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The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries

updated: 
Thursday, January 28, 2021 - 11:45am
University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Experience of Loneliness in the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries  Online ConferenceUniversity of Birmingham, UK29–30 June 2021  Keynote Speakers:  Professor Helen Wilcox (Bangor University)Dr Jenni Hyde (Lancaster University)   ***   John Worthington, Church of England clergyman and close associate of the Cambridge Platonists, complained of isolation from fellow scholars in his rectory at the small village of Ingoldsby, Lincolnshire, in the 1660s.

26th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:46pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Charles Dickens Society is pleased to announce an extended deadline for abstracts for the 2021 Symposium, which will take place online from July 12-14, 2021. As you may know, we only recently decided to convert the 2021 Symposium to an online meeting. One terrific side effect is that, since no one needs to make plans for travel, we can extend the deadline and get acceptances out a little later. The new deadline is therefore Sunday, January 31, 2021. To have your work considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Sean Grass at scggsl@rit.edu.

Call for Essays on Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada

updated: 
Friday, January 8, 2021 - 3:15pm
Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The international journal, Hungarian Journal of English and American Studies (HJEAS) solicits papers on “Central and Eastern European Immigration to Canada” for a special issue to be published in 2022.

The special issue will address a broad range of topics related to Central and Eastern European immigration to Canada; therefore, we are looking for essays that examine the topic from a wide range of perspectives, including, but not limited to, migration studies, history, literature, cultural studies, film studies, travel writing studies, etc. There is no chronological limitation in terms of the time of migration and the term Central and Eastern Europe is used in the broadest possible sense, also including the Balkans and Russia.

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:32pm
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 8-11 DECEMBER 2021.

The deadline for proposals has just been extended to 28/2/21.

 

Conference Website:    https://conferences.uoa.gr/e/ellada200flsekpa

International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies

updated: 
Monday, November 9, 2020 - 12:40pm
International Journal of English and Comparative Literary Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 20, 2020

Interested authors are strongly encouraged to submit quality articles for review and publication. All articles judged suitable for consideration will be reviewed in a double blind peer review process.

Global Souths Conference 2021 CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, October 28, 2020 - 2:32pm
Global Souths Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The Global Souths conference is a three‐day, interdisciplinary conference that aims to

explore the connections between the U. S. South and the Global Souths. The South is

more than place. It is a point of connection, a nexus of ideas exceeding both

geographical and ideological boundaries. We invite all scholars and graduate students

in the arts, humanities, and social sciences to submit critical and creative proposals

that explore interactions with and responses to an increasingly globalized world. 

The conference organizers welcome and encourage complete panel submissions as

well as individual paper abstract submissions. Creative submissions related to the

conference theme are also welcome.

ACLA 2021 Virtual Conference: The Ends of Travel

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 10:03am
Kyle Richert Kamaiopili, Utah Valley University, and Seohyon Jung, Seoul National University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

This panel examines travel and emplacement in response to crises. Interruptions to normative modes of travel in the ongoing wake of COVID-19 reveal fault-lines in the ways such norms are understood--how travel bans and exclusionary rhetoric extend national borders inward and outward, from the targeting of racialized international students, to the upheaval of the global passport rankings, to travel advisories crossing settler-state and tribal boundaries. Recent approaches to travel writing, mobility, and place studies have emphasized dwelling, emplacement, and urban exploration as a way of engaging with the seeming shifts in discussion towards travel within rather than across space.

2nd CFP: British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021 Panel virtual & in person)

updated: 
Monday, September 14, 2020 - 2:04pm
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

Domestic Politics: Women’s Private Lives and Public Writing in the Mid-Century

updated: 
Friday, September 11, 2020 - 12:01pm
Edited Collection
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The mid-twentieth century saw seismic shifts for British women, including those living under British rule in the colonies, in the public and private spheres. These years are often imagined as a wave of expansion and constriction, with the swelling of economic and political freedoms for women in the 1930s, the cresting of women in the public sphere during the Second World War, and the resulting break as employment and political opportunities for women dwindled in the 1950s when men returned home from the Front. But this narrative needs reexamining.

Unsettled and Unsettling Nature: The Ecogothic in American Literature Before 1900 (NeMLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 2:31pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (52nd annual conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Dawn Keetley and Matthew Wynn Sivils note that “the dominant American relationship with nature . . . has always been unsettling” with the Gothic “sewn into the very warp and woof of American literature." This panel seeks to coalesce a body of work which investigates the Ecogothic in American literature before 1900: letters, slave narratives, novels, and travel journals which foreground nature as protagonist. The panel aims to investigate how writers of early America invoked the Gothic to describe their wild environs as well as the natural spaces becoming trampled by progress and exploration.

A New Poetics of Space: Literary Walks in times of Pandemics and Climate Change

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 1:27pm
Dr Lucy Jeffery and Professor Vicky Angelaki, Mid Sweden University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

Online conference: 7 December 2020

Mid Sweden University, Sundsvall, Sweden

Keynote Speakers: Professor Anne D. Wallace (University of North Carolina at Greensboro) and Professor Jon Hegglund (Washington State University)

Organisers: Dr Lucy Jeffery & Professor Vicky Angelaki

 

CFP for ICMS 2021 Kalamazoo: Eating Like Orientals in the Medieval Western Imagination

updated: 
Friday, August 21, 2020 - 3:00pm
Soojung Choe
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 15, 2020

In the early stage of the COVID-19 outbreak, a common practice for many western media was to revisit an old orientalist habit to equate eastern culinary customs to primitiveness, eagerly reporting on Chinese “omnivorous markets” and “culinary adventurism” as a likely cause of the pandemic. Western disdain for extremely omnivorous eastern eating habits is not new to medievalists, nor is it a distinctively modern phenomenon. Such disdain for “oriental” eating habits focuses on the purportedly unclean, unethical, underdeveloped ways of eating everything, including whatever is tabooed for a Latin Christian to eat.

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

updated: 
Tuesday, August 18, 2020 - 10:41am
Dr. Zoe Kinsley, Liverpool Hope University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Studies in Travel Writing special issue:

‘Vertical Travel: Deceleration, Microspection, Confinement’

Guest edited by Charles Forsdick (University of Liverpool), Zoe Kinsley (Liverpool Hope University) and Kate Walchester (Liverpool John Moores University)

UPDATE: Rescheduled--Renaissance Landscapes (Space, Place, and Performance)

updated: 
Monday, July 20, 2020 - 11:12am
Pacific Northwest Renaissance Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The PNRS conference organizers and the organization executive board has made the difficult decision to reschedule our conference to September 2021.  The conference will remain the same regarding thematic focus and plenaries.  A new CFP will be distributed again in September 2020. Theme: Renaissance LandscapesPlenaries: Professor Mary Floyd-Wilson and Professor Janelle JenstadNew conference dates: September 30 to October 2, 2021; plenaries and presentation panels will take place on the Friday and Saturday of the conference dates.Location: Banff Park Lodge, Banff, Alberta, CanadaProposal submission deadline: January 15, 2021 to apatient@mtroyal.ca  

Écrire (sur) la ville / Writing (on) the City

updated: 
Friday, July 17, 2020 - 1:46pm
Steve Puig / St John's University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

 

 

NEMLA Convention

Philadelphia, PA, March 11-14, 2021

 

Panel on French literature

Call for Book Chapters for edited volume: Mountains and Memoir

updated: 
Thursday, July 16, 2020 - 12:50pm
Jenny Hall and Martin Hall
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Mountaineering and Climbing have become extraordinarily popular lifestyle sports. More generally, mountain-going has been one of the fastest growing leisure activities of the past thirty years where an estimated, ‘10 million Americans go mountaineering annually’ (Macfarlane, 2004: 17) and In the United Kingdom 2.48 million people participate in recreational rock climbing and mountaineering (Mintel, 2018).

Literary Geographies in Isolation

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:30am
Literary Geographies ISSN 2397-1797
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 7, 2020

Developing a discussion initiated in the recently-published Literary Geographies 6(1), the journal’s editors seek contributions to an expanded ‘Thinking Space’ section on ‘Literary Geographies in Isolation’ planned for the December issue. We are interested in receiving shorter submissions of 1500-3000 words, including the more personal, polemical or impressionistic. Topics might include, but are not limited to:

 

  • armchair tourism in lockdown

  • reading as virtual fieldwork

Italian Romanticism and the Americas: Reflections on History and Myth (Roundtable)

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:24pm
Ernesto Livorni / University of Wisconsin - Madison
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Several Romantic artists and, in particular, writers focused on historical events that brought the Americas on the forefront of the European imagination. Certainly, many Italian writers looked at what then still was the New World with a prismatic approach, either because they were writing on historical events that occurred in North America (especially the formation of the United States) or because they were looking at the independence wars fought in South America; either because the Americas offered shelter to the exiles, or because they provided new ground for thinking about the relationship between nature and culture.

British Travels to the Americas During the Long 19th Century (NEMLA 2021)

updated: 
Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 9:54am
Jose Lara / Bridgewater State University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel seeks to investigate cross-cultural and intercultural exchanges in British literature produced by men and women who traveled to and from the Americas (North, Central, and South) during the long 19th century (1750-1900). It provides a critical examination of the ideological underpinnings and socio-political reasoning for the production of British travel narratives as well as the effects they had on the construction of identity, race, and gender in American and British territories during this period. In doing so, we hope to challenge established academic disciplinary boundaries and provide new insights into the intricate relationships between transatlantic literature, identity, and politics.

Leon Edel Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, May 12, 2020 - 2:12pm
Henry James Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of $300, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions to: hjamesr@creighton.edu

Author's name should not appear on the manuscript.

Call for Chapters, Edited Book

updated: 
Wednesday, May 6, 2020 - 12:15pm
Hager Ben Driss
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 15, 2020

 

I am pulling together an Edited Collection called Mobilizing Narratives: Narrating (Im)Mobility Injustice.  I would like to invite you to consider submitting a chapter.

 

The Road to Dracula: or the World as Disappointment and Representation

updated: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020 - 9:03am
Universitas Press
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Published at the height of the imperial enterprise, Bram Stoker’s Dracula (1897) has a long and intricate backstory. It is, in fact, the result of centuries of British discovery of and disappointment with the world. One by one, naturalists, amateur anthropologists, merchants, soldiers, diplomats or missionaries from the British Isles discovered the world for the armchair travelers at home and built up their self-esteem by disfiguring countries and regions in writings, paintings, and lectures at the Royal Geographical Society.

MMLA 2020: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Shannon Derby/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)

EARLY MODERN AFRICA

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:36pm
Relgion and the Marketplace
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

We are seeking one or two chapters to fill out our edited collection Religion and the Medieval and Early Modern Global Marketplace (already under contract with Routledge). Ideally the chapter(s) would provide a case study that addresses some intersection of economy (market, exchange) and religion (faith, sprituality) in medieval and/or early modern Africa. How did matters of faith enter the marketplace in a specific region of Africa? How did religion facilitate or provide resistance to the growing slave trade? How did religions adapt to changing markets? 

 

Please send inquiries and/or abstracts to Scott Oldenburg (soldenbu@tulane.edu)

Arab Literature in English: Re-writing Gender, Race, Politics and Culture

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 11:12am
Coventry University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 25, 2020

A one-day interdisciplinary conferenceCoventry UniversityThe conference is now postponed to other date (TBD). This is due to the outbreak of Covid-19 and current circumstances. 

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

updated: 
Friday, March 27, 2020 - 4:07am
Dr. Arpita Ghosh / Kristu Jayanti College Autonomous, Bengaluru, India
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS for Edited Volume with ISBN.

Native Voices from India: A Reminiscence

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