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Journal of Juvenilia Studies invites submissions

updated: 
Wednesday, September 20, 2017 - 3:37pm
Journal of Juvenilia Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

The newly-launched Journal of Juvenilia Studies (JJS) invites submissions. The JJS is a peer-reviewed journal published by the International Society for Literary Juvenilia (ISLJ) and hosted by the University of Alberta Libraries through their web hosting service. The ISLJ was established in June 2017, during the Fifth International Conference in Literary Juvenilia, which was held at the University of North Alabama. The first issue will be launched at the Sixth International Conference and AGM, 5-8 July 2018, which will be held at the University of Durham.

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:35am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are very pleased to initiate in 2017 the opening of an annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates. We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or non-canonical Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on single author/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2017.

The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference

updated: 
Sunday, September 17, 2017 - 10:59pm
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) and the Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada (VSAWC)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 10, 2017

The Body and the Page in Victorian Culture: An International Conference

26-28 July 2018, University of Victoria, Canada

Keynote Speaker: Professor Sally Shuttleworth,

St Anne’s College, University of Oxford

 

The conference will also feature a lecture by the winner of the 2017 Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize for the best book on Victorian periodicals

 

CFP Submission deadlines: 10 Oct. 2017 or 1 Feb. 2018.

 

‘The Business of a Woman’s Life’: female authorship, celebrity, and fandom in the long-nineteenth century

updated: 
Thursday, September 14, 2017 - 12:27pm
University of Reading
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 30, 2017

 

Literature cannot be the business of a woman's life, and it ought not to be. The more she is engaged in her proper duties, the less leisure will she have for it even as an accomplishment and a recreation.  

   --- Robert Southey to Charlotte Brontë, 1837 

Invited keynote: (provisional) Professor Alexis Easley, St Thomas University, Minnesota.  

Charles Dickens: Lessons Imparted and Lessons Learned (Dickens Society Panel)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 12, 2017 - 2:28pm
Kristin A. Le Veness/ NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Richard Carstone in Bleak House declares, "I have learned a lesson now, sir. It was a hard one, but you shall be assured, indeed, that I have learned it." Dickens characters still resonate with the modern reader, and their struggles and lessons learned reach readers on both an emotional and practical level. This panel invites abstracts exploring the various lessons Dickens tries to impart through his novels. How are these lessons situated in their contemporary historic/socio-economic milieu? Are they still valuable today, and if so, how do they translate to our modern concerns, values and sensitivities? Papers are invited to examine the expected and unexpected lessons in Charles Dickens' works.

Articles on literature and culture

updated: 
Sunday, September 10, 2017 - 7:02am
Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

ANGLICA: AN INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF ENGLISH STUDIES is a peer-reviewed annual print and electronic journal under the auspices of the Institute of English Studies, University of Warsaw. It is indexed in CEEOL, CEJSH, BAZHUM, Index Copernicus and ERIH PLUS. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published autumn 2018.

For Volume 27.1 we are interested in contributions from such fields as English, Irish, Welsh, Scottish, American, Canadian, Australian and post-colonial literature, theatre, film, critical theory, the arts, the media, history and social studies.

Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 1:03pm
Political Implications of Portal Fantasy at NeMLA 2018
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Portal Fantasies offer a unique way to comment on the current political situation, in their capacity as invented worlds with a permeable gateway to our own. The portal can act as a funhouse mirror, reflecting our own world back to us in grotesque and illuminating ways, or it can offer stark contrasts to our own world which often take the form of escapist, superior alternatives. This session, a direct thematic response to the NeMLA 2018 conference theme of "Global Spaces, Local Landscapes and Imagined Worlds," invites papers that explore how authors have used the portal fantasy to comment on the politics of our world in various ways.

City, Space, and Spectacle in Nineteenth-Century Performance

updated: 
Friday, September 8, 2017 - 11:55am
Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 31, 2018

City, Space, and Spectacle in

Nineteenth-Century Performance

 

A conference organised in conjunction with Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film

 

Palazzo Pesaro-Papafava, Venice

University of Warwick

8 - 10 June 2018

ACLA 2018-The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators (UCLA, 3/29-4/1, 2018)

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 1:19pm
ACLA
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

CFP: ACLA 2018

The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators

UCLA, Los Angeles, CA

March 29-April 1, 2018

Abstract Submission Deadline: September 21st , 2017

 

Contact: Mavis Tseng

Assistant Professor, Taipei Medical University

mavistseng@tmu.edu.tw

maviscomplit@gmail.com

 

 

 “We talk about our memories, but should perhaps talk more about our forgettings, even if that is a more difficult – or logically impossible – feat.”

Julian Barnes, Nothing to Be Frightened of

 

“A Sudden Swift Impression”: Re-Examining the Victorian Short Story

updated: 
Thursday, September 7, 2017 - 10:35am
Short Story Network and the Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 2, 2017

“A Sudden Swift Impression”:

Re-Examining the Victorian Short Story

 

A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – Short Story Network Study Day

Hosted by the University of Brighton

Saturday 27th January 2018

Keynote speaker:

Dr Emma Liggins (Manchester Metropolitan University)

on ‘Victorian Women’s Ghost Stories and the Haunted Space: From Elizabeth Gaskell to Margaret Oliphant’

Curiosity and Desire in Fin-de-Siecle Art and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 5:00pm
International Walter Pater Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

This two-day conference, to be held on May 11-12, 2018 at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library (UCLA), is jointly organized by the International Walter Pater Society and the Clark Library, world-renowned for its holdings of rare and manuscript materials from the period, notably Oscar Wilde, George Egerton, Alfred Douglas, Charles
Ricketts, Aubrey Beardsley, Max Beerbohm, and the fine presses of the fin de siècle. The conference will include workshops in which groups of scholars will carry on exploratory discussions that relate to the Clark’s extensive fin-de siècle collections.

 

We welcome proposals for either conference papers or workshop contributions.

 

Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

updated: 
Wednesday, September 6, 2017 - 4:01pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers,  Book History and Textual Criticism at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Book History and Textual Criticism for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

The Special Topics Chair for Book History and Textual Criticism welcomes proposals and panels covering the areas below:

 

• Composition, publication, and reception histories

• Bibliography

• Textual criticism

The Pre-Raphaelites and Antiquity

updated: 
Sunday, September 3, 2017 - 10:50am
De Gruyter / Open Cultural Studies journal
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

Editor: Dr Richard Warren (Royal Holloway, University of London).

39th International Conference on the Fantastic in the Arts

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 4:16pm
Rodney Fierce/ International Association of the Fantastic in the Arts Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Please join us for ICFA 39, March 14-18, 2018, when our theme will be “200 Years of the Fantastic: Celebrating Frankenstein and Mary Shelley.”

Romance Literature (CEA 4/5-4/7/18)

updated: 
Thursday, August 31, 2017 - 8:44am
Dr. Luke A. Iantorno / College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Call for Papers, Romance Literature at CEA 2018

April 5-7, 2018 | St. Petersburg, Florida

Hilton St. Petersburg Bayfront

333 1st St South, Saint Petersburg, Florida  33701 | Phone: (727) 894-5000

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Romance Literature for our 49th annual conference. Submit your proposal at http://cea-web.org 
 

Conference Theme

Dickens Adapting, Dickens Adapted

updated: 
Wednesday, August 30, 2017 - 9:31pm
Brunel University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

CFP: Dickens Adapting, Dickens Adapted – deadline for proposals 30 Sept. 2017

One-Day Symposium

Date: 4 January 2018

Location: Normansfield Theatre, 2A Langdon Park, Teddington TW11 9PS

 

 

The Actress-Manager and Early Film

updated: 
Monday, August 28, 2017 - 11:49am
Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film special issue
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 29, 2018

Call for Papers: Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film special issue on

The Actress-Manager and Early Film, guest edited by Victoria Duckett and Vito Adriaensens

 

Deadline: 29 January 2018

 

OGOM & Supernatural Cities present: The Urban Weird

updated: 
Monday, August 21, 2017 - 10:54pm
University of Hertfordshire
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 1, 2018

The OGOM Project is known for its imaginative events and symposia, which have often been accompanied by a media frenzy. We were the first to invite vampires into the academy back in 2010. Our most recent endeavour, Company of Wolves: Werewolves, Shapeshifters and Feral Humans enjoyed extensive coverage globally and saw us congratulated in the THES for our ambitious 3 day programme which included actual wolves, ‘a first for a UK academy’.

The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Brontë Studies / Claire O'Callaghan and Sophie Franklin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Brontë Studies

Special Issue (2019): Call for Papers

The Coarseness of the Brontës Reconsidered

Guest editors: Sophie Franklin and Claire O’Callaghan

 

ACLA Panel: Networks of Adoption

updated: 
Thursday, August 17, 2017 - 11:42pm
Melissa Dinsman and Beth Rosenberg
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 21, 2017

This call seeks abstracts for the upcoming ACLA conference for papers that will focus on representations of adoption in literature. The goal of this panel is to explore how literary representations of adoption and the formation of adoptive families have changed over time. To do this, we are looking for a broad range of papers that address adoption in literature from different national, religious, racial, gender, and theoretical perspectives. We are also open to definitions of adoption that include varying degrees of legalization.

MVSA Seminars: Victorian Health and Wellness

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

MIDWEST VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION VICTORIAN HEALTH & WELLNESS

New Directions: British Women Writers Conference

updated: 
Monday, August 14, 2017 - 10:28am
18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 17, 2017

New Directions: the 26th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

April 11-15, 2018

The University of Texas at Austin

The twenty-sixth annual BWWC invites papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “New Directions.” Since the landmark “Generations” conference of 2017 invites a retrospective look back, “New Directions” will encourage turning to the future to ask crucial methodological, theoretical, and content-based questions about our fields’ key concepts and literatures.

British Literature and Sociology, 1838-1910

updated: 
Wednesday, August 9, 2017 - 1:50pm
University of Alabama
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 15, 2017

CFP:  British Literature and Sociology, 1838-1910

 

Twenty-First Century Historical Fictions

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:35am
Northeast Modern Language Association (Pittsburgh, April 12-15, 2018)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Over the past two decades, a preponderance of Man Booker Prize winning novels (and even short-listees) have restored to life vanished worlds, suggesting that the appeal of the past persists in contemporary Anglophone fiction. This roundtable seeks to showcase contemporary historical fiction written since 2000 in the United Kingdom and the Commonwealth. If historical novels represent sites of contested memory or cultural trauma, then which critical junctures do these recent novels depict? Possible areas of exploration might include wartime novels post-Pat Barker, the evolution of neo-Victorianism, the roles of pastiche and parody, the status of historical metafiction, and the new directions taken by novels from the Antipodes.

"Dickens and Language": 2018 Dickens Society Symposium

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

The Dickens Society is pleased to request abstracts for our annual Symposium, to be held July 30-August 1, 2018 in Tübingen, Germany, a university city located just 30 minutes from Stuttgart, between the Swabian Alb and the Black Forest. Founded in 1477, Tübingen is one of the oldest universities in Germany. The picturesque old town is intact, with late medieval university buildings and half-timbered houses as well as Hölderlin tower, where the German poet lived, by the Neckar River.

 

The Literary Interface 2018 Literary Studies Convention

updated: 
Monday, August 7, 2017 - 9:32am
Australian National University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 25, 2017

July 4-7, 2018
Australian National University, Canberra

The Australian National University (ANU) is proud to host the 2018 Literary Studies Convention. The convention will be held on the ANU campus in Canberra between Wednesday, July 4 and Saturday, July 7.

Call for Papers Now Open

Abstract of 150 words and biographical note of 100 words to:
julieanne.lamond@anu.edu.au

>>Download Call for Papers (223KB)

Deadline for submissions extended to 25 August 2017

Gothic Animals: Uncanny Otherness and the Animal With-Out (edited collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:37pm
Ruth Heholt and Melissa Edmundson
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Gothic Animals: Uncanny Otherness and the Animal With-Out

'The boundary between the animal and the human has long been unstable, especially since the Victorian period. Where the boundary is drawn between human and animal is itself an expression of political power and dominance, and the ‘animal’ can at once express the deepest fears and greatest aspirations of a society' (Victorian Animal Dreams, 4).

'The animal, like the ghost or good or evil spirit with which it is often associated, has been a manifestation of the uncanny' (Timothy Clark, 185).

Wanted: Critical and Creative Works on the Theme of Embodied Experience

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2017 - 2:21pm
Body of Thought
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

A new online journal is seeking critical and creative work related to the theme of embodied experience. Essays, reviews, short prose, poetry, and author interviews are all welcome; see below for more detailed guidelines, plus a list of specific titles for which reviews are especially welcome.

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