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Text & Image in the Long Eighteenth Century: An Everyday Spectacle

updated: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:40pm
The Enlightenment Group Symposium Series (6), Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

 

The long Eighteenth Century is the time when ocular-centric thought established itself in Western society. Images and illustrations permeated textual spaces to the point that few books were printed without illustrations. From arts to sciences via fiction and geographic literature, the eighteenth-century citizen was therefore exposed to wide array of visual and textual combinations as part of his/her everyday life.

This one-day symposium will be held at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada on March 8, 2019.

 For its 6th symposium, the Enlightenment Group welcomes 20-minute paper proposals engaging with:

-          Visual culture

-          Iconography

DEADLINE EXTENDED: World-Making, 1500-1800 -February 22-23, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 5:25pm
Early Modern Center, UC Santa Barbara Department of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 7, 2018

World-Making, 1500-1800

University of California, Santa Barbara

Conference Date: February 22-23, 2019

Abstracts Due: December 7, 2018

 

The Early Modern Center at the University of California, Santa Barbara invites proposals for our annual conference, “World-Making, 1500-1800,” to be held on February 22 and 23, 2019. We are happy to announce our two keynote speakers: Su Fang Ng (Clifford A. Cutchins III Professor and Associate

Professor of English, Virginia Tech) and Daniel O’Quinn (Professor in the School of English and

Theatre Studies, University of Guelph).

 

Call for Papers: "Romantic Perspectives on the 18th Century"

updated: 
Tuesday, November 27, 2018 - 2:22pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

Call for paper proposals for the 44th annual meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth Century Studies.

 

Chair: Michael Cerliano, Texas Woman’s University

 

Multilingual Literatures. Interdisciplinary Conference

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Monday, November 26, 2018 - 12:02pm
Swansea University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS: MULTILINGUAL LITERATURES

CFP Deadline: 31st December 2018

Conference: 17th-19th July 2019, Gregynog Hall, Wales.

Keynote Speakers

  • Professor Doris Sommer (Harvard)
  • Professor Carl Tighe (Derby)
  • Professor Daniel Williams (Swansea)

 

Historical Poetics Now

updated: 
Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:58am
HP C18
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

HISTORICAL POETICS NOW

 

A Symposium at the University of Texas at Austin

November 7 to 10, 2019

 

Keynote Speakers:

Laura Mandell and Ivy Wilson

 

ECF: The Indigenous Eighteenth Century

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Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 2:10pm
Eighteenth-Century Fiction, McMaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Eighteenth-Century Fiction: Call for submissions

The Indigenous Eighteenth Century

Gothic Terror, Gothic Horror: 15th International Gothic Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, November 20, 2018 - 1:51pm
Dr. Jamil Mustafa / Lewis University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Lewis University, Romeoville, Illinois, July 30 - August 2, 2019

With a focus at once sharp and wide, Gothic Terror, Gothic Horror will stimulate an eclectic and inclusive conversation about the essence of the Gothic.

We invite the submission of abstracts that explore the conference theme. We welcome proposed panels of three related papers. Since this IGA conference is the first to be held in the United States, we encourage proposals that consider the theme in relation to the American Gothic.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: SCSECS 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 9:00am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

The paper submission deadline for SCSECS 2019 has been extended to Friday, December 14. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu

City Scenes, Urban Spaces, and the Civic Mind

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Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

The 44th Annual Meeting of the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies theme is "The Eighteenth Century in Perspective." The meeting will take place February 21-23, 2019, in Dallas, Texas. The full conference announcement is available at http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/2019/2019cfp.html.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: “Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:38am
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 14, 2018

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions?

Jane Austen Upside Down

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:31am
Lisa Hopkins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

JANE AUSTEN UPSIDE DOWN

A special issue of Persuasions On-Line

Scientiae: Early Modern Knowledge (12-15 June, Queen's University, Belfast)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 9:22am
Scientiae: Disciplines of Knowing in the Early Modern World
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

SCIENTIAE: Early Modern Knowledge

June 12th 15th, 2019

Queen’s University, Belfast.

 

With plenary addresses by:

Ingrid Rowland (Notre Dame/Rome) & Rob Iliffe (Oxford)

 

and plenary panels led by:

 Subha Mukherji (Cambridge) &

The Brontes and their Contemporaries: Texts and Contexts (1816-1855)

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:31pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018

This year (2018) the Bronte Society, centres of Victorian Studies as well as Literature departments across the Anglophone world are commemorating the bicentenary of Emily Bronte's birth with several conferences and events. The three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, were born in Yorkshire between 1816 and 1820. They all died young, with the longest survivor, Charlotte, passing away in 1855, possibly from tuberculosis (like her sisters) or typhus. However, in their short literary life, the sisters published one volume of poetry and seven novels – many of them as the Bells – which have ensured their presence and influence in the English literary sphere to this day.

Hidden Gems from Fleet Street: New Perspectives on Non-Canonical and Popular Eighteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:17pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 29, 2018

Beginning with the pamphlet wars during the Restoration and ending with authors serving as critics to one anothers’ writings in the Romantic period, the eighteenth century was rife was debates about how to define and identify good literature. Authors such as John Dryden, Alexander Pope, Thomas Gray, William Wordsworth, and many others served as adjudicators of good literature by chastising others’ work in their prefaces, poetry, pamphlets, and mock epics. Theater history and book history however, tells us that some of the works of these dunces were widely popular and important in their own right—regardless of how derided they were by their peers.

Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

Non-Binary: Retheorizing Romantic Sexes and Genders

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:16pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 30, 2018

This panel seeks to retheorize social constructivists accounts of Romantic sex and gender circulating since the early 80s that continue to persist and insist—however unwittingly—on a binaristic or universalistic normativity (hetero- or otherwise). Moreover, all such accounts are often firmly anthropocentric, offering little flexibility to engage the nonhuman in all of its material forms. More recent New Materialist accounts of sexes and genders provide resources for moving forward from the confines of the discursive prison of sex and gender that retains within it, again however unwittingly or unwillingly, a binarism between the social and the material, the human and the nonhuman.

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

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Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:37am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

Figuring Existence: A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

updated: 
Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:12am
Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought, University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

FIGURING EXISTENCE

 

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

A Postgraduate Conference in Existential Analysis

 

Friday 1st March 2019

University of Oxford

United Kingdom

 

Keynote Speaker: Kate Kirkpatrick (King’s College London)

 

Organisers: Elizabeth Xiao-an Li and Nikolaas Deketelaere

Centre for Theology and Modern European Thought

 

ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (Digital Humanities Section)

updated: 
Thursday, October 25, 2018 - 10:15am
Tonya Howe / Digital Humanities Section Editor, ABO
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 31, 2018

ABO: An Interactive Journal for Women in the Arts, 1640-1830 (https://scholarcommons.usf.edu/abo/) solicits articles that provide practical, theoretical, and critical ways of engaging women and the arts, 1640-1830, through digital means.

Among other topics, articles might analyze or encourage new ways of looking at texts connected to women and the arts, or women’s presence and absence in electronic collections, projects, or data sets. ABO also solicits peer reviews of digital tools and projects focusing on women in the arts, 1640-1830, and invites submission of digital tools and projects for peer review.

Call for Papers: SCSECS 2019 (Dallas, TX, 21-23 Feb.)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:00pm
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

SCSECS invites proposals for papers for our 2019 annual meeting, which will be held in Dallas, TX, 21-23 February. A full list of panels can be found at scsecs.net. Please submit abstracts directly to the panel chair. If you don't see a panel that fits your paper idea, you can submit a proposal to conference co-organizer Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu. The deadline for submission is November 30.

“Perspectives on Eighteenth-Century Theater and Performance" (SCSECS 2019)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 12:10pm
Ashley Bender / South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

This panel seeks proposals on theater and performance of the long eighteenth-century, especially those that address the theme of perspective. Essays might consider the way that perspective functioned thematically in plays and other public performances, such as opera, dance, and music, and the ways that perspective (e.g., perspective scenery) affected the material conditions of performance. What perspectives did eighteenth-century audiences have on theater and performance? How did these perspectives in the public discourse shape the drama and performances of the period, and how was eighteenth-century society shaped by these cultural institutions? Submit abstracts of 250-500 words to Ashley Bender at abender@twu.edu.

Presentist, Historical, and Unveiled Identities from Beowulf to the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2018 - 9:24am
Mark Kaethler / Medicine Hat College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

This survey panel aims to establish dialogues between experts in early literatures. The confluence of epochs facilitates cross-historical discussion and provides a means for thinking about ways to teach early survey courses in university or college classrooms. This panel focuses on identities (racial, gendered, sexual, or mediatized, etc.). In recent years, scholars have labelled efforts to locate early forms of contemporary identity in early literature as presentist, an approach that tends to overlook differences between historical eras by prioritizing current concerns. However, are presentist methods actually flawed? And does any effort to trace earlier forms of current interests automatically constitute presentism?

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:45pm
European Journal of Humour Research
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

The Contingent Dynamics of Political Humor

 

Political humor has long been implicated in both the juridical settings of government and its policymaking and the everyday lived possibilities constrained by social institutions and expectations. This is perhaps especially true today.  In contemporary societies around the world, political humor abounds in a great diversity of media. Politicians and parties use humor to advance their interests and agendas.  Individuals and social movements use humor to express their needs and causes.

Call for Papers: Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture at CEA 2019

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2018 - 4:02pm
Corey E. Andrews, College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Call for Papers, Eighteenth-Century Visual Culture at CEA 2019

March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana

Astor Crowne Plaza

739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Scottish Literature and World Literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)

updated: 
Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 10:21am
Nathalie Rivere de Carles & Premodern Diplomats Network
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 30, 2018

Call for Papers The Gestures of Diplomacy: Gifts, Ceremony, Body Language (1400-1750)  

Toulouse, France, 30th May - 1st June 2019.  

 

Confirmed Keynote speaker:  Ellen R. Welch (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill), author of A Theatre of Diplomacy (Penn, 2017)

 

British Women Writers Conference 2019: "Movement"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:16am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Meeting of the 27th Annual

British Women Writers Conference

“Movement”

April 11-13, 2019

Auburn University

sites.google.com/view/bwwc2019

 

“On Presence, Rhetorical and Divine: Reading the Wor(l)d of God.”

updated: 
Tuesday, September 18, 2018 - 9:14am
South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The special panel "On Presence, Rhetorical and Divine: Reading the Wor(l)d of God" seeks papers on rhetorics of the eighteenth century that address the central role of divine and natural interpretations of theology, nature, or lived experience. To be presented at SCSECS during the conference in Dallas, Texas, from February 21-23, 2019. Contact: Brian Fehler at bfehler@twu.edu  www.scsecs.net

1st International Popular Culture Conference

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2018 - 6:53am
Dpto. Comunicación audiovisual y Publicidad
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

1st International Popular Culture Conference

Universidad de Sevilla (Spain), December 12-14, 2018

INTRODUCTION

We welcome your participation in the 1st International Popular Culture Conference (Universidad de Sevilla, Spain) which will take place in the School of Communication (Av. Américo Vespucio, s/n. 41092-Sevilla) on December 12, 13 and 14, 2018.

“Women Don’t Ask: Negotiating the Academy” ASECS 2019-Due 15 Sept.

updated: 
Wednesday, September 12, 2018 - 11:19am
Katarina Stenke, University of Greenwich AND Youmi Jung, Texas A&M University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 15, 2018

“Women Don’t Ask: Negotiating the Academy” [Women’s Caucus] Katarina Stenke, University of Greenwich, K.Stenke@greenwich.ac.uk AND Youmi Jung, Texas A&M University; youmi23@tamu.edu  For many women, the idea of negotiation provokes anxiety, as it implies conflict. Convinced that negotiation means one must be aggressive, self-absorbed, and dominant and that negotiation strategies are defined by assertive language, distrust, and uncertain boundaries, many women tend to avoid negotiating.

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