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Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

updated: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:32pm
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of humour and satire in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

BWWC 2020: Visions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:41pm
British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Call for Papers

18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

March 5th-7th, 2020

TCU, Fort Worth

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:33am
Christ Church, University of Oxford & School of Arts, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present 

A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. 

 

Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst 

The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University). 

 

Money, Power and Print 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:08am
Money, Power and Print
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Money, Power and Print: An Interdisciplinary Colloquium on the Financial Revolution

CALL for PAPERS

Dublin, Ireland

4-6 June 2020

This colloquium, the ninth in a biennial series and the first to be held in the Republic of Ireland, invites scholars from a variety of disciplines to enrich their mutual understanding of the intersections between public finance, politics, and print during a period some scholars call the ‘financial revolution’ from around 1688 to 1776. The subject matter has been broadened slightly for 2020 to include the histories of personal credit and central banking.

MWCBS Call for Papers Extension to May 20, 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:06am
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is happy to announce an extension for the Call for Papers for its 66th Annual Meeting to May 20, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.

The Gothic Panel at PAMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:46am
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is looking for papers on gothic literature and the gothic in media for its 2019 conference November 14-17 in San Diego, California. We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture, and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic. Potential subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Cultural Reflections on Science and Technology: 17th Century to the Present

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:40pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauge Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Seeking 15-minute conference paper presentations about how literature, film, the visual arts, or other cultural products have documented, challenged, and influenced the cultural adaption of scientific practices and products from the rise of the scientific method in 17thcentury to the present day. Presentations may reflect on the range of human emotions prompted by the changes brought to culture by science and technology, from horror and anxiety to humor and hope. Of interest also are presentations that give consideration to key moments in the integration of technology into culture as reflected upon in works of literature, art, film, etc.

Possible paper topics include (but are not limited to):

METU British Novelists International Conference

updated: 
Thursday, April 11, 2019 - 1:44pm
METU British Novelists International Conference: “Daniel Defoe and His Work”
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

METU British Novelists International Conference: “Daniel Defoe and His Work”
Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey, 12-13 December 2019
Deadline for abstract submission: 30 August 2019

The Department of Foreign Language Education at Middle East Technical University is pleased to announce the call for its 25th British Novelists Conference, the theme of which is “Daniel Defoe and His Work.” The conference will be held on 12-13 December, 2019 in Ankara, Turkey.

French I: Advent of the Ancien Régime

updated: 
Monday, April 8, 2019 - 12:24pm
Eric Wistrom / MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

From the trial of Marie/Marin le Marcis (1601) to the esthetics of the monstrueux in Pantagruel (1532) and Phèdre (1677) to the shifting literary optic of Jacques le Fataliste et son maître (1796), questions of hybridity, duality, and paradox have remained central to development of the Early Modern literary canon and its related philosophical principles. In keeping with this year’s MMLA convention theme of “Duality, Doubles and Doppelgängers”, papers investigating the complex relationship between the notions of duality, plurality and hybridity will be of particular interest. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

MMLA 2019: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

updated: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:40pm
Shannon Derby / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to): 

Happiness: Enlightenment to Present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 

The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.

Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789-1914

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:53am
Nely Keinänen (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Per Sivefors (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Extended Deadline: Anthology project, ‘Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789 - 1916’

Crime and Punishment: From the Medieval and Early Modern to the Neo-Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:41pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 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.

New Gothic Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:57am
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

NEW INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC BOOK SERIES. The Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship in the domain of Gothic Studies and respond, where possible, to existing classroom/module needs. The series aims to foster innovative international scholarship that interrogates established ideas in this rapidly growing field, to broaden critical and theoretical discussion among scholars and students, and to enhance the nature and availability of existing scholarly resources.

Series Editor: Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada

Time and Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

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Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 5:04pm
Leah Wilson (Washington State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

**Deadline extended to 4/1/19**

CFP: Time & Literature Panel for RMMLA 2019, El Paso, TX

Dates: October 10-12th, 2019

This panel features presentations on literature about time, the role of time in literature, or what literature teaches us about time. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words to Leah Wilson (leah.wilson@wsu.edu) no later than April 1, 2019.

British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

updated: 
Thursday, March 14, 2019 - 1:55pm
U of Nebraska, Omaha and Colby College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

Call for Papers | British Literature and Technology, 1600-1830

Eds. Kristin Girten (U of Nebraska, Omaha) and Aaron R. Hanlon (Colby College)

 

We invite submissions for British Literature and the History of Technology, 1600-1830, a peer-reviewed, edited volume of essays for the Bucknell University Press Aperçus Series. The Aperçus Series focuses on connections between historiography, culture, and textual representation. The purpose of this volume is to provide a much-needed account of the role and history of technology in British literature and literary studies of the (very) long eighteenth century.

 

Revised CfC--English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:50am
Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

English Consorts: Power, Influence, Dynasty

Edited by Aidan Norrie, Carolyn Harris, Joanna Laynesmith, Danna Messer, and Elena Woodacre

The Editors have been delighted at the proposals we have received thus far, and hope that more will come in before the 1 May 2019 deadline.

With fewer than 2 months to go, however, we have decided to issue a revised Call for Contributors to advertise the consorts that we have received no abstracts for.

So, while we are keen to hear from prospective authors on any consort, we are especially looking for submissions on:

Norman to Early Plantagenet Consorts

Call for Submissions: Special Issue "Gothic Ecologies"

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:48am
Katharina Boehm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Gothic Ecologies in British Culture: From the Eighteenth Century to the Present (Special Issue of the Journal for the Study of British Cultures, 2/2020)

Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society annual conference (2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:38am
Queen's University Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 29, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS

Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society/An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag

2019 Annual Conference

Queen’s University Belfast

14-16 June 2019

 

Proposals are invited for twenty-minute papers (in English or Irish) on any aspect of eighteenth-century Ireland, including its history, literature, language, and culture. There is no specific conference theme, but proposals for papers and panels addressing the following topics will be particularly welcome:

 

LANGUAGE IN THE FRANCOPHONE SPACE

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:37am
SAMLA 91 - Nov 8-10 2019
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Language is a crucial aspect of the Francophone world, on the threshold between French and Creole, or other indigenous languages. The decision to write in a certain language can be simply dictated by the author’s feelings, or it can become a true political statement. As well, choosing one does not always mean that the other will remain silent: whether such process is carefully crafted, or on the contrary happens on a subconscious level, languages influence one another, and such influx tend to surface in poems, novels, songs, and other forms of expression.

Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2019 - 10:13am
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

 

 

2019 Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

updated: 
Saturday, March 2, 2019 - 12:20pm
Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2019

27th Annual Northern Plains Conference on Early British Literature

12-13 April 2019

Call for Papers

We invite abstracts for 20-minute conference presentations on any aspect of Early British Literature from the beginnings through the 18th Century.  Papers on all aspects of teaching, interpretation, and research of Early British Literature are invited.  Undergraduates, graduate students, and faculty are encouraged to apply.

The 2019 Keynote Address will be "The Metamorphic Worlds of Early Modern Literature," by Dr. Seth Lerer, Distinguished Professor of Literature, The University of California at San Diego.

"Global Narratives of Slavery" ICLA 2019 Panel (Macau, 29 July - 2 August 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:44pm
Nienke Boer / Yale-NUS College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 18, 2019

We intend to propose a panel for the 22nd Congress of the International Comparative Literature Association at the University of Macau (29th July to the 2nd August 2019) on the topic of "Global Narratives of Slavery." The conference theme is Literature of the World and the Future of Comparative Literature, and our panel would fall under the sub-theme of "Conversations across Differences." Our aim is to put literary scholars working on systems of slavery and unfree labor migration in different regions and periods into conversation with each other--for example, trans-Atlantic, Indian Ocean, and trans-Saharan narratives of slavery (by which we mean not only narratives written or produced by the enslaved themselves, but also the legal, historiographic

Comparative Perspectives on the Robinsonade, 1719-2019

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:36pm
Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

 

12 July 2019

Johannes Gutenberg-Universität Mainz

Winfried Eckel (Mainz)

Jakub Lipski (Bydgoszcz)

Anja Müller-Wood (Mainz)

 

Call for Papers for the 66th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:35pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 66th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.

Progress & Decline in the History of Political Thought

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2019 - 12:31pm
Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

Progress & Decline in the History of Political Thought

10th Annual London Graduate Conference in the History of Political Thought

20-21 June 2019, London

Keynote address: Prof. Richard Whatmore (St. Andrews)

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