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Text & Image in the Long Eighteenth Century: An Everyday Spectacle

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:40pm
The Enlightenment Group Symposium Series (6), Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019


The long Eighteenth Century is the time when ocular-centric thought established itself in Western society. Images and illustrations permeated textual spaces to the point that few books were printed without illustrations. From arts to sciences via fiction and geographic literature, the eighteenth-century citizen was therefore exposed to wide array of visual and textual combinations as part of his/her everyday life.

This one-day symposium will be held at Mount Royal University, Calgary, Canada on March 8, 2019.

 For its 6th symposium, the Enlightenment Group welcomes 20-minute paper proposals engaging with:

-          Visual culture

-          Iconography

CFP for Conference Moving Geographies: Literatures of Travel and Migration

Thursday, November 29, 2018 - 2:31pm
University of Nicosia, Cyprus
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019


Nicosia, Oct 9-12, 2019

Call for Papers

Moving Geographies: Literatures of Travel and Migration

We invite submissions for papers, panels and roundtable discussions for the Eighth Annual Conference of the European Beat Studies Network (EBSN), which will take place at the University of Nicosia (Nicosia, Cyprus) on October 9 – 12, 2019.

El Camino de Santiago: Pilgrimage in Contemporary Culture

Monday, November 26, 2018 - 11:55am
Tiffany Gagliardi Trotman / University of Otago
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

World religions have long held pilgrimage as an important journey of the faithful. Today, however, there is an increasing number of non-religious, secular or spiritual pilgrims undertaking these journeys. The nearly 800 km-long Camino de Santiago is a popular destination for secular pilgrims travelling through France and across Northern Spain. Established as one of three principal Christian pilgrimage routes over 1,200 years ago, the Camino is experiencing increasing visitor numbers with over 300,000 undertaking the journey each year.

Body in Motion, Travelling Bodies in Anglophone Literature

Wednesday, November 21, 2018 - 8:40am
University of Paris 8, France
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 25, 2019

A one-day conference titled “Body in Motion, Travelling Bodies in Anglophone Literature” will take place at the University Paris 8, France on May 24, 2019.

Deadline for proposal submission: January 25, 2019 


Tropes of Globalization

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 8:32am
Tropes of Globalization International Conference, June 27-29th 2019 at LMU Munich
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 31, 2019

Tropes of GlobalizationInternational Conference, June 27-29th 2019, LMU MunichKeynote Speaker: Alexander Beecroft (University of South Carolina)


Literary Universals Workshop

Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:22pm
University of Connecticut
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019


The University of Connecticut, Storrs 

24 May 2019 

Announcement and Call for Papers 

Jack London Society Panels at the 2019 American Literature Association, May 23-26, 2019 Boston, MA

Monday, November 5, 2018 - 10:29am
The Jack London Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 21, 2019

Paper submissions are invited for the Jack London Society ( panels at the American Literature Association 30th Annual Conference, May 23-26, 2019, Westin Copley Place, 10 Huntington Avenue Boston, MA 02116. Papers may address any aspect of Jack London studies. Innovative formats such as roundtables or teaching presentations are encouraged, especially those that connect London with other writers and artists. Send a 250-word abstract for a twenty-minute presentation to Kenneth K. Brandt at by January 21, 2019. Include a brief biographical sketch and any AV equipment needs.

“Pilgrimages and Tourism” International Conference

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 - 1:37pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 15, 2019

“Pilgrimages and Tourism”International Conference15-16 June, 2019 – Cambridge, UKorganised byLondon Centre for Interdisciplinary Research


Pilgrimages are ancient practices of humankind and are associated with a great variety of religious, spiritual and secular traditions. In today’s world the number of visits to sacred sites such as Santiago de Compostela (Spain), La Virgen de Guadalupe (Mexico), Matka Boska Czetochowska (Poland), secular places  such as Graceland, home of Elvis Presley, Eifel Tower in Paris, Hiroshima Peace Museum and virtual pilgrimages, facilitated by video and satellite links is growing. With them, tourism both individual and in groups has been steadily increasing and changing.