The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement. Feminist writer Sarah Grand (1854-1943) is considered to be the first to have coined the term “New Woman” in 1894 in England. New Woman writers (in Victorian literature the New Woman novel forms a separate genre) participated in the feminist debate. Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society.
CALL FOR PAPERS—KALAMAZOO MEDIEVAL CONGRESS 2017
1402: A ROUNDTABLE
The Graphic Panel Review is an online journal that publishes original short comics, articles and materials regarding comic pedagogy, and articles about all facets of comic scholarship. Our goals are to provide a space where quality original short comics can be shared while fostering an appreciation of comics and promoting comics as a serious artistic form.
We are seeking submissions in both comics and written form for our first issue.
Call for Critical Writings
Theme: Old and Middle English Literature: Resuscitating Interest in English Literary Beginnings
To be Guest-edited by
Dr. Santanu Ganguly, Netaji Nagar Day College, Kolkata
Critical writings are invited from teachers, research scholars and students pursuing B.A/M.A in English in any part of the world for the Volume 2, Number 1 of The Golden Line: A Magazine on English Literature (http://goldenline.bcdedu.net).
Topics may include but are not limited to:
The William James Society and its peer-reviewed journal William James Studies invite abstract submissions from literary scholars with diverse interests and approaches to the life and work of William James for a special issue of the journal, "New Directions in William James and Literary Studies." Abstract paper proposals up to 300 words are due by August 15th. All submissions will conform to a strict timetable for publication for the May 2017 issue of William James Studies (for more see details below). Please submit abstracts or direct queries to both Dr. Todd Barosky (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Dr.
The 32nd Annual Meeting of the American Conference for Irish Studies Western Regional
“Her Exiled Children: Ireland and Irish America”
October 20 – 22, 2016
Submissions due July 29 at http://acisweb.org/regionals/western/submissions/
Call for Papers
ChLA Diversity Committee’s Annual Sponsored Panel
Children's Literature Association Conference 2017
Tampa, Florida, June 22-24, 2017
Florida: Past and Present State(s) of Empire in Children’s and Young Adult Literature
Erich Auerbach’s "Mimesis"—The Representation of Reality in Western Literature—was published in 1945 and had a tremendous influence in the middle part of the 20th century. Using a method of textual analysis to establish continuities from Homer to Virginia Woolf, Auerbach has been read by virtually every serious student of literature for seventy years now. Because of the scope and density of the book it is somewhat difficult to ready examine and evaluate Mimesis. This panel will examine Mimesis from two angles. First, we will study and reflect the overarching themes of this magisterial book. Second, we will look at his individual textual analyses to probe their validity and relevance in 2016.
CALL FOR ARTICLES ON RADICALISM
Call for Papers
Realms of Royalty: New Directions in Researching Contemporary European Monarchies
International Graduate Centre for the Study of Culture│Justus Liebig University Giessen
20 & 21 April 2017
“I hope people will remember me as one who did her best - and who wasn't an anachronism.”
[Queen Margrethe II, Facebook Post on1 September 2014]
“But I see the world has changed. And one must modernise.”
[Helen Mirren, The Queen, 2006]
"Staging the Undead"
Extended deadline to September 1st to allow reflection on the recent 'Brexit'Migration, Transnationalism and the Cultural Logic of Global Identity A special issue of the American, British and Canadian Studies Journalfull name / name of organization: Academic Anglophone Society of Romaniacontact email: email@example.com
Guest Editor: Dr. Susan Flynn, University of the Arts, London
This panel seeks to investigate how we can (re)read classic American novels when analyzing them via secondary/minor characters. For example, how does the town of Maycomb change when read through Jack Finch? Does Jordan Baker give us insight into The Great Gatsby that no other character provides? Secondary characters are often overlooked when teaching and/or researching classic American novels, and this panel seeks to remedy that problem. By exhuming the often maligned supporting cast, we can see classic novels with fresh eyes, deepening our understanding of canonical stories while illuminating new ways of teaching these novels to our students.
American Academy of Religion (AARWR), Western Region, Jewish Studies UnitLoyala Marymount University, Los Angeles, CaliforniaAddress: 1 LMU Drive, Lost Angeles, CA 90045March 10-12, 2017Conference Theme:
Religion, Race, and Racism Jewish Studies Unit: ADDENDUM: Because of the recent death of Elie Wiesel, the Jewish Studies Unit also invites papers regarding his many contributions.
A SUITCASE OF HER OWN: WOMEN AND TRAVEL
International Conference organised by the Department of Postcolonial Studies and Travel Literatures, Institute of English Cultures and Literatures, University of Silesia in Katowice, Poland
Szczyrk, META Hotel, 20 – 23 September 2017
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Sarah Le Fanu, author and broadcaster (S is for Samora: A Lexical Biography of Samora Machel and the Mozambican Dream,2012; Dreaming of Rose: A Biographer’s Journal, 2013)
Olga Tokarczuk, author (Księgi Jakubowe, 2014; Bieguni, 2007; Dom dzienny, dom nocny, 1998)