This session welcomes papers that explore any aspect of American Literature before 1865, including American Renaissance, Colonial, and Puritan literature. While we are open to papers dealing with a variety of topics and authors during this time period, we are particularly interested in papers that engage with the special conference theme of "Acting, Roles, Stages." As such, papers dealing with issues such as acting as art and metaphor, theories of role play and theatricality, and conceptions of the world stage and the public audience in American Literature prior to 1865 are particularly welcome. If your paper does not tap into these specific themes but deals with literary topics relevant to this era, you are still more than welcome to submit a proposal.
We are pleased to share the provisional programme for our upcoming symposium, Death and Celebrity at the University of Portsmouth on 6th June 2018.
DEADLINE EXTENDED. While there has been interest in the suffrage movement in both America and England for many years now, one area that has not received as much scholarly attention is the analysis of Life Writing created by those within the movement. Both working- and middle-class women provide an intimate portrait of what it was like to fight for suffrage for so many years. I propose a panel that examines the connections between suffragettes of different classes, ages, and nationalities as well as those in positions of power who supported them throughout. By May 30, please submit a 300-word abstract, brief biographical statement, and any AV requirements to Sarah N.
Call for Papers:
NINETEENTH CENTURY POPULAR CULTURE
2018 Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
October 4-7, 2018
Hyatt Regency, 1 S Capitol Ave, Indianapolis IN 46204
Deadline: May 15, 2018
Topics may include, but are not limited to, historical and literary treatments of women's and children's periodicals or books, international affairs, nineteenth century "fads" or trends, travel/tourism, technology, science and medicine, temperance, advertising, and slavery.
Dates: Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November 2018
Venues: Conference - St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth
- Sir Christopher Frayling, Chancellor, Arts University Bournemouth
- Professor Elaine Graham, University of Chester
- Professor Sir Peter Cooke, CRAB Studios (TBC)
In 1849, Mary Shelley and Percy Shelley’s heart were brought to the graveyard of St. Peter’s Church in Bournemouth, where they were buried with the remains of Mary Shelley’s parents Mary Wollstonecraft and William Godwin.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The 3rd International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media focuses on visual and sound media renowned for their immersive features.
Stereo and immersive technologies have been widening the fields of photography and sound since the 19th century, contributing to the emergence of a progressively immersive media culture. This conference aims to bring together photography and sound research fields bridging their historical and contemporary relationship with expanded and immersive environments (e.g. panoramas, virtual reality, sound art).
CFP: Settler Social Identities: Rational Recreation in the Long Nineteenth Century
24-25 July 2018, University College Dublin
Dr Natasha Eaton (University College London)
A/Professor Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne)
Romanticism and Time
Conference of the French Society for the Study of English Romanticism (SERA)
co-organized by the Université de Lille and the Université de Lorraine,
with the support of the Institut Universitaire de France and of the SERA
to be held at the Université de Lille on 8-10 November 2018
Kevis Goodman, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London
Recent developments in neo-Victorian cultural production seem to have at least partially acknowledged the steadfast urge put forth by actors, readers/viewers, and critics to include Black experiences in their storyworlds. TV formats like Penny Dreadful (2014-2016), The Frankenstein Chronicles (2015- ), Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell (2015-), and Peaky Blinders (2013- ) as well as films such as Wuthering Heights (2011), Belle (2013), and Lady Macbeth (2017) feature Black characters as part of their screenscape.