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Ghosts and Memory

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Far West Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.

The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:

London Rising: Struggle, Rebellion, and Revolution

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:14pm
Arcadia University, The College of Global Studies, London Center
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 6, 2020

’Cause in London Town

There’s just no place for a street fighting man

—The Rolling Stones, 1968 


Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic.  London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris.  This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?   


London Rising is interested in redeeming the capital’s radical past whilst insisting upon the revolutionary potential of the present.  Our aim is to collectively describe a continuum of tumult in London, attuned to the struggle between conflicting forces.


The Home in Modern History and Culture

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:47pm
AHRC-funded Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 project / University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

CFP: Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’, 27 January 2020, University of Nottingham

Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’

27 January 2020, Council Room, Trent Building, University of Nottingham


British Women Writers Conference 2020: Supernatural Visions

Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:15am
Indu Ohri / British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by 18th- and 19th-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Harriet Beecher Stowe at ALA 2020 and Up and Coming Scholar Graduate Student Award

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:08am
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020


Call for Papers 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

American Literature Association 2020

Deadline for Submissions:  January 6, 2020

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020


Harriet Beecher Stowe Call for Papers  

Figuring Out Feeling

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Cécile Varry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Since the affective turn in the early 1990s, the humanities and social sciences have witnessed a profound and renewed interest in how feelings operate; their relationship to both the human, the nonhuman (or more than human), and other feelings. As researchers, teachers and artists, we often struggle with the place and status of emotions in creative processes, institutions, the workplace, classrooms, and in our own research. How do we feel about all of this?

Woman Questions: Margaret Fuller and Louisa May Alcott in Their Time

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA).  Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.”  What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women? 

AVSA Conference: "Small Worlds: Connections, Collaborations, and Conflicts"

Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:34am
Australasian Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 20, 2020

Call for Papers
“Small Worlds: Connections, Collaborations, and Conflicts”
Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference, 17-19 June 2020
Monash University, Melbourne

Keynote speakers: Associate Professor Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Professor Lisa Surridge (University of Victoria, Canada)

Alcott and Adaptation

Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:53pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society / American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience.