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.
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
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
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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
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
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.
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:
Special Issue of Victorian Poetry, Summer 2023
Guest Editors: Dominique Gracia (University of Oxford) and Fergus McGhee (University of Cambridge)
Deadline: 31 December 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
Call for Papers
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
43rdt Annual Conference, February 23-26, 2022
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Submissions open on August 1, 2021
Proposal submission deadline: October 31, 2021
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).
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.
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.
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, firstname.lastname@example.org
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).
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
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 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.
Please follow the above link to view session details and submit your abstract for NeMLA 2022, March 10-13, 2022 in Baltimore, Maryland. Abstract deadline 9/30/2021.
CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS (annual SFEVE conference at Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, France, 27-28 January 2022)
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
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
JOSEPH CONRAD SOCIETY OF AMERICA
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 (March 10-13, 2022, Baltimore)
Session Title: Walking in the Empire
Session Organizer: Vivian Kao, Lawrence Technological University
Call for Papers
Contemporaries at Post45
The Boredom Cluster
“I’m Not in The Mood”