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NeMLA 2017: Literary Form and its Limit: Marxism, Poststructuralism, and Description

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:37am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.

William Morris and Victorian Radicalism

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Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

William Morris’s long and productive career offers multiple entry points for the study of Victorian radicalism: literature and radical politics; the relations among art, art history, and protest; utopianism; and medievalism as a counter-hegemonic discourse. Papers need not confine themselves to Morris. This panel, sponsored by the William Morris Society of the United States, welcomes papers that address topics associated with Morris, including sexuality, gender, poetry, and publishing, using a variety of theoretical approaches. 

 

The 2017 NeMLA convention will be held March 23-26, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.

 

The Poetry and Spirituality of Gerard Manley Hopkins

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Friday, June 24, 2016 - 9:48am
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In anticipation of the release of the entire Collected Works of Hopkins by Oxford University Press and to commemorate the centenary of the poetry of Hopkins (1918-2018), Religion and the Arts 20.5 (June 2018) invites scholarly articles for a special issue on interactions, intersections, and crosscurrents between Hopkins’s spirituality and poetry, and the diverse and complex relationship between them. Please submit electronically an anonymous 5000-10000 word article in MLA Style Manual.

'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:46pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

NeMLA​( Northeast Modern Language Association​)​​ 48th Annual Convention  ​March 23-26 in Baltimore, Maryland, Session title: 'Reader, I married him!': Investigating 19th-century Readers and Reading the 19th Century As Charlotte Bronte’s Jane Eyre reminds us with her exclamation, “Reader, I married him!,” writers of fiction in the nineteenth century were very aware of their readership with texts. In the increasingly literate century, readers were savvy consumers, rapt fans, and scathing critics. They read penny papers, novels, and genre specific magazines. They read at home, in libraries, and on trains.

"Daring Second Glances: Rereading the Rape Narrative"

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Tuesday, June 21, 2016 - 3:43pm
Erin Spampinato
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

  “Daring Second Glances: Rereading the Rape Narrative” elicits new perspectives on well-known texts that depict sexual violence. This panel seeks to curate a trans-historical discussion about new ways to approach representations of sexual violence. In her book Framing the Rape Victim, Carine Mardorossian argues that postmodern feminists of the 1990s ironically placed the onus of rape deterrence back on women when they “began locating the source of women’s sexual oppression in the representational and rhetorical codes of feminism rather than in societal norms” (42).

Is a recipe a poem?: Nineteenth-century Domestic Literature

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Monday, June 20, 2016 - 9:08am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Is a Recipe a Poem? Nineteenth Century Domestic Literature

NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland

March 23-27, 2017 

NeMLA2017: The Aesthetics of Deception in Victorian Writing

updated: 
Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
Sandra M. Leonard / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

“The final revelation is that Lying, the telling of beautiful untrue things, is the proper aim of art.”—Oscar Wilde, The Decay of Lying

Anxious Forms 2016: Masculinities in Crisis in the Long Nineteenth Century

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:46am
University of Glasgow
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 15, 2016

Friday, 28th October, 2016

Speakers: 

Professor Bradley Deane (University of Minnesota Morris)

Dr Patricia de Montfort (University of Glasgow)

 

‘Victorian manhood was by definition a state of permanent crisis, a site of anxiety and contradiction as much as a source of power.’

(Phillip Mallett, The Victorian Novel and Masculinity)

 

Dickens, Race, Empire (Dickens Society Sponsored Panel)

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Thursday, June 16, 2016 - 9:45am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for proposals for the Dickens Society-sponsored panel at the Northeast Modern Language Society convention to be held in Baltimore, Maryland,  March 23-26, 2017:

Dickens, race, and empire. This session will explore the many facets of Dickens’s engagement with Victorian debates around race and empire. Open to proposals that examine any aspect of these issues and explore all parts of Dickens’s career, it seeks to consider Dickens within the context of both contemporary and current critical conversations around these key elements of Victorian culture and society.

The link to the NeMLA conference site is at

http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/submit.html

Women's Writing Special Issue "Generations"

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Monday, June 13, 2016 - 10:16am
Women's Writing
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

Special Issue Call for Papers WOMEN’S WRITING“Generations”Winter 2017 Issue

In honor of the 25th anniversary of the British Women Writers Association in 2017, Women’s Writing invites submissions for a special issue on the theme of “Generations.” While generational transitions are often productive and even revolutionary, they are seldom ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. In this spirit, the editors especially welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in the field of women’s writing.

The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as Cultural Artifact?

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Saturday, June 11, 2016 - 9:28pm
Dewey W. Hall/California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association  

PAMLA 116th Annual Conference November 11-13, 2016

 

Panel Chair:              Dewey W. Hall, Professor of English

 

Affiliation:                California State Polytechnic University, Pomona

 

Email:                        dwhall@cpp.edu

 

Session Title:           “The Strange Place of Ecocriticism: The Material as

Promiscuous Entanglements: Photography, Referentiality, and the Objective Turn

updated: 
Friday, June 10, 2016 - 12:22pm
Rasmus R. Simonsen & Geoff Bender
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 1, 2016

This book project seeks to elaborate lines of thinking that emerged during the panel, “The Unsettling Real in the Composition of Nineteenth-Century American Photography,” from this year’s C19 conference at Penn State University.  The heart of our inquiry concerns the problem of referentiality and the real in photographic compositions that proliferated middle-class culture through the machinery of Victorian-era mass production.  Contemporary scholarly analysis of this photographic tradition has tended to follow the classical semiotic assumption that the referent and its representation occupy distinctly different epistemological spaces.  In contrast, we draw on the insights of contemporary aesthetic theory and the field of object studies to c

The Sermon as Literature

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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 12:06pm
Dr. Mark K. Fulk, Panel Organizer/
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

This panel seeks informed readings of British sermons written between 1500 and 1900, reflecting on the ways that the sermon fits in the literature classroom and for literature readers today.What new avenues of research can be pursued in studying the sermon in Great Britain's literature from 1500-1900? How do the well-known sermon writers (e.g., Donne, Andrewes, Wesley) and lesser-known (Barrow, Whitefield, Edwards) form, transform, and deform the genre? And how do we respond to the form as instructors of British literature in the post-Christian, twenty-first century? This panel seeks informed readings of sermons and ability to discuss them in their historical context as well as pedagogically for college/university classrooms today.

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