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.
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)
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.
From the Gothic beginnings of E.T.A. Hoffman’s Mademoiselle de Scudéri (1819-20), one could sense the heavy breathings of a darkness almost entirely manifested in Anger. When Olivier Brusson comes knocking at de Scudéri’s door, standing on the verge of being turned away by La Martinière, he responds in an axiomatic manner: “Remember, her anger will rest upon you for ever when she comes to know that it was you who cruelly drove away from her door the unfortunate wretch who came to beg for her help”. What Olivier communicates, albeit cryptically, is that the perpetuation of anger becomes a remote possibility in instinctive nescience, whereas Knowledge creates that anger which stands capable of generating fruitful results.
Call for Papers
The Past as Nightmare
An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)
6-7 September 2022
Confirmed keynote speakers:
Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)
Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).
CALL FOR PRESENTERS!
2021 International eConference on Sex, Eroticism, and Religion
The Lincoln Humanities Journal (ISSN 2474-7726) is extending the deadline for submissions to August 31, 2021, for its 9th special issue, to be published in December 2021, on the topic of Happiness: Practice, Process, and Product. Articles should be sent to the editor at email@example.com
This year's ALA Symposium, "Rebirth Renewal Renaissance," will be held at the Hotel Monteleone in New Orleans, Louisiana, from September 9-11. The Kate Chopin International Society seeks 100-250 word proposals for 15-20 minute presentations related to any area of Chopin's life or writings as well as to the symposium theme.
More information about the symposium can be found at https://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-symposia/a...
Please direct any questions and proposals to Kelli O'Brien at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Indigenous London: Native Travelers at the Heart of Empire (2016), the historian Coll Thrush repositions England’s capital not only as a city where decisions were made to dispossess Indigenous peoples, but also as a space that "has been entangled with Indigenous territories, resources, knowledges, and lives" from the earliest moments of the nation’s overseas settlement (15). Scholarship on the long eighteenth century has for a long time emphasized the primacy of Indigenous peoples. Taking Columbus’s landfall in Guanahani in 1492 and the forced removal of Black Caribs from St.
An international journal devoted to the study
of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
Hosted by Università degli Studi di Milano under OJS
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
This panel aims to approach the Female Gothic through texts and other media ranging from the 19th to the 21st century in Latin America and Spain, including Latinx authors living in the United States. With the publication of the foundational Literary Women in 1976, Emily Moers coined the term “female gothic” in the second wave of the feminist movement.
NeMLA 2022 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)
Session Title: Walking in the Empire
Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University
The Year Without a Summer in Europe was among the reasons that inspired some nineteenth-century British writers to write novels and poems reflecting on the event and its effects on human relations. Works like Mary Shelley’s The Last Man and Lord Byron’s Darkness are among the examples that describe the feelings resulting from such an event, especially in Shelley’s work, in which many racial and political issues arise from such a crisis. How human beings care about each other in crises and what dilemmas result from such events are the focus of this session, as these issues are closely related to the most recent COVID-19 crisis.
March 24-27, 2022
Salt Lake City, Utah
SAMLA—South Atlantic Modern Language Association
Conference 93, Nov. 4-6, 2021, Atlanta
"Social Networks, Social Distances"
COMMUNITY AND ISOLATION IN 19TH CENTURY ENGLAND
ENGLISH IV (ROMANTIC & VICTORIAN)
This traditional session welcomes submissions on any aspect of the Conference theme. By June 20, please submit an abstract of 300-500 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Anita Turlington, University of North Georgia, at email@example.com.
Not so long ago, the links between Romanticism and vexed issues such as class, gender, or race, were barely explored within Romantic studies, despite that some Romantics embraced very eagerly what today sound like very unacceptable ideas such as the division of humankind into two primary racial groups: the “culturally superior and beautiful Europeans” on the one hand, and the “Mongols”, namely “the ugly and inferior” Asians, Africans and Americans on the other.
Postgraduate English, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, has been publishing postgraduate research biannually since the year 2000 and is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the world. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.
Whales and Veils: Obsessions in Melville and Hawthorne
12-14 May 2022
University of Łódź
Faculty of Philology
ul. Pomorska 171/173, Łódź
Call for Papers
The Victorians Institute is excited to welcome you to Charlotte, NC on
October 22-23rd 2021 for our rebooted annual conference:
“Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing." This conference
seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted
what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the
Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography,
digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the
pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature (either during or not
during a global pandemic).
PAMLA 2021 LAS VEGAS: "CITY OF GOD, CITY OF DESTRUCTION" (Thursday, November 11 - Sunday, November 14, 2021 at Sahara Las Vegas Hotel, hosted by University of Nevada, Las Vegas)
Session: British Literature and Culture: Long 19th Century
Contacts: Gretchen Bartels, California Baptist University (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Description: Any proposals dealing with 19th century British literature and culture are welcome, with particular consideration granted to papers that engage with the conference theme of "City of God, City of Destruction."
LITERATURE AND POPULARITY IN THE GEORGIAN/REGENCY ERA
This traditional panel session welcomes submissions on readership and literature, especially popular literature, during the Georgian or Regency period, approximately 1795 to 1837. Abstracts addressing the conference theme, “Social Networks, Social Distances,” are especially welcome and a good fit for the period, when authors and readers can be seen aligning and networking through books. By June 1, 2021, please submit an abstract of 300 words, a brief bio, and any A/V or scheduling requests to Dr. Margie Burns, University of Maryland, Baltimore County, at email@example.com.
The annual conference of the Modern Language Association will be held in Washington, DC on Jan. 6-9, 2022. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society seeks proposals for the following panel:
Hawthorne at Play
“Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair"
Roundtable organized by the Margaret Fuller Society
MLA 2022: Washington, DC, 6 to 9 January
Submission deadline: 20 March 2021
How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):
- constructions of race
- systemic racism
- Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions
- Black writers/speakers
Ordinary Oralities: Everyday Voices in History
Edited by Josephine Hoegaerts and Jan Schroeder
For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022.
Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism, Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance.
Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged.
Please note that this session is SEPARATE from the conference on domestic cats in literature to be held in June.
Proposed Special Session on Domestic Cats in Literature at SAMLA 93
Submissions are invited for a proposed special session of 15-minute traditional papers on domestic cats in literature at the 93rd annual conference of the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA), scheduled to be held in Atlanta, GA, USA, 4-6 November 2021.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:
Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.
Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:
Teaching and Practicing Feminism(s) in 2021
Hawthorne and Fatherhood
We invite proposals for papers exploring aspects of “Hawthorne and Fatherhood.” This may include, but is not limited to: Hawthorne as father; Julian’s and Rose’s memories of their father; missing fathers (as in Hawthorne’s own); father stand-ins, such as grandfather in "Grandfather’s Chair"; Dimmesdale as deadbeat father or Chillingworth as want-to-be father, leaving his money to Pearl; Coverdale and Hollingsworth avoiding fatherhood, though the latter wants to be some great paternal figure; barren men and husbands, as in The House of Seven Gables; or other fathers in Hawthorne’s shorter fiction.
CFP: Feminism(s) and American Land: Examining Early Feminist Ecologies Through Legacies of White Extractivism (SSAWW 2021- Deadline 1.24.2021)