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Serial tourist: leisure, tourists, tourisms

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:07pm
University of Lille
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018



Serial Tourists: Leisure, Tourisms  and Tourists

University of Lille, France

Nov. 2-3, 2018



Defined by the MIT[1] group as a displacement whose purpose is recreational, tourism articulates spaces and practices and in that regard it constitutes an object of investigation (and fictionalization) that is particularly intriguing.

PCA Material Culture 2019

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 11:58am
Heidi Nickisher/Rochester Institute of Technology
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018




Wardman Park Marriot

Wednesday, April 17 to Saturday, April 20, 2019


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Romantic Transnationalism

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:53am
L. Adam Mekler/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 50th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019
Washington, DC

This panel will explore the changing sense of British identity for writers of the Romantic period. Papers are invited that consider the ways in which such writers as Lord Byron in Italy and Greece, Mary Shelley in Italy, William Wordsworth in France, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Germany may have developed new conceptions of themselves beyond their status as British subjects and revealed those conceptions in their writings of the period. Discussion of lesser known writers of the period is certainly encouraged.

Tourists, Tourism, and Transnationality in the Victorian Cultural Imagination

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:37am
Joellen Masters/Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

Travel, travel writing, and the rise of mass tourism in the nineteenth century have received an impressively wide scholarly focus. In informing the willing sightseer, guidebooks like Baedeker’s or Murray’s constructed a particular approach to the foreign and the unknown. Obligatory rather than spontaneous, requisite rather than discretionary, the experience guidebooks delineated and that powerful tourist agencies like Thomas Cook regulated, produced an intrepid British traveler whose thirst for the new and the exotic challenged conventional notions of relaxation and knowledge, while, at the same time, remained a carefully governed cosmopolitan identity.

Diasporic Spaces

Tuesday, July 3, 2018 - 8:26am
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

For NeMLA 50th Annual Conference, 21-24 March 2019, in Washington, DC, this session is seeking proposals exploring Diasporic Spaces in keeping with the theme of the conference, Transnational Spaces: Intersections of Culture, Language and People. The diaspora is an important cultural phenomenon in the formation of national identities and opposing attempts to develop forms of transnationalism. Categories such as national identity, migration, exile, war, colonialism, post-colonialism, race, and gender shape the diasporic experience.

Gothic Journeys: Paths, Crossings, and Intersections

Monday, June 11, 2018 - 9:23am
The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

The Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia (GANZA) welcomes papers for its fourth biennial conference, to be held at the Mantra on View Hotel in Surfers Paradise, Australia, on 22-23 January 2019.

GANZA is interdisciplinary in nature, bringing together scholars, students, teachers and professionals from a number of Gothic disciplines, including literature, film, music, television, fashion, architecture, and other popular culture forms. It is the aim of the Association to not only place a focus on Australasian Gothic scholarship, but also to build international links with the wider Gothic community as a whole.

East-West Literary Relations

Wednesday, June 6, 2018 - 9:30am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 27, 2018

116th Annual Conference - Bellingham, Washington
Friday, November 9 - Sunday, November 11, 2018

East-West Literary Relations Presiding Officer: Mike Sugimoto, Pepperdine University

We seek proposals highlighting the literary connections between East and West with particular interest in cross-disciplinary approaches exploring literary topics or methodologies within the fields of history, philosophy, religion, or film.


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CFP: Turkish Literature as World Literature

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:17am
Burcu Alkan / Cimen Gunay-Erkol
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018

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Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14th Biennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, July 19, 2018 - 9:34am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Jack London and the Maritime Environment / Jack London Society 14thBiennial Symposium, October 11-14, 2018, Las Vegas, NV

This panel seeks presentations that explore the broad conference theme of Jack London, the West, and the Environment as it relates to the maritime settings and themes of his writing. Proposals are welcome on any topic that brings together London’s treatment of the maritime environment (the sea, the coast, or the islands) with his interests in the craft of sailing and the romance of sail.