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American Literature before 1865 Panel at PAMLA

Friday, May 18, 2018 - 3:45pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 30, 2018

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.

Registration Open - Death and Celebrity

Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 11:20am
University of Portsmouth
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, May 31, 2018

We are pleased to share the provisional programme for our upcoming symposium, Death and Celebrity at the University of Portsmouth on 6th June 2018.



Tuesday, May 29, 2018 - 9:36pm
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 9, 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.

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Nineteenth Century Popular Culture at MPCA/ACA

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:27pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association / American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 15, 2018

Call for Papers:
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.

Frankenstein Unbound: An Interdisciplinary Conference Exploring Mary Shelley and Gothic Legacies

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:29pm
Arts University Bournemouth
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 18, 2018

Dates: Wednesday 31 October and Thursday 1 November 2018

Venues: Conference - St Peter’s Church, Bournemouth


Keynote Speakers:

  • 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.


Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:25pm
Journal of Dracula Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

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

3rd International Conference on Stereo & Immersive Media

Wednesday, April 25, 2018 - 9:10am
Universidade Lusófona de Humanidades e Tecnologias i
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 7, 2018

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).


Settler Social Identities: Rational Recreation in the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 4:37pm
University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 16, 2018

CFP: Settler Social Identities: Rational Recreation in the Long Nineteenth Century

24-25 July 2018, University College Dublin


Confirmed keynotes:

Dr Natasha Eaton (University College London)

A/Professor Clara Tuite (University of Melbourne)

Reminder - Romanticism and Time (Lille, France - Nov 2018)

Friday, April 20, 2018 - 11:23am
SERA - French Society for the Study of English Romanticism
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 30, 2018

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

Keynote Speakers
Kevis Goodman, University of California, Berkeley
Paul Hamilton, Queen Mary, University of London

Black Neo-Victoriana

Thursday, May 3, 2018 - 6:01am
Edited collection for Neo-Victorian Studies book series (Brill)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 31, 2018

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.