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.
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.
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 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.
Deadline for submission of proposal extended to 21st May 2018
The Essay: Present Histories, Present Futures
University of Malta
Thursday 11th April—Saturday 13th April 2019
‘My style and my mind alike go roaming’
‘The essay is the only literary form which confesses, in its very name, that the rash act known as writing is really a leap in the dark’
- G. K. Chesterton
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
The Emerson Society sponsors a panel at the Thoreau Society Annual Gathering each summer in Concord, MA. 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.
Waldo and Henry: Points of Parting
The Ralph Waldo Emerson Society will sponsor two panels at the annual meeting of the American Literature Association, to be held24-27, 2018, San Francisco, on the theme of Emerson and/in the Arts.
For more information about the conference visit: http://americanliteratureassociation.org/ala-conferences/ala-annual-conference/
Emerson and/in the Arts
CFP: David Bowie and Romanticism