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American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999 (Formerly Contemporary Studies)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 19, 2021 - 3:23pm
Midwestern Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

2021 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference

American, British, and Canadian Literature: 1800-1999
(Formerly Contemporary Studies)

Deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2021

 

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email (for questions only, submissions must be made through the website): 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Romancing the Gothic

updated: 
Sunday, January 17, 2021 - 3:25pm
Romancing the Gothic Project
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Romancing the Gothic is online education project which offers free classes on the Gothic, horror, folklore, queer literature, romance and hidden histories. We are an interdiscplinary project with scholars taking part from many different fields and from all over the world. We have a regular audience as well as open sign-ups. To find out more about the project - see the website - https://romancingthegothic.com

 

Adapting Print Genres for the Victorian Stage

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:55pm
The Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

"Adapting Print Genres for the Victorian Stage" will consider how British plays within the Victorian era (1837-1901) interacted with and responded to news stories, social movements, or cultural debates appearing in print genres, including newspapers, the periodical press, and literature. Often, a theatrical adaptation of a popular novel appeared even before its serialization had concluded, as in the case of Charles Dickens's 1839 novel Nicholas Nickleby, which appeared on 19 November 1838 at the Adelphi Theatre, adapted by Edward Stirling, a mere eight numbers into its serialization.

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.

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today 2

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

It has been 150 years since Matthew Arnold published his groundbreaking work, Culture and Anarchy. His essays in book form are not only a powerful critique of Victorian society and values but also of modern ones. Contemporary political, economic and cultural issues provide an opportunity to revisit Arnold’s thought critically, to assess his enduring legacy, and to appraise the modern predicament in relation to distinguished cultural achievements from the past.

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 8, 2021

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity (postgraduate conference, online, 1-2 June, 2021)

 

**please submit proposals via the form on our website - link below**

 

Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?

“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

Special Virtual Panel CFP Occult Psychology : Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (deadline Dec 27) (conference Feb 22-27)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:18am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus.  However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally.  Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non

Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic

updated: 
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 7:56am
Nicole Dittmer and Sophie Raine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

 Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic

Edited Collection, Call for Papers

  

Cities and Fantasy: Urban Imaginary Across Cultures, 1830–1930 (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Dr. Klaudia Lee and Dr. Sharin Schroeder
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The long nineteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion and modernization of cities around the globe. It is often also heralded, by critics working with Anglo-American literature, at least, as the starting point for studies of the fantastic. Nonetheless, despite the claims of critics such as Rosemary Jackson and Stephen Prickett that modern fantasy is, in part, a reaction to industrialization,[1] few projects have explored nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century fantasies’ engagement with the urban, and fewer still have attempted to address the intertwinement of fantasy and the city across cultures, a gap this volume seeks to fill.

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Edinburgh Napier University/ University of Birmingham/ University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Participants

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

Online symposium: Friday 26th March 2021

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. 

Haunted Shores

Victorian Ecologies

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

CfP: Victorian Ecologies

 

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis).

Charlotte Mew and Friends

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Francesca Bratton (Maynooth University); Megan Girdwood (Edinburgh University); Fraser Riddell (Durham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charlotte Mew and Friends 

Decadent and Modernist Networks 

A one-day virtual symposium 9 July 2021 

Organisers 

Dr Megan Girdwood, University of Edinburgh Dr Francesca Bratton, Maynooth University Dr Fraser Riddell, Durham University 

Keynote 

Professor Joseph Bristow, UCLA 

‘I think it is myself I go to meet’ ‘The Quiet House’ (1916) 

Hopkins and His Environments

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
International Hopkins Organizing Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 25, 2021

Hopkins and His Environments” 

A virtual international conference, 24‒26 June 2021

From the Cliffs of Moher to the Valley of the Elwy, from leafy countrysides to city centres “smeared” with everyday life, Gerard Manley Hopkins was acutely attuned to environmental conditions. The 2021 international Hopkins conference, to be held virtually 24 to 26 June 2021, will consider the many environments in which he worked: natural, textual, aesthetic, political, theological, Jesuitical, and social.

Reimagining the Victorians

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:44pm
Victorians Institute Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Special Issue of Victorians Institute Journal:

Reimagining the Victorians

Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:41pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

We invite a broad, imaginative and interdisciplinary interpretation on the topic of ‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ and its relation to any aspect of Victorian popular literature and culture that addresses literal or metaphorical representations of the theme. Inter- and multidisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers that address poetry, drama, global literature, non-fiction, visual arts, journalism, historical and social contexts. Papers addressing works from the ‘long Victorian period’ (i.e. before 1837 and after 1901) and on neo-Victorian texts/media are also welcome.

Reminder: CFP - Edited Book on "Theatre-fiction"

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: “Theatre-Fiction”

Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series

updated: 
Wednesday, October 21, 2020 - 12:25pm
Colonial Knowledges
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 30, 2020

Colonial Knowledges Online Seminar Series 
Every other Wednesday 5pm, starting 13th January 2021
https://colknowledges.wordpress.com/

Call for Papers:

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

CFP for essays for edited collection: Crossroads of Crime Writing: Historical, Sociological and Cultural Contexts/Intersections/Perspectives

updated: 
Tuesday, October 20, 2020 - 3:53pm
Meghan P. Nolan & Rebecca Martin
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

This volume, which will be proposed to a leading independent academic publisher, seeks to explore the implications of crime writing in its narrative forms through essays that situate orientations fictional and non-fictional, past and present in relation to public perspectives. Just as real crime has served as inspiration for fictional accounts, Kieran Dolin reminds us in Fiction and the Law that crime literature has long influenced popular understanding of social institutions as well.

Critiquing Critique: Post-Critique, New Realisms, and Materialisms (ACLA 2021)

updated: 
Monday, October 19, 2020 - 6:14pm
Athanassia Williamson and Nicole Grimaldi, New York University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

We inhabit a post-critical moment. In literary and cultural studies, the post-critical turn has yielded new modes of reading, while galvanizing new efforts to think beyond—challenging or perhaps circumventing altogether—the limits of critique. These efforts are not limited, however, to the fields of literary and cultural studies; they track suggestively with new tendencies in contemporary philosophy, namely “New Realism” and its polemic antagonism towards the (loosely branded) legacy of critical theory, which has arguably held a theoretical monopoly in spheres of the humanities not taken with the scientific worldview.

George Gissing: Work, Life, Friends, Reputation

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 3:00pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

 Abstracts for papers on George Gissing are sought for a Gissing panel at the Northeast Modern Language Association Conference, to be held March 11-14, 2021. The deadline for submissions has been extended to Oct. 19.  Additionally, the decision has been made to have a virtual NeMLA conference.

To submit you must go to the NeMLA website http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

Reminder: CFP - Edited Book on "Theatre-fiction"

updated: 
Friday, October 16, 2020 - 10:52am
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: Edited Book on “Theatre-Fiction”

Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

Violent Affects: Imperialist/Racist Texts and Decolonial Praxis

updated: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 5:10pm
American Comparative Literature Assosiation's Annual Meeting (Virtual), April 8-11, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

Violent Affects: Imperialist/Racist Texts and Decolonial Praxis

Seminar Co-Organizers: Soumitree Gupta and Tanushree Ghosh

Deadline for submission of paper abstract: October 31, 2020 by 11.59 p.m. EST

ACLA Annual Meeting (Virtual), April 8-11, 2021

Seminar Description

UPDATED: NEMLA 2021: Imagining Queer Domesticity (panel)

updated: 
Friday, October 9, 2020 - 3:34pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 19, 2020

This panel will examine literary, cultural, and legal texts to investigate the space and the concept of home seen queerly. It will focus primarily on an Anglo-American context, though papers from the broader Anglophone world will be considered.

Bored to Death: What do we talk about when we talk about boredom?

updated: 
Monday, September 28, 2020 - 2:23pm
ACLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 31, 2020

What is boredom and why do we feel bored? Recently, research on boredom has gained momentum in the scientific community, particularly in neuroscience and clinical psychology, where the symptoms of boredom and the behavioral patterns of the bored person are scrutinized (i.e. Boredomlab). Boredom, however, has been explored by philosophers for centuries and has been making a persistent appearance in the modern novel from nineteenth and century to present, in the moments of contemplation, waiting, idleness or complaints of bored characters.

19th-century British Novels and the Shape of British Writing Today (Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention)

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:50am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

To what extent have 19th-century British novelists, such as Austen, Dickens, Eliot, and Hardy, influenced the works of contemporary British writers? Is there a continuity of themes and styles, or have 21st-century British authors fundamentally broken away from examples of the past? Abstracts should be a maximum of 300 words and be submitted via the Northeast Modern Language Association website. Go to http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

NeMLA 2021 CFP What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

updated: 
Friday, September 18, 2020 - 9:49am
Anick Rolland
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

CFP / / What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

This panel examines high and low theories of the Victorian novel. Value of the 19th-century novel has fluctuated over time and under the influence of critics. Taking core theories into renewed consideration, this panel aims to gain perspective over high and low culture in its relation to the novel.

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