Call for Papers
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
March 5th-7th, 2020
TCU, Fort Worth
Call for Papers
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
March 5th-7th, 2020
TCU, Fort Worth
CALL FOR PAPERS: British and Anglophone Studies Proposals
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California
Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth CenturyUniversity of Lincoln, 23rd July 2019 Organisers: Dr Alice Crossley, Dr Amy Culley, and Dr Rebecca Styler Plenary Speaker: Prof. Devoney Looser, Arizona State University'Ageing in Public: Women Authors in the Nineteenth Century’
This conference responds to the burgeoning critical interest of humanities scholars in age, ageing, and stages of life from childhood to old age in the nineteenth century.
The figure of the child and the imaginative investment in the idea of childhood are the focus of seminal studies of ageing in this period.
Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019
The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.
*Submissions Deadline extended to 22nd April*Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers
It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)
New Romantics: Performing Ireland and Cosmopolitanism on the Anniversary of Human Rights (3-5 July 2019)
Queen’s University Belfast
Supported by the QUB AHSS Faculty Research Initiatives Fund and the GIS EIRE
Professor Stephen Wilmer, Professor Emeritus of Drama (Trinity College Dublin)
Dr Drew Milne, Judith E. Wilson Reader in Poetics (University of Cambridge)
Paula McFetridge, Artistic Director (Kabosh Theatre Company, Belfast)
We have been grateful to receive great applications for the multi-site conference on Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies (Sept. 18-21, 2019), which will be digitally linked between the Armstrong Browning Library (Baylor U), the University of Washington, Georgetown University, and Lancaster University.
NEW INTERNATIONAL GOTHIC BOOK SERIES. The Anthem Studies in Gothic Literature incorporates a broad range of titles that undertake rigorous, multi-disciplinary and original scholarship in the domain of Gothic Studies and respond, where possible, to existing classroom/module needs. The series aims to foster innovative international scholarship that interrogates established ideas in this rapidly growing field, to broaden critical and theoretical discussion among scholars and students, and to enhance the nature and availability of existing scholarly resources.
Series Editor: Carol Margaret Davison, University of Windsor, Canada
THE UNCANNY NINETEENTH CENTURY
CALL FOR PAPERS
2019 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
November 14-17, 2019
“Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers”
Update: The deadlines for this panel has been extended to April 1, 2019. The English Nineteenth-Century Literature panel at the 2019 RMMLA Conference (Oct. 10-12, El Paso, Texas) welcomes proposals for presentations exploring any aspect of nineteenth-century literature and culture of the British Isles. Please submit abstracts of no more than 300 words to firstname.lastname@example.org .
Late Romanticism, Past and Present
University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019
The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.
This flightless, multi-site conference (Sept. 18-21, 2019) invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). Since that century, anthropogenic climate change has rapidly accelerated, and in response to this legacy we will avoid air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, this method of networking, by lowering barriers of cost and transportation, promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.
Call for Papers: Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon
Co-edited by Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay
We seek chapter proposals for a collection that celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.
After 200 years, Frankenstein has emerged into an international cultural phenomenon. During the novel’s bicentennial, events took place around the world to celebrate the novel’s publication. Frankenstein continues to be more salient than ever. We are compiling a collection that explores the range of cultural responses the novel has elicited as well as the ways it continues to be relevant to our world today and to the future.
The Annual Conference of the MLA will meet in Seattle on January 9-12, 2020. The Nathaniel Hawthorne Society invites proposals investigating the topic, “Hawthorne, his Circle, and the Digital Humanities,” or “DH for NH,” for short. We welcome interest in all aspects of the intersection of digital humanities with Hawthorne’s circle, including figures such as Sophia Peabody Hawthorne (whose papers were digitalized alongside those of Hawthorne, Thoreau, Whitman, and 35,000 other items from the NYPL’s Berg Collection in 2012), Melville, Emerson, Fuller, and other local (Salem, Concord, Boston, the Berkshires) contemporaries. Proposals might include (but are not limited to) such topics as:
British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference"Victorian Renewals"
University of Dundee, Scotland28-30 August 2019
The Poe Studies Association will sponsor a session at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle on “Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes.” Islands are central to some of Edgar Allan Poe’s works—think “The Island of the Fay,” the later chapters of Pym, the barrier island setting of “The Gold-Bug”—but they also play important roles in other Poe texts in which they are not blatantly visible—for example, the orangutan in “The Murders in the Rue Morgue” is brought to Paris from Borneo. This panel will engage with the currents of archipelagic American studies to reassess how islands, oceans, and archipelagoes function in Poe’s literary corpus.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
***We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for submissions to February 8th***
New materialisms and object-oriented ontology offer a radical reorganization—perhaps a democratization—of human/object relations, deemphasizing human agency in favor of a “parliament of things.” This conference asks if such approaches have been too quick to abandon human politics altogether. Can new materialisms be both conceptually and politically radical?
The newly-formed North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Data Caucus will host its free inaugural conference at the University of Virginia on November 15-16, 2019. Our conception of data encompasses British and North American practices for gathering and expressing information; cultural attitudes toward data; the rising disciplines and technologies that lead to today’s communications, new media, critical coding, and data science; digital collections; digital pedagogies; quantitative methods; data theory, and digital humanities. We welcome proposals from those working with historical and/or technical data, as well as the digital-curious.
The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Conference
7-10 November 2019
VICTORIAN STAKES AND STAKEHOLDERS
CFP: Neo-Gothic Narratives
Recent years have seen the strong development of Neo-Victorian studies, including a theorization of the project by scholars including Ann Helimann, Christian Gutleben, Marie-Louise Kohlke, Mark Llewellyn and others. This collection on the Neo-Gothic invites similar attempts to define and theorize what exactly qualifies as such a text, what mobilizes the employment of the gothic to speak to our own times, whether nostalgia plays a role, and whether might there is room for humour or only for trauma in these narratives across various media.
We invite submissions on neo-Gothic topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, January 9th-12th, 2020.
Title of Session: John Clare: Conversations in Song
Scholarship on any aspect of song, music, or conversation in Clare. Papers might touch on personification, voice and its relation to print, and/or Clare’s way of relating to the non-human world.
Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2019 to Erica McAlpine at email@example.com
An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature
Published annually in the autumn
p-ISSN 1593-2478 | e-ISSN 2385-2917
Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari
The Peterloo Massacre has been dubbed “the bloodiest political event of the nineteenth century on English soil” (Poole 2007, 111). Its psychological, sociocultural and political reverberations reach far and wide. The approaching bicentenary of the Peterloo Massacre calls for reappraisal and questioning through the (sometimes) distorting, yet revealing lens of narrative – that is, through the numerous ways in which Peterloo has been represented and retold in literature, art, on stage and on film. Writing about popular protest in 1819, John Gardner states that “Events are usually ephemeral and those present are often unclear about what actually happened.
Call for papers, poems, prose on all aspects of The Gothic, whether African, Asian, Audio, Australian, Black, British, Caribbean, Comic Book, Early Modern, European, Filmic, Indigenous, Indian, LGBT, Medieval, Modernist, North/South American, Pop Culture, PostColonial, Romanticist, Southern, Victorian, Video Game, Web, Women’s, or any other unlisted. This panel is broadly defined in order to bring together the best of Gothic scholars, with the understanding that the Gothic is a multi-definitional genre and part and parcel of many genres, tones, constructions, ideologies, and concerns.
DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan 25)
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Chair and Organizer: Dewey W. Hall (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
The Parthenon Sculptures have long been a source of disparagement and fascination, especially since their arrival in London as early as 1803. Prior to that year, Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, procured a collection now housed in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles, intensifying a transformation in which materiality of the marbles has been infused with seemingly vital force through an after-life of aesthetic representation. Whether through drawings, paintings, or poetry, the Elgin Marbles as objects have animated their subjects—pensive in gaze—to motivate, in effect, proliferation through aesthetic production.