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Asking and Answering the Sublime Question: Visions, Views, Vitalities

updated: 
Monday, March 30, 2020 - 2:46pm
Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

Special Issue

Journal of Comparative Literature and Aesthetics  

Asking and Answering the Sublime Question: Visions, Views, Vitalities

Hunger and Survival in Dickens

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:09am
MLA 2021/ Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

MLA 2021 (Toronto, 7-10 January)Dickens Society Allied Organization Panel This panel invites papers considering hunger and/or survival or persistence in Dickens's world. What are Dickens’s characters hungering after? What do we make of feast or famine in Dickens?  Please submit 300-word proposals and a brief bio to Sara Malton (sara.malton@smu.ca)

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 30 March 2020

 

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:19pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel

English Nineteenth-Century Panel

The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with, but not limited to topics such as:

Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 6:48am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

17-18 December 2020

Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277

 

Keynote speakers: John Bowen (York), Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), and Claire Wood (Leicester)

 

"Victorian Cultures of Collectivity" at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 5-8, 2020

“Cultures of Collectivity”

 

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of cultural collectivity in 19th century Britain.

 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Shrewsbury's Darwin

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
Gaynor Llewellyn-Jenkins. University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury 

Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury. 

We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?  

Keynote Speakers:  

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

2020 MMLA Conference “Cultures of Collectivity" (Dickens)

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:53am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Call for Papers for the Dickens Society

at the

2020 MMLA Conference

“Cultures of Collectivity”

Milwaukee, WI

November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

 

Provocations and Provocateurs of the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.

By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to

Dr. Anita Turlington

Associate Professor, English

University of North Georgia

anita.turlington@ung.edu

 

 

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