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Branwell Brontë: 'Perfect Wreck'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:56pm
Brontë Parsonage Museum & Leeds University Library Special Collections
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

In her biography of Branwell Brontë, Daphne du Maurier described Branwell as ‘a spectre in the Brontë story, in pathetic contrast with the astonishing achievements of his sisters’. 2017 is Branwell’s bicentenary year, and Brontë Parsonage Museum is marking the occasion with a number of events and an exhibition curated by Simon Armitage, entitled Mansions in the Sky.

NATIONAL YOUNG RESEARCHERS’ CONFERENCE ON VICTORIANA ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CULTURE STUDIES (UGC SAP-DRS PHASE II), THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN ON 14-15 SEPTEMBER 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:38pm
Department of English and Culture Studies, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 24, 2017


        NATIONAL YOUNG RESEARCHERS’ CONFERENCE

ON

VICTORIANA

 

ORGANIZED BY

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CULTURE STUDIES (UGC SAP-DRS PHASE II),

THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN

ON

14-15 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

The Department of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan is going to organize its annual Young Researchers’ Conference on 14-15 September, 2017 on the focal area of Victoriana.

Sterne and Travel Writing: 18th-21st centuries

updated: 
Saturday, July 8, 2017 - 7:33pm
International Laurence Sterne Foundation, Kazimierz Wielki University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, July 15, 2017

At the 2nd International Laurence Sterne Foundation Conference (26-28 October 2017, Bydgoszcz, Poland) Prof.

Symposium: Byron Among the Poets

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:40pm
All Souls College, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Byron Among the Poets

a symposium at All Souls College, University of Oxford

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th January 2018

The Transnational American Periodical

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:32pm
British Library/Network of American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Transnational American Periodical

A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies

British Library, London – 15 December 2017

Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London)

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:46am
Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Owing to last minute withdrawals by committed authors, the Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, which will be published by McFarland, is in need of additional contributors. The 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres. Over 100 scholars, from senior academics to advanced graduate students, have already written short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries. A few remain:

Mudie’s Circulating Library [250 words]

Arnold Bennett [250 words]

Catnach broadsides [250 words]

A. L. O. E [100]

Career of Candida [250]

A Modern Amazon [250]

Mary-Angela Dickens [250]

Disability [1250 -- as it appears in popular fiction]

Arthur Morrison and the East End

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:45am
Diana Maltz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Arthur Morrison and the East End

 

We seek critical articles for an essay collection on Arthur Morrison and the East End. We welcome essays on a variety of aspects relating to his body of work. 

 

Essays can address his most famous novel A Child of the Jago, but can alternatively focus on his lesser-known novels (particularly The Hole in the Wall and To London Town), his short stories (including those from Tales of Mean Streets), and his journalism. 

 

Broad themes include:

Morrison and East End history

The RES Essay Prize 2017: Final call for entries

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:13am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.

 

The competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree, or who completed one no earlier than January 2015

 

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2017 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

*How to enter*

Neo-Victorian Series (Brill/Rodopi)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:29pm
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke / Swansea University (Wales, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Series Editors of Brill/Rodopi’s Neo-Victorian Series (http://www.brill.com/products/series/neo-victorian-series) invite proposals for future edited collections in the series, to map emergent, prominent, and critically underrepresented strands of neo-Victorian literature and culture. In particular, we would welcome themed proposals on the following subjects:

 

•           Neo-Victorian Ecologies & Environmental Ethics

•           Neo-Victorian Cosmopolitanism

•           Neo-Victorian Postcolonialities

•           Neo-Victorian Journeys and Travels

•           Neo-Victorian Geographies

Essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell

updated: 
Wednesday, June 21, 2017 - 4:49pm
Edited collection of essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Co-editors Dave Buchanan (MacEwan University), editor of Pennell’s A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage (University of Alberta Press, 2015), and Kimberly Morse Jones (Sweet Briar College), author of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism (Ashgate, 2015), are seeking proposals for interdisciplinary essays on the work and life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist and author who published (or co-published) over twenty books and hundreds of periodical articles between the early 1880s and 1930.

Victorian Empire and Oceania

updated: 
Wednesday, June 14, 2017 - 4:11pm
PAMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Special Session for PAMLA 2017 - Honolulu, HI

Nov 10-12, 2017

Victorian Empire and Oceania

Many analyses of Victorian empire focus on India and Africa, yet the British empire also expanded to many parts of Oceania, both directly and indirectly. The papers in this session will examine cultural texts that explore relationships between Victorian empire and Oceania. This session especially welcomes essays that make connections between Victorian empire and Hawai'i.

The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Debt in History [reminder]

updated: 
Sunday, June 11, 2017 - 6:19pm
Tom Ue, Department of Engish, University of Toronto Scarborough
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Debt in History

 

Department of English

University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada

18-19 May 2018

 

Celebrating H.G. Wells: Teaching His Literature in the 21st Century

updated: 
Thursday, June 8, 2017 - 6:05pm
Annette M. Magid/SUNY Erie Community College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 29, 2017

For 152 years, H.G. Wells has been part of our literary cannon in science fiction, criticism and utopian projections. Fiction writers have the latitude to focus on current issues of their time, often in the guise of fictional places and/or unusual characters. H.G. Wells did exactly that in his science fiction as well as his fiction stories. Wells’ vision of an “open conspiracy of intellectuals and willful people” to build Cosmopolis occurs regularly in most of his fiction, and appears prominently in his major prophetic writings before 1914: in Anticipations, in A Modern Utopia, and elsewhere (W. Warren Wagar 40-42). The focus of this roundtable is to discuss the techniques H.G.

EXTENDED DEADLINE: War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933

updated: 
Wednesday, June 7, 2017 - 4:58am
The Invasion Network at the Department of History Lancaster University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Extended Deadline: ‘War of the Worlds: Transnational Fears of Invasion and Conflict 1870-1933’

One-day international workshop organised by the Invasion Network at Lancaster University, 8th September 2017.

 

Key-note speaker: Professor Emeritus David Glover; confirmed speakers include Michael Hughes, Michael Matin and Antony Taylor

Call for Papers Deadline: 31st July 2017

 

New Scholars Program -- Bibliographical Society of America

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:29pm
John Buchtel / Bibliographical Society of America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 31, 2017

Each year, the Bibliographical Society of America (BSA) invites three scholars in the early stages of their careers to present twenty-minute papers on their current, unpublished research in the field of bibliography as members of a panel at the BSA's Annual Meeting, which takes place in New York City in late January.  The New Scholars Program seeks to promote the work of scholars who are new to the field of bibliography, broadly defined to include any research that deals with the creation, production, publication, distribution, reception, transmission, and subsequent history of texts as material objects (print or manuscript).  Those selected for the panel receive $600 toward the cost of attending the Annual Meeting and a complimentary one-year membership

call for paper of an edited book- Myriad shades of Motherhood

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:23pm
Dr. Nazia Hasan/ Aliagrh Muslim University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Research papers are invited for an edited book on

THE MYRIAD SHADES OF MOTHERHOOD: CONTEMPORARY ISSUES AND LITERARY INTERPRETATIONS

 

Victorians Institute Conference 2017: Victorian Recovery

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:22pm
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

2017 VICTORIANS INSTITUTE CONFERENCE

VICTORIAN RECOVERY

OCTOBER 13-14, 2017

FURMAN UNIVERSITY

GREENVILLE, SC

“The reaction of joy was as passionate as his grief had been, and he hugged his recovered gems to his bosom.” The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, “The Adventure of the Beryl Coronet”

“…Suffering has been stronger than all other teaching, and has taught me to understand what your heart used to be. I have been bent and broken, but – I hope – into a better shape.” Great Expectations

Gendered Ecologies and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers

updated: 
Tuesday, June 6, 2017 - 9:16pm
Northeast MLA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

If ecology is without nature, as Timothy Morton provocatively argued in 2007, then one may wonder of ecology without the feminine as a corollary. For nature, much like the feminine, has been fetishized, exoticized, and romanticized as a signifier emptied out—a sort of lacuna. If we can be at ease with the gap, vacancy, or interval and, perhaps, theorize about the unfilled space while sorting out the inconsistencies of what it means to represent nature, the feminine, and androgyny, then we might begin to trace the valuable contributions of 19th-century women writers to the development of the term oecologia coined by Ernst Haeckel in 1866 and beyond. 

Neo-Victorian Decadences

updated: 
Sunday, June 4, 2017 - 7:29pm
Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 2, 2017

8–9 September 2017, St John’s College, Durham University (United Kingdom)

Keynote speakers:

Dr Nick Freeman (Loughborough University)
Dr Kirsten MacLeod (Newcastle University)

Are We Victorian?

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:55pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

In 1875, Anthony Trollope published The Way We Live Now, a novel about financial crises, political corruption, debt, and xenophobia. These topics are familiar to us as well: The Way We Live Now is, in many ways, still the way we live now.

Much recent debate in Victorian studies has concerned “presentism”—the idea that we still live with in a Victorian world. Presentism says that there is not much new about “neoliberalism:” as the manifesto of the V21 collective puts it, “In finance, resource mining, globalization, imperialism, liberalism, and many other vectors, we are Victorian, inhabiting, advancing, and resisting the world they made."

CFP: Repurposing 19th Century American Literature for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:41pm
Geoff Cohen, University of California, Riverside
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

The panel will consider the social capital created by connecting non-traditional students with iconic 19th century American texts. What does it mean when a 1st generation Latina from Boyle Heights tells you that Maria Cummins' The Lamplighter is her favorite novel? What does it mean when a diverse group of first year students sees Walden as a tool for creating the educational experience they desire rather than one that is proscribed for them? What does it mean to teach Moby Dick to Dream Act students in the Age of the 45th?

CFP: Victorian Empire and Oceania for PAMLA Conference 2017 Honolulu, Hawaii (11/10-12/2017)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:38pm
Anna Feuerstein, University of Hawai'i, Manoa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 26, 2017

Many analyses of Victorian empire focus on India and Africa, yet the British empire also expanded to many parts of Oceania, both directly and indirectly. The papers in this session will examine cultural texts that explore relationships between Victorian empire and Oceania. This session especially welcomes essays that make connections between Victorian empire and Hawai'i.

Individual paper presentations will be between 15 and 20 minutes long. Please submit proposals via the online system by June 26, 2017. The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November 10 to Sunday, November 12.

Feeling Character Spaces

updated: 
Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - 4:21pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

NeMLA Convention, April 12-15, 2018 in Pittsburgh

REMINDER: Masculinity in Women’s Literature (edited volume)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:48pm
Susmita Roye, Delaware State University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 18, 2017

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.

Landscape in Gerard Manley Hopkins

updated: 
Tuesday, May 23, 2017 - 5:41pm
Jude V. Nixon, Salem State University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

For the NeMLA 49th Annual Convention, April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, this session is seeking proposals exploring new approaches to Hopkins’s poetry consistent with the theme of NeMLA 2018, Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds. Papers should explore poems and other writings by Hopkins that engage the apocalyptic, imagined worlds, urban and rural landscapes (seascapes and skyscapes), including but not limited to topics such as nature and naturalism, natural theology, the environment, sustainability, science, and Darwinism. Please submit your proposal on NeMLA site @ http://www.buffalo.edu/nemla/convention/callforpapers/submit.html

Special Issue: Trans Victorians

updated: 
Tuesday, May 16, 2017 - 1:48pm
Victorian Review
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Victorian Review invites submissions for its special issue devoted to Trans Victorians. From the Chevalier/Chevalière D’Eon, Fanny and Stella, Dr. James Miranda Barry, and Vernon Lee, to the intersecting identities found in gender diverse side shows, including Madame Clofullia and Julia Pastrana, and the political cross-dressing of the Welsh Rebecca Riots, the Victorian era was populated by all manner of non-binary and gender expansive slippages. At the same time, Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s conflation of queer sexual orientation and trans gender identity and expression became part of the scientific foundation that informed cisnormative and heteronormative standards not only in medicine and the law, but the popular imagination.

2017 Trollope Essay Prize

updated: 
Friday, May 12, 2017 - 5:24pm
University of Kansas
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 1, 2017

For all those who teach Victorian literature to undergraduates or graduate students, please remember the Trollop prize deadline is June 1. 

 

The Idea of Prose Style: A Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, May 11, 2017 - 2:36pm
Sean Pryor / University of New South Wales, Matthew Sussman / Sydney University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Idea of Prose Style: A Symposium
13-15 December, 2017
University of Sydney and University of New South Wales
 
Confirmed Keynote Speakers:
Garrett Stewart (University of Iowa)
Daniel Tyler (Oxford University)
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)
 

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