victorian

RSS feed

Seeing Things: Perception and Palpability in Henry James

updated: 
Saturday, March 23, 2024 - 7:17pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 14, 2024

The Henry James Society is organizing a panel for the Modern Language Assocation Convention in New Orleans in January 2025! 

 

The topic is "Seeing Things: Perception and Palpability in Henry James." How is sight in James tied to the physical body, material world, and felt relations? How do language and style play with sensation, cognition, and embodiment? Proposals on Alice and William are welcome. 

 

Please submit 300-word abstract + short bio to tkill@unc.edu and sarah.wadsworth@marquette.edu by 3/14/2024. 

 

Prospero 29:2024 A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:48pm
Prospero - A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures, University of Trieste, Italy
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 12, 2024

Prospero, Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere (A Journal of Foreign Literatures and culturesUniversity of Trieste, Italy, invites contributions for the forthcoming general issue, volume XXIX (2024). Prospero is a double-blind peer-reviewed, printed and entirely open-access journal, published annually by EUT, Trieste University Press. It is indexed by MLA, Erih+, DoAJ, ProQuest. It publishes articles and essays in the field of literary studies which consider texts and textual analysis from a wide hermeneutic, philological and historical perspective.

PAMLA 2024 Panel: Gothic

updated: 
Tuesday, March 12, 2024 - 3:47pm
Melanie A. Marotta / Pacific and Ancient Modern Language Association (PAMLA 2024 Conference)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2024

With the advent of 2021, there has been a perceptible shift in gothic focus. Viewers have been treated to network hauntings – CBS’ Ghosts (USA) and GhostsUK, cinematic –The Voyage of the Demeter, and streaming – The Fall of the House of Usher. This year marks the 215th anniversary of Edgar Allan Poe’s birth and the 175th anniversary of his death in Baltimore. In February, Dr. Martens released its gothic line of footwear.

Watermark Journal

updated: 
Monday, March 11, 2024 - 7:42pm
California State University, Long Beach
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with the fields of rhetoric, composition, and literature of all genres and periods. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered. (https://cla.csulb.edu/departments/english/watermark-journal/)

Breaking New Grounds Democratising Gardens and Gardening in Great Britain, 19th-20th centuries.

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:10pm
Clémence Laburthe-Tolra / Université Paul Valéry Montpellier 3
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2024

 

Breaking New Grounds.
Democratising Gardens and Gardening in Great Britain, 19th-20th centuries.

 

Date: 27 September 2024.
Venue: Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3.
A one-day conference organised by Clémence Laburthe-Tolra (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3, EMMA) and Aurélien Wasilewski (Law & HumanitiesCERSA, UMR 7106, Université Paris-Panthéon-Assas).

 

RMMLA English 19 Century Panel

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:09pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 1, 2024

Rocky Mountain 

Modern Language Association

English Nineteenth-Century Panel

October 10-12, 2024

Las Vegas, Nevada

Abstract Deadline: April 1, 2024

 

Dreaming of Christmas: Rediscovering the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Christmas Story

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:07pm
Edited Collection, Monika Elbert and Thomas Ruys Smith
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

 

Dreaming of Christmas: Rediscovering the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Christmas Story

Please send proposals of roughly 300-500 words, a short bio, and any other enquiries, to editors Monika Elbert (elbertm@mail.montclair.edu) and Thomas Ruys Smith (thomas.smith@uea.ac.uk) by May 1st 2024.Final essays (roughly 7000 words) will be due by October 15th 2024.

 

Science Fiction of the 1870s

updated: 
Wednesday, March 6, 2024 - 2:05pm
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2024

To mark the 150th issue of Foundation in spring 2025, we would like to include contributions on the topic of sf from 150 years ago, published during the 1870s. Darko Suvin once proposed 1 May 1871 as the starting-point for sf – the day that Edward Bulwer-Lytton’s The Coming Race was published, George Chesney’s The Battle of Dorking began serialisation, and Samuel Butler submitted Erewhon to his publisher. Jules Verne, however, was already in full swing and he would soon be joined by such contemporaries as Camille Flammarion. Where else can we trace the roots of science fiction in the 1870s? How can we reassess the writers we know and who are the writers we need to rediscover?

Devils and Justified Sinners Conference (REVISED SUBMISSION DATE)

updated: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024 - 9:19pm
Romancing the Gothic
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 31, 2024

 

Devils and Justified Sinners

An online conference on 24th and 25th August 2024 to mark the 200th anniversary of the publication of James Hogg's The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner

The conference is entirely online and is open to scholars and experts from around the world.

 

Dickensian Cultures and Communities (MLA)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 28, 2024 - 9:14am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 22, 2024

Dickens remains one of the most visible Anglophone authors, with his fiction adapted regularly for the stage and screen and frequently taught and discussed by scholars. His hypercanonicity has also inspired more diverse, ephemeral forms of engagement across a range of cultural contexts, from popular visual and material cultures, through to literary tourism and festivals, and on to the practices of collectors and fans in both analogue and online contexts. This session invites contributions that analyse an aspect or aspects of this vast and still relatively underexplored terrain.

War, Nursing, Narrative (MMLA 2024 Conference)

updated: 
Monday, February 26, 2024 - 3:24pm
Douglas Dowland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Narratives of nursing during times of war are a reminder that, as Simone de Beauvoir wrote, “the body is not a thing, it is a situation.” Narratives construct these situations through seeing or denying the seeing of them. As Carol Acton and Jane Potter both note, “seeing… [is] an important metaphor for revealing what is hidden, especially what cannot be entirely comprehended or described, and articulating it to the writing self as well as bringing it to the attention of a public audience.” The narrative problems of nursing are those of seeing the situation of bodies and registering that situation at the level of language.

The Fantastic for Children - Children in the Fantastic

updated: 
Sunday, February 25, 2024 - 4:47am
Inklings Society for Literature and Aesthetics e.V.
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

“I write, not for children, but for the child-like, whether they be of five, or fifty, or seventy-five.”
― George MacDonald

It is often easier for child characters to cross boundaries between reality and fantasy worlds, which frequently go unnoticed by adult characters. In fantasy stories, whether in literature or media for an adult or child audience, it is mainly children who discover portals into fantastic worlds. These child protagonists become redeemer figures and symbols of hope and overcome personal and global crises in those worlds, into which they are lured or called.

Re-imagining and Re-engaging with the Victorians 2024 conference panel - (Re)engaging with the Nonhuman “Other”: Eco-horror and Ecophobia

updated: 
Sunday, February 18, 2024 - 1:04am
Liayana Jondy (Queen's University-Kingston) and Noah Gallego (California State Polytechnic University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 27, 2024

This panel is being organized for the upcoming virtual undergraduate and graduate conference, hosted by Queen’s University’s ENGL859, on “Re-imaging and Re-engaging with the Victorians,” which takes place on April 18th from 9:30am-5:00pm EST. 

The Octoroon/An Octoroon: Special Issue

updated: 
Friday, February 16, 2024 - 1:37pm
Nick Daly
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, February 29, 2024

The Octoroon/An Octoroon: Special Issue

 

 

 

Call for Applications: Patrick Leary Field Development Grant

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 4:28am
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

Patrick Leary Field Development GrantDeadline: 15 March 2024 The Patrick Leary Field Development Grant is named for long-time RSVP supporter, Board member and former President, and created with funds from a generous bequest to RSVP by the late Eileen Curran, pioneering researcher and Emerita Professor of English at Colby College.

Call for Applications: Sally Mitchell Dissertation Prize

updated: 
Thursday, February 15, 2024 - 4:28am
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Sally Mitchell Dissertation Prize Deadline: 1 March 2024  The Sally Mitchell Dissertation Prize is awarded annually to the best Ph.D. dissertation, defended in the previous calendar year, that explores the 19th-century British periodical press (including magazines, newspapers, and serial publications of all kinds) as an object of study in its own right, not as a source of material for other historical topics. Winners of the prize receive a monetary award of $1,000.

Approaches to Teaching Great Expectations

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:38pm
MLA Approaches to Teaching World Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

**DEADLINE APPROACHING**

1 March 2024

 

Call for Proposals:

Approaches to Teaching Great Expectations

 

Michelle Allen-Emerson and Peter J. Capuano are developing a new volume in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series: Approaches to Teaching Dickens’s Great Expectations. The editors and the MLA are interested in pedagogical approaches from the broadest range of perspectives possible. Interested contributors should submit

Epidemic Remedies In Medical Writing (1500 - 1920) 18-19 June 2024

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 3:37pm
University of Ferrara - Department of Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 15, 2024

This conference aims to discuss the representation of epidemic remedies in medical
writing in England and in France between 1500 and 1920. Prospective presenters are
invited to address epidemic remedies across five centuries, bearing three main
methodological observations in mind. Firstly, the pivotal role of the plague and the
Spanish influenza as opening and closing points to the selected timeframe. Secondly,
the working definition of “remedy” as a cure “for a disease, disorder, injury, etc.; a
medicine or treatment that promotes healing or alleviates symptoms.” (OED, remedy
2). This comprehensive definition intends to allow for historical specification and

Fin de Sexe? A Symposium on Sexuality

updated: 
Wednesday, February 14, 2024 - 2:23pm
University of Edinburgh
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2024

Fin de Sexe? A Symposium on Sexuality

25th June 2024, Edinbugh

Keynote: Professor Heike Bauer

 

Fin the Sexe is a FREE symposium, and we will offer travel bursaries to all chosen participants. 

Gothic Wilde: MLA 2025

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 3:22pm
MLA 2025 Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 16, 2024

The Oscar Wilde Society invites abstracts for a special session at the 2025 MLA Convention in New Orleans, LA, Jan. 9-12 2025.

Call for Submissions: Labour in the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, February 8, 2024 - 2:55pm
Romance, Revolution & Reform
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 7, 2024

Issue 7: Labour in the Long Nineteenth Century

The study of labour in the long nineteenth century has enjoyed a rich critical history, guided by the twentieth century’s New Left focus on class formation and experience, and extended by recent scholarship which has diversified traditional and non-traditional categorisations of ‘labour’. Scholars working within the postcolonial and ecocritical ‘turn’ have called for a re-imagining of the structures of labour, resource consumption, and value production, looking to the nineteenth century for its complexly-interwoven transfers of labour value across domestic and imperial boundaries.

Growing Younger: Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature

updated: 
Monday, February 5, 2024 - 4:18pm
Conference on Christianity and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2024

“Growing Younger”: Literature and Childlike Faith

Southeast Regional Conference on Christianity and Literature Covenant College
Lookout Mountain, GA
October 10-12, 2024

Keynote Speaker: Malcolm Guite (Poet and President of the George MacDonald Society)

Edited Collection/Fairy Tales

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:04pm
Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Adaptations by Women Writers
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2024

Edited Collection: Fairy Tales and Social Critique in Adaptations by Women Writers

This collection considers how women writers subvert normative structures in their adaptations of fairy tales. Though fairy tales, as a genre, have long been associated with conservative values, writers like Anne Sexton , Angela Carter, and Emma Donoghue, among others reimagine fairy tales as the instrument of social critique of traditional structures. The essays in this collection consider the way women writers rewrite mythologies inherited from the past, charting the decline of aristocratic systems and entrenched class structures. 

Interested Contributors should send their chapter, an abstract, and a CV to the editor, Dr. Laura Alexander at

Call for submissions from JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:03pm
JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

JNT: Journal of Narrative Theory seeks theoretically sophisticated essays that examine narrative in a host of critical, interdisciplinary, or cross-cultural contexts. Of particular interest are history and narrative; cultural studies and popular culture; discourses of class, gender, sexuality, race, nationality, subalternity, and ethnicity; film theory, queer theory, and media studies; new historical, poststructural, or global approaches to narrative forms (literary or otherwise); along with essays that span or subvert epistemic and disciplinary boundaries.

Re-imagining and Re-engaging with the Victorians (A virtual undergraduate and graduate conference)

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:01pm
Brooke Cameron / Queen's University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 5, 2024

Re-imagining and Re-engaging with the Victorians

A virtual undergraduate and graduate conference


Conference on April 18 and Abstracts Due March 5

Hosted by Queen’s University’s ENGL 859

 

Contact emails: brooke.cameron@queensu.ca & sydney.wildman@queensu.ca

See full CFP below

 

Keynote:

Jentery Sayers, Associate Professor, University of Victoria

“Victorian Activities and the Play of Genre in Contemporary Video Games"

 

Organizers:

Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature Summer and Winter Issues Call for Papers

updated: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2024 - 4:00pm
Victorians. A Journal of Culture and Literature
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 1, 2024

Victorians CFP 2024 

Victorians: A Journal of Culture and Literature is one of the longest running journal publications in the field of Victorian literature. It began in 1952 under the title The Victorian Newsletter, and its transformations over the last 70 years reflects the continued growth and reputation of the journal as a key professional publication that participates in the most recent and important conversations in the discipline of Victorian studies. Victorians is published in partnership with Ohio State University Press / Journals, and is available both in hardcopy and online, hosted by Project Muse. 

Pages