CFP: Victorian and Edwardian Mysteries
(Special Issue, Victorians Institute Journal)
CFP: Victorian and Edwardian Mysteries
(Special Issue, Victorians Institute Journal)
Call for Papers
A Symposium on Clouds
Friday 22 May 2020, 9.00-19.00
Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre, University College London (UCL)
Dealine for abstracts: 5pm, Friday 28th of February 2020
Esther Leslie: Professor in Political Aesthetics and Co-Director of Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities
Joanna Walsh: Author and Critic whose recent books include Break.up (2018) and Worlds from the Word's End (2017)
“What then is the essential nature of cloudiness?”
JAMES HOGG AT 250: CALL FOR PAPERS
An International Conference marking the semiquincentennial of James Hogg. University of Stirling, Scotland, 1-3 July 2020. Call for PapersPaper and panel proposals on any aspect of James Hogg's life and work are now invited. AbstractsAbstracts of no more than 250 words, of papers lasting no longer than 20 minutes, should reach the address below by 31 January 2020. Panel proposals are also welcome: please enquire prior to submission. Abstracts may be e-mailed to firstname.lastname@example.org
Extended deadline 1/28/2020 - The Jonathan Bayliss Society invites proposals for a roundtable discussion on Marriage and Other Domestic Entanglements in American Literature at the annual American Literature Association Conference (ALA), which will be held at the Manchester Grand Hyatt, San Diego, California, on May 21-24, 2020 (Thursday through Sunday of Memorial Day weekend).
The potential subjects for this topic are far too many to list, but a small beginning might include Jonathan Bayliss, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Edith Wharton, Theodore Dreiser, Kate Chopin, Henry James, Norman Mailer, Philip Roth, John Updike, Gillian Flynn, Lauren Groff, and Tayari Jones.
Extended Deadline: Jan. 24,2020. The American Literature Association’s Annual Conference will meet at the Manchester Grand Hyatt in San Diego, CA on May 21-24, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society is issuing two CFPs for the conference:
1) Hawthorne and Neo-Aesthetics
Eighteenth-Century Ireland Society
An Cumann Éire San Ochtú Céad Déag
University of Limerick
12-14 June 2020
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Washington Irving Society (WIS) invites proposals for any topic related to the study of Irving's writings, historical contexts, or contemporaries for the American Literature Association Conference in San Diego, May 21-24, 2020. All critical approaches are welcome.
Please send an abstract of 250 words plus a brief bio to Dr. Sean Keck at email@example.com by January 27th, 2020.
The Margaret Fuller Society welcomes proposals for two sessions at the 31st annual conference of the ALA in San Diego, CA from May 21-24, 2020.
1) Traveling with Margaret Fuller
CFP for the Poe Studies Assocation's Sponsored Panel at the Upcoming MLA Convention in Toronto, Jannuary 2021
2020 Thoreau Society Fellowship
2020 Thoreau Society Graduate Student Fellowship
The Thoreau Society is pleased to announce its second annual graduate student fellowship. The 2020 Thoreau Graduate Student Fellow will receive an award of $1,000 for travel and Thoreau-related research in greater Boston area, plus free attendance at the 2020 Thoreau Society Annual Gathering in Concord, Massachusetts. (Attendance at the Annual Gathering is not required and will not be factored into the fellowship committee’s evaluation.)
CALL FOR PAPERS
The Intermedial Eighteenth Century: Textual and Visual Arts, 1660-1832
16-17th September 2020, Newcastle-upon-Tyne
Keynote lecture: Prof. Malcolm Baker (University of California Riverside) ‘The Agency and Role of Author Portraits within Changing Notions of Authorship in Eighteenth-Century Britain’
In conversation: Dr. Lucy Peltz (National Portrait Gallery) and Dr. David F. Taylor (University of Oxford) ‘Interdisciplinary Research across the Textual and Visual Arts’
Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by 18th- and 19th-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.
Call for papers for a special issue of ESQ to explore the work of Lydia Sigourney and Her Contemporaries. This issue will be devoted to essays addressing the question of Sigourney within the context of her contemporaries. We welcome new essays discussing her work in the context of other major authors or exploring her role in the historical context from a variety of critical approaches including formalist, theoretical, historical and pedagogical.
British Romanticism and Europe
5-8 July 2020, Monte Verità conference center, Ascona, Switzerland
Keynote Speakers: Christoph Bode, Biancamaria Fontana, Paul Hamilton, and Nicola Moorby
Oaths, Odes and Orations 1789-1830
2020 Paris Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar
Ecole Normale Supérieure, rue d’Ulm, Paris
Friday 3-Saturday 4 April 2020
Self-Promotion and Self-Aggrandizement: Accelerating Literary Legacy through Nonfiction
Special Issue of George Sand Studies, vols. 39-40 (2020-2021) : “Romans fantastiques, contes, légendes, fantaisies”
Edited by I. Naginski (Tufts Univ.) and A. Marcoline (Univ. of Houston-Clear Lake)
Call for Articles
American Literature Association
San Diego, CA May 21-24
Religion and Utopia in American Literature
Recent scholarship excavates the politics of religions in American literature but has largely left untreated the utopian quality of religion. In many literary texts, religion provides bases for imagining new social relations. Reading religion as utopian invites us to look anew at the multivalent relations between religion and politics in American literature.
Studia austriaca (founded in 1992)
An international journal devoted to the study of Austrian culture and literature
Published annually in the spring
p-ISSN 1593-2508 | e-ISSN 2385-2925
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
This panel will address illustrative, pictorial, and digital treatments and adaptations of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein. The novel has a 195-year history of illustration and depiction in a wide range of visual arts, media, and technologies—from the 1823 cover of Richard Brinsley Peake’s play Presumption to the first issue of the comic series Mary Shelley, Monster Hunter (February 2019). The novel’s “hyperadaptability” in visual form, to adopt Dennis Perry’s term, extends to a wide range of modes.
The Washington Irving Society invites proposals for a panel connecting Washington Irving and his contemporaries to the theater. As a native New Yorker, Irving was a lifelong theater goer and even aspired to become a playwright while living abroad. His relationship with playwright John Howard Payne and Frankenstein author Mary Shelley, in fact, developed during this time in England when he attempted to write for the theater. As we continue to celebrate the 200th anniversary of The Sketch Book (1819-1820), stage performances of stories from the collection, such as “Rip Van Winkle” and “The Legend of Sleepy Hollow,” are welcomed, but we open the panel to stage productions of Irving and his other writing, too.
The fifteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 15, 2020. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association.
CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society
American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020
In college-level American literature anthologies, Louisa May Alcott enjoys an eclectic reputation. Her writings may appear in context with those of other Civil War or Realist writers or be catalogued as Transcendentalist works. Alternately, they can be regarded as Local Color or Regional writings, or considered in connection with the Gothic or with American Romanticism.
Greetings! The 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) will take place at the University of Toronto, Ontario on August 6-9, 2020. This year's theme is "Romanticism & Vision.”
The Western Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (www.wsecs.org) invites proposals from all disciplines on the general topic of “The Eighteenth-Century Anthropocene and Biodiversity,” scheduled for Friday and Saturday of Presidents’ Day weekend, February 14-15, 2020, at Colorado State University (Fort Collins, Colorado).
The Plenary Speaker is:
Dr. Joyce Chaplin, Professor of Early American History at Harvard University.
We are seeking abstracts for a panel on long eighteenth-century drama for the upcoming SCSECS conference in St. Augustine, Florida (Feb. 7-8, 2020). Essays can be on any topic related to drama, and we especially welcome essays that fit this year's theme, "The Speedy Enlightenment: Moving, Racing, Quickening, and Otherwise Accelerating the Long Eighteenth Century." Send abstracts to Ashley Bender at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The study of affect and the (history of) emotions has transformed literary criticism in the past few decades. While many critics now agree that studying feeling and literature, in literature, or even through literature, have become legitimate pursuits, there is much debate concerning questions of theory, critical methodology, and interpretation (Greco 2008; Seigworth and Gregg, 2009; Keen 2010; Pedwell 2014). This seminar invites papers taking stock of the opportunities and debates in the wake of the Affective Turn in literary criticism through individual case studies from the 18th to the 21st centuries.
The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA (July 8-12, 2020). For information on the conference theme, please visit www.thoreausociety.org. We will consider papers both on the topic below and the conference theme more generally.
‘“The way to mend the bad world, is to create the right world”: The Transcendentalists and Forms of Righting the World’*
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held May 21-24, 2020, San Diego, USA.
‘Emerson and Resistance’*
The Emerson Society invites proposals on the topic of ‘Emerson and Resistance’. Papers might like to consider the idea of resistance in Emerson in his own time, in subsequent periods, or in contemporary contexts. Emersonian resistance may also be considered in relation to other writers, political thinkers and philosopher’s.
‘Emerson’s Society and Solitude at 150’*