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Genre Bending: Crime's Hybrid Forms (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:22am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Clues: A Journal of Detection
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Guest Editor: Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna)

Throughout its long history, crime writing has inspired and been inspired by other genres such as the gothic, sensation fiction, horror, romance, film noir, science fiction, and true crime. This theme issue of Clues, guest edited by Maurizio Ascari, seeks to explore the richness of these generic contact zones and the acts of cross-pollination they engendered, ultimately contributing to the overall development of this galaxy of literary forms. Articles for this issue might address questions such as the following:

Happiness: Enlightenment to Present

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 

The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.

Gaskell Journal Graduate Essay Prize

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:44pm
Gaskell Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Gaskell Journal

Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize 2020

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2020


The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:41pm
Transylvanian Society of Dracula/Anne DeLong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

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

Special Issue of Humanities: Realism and Naturalism in the Humanities

Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:35pm
Humanities: a peer-reviewed open access journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Special Issue of Humanities: Realism and Naturalism in the Humanities

Guest Editor: Cameron Dodworth, Ph.D., Department of English, Methodist University

Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2019

CFP--book collection, "Wilde Politics"

Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:02pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I have spoken with an Senior Commissioning Editor at Manchester University Press (with their strengths in theatre, nineteenth century lit, and politics), and he is very excited about the prospects of this edited collection. He/MUP is eagerly awaiting a proposal.

The book is called, Wilde Politics: The Political Thought of Oscar Wilde. My Introduction is (currently) entitled, “The Politics of Being Oscar Wilde.” The three sections of the book are “Victorian Politics”; “The Politics of Aesthetics”; and “Political Philosophy.” 

Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 - 9:19am
Dr. Joshua King
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 29, 2019

We have been grateful to receive great applications for the multi-site conference on Ecology and Religion in 19th-Century Studies (Sept. 18-21, 2019), which will be digitally linked between the Armstrong Browning Library (Baylor U), the University of Washington, Georgetown University, and Lancaster University.

Extended Deadline - 'Victorian Visions'

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:46pm
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

                                       Call for Papers: Victorian Visions

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our thirteenth issue (Winter 2019) will be guest edited by Professor Kate Flint on the theme of "Victorian Visions".

Double the Dickens: Counterparts and Multiples in the Works

Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:37am
The Dickens Society/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Charles Dickens utilizes various devices facilitating comparison and comprehension throughout many of his novels, short stories, and other literary output. Most famously, Dickens employed doubling and doppelgängers in A Tale of Two Cities (1859) to demonstrate the ideological similarities and differences between not only look-alikes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, but the cities of London and Paris. In Uneven Developments (1988), Mary Poovey has revealed how in David Copperfield (1850), the hero’s instinctive dislike for Uriah Heep’s mock humility may indicate his own discomfort regarding their similar financial positions and goals for career advancement.