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BWWC 2020: Visions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:41pm
British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Call for Papers

18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

March 5th-7th, 2020

TCU, Fort Worth

Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:55am
Dr Alice Crossley / University of Lincoln, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

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 Present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

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.

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:34am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

*Submissions Deadline extended to 22nd April*Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers

 

  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University) & Judith Tucker (University of Leeds)

 

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, Queen's University, Belfast.

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:50pm
Queen's University, Belfast
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

 

Keynotes:
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)

Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:19am
Dr. Joshua King
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

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 Gothic Book Series

updated: 
Tuesday, March 19, 2019 - 11:57am
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, December 31, 2019

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 19TH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE 1800-1900

updated: 
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:31am
MIDWEST MODERN LANGUAGE ASSOCIATION
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

THE UNCANNY NINETEENTH CENTURY 

CALL FOR PAPERS
2019 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Chicago, Illinois

November 14-17, 2019

“Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers”

English Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, March 7, 2019 - 12:17pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2019

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 vanwmatt@isu.edu .

Late Romanticism, Past and Present

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 10:06am
University of Leuven, Belgium
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Late Romanticism, Past and Present

University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019

https://www.arts.kuleuven.be/lateromanticism

Keynote Speakers

  • Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
  • Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)
  • Sara Guyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)

Plenary Seminars

English IV: 19th Century British Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:54am
Courtney Simpkins/South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 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.

Ecology and Religion in 19th Century Studies

updated: 
Wednesday, February 27, 2019 - 9:29am
Dr. Joshua King/ Baylor University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

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.

Frankenstein’s Lives: Shelley’s Novel as Cultural Phenomenon

updated: 
Thursday, February 21, 2019 - 1:35pm
Robert I. Lublin and Elizabeth Fay
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

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.

Hawthorne Society MLA 2020: DH for NH

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:55am
Nathaniel Hawthorne Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

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:

Victorian Renewals

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2019 - 8:18am
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference"Victorian Renewals"

University of Dundee, Scotland28-30 August 2019

Poe, Islands, Archipelagoes

updated: 
Thursday, February 14, 2019 - 4:07pm
Poe Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 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.

Radical Materialisms--updated

updated: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2019 - 7:15am
Boston College English Graduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 8, 2019

Radical Materialisms

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?

Victorian Data

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:18pm
NAVSA Victorian Data Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

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.

Graduate Conference: Technology and Literature

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2019 - 10:30am
Boston University Department of Romance Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 15, 2018

 

TECHNOLOGY AND LITERATURE

 

Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference

 

Saturday, April 27th, 2019

 

Call for Papers

 

Victorian Stakes and Stakeholders (VISAWUS Seattle Nov. 7-10, 2019)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 1:44pm
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2019

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Conference

7-10 November 2019

Seattle, Washington

VICTORIAN STAKES AND STAKEHOLDERS

Neo-Gothic Narratives

updated: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:20pm
S. Maier
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

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:

 

MLA 2020 - John Clare: Conversations in Song

updated: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:15pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 10, 2019

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 erica.mcalpine@ell.ox.ac.uk

[UPDATE] Studia theodisca - Deadline: 30th September of each year

updated: 
Wednesday, January 30, 2019 - 2:12pm
Studia theodisca - An international journal devoted to the study of German culture and literature - http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Studia theodisca
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
http://riviste.unimi.it/index.php/StudiaTheodisca/

Editor-in-chief: Fausto Cercignani
Co-Editor: Marco Castellari

Peterloo at 200: Histories, Narratives, Representations

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:51pm
Keats-Shelley House in Rome
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 30, 2019

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.

Omni Gothic Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, January 23, 2019 - 12:43pm
South Central MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2019

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.

Romantic Elements

updated: 
Friday, January 18, 2019 - 11:57am
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (Chicago)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

 DEADLINE EXTENDED (Jan 25)

CALL FOR PROPOSALS:

 “Romantic Elements”

NASSR 2019 

The Matter of the Elgin Marbles: Romantic Materiality

updated: 
Wednesday, January 16, 2019 - 3:10pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR Conference 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

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.

 

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