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Displacement in texts of the long eighteenth century (1660-1815)

Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:24pm
Cynthia Klekar-Cunningham and Linda Zionkowski
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 1, 2019

This peer-reviewed volume will discuss the focus on displacement, both external and internal, in texts of the long eighteenth century (1660-1815). 

External displacement can be considered as an individual’s or a population’s forced/coerced transfer from a particular location due to war or political conflicts, land development, natural disaster, economic opportunities/exploitations, or the redrawing of national boundaries. Such displacement might include

Music in Literature, NeMLA 2020

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:37pm
Julia Titus, Yale University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The proposed panel will analyze the relationship of music and music performance and the text within various national literatures, from 19th century to present day, by offering an overview of the different methodological approaches to this topic and investigating the role of music in literature. We invite a broad range of papers devoted to the analysis of the complex interplay of the two art forms, aesthetic and cultural interactions between music and literature, audience and performers, the nature of creativity, the image of the artist, and the role of music in the specific texts, as well as the broader topics of integrating a musical performance within the narrative form.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, Continental Romanticism

Monday, June 24, 2019 - 12:16pm
Larry Peer, Brigham Young University - Provo
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (Extended Deadline!)

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

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Postgraduate English Journal Issue 39 Call for Submissions (Autumn 2019)

Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:23pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 30th August 2019 for the journal’s 39th edition. Early submission is greatly encouraged.


Embodying Romanticism: Romantic Studies Association of Australasia 2019 Conference

Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 3:27am
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Embodying Romanticism

Romantic Studies Association of Australasia 2019 Conference

21 - 23 November 2019

UNSW Canberra Northcott Drive

Canberra ACT 2600 Australia


Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Professor Will Christie, Australian National University

Professor Kevin Gilmartin, California Institute of Technology

Associate Professor Kevis Goodman, University of California Berkeley

Professor Clara Tuite, University of Melbourne



Call for Papers

NeMLA 2020: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:08am
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and unacknowledged contributions to natural history writing offered by literary writers.

NeMLA 2020: Romantic Identities

Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:33am
L. Adam Mekler/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

NeMLA 51st Annual Convention
March 5-8, 2020
Boston, Massachusetts
Marriott Copley Place

Theories and Practices of Literature as Shared Experience (NeMLA 2020)

Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Paul de Man may have declared formalist criticism a dead-end in the 1950s, but it took until the deconstructive the 1970s for formalism finally die. For de Man, William Empson’s study of ambiguity gave the lie to I.A. Richards’s claims that literature could transmit experience. Deconstruction further insisted that the sliding of the signifier made the possibility of shared experience through literature difficult if not impossible.

Call for Reviewers

Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:40am
Victoriographies (Edinburgh University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914

General Call for Reviewers


This is an open call for reviewers for Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914, co-edited by Patricia Pulham and Diane Piccitto and published by Edinburgh University Press which produces three issues annually. 


Call for Papers: HyperCultura - issue 8/2019

Monday, May 13, 2019 - 6:28pm
Hyperion University, Bucharest, Romania
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

We have the pleasure to invite you again to submit articles for our online double-blind peer-reviewed journal, HyperCultura (E-ISSN 2559-2025), 

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:32pm
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of humour and satire in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

BWWC 2020: Visions

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

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

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

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.

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


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

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

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


Wednesday, March 13, 2019 - 10:31am
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019


2019 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Chicago, Illinois

November 14-17, 2019

“Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgängers”

English Nineteenth-Century Literature

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 .

Late Romanticism, Past and Present

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

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

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

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

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

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: