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Locations and Landscapes in Weird and Horror Fiction

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Northeastern Modern Language Association (nemla)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Landscapes, scenery, architecture, and locations are integral to the study of horror in fiction-- and yet, one might point out that they rarely recieve as much emphasis or attention as monsters that live within them. This panel is for these forgotten landscapes of horror and "weird" fiction--a place to observe and recognize the importance or triteness of the haunted house trope, the mysterious ineffability of Lovecraftian underwater temples, or the aged spirituality of Dracula's castle. This panel seeks to turn the paradigm of antagonist-focused readings of texts on its head, and start understanding place and location itself as a tangible and critical piece in the inculcation of horror.

INCS 2022: Print-Manuscript Layers in the Nineteenth-Century Archive

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:54pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 1, 2021

Archival studies and print histories reveal surprising and complex interactions between manuscript and print in the nineteenth century, and justify continued attention to the manuscript sources that lay beneath the surface of some print, or to the annotations and revisions layered on top of others. The rich discourse surrounding these two mediums can help us scrutinize the competing terms that oftentimes frame them (that is, that print signifies professional, public, and masculine writing while manuscript signifies amateur, private, and feminine writing).

Theology and Vampires

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:44pm
Madeline Potter (University of York)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Theology and Vampires

Victorians Institute Journal Call for Submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021 - 2:43pm
Victorians Institute Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

The Victorians Institute Journal is pleased to announce its new partnership with Penn State University Press.  We welcome submissions that contribute to any aspect of Victorian and Edwardian literary and cultural studies.

To submit a manuscript, please visit http://www.editorialmanager.com/vij   

For all other queries, please contact the editors at vij@mtsu.edu

Du Bois's Reconstruction of Language (C19 2022)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 24, 2021 - 10:29am
Thomas W. Howard
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 10, 2021

Writing about the reception of his essay collection The Souls of Black Folk (1904), W. E. B. Du Bois describes the text as a simultaneous mixture of clear messages and irreconcilable ambiguity. “A clear central message it has conveyed to most readers,” he claims, “but around this center there has lain a penumbra of vagueness and half-veiled allusion.” The difficulty, Du Bois suggests, comes from Souls’s attempt to reconstruct affect into language: “to translate the finer feelings of men into words.” Scholars frequently identify these fragments of affect and vagueness as part of Du Bois’s poetic style.

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Sunday, August 22, 2021 - 10:03pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

Anger in the Nineteenth Century: Critical Perspectives

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 7:31pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

From the Gothic beginnings of E.T.A. Hoffman’s Mademoiselle de Scudéri (1819-20), one could sense the heavy breathings of a darkness almost entirely manifested in Anger. When Olivier Brusson comes knocking at de Scudéri’s door, standing on the verge of being turned away by La Martinière, he responds in an axiomatic manner: “Remember, her anger will rest upon you for ever when she comes to know that it was you who cruelly drove away from her door the unfortunate wretch who came to beg for her help”. What Olivier communicates, albeit cryptically, is that the perpetuation of anger becomes a remote possibility in instinctive nescience, whereas Knowledge creates that anger which stands capable of generating fruitful results.

Terrorized by Twins: Doppelgangers and the Specter of the Double

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:46pm
University of Texas Permian Basin
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

Call for Papers for The University of Texas Permian Basin’s 4th Annual Halloween Conference Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021. The conference will be conducted both live and virtually from 10 a.m.-1 p.m. 

The word “doppelganger” in German translates to “double walker.” It is a phenomenon that involves someone seeing an exact double of themselves, or an apparition of someone who has passed away. Twins can be omens of death, and often depict shadows, and/or doubles, in literature. Scholarly researched articles welcome addressing literature and humanities in the realms of: 

Victorian Re-Encounters (Special Issue of Victorian Poetry)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:44pm
Dominique Gracia / University of Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 31, 2021

Victorian Re-Encounters

Special Issue of Victorian Poetry, Summer 2023

Guest Editors: Dominique Gracia (University of Oxford) and Fergus McGhee (University of Cambridge)

Deadline: 31 December 2021

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms. International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Daniel Najork, San Diego State; Robert Sirabian, University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 15, 2021

International Congress on Medieval Studies, 2022

 

Special Session: Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

 

Organizer: Robert Sirabian, UW-Stevens Point

Presider: Daniel C. Najork, San Diego State University

Literature (General)

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:42pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

Call for Papers

Literature (General)

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

 

43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Submissions open on August 1, 2021

Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021

 

The Past as Nightmare: An interdisciplinary conference

updated: 
Monday, August 9, 2021 - 1:37pm
University of Reading (UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 28, 2022

Call for Papers

The Past as Nightmare

An interdisciplinary conference at the University of Reading (UK)

6-7 September 2022

Confirmed keynote speakers:

Ailise Bulfin (University College Dublin)

Laurence Talairach (Toulouse Jean Jaurès University).

CFP: Collection (book) "The Time of Close Reading: Victorian Fiction's Presents" (deadline extended)

updated: 
Monday, August 2, 2021 - 12:07pm
Mary Ann O'Farrell
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 1, 2021

Proposed collection:  “The Time of Close Reading:  Victorian Fiction’s Presents”

Editors:  Debra Gettelman, Audrey Jaffe, and Mary Ann O’Farrell

Deadline extended to September 1, 2021

 

Despite the spatializing intimacy that animates and names it, close reading exists in and as time.  Our collection “The Time of Close Reading” seeks to interrogate the multiple meanings that attach to each of our titular terms—“time,” “close,” and “reading”—in the present moment, specifically within studies of the Victorian novel. 

 

Woolf Studies Annual (Vol. 28): Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, July 30, 2021 - 1:00pm
Pace UP
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

The editor of WSA welcomes submissions for volume 28, scheduled for publication in Spring 2022. The deadline for volume 28 consideration is 15 October 2021

ASECS 2022 Roundtable: Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France

updated: 
Thursday, July 29, 2021 - 9:47am
American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies / Panel Organizer Charlee Bezilla
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 17, 2021

Call for Papers: Roundtable at ASECS 2022, Talking with the Dead (and the Living): Dialogues des morts et des vivants in Enlightenment-Era France (Roundtable)

Where: 52nd ASECS Annual Meeting, Baltimore, MD

When: March 31 – April 2, 2022

Deadline for abstract submissions: September 17, 2021 

Roundtable Organizer: Charlee Bezilla, Northern Virginia Community College, cmredman@terpmail.umd.edu 

NeMLA 2022 Panel: Queer Ecologies in Victorian Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 12:15pm
Shun Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma and Jacob Crystal / University of Tulsa
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

In Strange Natures: Futurity, Empathy, and the Queer Ecological Imagination (2013), Nicole Seymour writes, “In the past few years, queer ecology has emerged as a burgeoning area of interdisciplinary study,” (21) which traces and builds upon a host of “empathetic, ethical interrelationships between the queer and the non-human” (23). In a similar vein, Catriona Mortimer-Sandilands and Bruce Erickson state in “A Genealogy of Queer Ecologies” that “the task of a queer ecology is to probe the intersections of sex and nature with an eye to developing a sexual politics that more clearly includes considerations of the natural world and its biosocial constitution” (161).

"Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children's Literature"

updated: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021 - 11:54am
Special Issue of Children’s Literature Association Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Children’s Literature Association Quarterly Special Issue Call for Papers

“Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children’s Literature”

Guest editor: Jill Coste

Making Space for Care: Reimagining Sites of Care in 19th-century Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:25pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NEMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

The COVID-19 pandemic challenged the capabilities of our modern healthcare infrastructure and forced us to reimagine everyday spaces as sites of convalescence and caretaking. As hospitals reached mass capacity, we had to question: what accommodations can we make to transform both private and public places into spaces of care? The same question motivated nineteenth-century debates over how to best tackle the century’s national health crises. At a time of high imperialism, rapid industrialization, and rampant contagion, Victorians realized that models of caretaking could no longer be relegated to the provincial sickroom.

The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies

updated: 
Thursday, July 8, 2021 - 1:24pm
The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

The Latchkey: A Journal of New Woman Studies is soliciting articles, book reviews, short essays on teaching resources, and brief biographical sketches of New Woman writers and cultural figures.

A peer-reviewed and open-access online journal, The Latchkey seeks a balance between established and emerging scholars devoted to current and innovative scholarship on the concept of the New Woman, the lives and writing of New Women authors and figures, representations of the New Woman in culture and society, sports and travel, and fin-de-siecle proto-feminism.

Victorian and Edwardian Interiors

updated: 
Friday, July 2, 2021 - 1:17pm
University of Toulouse, France
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS (annual SFEVE conference at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France, 27-28 January 2022)

https://victorianweb.org/art/design/conferences/interiors.html

Confirmed Keynote speakers:
Claudia Kinmonth (Member of the Royal Irish Academy, independent cultural historian, former researcher in the Furniture Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum)
Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris Sorbonne, VALE)
Penny Sparke (Director of the Modern Interiors Research Centre, Kingston University)

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021 (7/15/21; virtual 11/10-13/21)

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:04pm
Michael A Torregrossa / Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

Medieval in Popular Culture Sponsored Sessions for MAPACA 2021

Panels to run under the Medieval & Renaissance Area

2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association

Virtual Event, 10-13 November 2021

 

The Association for the Advancement of Scholarship and Teaching of the Medieval in Popular Culture seeks paper proposals related to the following three topics for inclusion in the Medieval & Renaissance Area sessions at the 2021 Annual Meeting of the Mid-Atlantic Popular & American Culture Association.

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

updated: 
Monday, June 28, 2021 - 2:03pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, July 15, 2021

JOSEPH CONRAD NETWORKED WITHIN THE CLASSROOM AND WITHOUT

JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA

 

‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’ (Special Issue Zine)

updated: 
Friday, June 25, 2021 - 11:20am
Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group, Nottingham Trent University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 20, 2021

Editors: Catherine Clay, Andrew Thacker, Rebecca Butler, and Matt Gill

Designer: Craig Proud, Co-founder of Dizzy Ink

Deadlines: 20 July 2021 (proposals); 1 September 2021 (full submissions)

The Periodicals and Print Culture Research Group (PPCRG) at Nottingham Trent University invites proposals for contributions to a special issue zine on the topic of ‘Revolutions in Print: Rebellion, Reform and the Press’. The zine will be produced as part of the PPCRG’s exhibition and event series on this topic (26 Oct-29 Nov 2021) at Nottingham Castle, where it will be distributed.

NeMLA 2022: Walking in the Empire

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Vivian Kao/Lawrence Technological University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 30, 2021

NeMLA 2022 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)

Session Title: Walking in the Empire

Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University

“I’m Not in The Mood”

updated: 
Monday, June 21, 2021 - 3:32pm
Contemporaries at Post45
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, June 30, 2021

Call for Papers

Contemporaries at Post45

The Boredom Cluster

“I’m Not in The Mood”

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