In keeping with this year’s MMLA theme, “Consuming Cultures,” I welcome papers that address issues of consumption in nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to: print culture and readership; leisure activities; studies in food, medicine, plants, agriculture, and animals; consumption vs. production; consuming identities and bodies; and the intersections between postcolonialism, imperialism, and capitalism. Please send a 250-word abstract and a brief bio. by April 5th, 2018 to Bailey Shaw at email@example.com.
The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies 2018 Annual Meeting
Testing Limits • Crossing Boundaries • Claiming Spaces
October 12 & 13, 2018
Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD
The 2018 meeting of MWASECS, the Midwestern affiliate of the American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, will be held in Sioux Falls, SD, on October 12 and 13, 2018. The conference hotel and venue will be the Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, located within walking distance of a wide assortment of restaurants, shops, and entertainment in downtown Sioux Falls.
We’d like to invite an art historian, comparatist, or interdisciplinary literary scholar in the field of the environmental humanities to contribute to our edited volume Romantic Legacies: Transnational and Transdisciplinary Contexts, to be published in the Routledge Studies in Comparative Literature series in 2019. The volume comprises two major national groupings: first, the major Romantic traditions that developed in Germany, Britain, France, and the US; and second, the influence and cross-pollination of these traditions in Russia, China, India, and Japan.
Transatlantic Girlhood in Nineteenth-Century Literature Collection
Romantic Exchanges, 1760-1840
British Association for Romantic Studies Early Career and Postgraduate Conference
University of Glasgow, 15–16 June 2018
Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow)
Dr Susan Manly (University of St Andrews)
A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019. Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations.
Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas. In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events. You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon. 250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (firstname.lastname@example.org).
CFP “Romanticism in the Age of World Wars” (Leuven, 11-13 November 2018)
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Santanu Das (King’s College London)
Marc Redfield (Brown University)
Paul K. Saint-Amour (University of Pennsylvania)
Confirmed Panel Conveners:
Karen Hagemann (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)
Jan Mieszkowski (Reed College)
Debjani Ganguly (University of Virginia)
Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “MWTVF@25: The Legacy of Susan Stryker’s “My Words To Victor Frankenstein…” at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019. Reflections on Susan Stryker’s narrating of trans embodiment. Topics may include: trans monstrosities; autoethnography; transgothic; somatechnics; diffraction; trans science/fiction. Abstracts 250-300 words and brief CV by 15 March 2018. Jolene Zigarovich (email@example.com)
Date: April 20th, UC Berkeley
Please submit abstracts of 200-300 words, with a short bio, to firstname.lastname@example.org by MARCH 12th, 2018
Keynote 1: Steven Goldsmith, Professor (UC Berkeley, English)
Keynote 2: TBA (Stanford, English)
Call for Papers
An International Conference
Date: 6-8 July 2018
Venue: The University of Tokyo (Komaba Campus) & Sophia University (Yotsuya Campus)
Prof. Seamus Perry (Oxford University)
Prof. Alan Bewell (Toronto University)
Prof. Tim Barringer (Yale University)