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Social Justice and Emerson

Sunday, December 4, 2016 - 11:55pm
Emerson Society at ALA
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 20, 2016


American Literature Association Call for Proposals

The Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held in Boston, MA, from May 25-28, 2017. For information about the conference, see


Emerson and Social Justice     

Austen and Deleuze

Friday, December 2, 2016 - 10:06am
Rhizomes: Cultural Studies in Emerging Knowledge
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

2017 is the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's death. Austen has become one of the most discussed and beloved literary figures; indeed, her status as one of our most beloved literary figures has often influenced the ways in which her life and works are discussed within critical circles. Eve Sedgwick famously announced that Austen criticism is "notable not just for its timidity and banality but for its unresting exaction of the spectacle of a Girl Being Taught a Lesson." This special issue of Rhizomes invites critical articles and creative works that dismiss both this legacy of timidity and the tendency to exact pedagogical spectacles through scholarship.

Wordsworth: The French Connection

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 12:24pm
London-Paris Romanticism Seminar / Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Wordsworth : The French Connection

École Normale Supérieure, Paris, 20-21 April 2017


Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar  with the assistance of the Société d’Études du Romantisme Anglais (SERA)


Keynote speakers :

Simon Bainbridge, Professor of Romantic Studies, Lancaster University
Alain Vaillant, Professeur, Université Paris Ouest – Nanterre

Scientific committee/steering group :

international seminar on languages and cultures in contact in the romance novel

Tuesday, November 29, 2016 - 10:27am
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Romance novels have often been dismissed by critics because of their nature as a popular genre and for being written and read largely by women. However, in the last decade a number of scholars have approached the study of the romance novel with critical rigor and avoiding the condescending treatment of previous analysis. Quite often in romance novels we encounter characters that have very different backgrounds: come from different countries and cultures, speak different languages, belong to very different social strata or are, in some other way, an “Other” to the rest of the characters and/or the intended readers.

REMINDER Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Friday, March 31, 2017 - 6:17am
Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 10, 2017

Call for Contributors – Age and Gender: Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

Nineteenth Century Gender Studies Special Issue, Summer 2017

Guest Edited by Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln


Latecomers: Anita Brookner Then and Now

Monday, November 7, 2016 - 12:56am
University of Melbourne
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

'I think my personages could be reactivated if the times were right: I hope so' --Anita Brookner

17-18 March, 2017

Keynote speakers: Associate Professor Patricia Juliana Smith (Hofstra University) and Professor Peter McPhee (University of Melbourne)

The work of Anita Brookner occupies an ambiguous place in the literary field. Brookner has a cult status, was a Booker-Prize winner and best-selling novelist, and yet her work received what she herself deemed 'censorious' reviews and limited critical attention. Brookner's death was accompanied by conflicted accolades that appeared to celebrate her life while restating the predictable (and vexatious) reading of her identity as a lonely, single woman.

Locating James Hogg: James Hogg Society Biennial Conference

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:52am
James Hogg Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Locating James Hogg

  James Hogg Society Biennial Conference

19-21 July, 2017

University of Stirling,


Call for Papers

John Thelwall: Radical Networks and Cultures of Reform 1780-1820

Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
Valerie Grace Derbyshire, University of Sheffield
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2016

For its second international conference, the John Thelwall Society, in collaboration with the University of Derby, invites papers on Thelwall within interlinked regional networks of activism, sociability, dissent and reform in Britain 1780-1820.