Middlemarch ends by praising those “who lived faithfully a hidden life, and rest in unvisited tombs.” This was not, of course, the fate of the novel’s author. Born in 1819, George Eliot became one of the best-known writers of Victorian England. In addition to her novels, Eliot wrote on social and religious questions, translated German philosophy and criticism, and lived in an at-the-time scandalous relationship with fellow writer George Henry Lewes. Few regarded Eliot with indifference: Nietzsche called her a “little moralistic female;” Trollope complained that she was “obscure from her too great desire to be pungent;” Woolf said that she created “one of the few English novels written for grown-up people.”
Greetings from the Organising Team of the Seminar on Jane Austen, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, IIT Madras! The department is hosting a one-day seminar on Jane Austen, which seeks to explore concepts of gender and class in the narratives of Austen's novels. This one-day national seminar explores the expositions of class and gender complexities in terms of how they impinge on the course of romantic love in the novels of Jane Austen. This forum hopes to understand the dynamic relation between the roles of the sexes and their “place” in the society of Austen’s narratives where successful courtships for the "companionate" heroes and heroines are attained after their navigation of several social, cultural, economic and psychological hurdles.
MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
April 26-28, 2019 Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, Texas
Midwest Victorian Studies Association 2019 Conference
Time: February 15 - 16
Place: Rice University, Houston TX
Keynote presentation will be by Rita Felski from her new book, Hooked: Art and Attachment. Rita Felski is William R. Kenan, Jr., Professor of English at the University of Virginia, and Niels Bohr Professor at the University of Southern Denmark. Her current interests are in aesthetics, interpretation, and method; recent books include Uses of Literature, The Limits of Critique, and Critique and Postcritique.
CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing both within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference will explore what happens when we are "Speaking of Violence…"
Whitman 200: An International Conference
University of Bolton, UK, 23-24 May, 2019.
In commemoration of poet Walt Whitman’s 200th birthday, and to celebrate Bolton as a centre of interest for Whitman scholars and readers, this two-day conference will explore new critical ways of thinking about Whitman. Its vision is to provide contexts and connections developing from Whitman’s influence and ideas in the nineteenth century through to the modern era – particularly as they relate to ideas of community and identity.
Subject: Call for Papers: Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019
Call for Papers, Nineteenth-Century Literature at CEA 2019
March 28-30, 2019 | New Orleans, Louisiana
Astor Crowne Plaza
739 Canal Street, New Orleans, Louisiana 70130 | Phone: (504) 962-0500
The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on nineteenth-century literature for our 50th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org
La Belle Époque, the period of Western history lasting from roughly 1871 to 1914 (though this seminar will not be so strict with periodizations), is often characterized as a time of relative peace and prosperity, before the outbreak of the First World War.
CALL FOR PAPERS: SERIALIZED STORYTELLING AND SOAP OPERA
Popular Culture Association Conference
April 17-20, 2019
Critical Essays on Arthur Machen
edited by Antonio Sanna