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The Matter of the Elgin Marbles: Romantic Materiality

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:59am
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR Conference 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Chair and Organizer: Dewey W. Hall (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)

 

The Parthenon Sculptures have long been a source of disparagement and fascination, especially since their arrival in London as early as 1803. Prior to that year, Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, procured a collection now housed in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles, intensifying a transformation in which materiality of the marbles has been infused with seemingly vital force through an after-life of aesthetic representation. Whether through drawings, paintings, or poetry, the Elgin Marbles as objects have animated their subjects—pensive in gaze—to motivate, in effect, proliferation through aesthetic production.

 

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:56am
Aestheticism & Decadence Network & the British Association for Decadence Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Call for Papers

Aesthetic Time, Decadent Archives
Keynote: Joseph Bristow, “Decadent Historicism”
Goldsmiths, University of London
18-19 July 2018

William Dean Howells Society - ALA 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 11:15am
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

The William Dean Howells Society will host two panels at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference in Boston, May 23-26, 2019. 

1. William Dean Howells and the Affective Turn 

Jane Austen Upside Down

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:31am
Lisa Hopkins
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

JANE AUSTEN UPSIDE DOWN

A special issue of Persuasions On-Line

Mind, Matter(s), Spirit: Forms of Knowledge in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture

updated: 
Monday, November 19, 2018 - 8:31am
Dr Janine Hatter / University of Hull
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2019

We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers, panels of three papers affiliated with an organisation or a group of scholars and non-traditional papers/panels, on topics which can include, but are not limited to:

SWPACA Call for Papers 2019

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:16pm
Southest Popular/American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers
Steampunk/NeoVictorian Lit
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico

The Brontes and their Contemporaries: Texts and Contexts (1816-1855)

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:31pm
Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 18, 2018

This year (2018) the Bronte Society, centres of Victorian Studies as well as Literature departments across the Anglophone world are commemorating the bicentenary of Emily Bronte's birth with several conferences and events. The three Bronte sisters, Charlotte, Emily and Anne, were born in Yorkshire between 1816 and 1820. They all died young, with the longest survivor, Charlotte, passing away in 1855, possibly from tuberculosis (like her sisters) or typhus. However, in their short literary life, the sisters published one volume of poetry and seven novels – many of them as the Bells – which have ensured their presence and influence in the English literary sphere to this day.

Decadence [Call for Papers/Reviews]

updated: 
Monday, November 12, 2018 - 4:22pm
University College London [Dept of English: Moveable Type, Vol. 11 (Summer 2019)]
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 1, 2019

Montesquieu's assertion that the fall of the Roman Empire could be attributed to a decline in morality and deviation from Classical ideals redefined the term “décadence.” From a neutral term for “decline,” decadence transformed into a laden pejorative signifying perversity and decay, as well as a warning against the dangers of excess and the pursuit of pleasure. Perceived as a disruptive force, dangerous to social order and bourgeois normativity, the threat of decadence is still invoked in modern political rhetoric to stoke anxieties over shifts in traditional values and social mores, as well as the looming threat of an irretrievable loss of geopolitical power.

Close, Distant, Personal, Historical: The Elements of Reading Romanticism

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 1:17pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR 2019)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 4, 2019

Over the last decade, there has been an eruption of scholarly interest in the practices, methodologies, and techne of reading. Best and Marcus’s surface reading—which has influenced a broad sweep of New Formalist criticism—emerged alongside distant reading, one of the major interpretive paradigms of the digital humanities. The development of these twenty-first-century movements has been matched by renewed interest in twentieth-century formalisms, including the history of the New Criticism and the proto-neuroscientific approaches to reading taken by critics such as I.A. Richards.

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