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Special Issue: Visual poetics

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:20am
Nordic Journal of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

Article proposals are sought for the the special issue of NJES on visual poetics, edited by Jakub Lipski, Kazimierz Wielki University, Bydgoszcz.

Papers on any aspect of the visual in English literature are welcome, though preference will be given to those covering the medieval period, the long nineteenth century and the first half of the twentieth century. 

Send in 200-word abstracts as well as your short bio to j.lipski@ukw.edu.pl by 31 March 2017. Complete papers will be due in December 2017.

UPDATED: MLA 2018 Special Session: Catholicism’s Gothic Legacy

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:19am
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.

Movement and/in/of the City

updated: 
Monday, March 13, 2017 - 9:17am
University of Kent, Canterbury, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

“Movement and/in/of the City”

16th June 2017

A postgraduate conference organised by the University of Kent 

Keynote speaker: TBC

Deadline to send your abstract: April 1st 

http://movementcity2017.wordpress.com/ 

@MovementCity17 

MLA 2018 Special Session: Catholicism’s Gothic Legacy

updated: 
Saturday, March 11, 2017 - 4:38pm
Geremy Carnes
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed MLA 2018 (January 4-7, NYC) session seeks papers that address the relationship between Catholicism and English Gothic literature in ways that move beyond simplistic observations of the genre’s use of anti-Catholic tropes. Especially welcome are papers that situate Gothic literature in the history of English Catholicism or which approach the religious content and contexts of Gothic literature from “post-secular” points of view. Papers might examine anything from 18th- and early 19th-century Catholicism’s influence on the rise of Gothic literature, to the lingering anti-Catholicism (or, conversely, Catholic nostalgia) in 21st-century Gothic literature and/or film, or anything in between.

Mary Shelley's Frankenstein at 200 (Science Fiction Studies, Special Issue)

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 3:55pm
Nicole Lobdell and Michael Griffin
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Science Fiction Studies is currently soliciting proposals for a July 2018 special issue celebrating the bicentennial of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (1818), a work that forever changed the genre of science fiction. In Frankenstein, Shelley experimented not only with subject matter, new scientific inventions and their many terrifying and horrific possibilities, but also narrative and form. Her use of multiple frame narratives, nested one within another, was a notable shift from the eighteenth-century novels she grew up reading, and her merging of popular culture’s fascination with science and the Gothic broadened the emerging genre of science fiction.

Placing the Burneys

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 1:18pm
Burney Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 15, 2017

 

THE BURNEY SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA 2017 CONFERENCECALL FOR PAPERS "PLACING THE BURNEYS"                                                                     NOVEMBER 2-3, 2017, PITTSBURGH, PA 

The Burney family is strongly associated with various cities such as King's Lynn, London, Bath, Brighton, Paris. The family's many talents flourished in urban settings.
Geographical place mattered to the Burney family. But so did other placements: social, political, and class. Moreover, critical placement in Frances's time and in our own has been essential to crafting different versions of Burney.

Inspired by the Burney's ties to geography, the Burney Society of North America presents "Placing the Burneys."

[CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 3/17/2017] Digital Spaces

updated: 
Thursday, March 9, 2017 - 7:47am
Cornell University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

With the opening of the Digital CoLab, Olin Library has established a physical space for collaborative work in the digital humanities. But why do the digital humanities need a space, let alone conferences, at all? We can see this movement happening outside of academia as well where digital, global networks have collected into hallmark centers; with trendy coworking spaces opening in major metropolitan areas and Apple, Facebook, Amazon, and Google’s opening new campuses, the image of group computational work anchored to an iconic, single space has become both commonplace and powerful. What does the lab model, whether it be repurposing a single room or building a flagship campus, tell us about the state of the digital humanities? 

“‘Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject”

updated: 
Monday, March 6, 2017 - 10:02pm
British Modernities Group, UIUC
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 13, 2017

“‘Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject”

 

Graduate Student Conference

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

 

May 4-5, 2017

 

Keynote Speakers:

Timothy Wientzen (Skidmore College)

Andrew Gaedtke (UIUC)*

 

The BMG Reading Group at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign invites graduate students to present papers at its twelfth annual interdisciplinary conference, “Changing the Subject’: Subjectivity, Habitus, Behavior, and the End of the Subject.”

 

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:12pm
Dr Christine Berberich, University of Portsmouth & British Steampunk Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

Steampunk: Then, Now, and Then Again

Bishop Grossteste University, Lincoln

25th – 27th August 2017

 

 

‘The past is a kind of future that has already happened.’

Bruce Sterling, Co-author of The Difference Engine

 

Dickens Day 2017: Dickens and Fantasy

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:11pm
Birkbeck, University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 31, 2017

*DICKENS DAY*

Saturday 14th October 2017, Senate House, London

Dickens and Fantasy

 

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Atlantic World Research Network, University of North Carolina at Greensboro
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 24, 2017

Call for Papers

Atlantic World Arts: Collision, Fusion, Re-Vision                             

An International, Interdisciplinary Conference                                                                                     

Sponsored by the Atlantic World Research Network and The National Folk Festival                                    

http://www.uncg.edu/eng/awrn/ 

‘with shut eyes, but acute mental vision’: Dream and Literary Creation in Women’s Writings in the 18th and 19th Centuries

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:09pm
Université Clermont-Auvergne – CELIS
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

Appel à communications / Call for papers (scroll down for English version)

 

 

Colloque international, Clermont-Ferrand, 5-7 avril 2018

Université Clermont-Auvergne – CELIS

 

« Rêve et création littéraire dans Frankenstein et le roman féminin aux XVIIIe et XIXe siècles »

 

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:05pm
MLA 2018 (Special Session)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

Ecological Aesthetics: Romantic, Modern, Contemporary

Special Session, MLA 2018

4–7 January, New York City 

Focus on aesthetic engagements with human/nonhuman relations, environmental ethics, literary form and ecology, ecological reconfigurations of time, queer and Indigenous ecologies. Send CV and 300-word abstract to Michael Nicholson (m.nicholson@utoronto.ca) and Rasheed Tazudeen (r.tazudeen@utoronto.ca) by 10 March 2017.

MLA 2018: Cosmopolitan Forms

updated: 
Tuesday, February 28, 2017 - 2:03pm
Jessica Valdez; Nan Zhang
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

How do literary forms foster, inhibit, or problematize cosmopolitanism? What forms are more likely to travel across national or cultural boundaries? 250-word abstract by 10 March 2017; Jessica R. Valdez (jvaldez@hku.hk) and Nan Zhang (nanzhang@fudan.edu.cn).

CFP: C18-C19 Historical Poetics Symposium, Nov. 3-4, 2017

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Connecticut College
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 15, 2017

HISTORICAL POETICS
IN THE EIGHTEENTH AND NINETEENTH CENTURIES

A Symposium at Connecticut College
New London, Connecticut
November 3–4, 2017

CALL FOR PAPERS

Keynote Speakers:
Virginia Jackson and Suvir Kaul

Logic and Literary Form

updated: 
Monday, February 20, 2017 - 2:09pm
Logic and Literary Form
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 14, 2017

Logic and Literary Form

MLA 2018: Race and Beauty in the 19th Century

updated: 
Friday, February 17, 2017 - 4:45pm
Anna Peak
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

This proposed session for MLA 2018 (NYC, 4-7 January) seeks to explore the relationship between race and beauty in the 19th century. How were Victorian concepts of beauty tied to theories of race? Papers that define beauty in terms of Victorian aesthetic theories are especially welcome, as are papers that deal not only with physical beauty but with beauty in the arts. How did Victorian theories about music and art, for example, participate in imperlalism, colonialism, and / or race theory? This session seeks to deepen scholarly understanding of the ways that Victorians theorized beauty, broadly defined, in relation to racialized evolutionary concepts.

Georgia Philological Association: May 19, 2017 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:03pm
GPA: Georgia Philological Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 20, 2017

The twelfth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 College Station Drive, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 19, 2017. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to American, British, French, Hispanic, Russian, German, or Slavic literature or language, as well as composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes.

Special Issues: Dickens Quarterly

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:03pm
Dickens Quarterly
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 1, 2018

The editors of Dickens Quarterly, in consultation with members of the Editorial Board, are pleased to issue a call for contributions to a series of special issues of the journal. Three topics have been designated, each with a particular focus broad enough to offer opportunities for engagement from a variety of literary and non-literary perspectives.

Dickens and Wills

Irish International Alliances (MLA 2018)

updated: 
Monday, February 13, 2017 - 12:02pm
Forum for Irish Languages Literatures and Cultures/MLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 10, 2017

CFP: Irish International Alliances (MLA Forum for Irish Languages Literatures and Cultures, non-guaranteed panel MLA 2018)

Irish International Alliances:

Abstracts welcome on transnational and transatlantic cooperation in Irish literature, culture, politics and history from monastic settlements to the present day.

300-word abstracts by 10 March 2017; Catherine Flynn (cflynn@berkeley.edu)

Call for Chapters: Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Cambridge Scholars Publishing
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 3, 2017

The second half of the nineteenth century was marked by the emergence of the global women’s movement.Feminism altered the course of literature by challenging those literary conventions that governed the portrayal of women and women's experience at the fin de siècle. Feminist texts explicitly advocated social change and discussed new women’s roles in society. This edited volume Liberating Herself: Emancipationist Writing at the Fin de Siècle (under contract with Cambridge Scholars Publishing) welcomes contributions on any aspect of nineteenth-century literary feminism. Comparative approaches are welcome. By March 8, please submit a 250-300 word abstract and your CV to Dr.

English and I: Literary and Cultural Encounters

updated: 
Thursday, February 9, 2017 - 12:14pm
Albanian Society for the Study of English
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 31, 2017

English and I: Literary and Cultural Encounters

 

 

Fourth ASSE International Conference on British and American Studies

organized in collaboration with the Department of Foreign Languages, University of Vlora “Ismail Qemali” 

 

8-10 June 2017

 

Vlore, Albania

 

Call for papers

 

Call for Guest Editors

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:56pm
Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 1, 2017

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (www.ncgsjournal.com) is currently accepting proposals for guest-edited summer 2018 and 2019 issues.

[REMINDER] Collection on pirates

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2017 - 1:55pm
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

                                                             [REMINDER]

                              Pirates: Lifting the Jolly Roger in History and Popular Culture

Edited by Antonio Sanna

Martineau Society Conference 2017 07/24/2017-07/27/2017

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:07pm
Martineau Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 9, 2017

The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Hull, England from July 24 to July 27, 2017.  The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).

Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.  Topics may include, but are not limited to the following:

Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland conference

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
Ireland's Great Hunger Institute, Quinnipiac University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 17, 2017

 Call for Papers: Children and the Great Hunger in Ireland

Ireland’s Great Hunger Institute at Quinnipiac University, in partnership with the Irish Heritage Trust at StrokestownPark, is hosting an international conference,

 

CFP Reminder: Victorian Form

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:06pm
NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association) at ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Victorian Form

 

A Joint Panel for NAVSA (North American Victorian Studies Association) at ACCUTE(Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English)

27-30 May 2017 at Ryerson University, Toronto, Ontario

 

Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Popular Women's Fiction in English

updated: 
Monday, February 6, 2017 - 12:05pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Popular Women's Fiction in English at Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association annual meeting. Spokane, Washington. October 12-14, 2017. Davenport Grand Hotel, Spokane, WA. Deadline for Abstracts: March 1, 2017. Send questions and/or abstracts to: judy.sneller@sdsmt.edu.

Judy Sneller.Dept. of Humanities, South Dakota School of Mines, 501 E St. Joseph Street, Rapid City, SD 57701-3995. Phone: 605-430-5956.

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