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.
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.
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 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 firstname.lastname@example.org by January 27th, 2020.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 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’*