope: Agon or Admiration Society?" Timothy Erwin, University of Nevada, Las Vegas, timothy.erwin@unlv.edu 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.

Teaching the Global Eighteenth Century (Roundtable at ASECS Annual Conference, March 31-April 2, 2022, Baltimore, MD)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 9:52am
Geremy Carnes, Lindenwood University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

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
worldview.

CFP for ANGLICA An International Journal of English Studies 2022 issue

updated: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021 - 4:12pm
ANGLICA An International Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. The journal is indexed in SCOPUS, DOAJ, CEEOL, CEJSH, BazHum, EBSCO, MIAR, Index Copernicus and ERIHPLUS, and included in the Norwegian Register for Scientific Journals, Series and Publishers.

https://anglica-journal.com

We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published September 2022.

Genre Trouble in Early Modern England (1500–1800)

updated: 
Saturday, September 25, 2021 - 6:46pm
Queen Mary University of London/ Sorbonne Université
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 15, 2021

CFP: “Genre Trouble in Early Modern England (1500–1800)”  

Friday 11th March 2022, 9:30–4pm (Online) 

Queen Mary University of London and Sorbonne Université 

Keynote: Dr Kathryn Murphy (University of Oxford)  

 

Early modern writings frequently resist neat or easy generic categorisation. Subject to interpretation, pastiche and modification, generic categories offer flexible guidelines rather than a strict set of rules. This one-day conference aims to look at generic experimentation, hybridity and innovation in early modern writing as a way to better understand the period’s multiple and evolving conceptions of genre. 

British Restoration and 18th-Century Literature at CEA 2022

updated: 
Friday, September 24, 2021 - 10:52am
Corey E. Andrews / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, British Restoration and 18th-Century Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on British Restoration and 18th-Century Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Floating Islands; or, Saikaku's Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, September 21, 2021 - 4:48pm
American Society of 18th Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 8, 2021

Following the various calls for a more global perspective on the eighteenth century at ASECS 2021, this panel seeks papers on the work of Japanese author Ihara Saikaku (1642-1693). In her 2016 book, The Age of Silver, Ning Ma discusses Saikaku as the most significant representative figure of the “stories of the floating world” that, she argues, should be seen as an emergence of realist fiction. A bestseller in 17th and 18th century Japan, Saikaku’s work fell into obscurity until a revival of interest in the late 19th century, when he became known as “Japan’s realist”.

Thirtieth Annual British Women Writers Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:17pm
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

British Women Writers Conference 2022
May 19-21, 2022 | 
Baylor University

The organizers of the 2022 BWWC 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.

Transatlantic Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Transatlantic Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Transatlantic Literature is ripe for themes of justice in all forms.

Conference Theme: Justice

Post-Colonial Literature (CEA 3/31/22–4/2/22)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Call for Papers, Post-Colonial Literature at CEA 2022

March 31-April 2, 2022 | Birmingham, Alabama

Sheraton Hotel, Birmingham | 2201 Richard Arrington Jr Blvd N, Birmingham, AL 35203

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Post-Colonial Literature for our 52nd annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

Post-Colonial literature is ripe for themes of justice in all forms. 

Conference Theme: Justice

ASECS Italian Caucus - Call for papers

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:15pm
American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Dear colleagues,

Please, consider participating in one of the sessions organized by the ASECS Italian Studies Caucus. Abstracts or proposals should be sent directly to session organizers preferably no later than September 17, 2021.

Grazie!

Irene

 

Presidential Session: Venice, Real and Imagined  

Irene Zanini-Cordi, Florida State University, izaninicordi@fsu.edu

Global Nineteenth-Century Studies

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 3:14pm
Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

We are very pleased to announce the launch of Global Nineteenth-Century Studies, which will be published by Liverpool University Press from spring 2022. GNCS is the flagship publication of the newly formed Society for Global Nineteenth-Century Studies. You can learn more about the society and become a member at www.global19c.com

Representing “Arabia” in the Long Eighteenth Century (ASECS Annual Conference, Baltimore, 2022)

updated: 
Thursday, September 16, 2021 - 10:47am
Ileana Baird, Zayed University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

This panel invites papers on eighteenth-century texts or visual art that engage with, provide accounts of, or create Orientalist fictions about “Arabia.” The growing interest in the Orient and orientalia fueled by eighteenth-century travelers to the Near East and by translations like Galland’s A Thousand and One Nights (1704-1717), rendered in English as the Arabian Nights Entertainments (1706-1721), produced a large corpus of works that often used “Arabia” as an umbrella term that described not one location, but many. How did these texts represent “Arabia” and the “Arabs” and what sets of images or cultural stereotypes about the place and its people emerged at the time?

Embodied Rhetorics in the long Eighteenth Century (Roundtable)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
ASECS (American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Where and why do we find examples of “embodied rhetoric” in the eighteenth century? We might think of Defoe’s description of Friday’s gesture placing his head beneath Robinson Crusoe’s foot signifying voluntary servitude and its relation to the supplicating figure of “Am I not a Man and a Brother” emblem, memoralized by Wedgewood. Or we might consider Trim’s gesture with his hat in Tristram Shandy describing how we pass from life to death, and onwards to Gilbert Austin’s Chironomia as a handbook for speaking gesture (building upon Bulwer’s Chirologia) as figures for something like “embodied rhetoric” or an emphasis on gesture and persuasive or signifying postures.

Supporting Women Writers: Coteries as Feminist Praxis (Roundtable at ASECS Annual Conference, March 31-April 2, 2022, Baltimore, MD)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
ASECS 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Eliza Haywood represents The Female Spectator as part of a coterie that acts as “several Members of one Body, of which [she is] the mouth.” Through this writing club, Haywood encapsulates the important role that such coteries played in circulating women’s writing in the long eighteenth century. Lady Mary Wortley Montagu circulated her travel writing for feedback in a letter-book within a close circle of friends and family members. This correspondence between women represented an opportunity to share work in a safe space. Co-writing groups remain a safe space and an essential resource for women to share work today.

CFP: Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (*** Deadline extended to 31st March 2022 ***)

updated: 
Friday, September 10, 2021 - 12:19pm
The Wenshan Review of Literature and Culture (ESCI, SCOPUS, MLA, THCI)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

CFP:

Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (*** Deadline extended to 31st March 2022 ***)

 

Guest Editors:

Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK)

 

 

Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830

updated: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 11:44am
The Wenshan Review (National Chengchi University)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 31, 2022

CFP: Literary Women: Global Encounters, Interventions and Innovations, 1750-1830 (Deadline 31st March 2022) Guest Editors

Dr Yi-cheng Weng (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)

Dr Gillian Dow (University of Southampton, UK) 

The previous decades have seen the publications of stimulating and ground-breaking works that seek to recuperate and reconsider British women writers of this period. Literary criticism and feminist literary history have celebrated the existence and achievement of women writers, and shown that they were crucial participants in facilitating changes, transitions, and innovations in social and cultural movements, as well as literary styles.

Call for Book Proposals

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 3:02pm
Ben P. Robertson/Troy University and Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Book proposals are invited for a series called Gender and Culture in the Romantic Era, published by Anthem Press (http://www.anthempress.com/).

CFP De Gruyter - Melancholic Literature in the 17th-19th centuries

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:57pm
DeGruyter
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of "Open Cultural Studies"MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES "Open Cultural Studies" (www.degruyter.com/CULTURE) invites submissions for a topical issue on MELANCHOLIC LITERATURE in the 17th-19th CENTURIES, edited by Ángeles García Calderón (University of Córdoba, Spain).

The Shelley Conference #Shelley200: Percy Bysshe Shelley’s Final Years and Afterlives

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
The Shelley Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 7, 2022

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.

De Quincey’s Confessions at 200

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:55pm
Brecht de Groote (Ghent), Tim Fulford (De Montfort), Matt Sangster (Glasgow)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

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)

Teaching Women Travellers of the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 5:45pm
ABO: Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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. 

Conversations across the Arts: Adaptations in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Friday, August 20, 2021 - 2:26pm
ASECS 2022 (Baltimore, 31 Mar.-2 Apr. 2022)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

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.

Literature (General)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Literature (General)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

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