MMLA 2018: November 15-18 in Kansas City
Special Session Title: Consuming Masculinities
MMLA 2018: November 15-18 in Kansas City
Special Session Title: Consuming Masculinities
CFP: Substance Use and Abuse in the Long Nineteenth Century
13th – 14th September 2018
Edge Hill University
Professor Susan Zieger, University of California Riverside
Dr Noelle Plack, Newman University
Dr Douglas Small, University of Glasgow
‘The body (follow me closely here) lies at the mercy of the most omnipotent of all potentates—the Chemist.’
Wilkie Collins, The Woman in White (1859)
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.
CFP: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism
Of the 605 proposals received by Bloomsbury for their 2015 33 1/3 Series call for papers, only 18% of contributors and 11% of artists covered were women, even though the female series editor was aggressively soliciting contributions by and about women. Rock and Romanticism: Women in Rock / Women in Romanticism seeks to address a visible shortcoming in scholarship about women in both popular music and in English Romanticism by bringing the two together in this collection.
CFP: David Bowie and Romanticism
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.
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).
Seeking paper abstracts for the special session “Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories” at the MLA Annual Convention in Chicago, IL, January 3-6, 2019.
The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, textual elements, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of ghost stories by nineteenth-century American, British, and European women. This session will participate in the emerging critical conversation on nineteenth-century women‘s ghost stories and recognize the importance of this female literary tradition. Papers could explore the following topics in relation to these works:
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)
The University of Colorado Boulder Romanticism Collective and the Romantic Bicentennials project (http://romantics200.org/) invite proposals for a symposium on “Resistance in the Spirit of Romanticism” to be held in Boulder, Colorado September 6-8, 2018. This meeting will be part of the on-going, international celebrations commemorating the many milestones of the romantic period being sponsored by the Keats-Shelley Association of America and the Byron Society of America. Plenary talks will be given by Saree Makdisi, Professor of English and Comparative Literature at UCLA, Marjorie Levinson, F. L.
Romanticism and Time
Conference of the French Society for the Study of English Romanticism (SERA)
co-organized by the Université de Lille and the Université de Lorraine,
with the support of the Institut Universitaire de France and of the SERA
to be held at the Université de Lille on 8-10 November 2018
Kevis Goodman, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
The William Dean Howells Society welcomes submissions for two panels at the 29th Annual American Literature Association Conference to be held in San Francisco, May 24-27, 2018.
Panel 1: William Dean Howells and Democracy
Reading Walter de la Mare, 1873-1956:
‘a voice which has no fellow’
20th –21st September 2018, University of Cambridge
By whom, and by what means, was this designed?
The whispered incantation which allows
Free passage to the phantoms of the mind?
. . .
By the delicate, invisible web you wove —
The inexplicable mystery of sound.
— From T. S. Eliot, ‘To Walter de la Mare’
DEADLINE EXTENDED: FEBRUARY 1ST
POWER IN DYSTOPIA
Boston University Romance Studies Graduate Student Conference
April 28th, 2018
Keynote Speaker: Jorge Olivera Castillo
Call for Papers:
“This is precisely the time when artists go to work. There is no time for despair, no place for self-pity, no need for silence, no room for fear. We speak, we write, we do language. That is how civilizations heal.” (Toni Morrison)
The Bronte Society is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the life and work of Emily Bronte in her bicentenary year. The conference, Emily Brontë: A Peculiar Music, will take place in York, UK, 7 – 9 September 2018. The organisers welcome papers on a broad range of topics exploring Emily’s life and work, such as:
Displacement, dispossession and exile
The Gothic/Queer readings
Musicality: in text and life
Evocations of place/landscape
Religion, metaphysics and mysticism
Childhood and imagination
Submissions are invited for a multidisciplinary symposium on Nineteenth-Century Time, which will take place at the University of Toronto on 9-10 March 2018. This event will be hosted by a working group of the Jackman Humanities Institute that is devoted to the study of time and temporal experience throughout the long nineteenth century, encompassing cross-disciplinary exploration of the cultures of thought, representation and performance of revolutionary time, neoteric time technologies, the rise of historicist consciousness, and new psychologist discourses of the subject in terms of time and memory.
Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the annual meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism (ICR) to be hosted by Clemson University and held at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Greenville, South Carolina.
The Joys of the Erotic: Building Human Connections
An Inclusive Interdisciplinary project
29th to 30th June 2018
The erotic. A complex, tangled, and ephemeral web of meeting points, interfaces and intersections at the centre of human experiences. It informs our lives, shapes our perceptions and pulls us toward one another while being itself shaped by shifting tastes and perceptions. Shrouded in mystery, it is tantalising, alluring and dangerous all at once. Eroticism is frequently displayed in film, embedded in music, intimated in art and literature, as well as in the advertising on city streets, travel shows and fashion events. Above all, it builds pathways which bring us closer to each other.
Exiles, Émigrés and Expatriates in Romantic-Era Paris and London
Symposium of the London-Paris Romanticism Seminar
Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris, Thursday 12-Friday 13 April 2018
Keynote Speakers: Greg Dart (University College London), second speaker TBC
Marc Porée (Ecole Normale Supérieure, Paris)
David Duff (Queen Mary University of London)
Caroline Bertonèche (Université Geronoble Alpes / Société d'Etudes du Romanticisme Anglais)
Dr Laurent Follliot (Université Paris-Sorbonne)
Rupkatha Journal on Interdisciplinary Studies in Humanities (www.rupkatha.com, E-ISSN 0975-2935, indexed/abstracted by Elsevier Scopus, ERIH PLUS, EBSCO, MLA etc) is inviting latest interdisciplinary research works on Mary Shelley's Frankenstein (1818) on the ocassion the completion of 200 years in 2018.
Papers should be between ideally 3000-5000 words.
Book reviews should be between 1000-1200 words for single and/or double book reviews. Review articles should be above 2000 words with proper citations.
Style Sheet: APA
One of the original bestselling authors, Jane Austen (1775-1817) has successfully managed to bridge the gap between what is often perceived as the non-negotiable chasm between canonical and popular literature. Her works, two centuries after her demise, are, in fact without exaggeration, more popular now than in her own period. Once written off as an author who provides the readers with a limited perspective of the world — as her characters are seemingly unperturbed by political events, Austen shows unparalleled finesse in depicting the characters and setting using a “fine brush” to artistically explore and exploit her “two inches of ivory”. What is evident, debates regarding her subject matter notwithstanding, is that Austen’s popularity has not faded.
The International Gothic Association postgraduate blog is looking for bloggers and podcasters!
If you are a graduate student working with any aspect of the Gothic, consider writing us a short blog post, or recording us a podcast. It could relate to your work, or any other Gothic tangent that has taken your interest. Blogs should be around 600 words; short, snappy and conversational, with the aim of sparking conversation within the IGA community. If you want to write a blog longer than 600 words, we would encourage you to split it into two or more parts, but these are supposed to be informal rather than articles or papers.
CALL FOR PAPERS
The New Series of The Anachronist
invites academic papers for its 2017 issue (to be published in 2018),
celebrating the 200th anniversary of the publication of
S. T. Coleridge’s
Of ‘Gods and Monsters’: Shelley’s Frankenstein Two Hundred Years On
Southeast Conference on Christianity and Literature
19-21 April 2018
Dr. Christina Bieber Lake, Clyde S. Kilby Professor of English, Wheaton College
Prophets of the Posthuman: American Literature, Biotechnology and the Ethics ofPersonhood
12th Annual Purdue Early Atlantic Reading Group Graduate Student Colloquium
April 6-7, 2018
Visibility, Visuality, and Visual Culture in the Transatlantic World