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Fluid Boundaries: Gender and the Freedom of Movement in American Literature

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:12pm
GIRES-Global Institute for Research Education & Scholarship
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 8, 2020

Course Facilitator: Olga Akroyd , Ph.D 

The Idea
GIRES, the Global Institute for Research, Education & Scholarship is proud to introduce a series of short seminars dedicated to literature. We embrace Scott Fitzgerald’s opinion about the beauty of this fine craft: “You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.” We do belong to this world and we hope that we will travel you through the great works that altered our mentality, matured  feelings and made us dreamers. Our very own, Dr. Olga Akroyd will be the guide in this wonderful literary journey.  

Soil and Superstition: Constructing the Gothic Self

updated: 
Friday, September 4, 2020 - 1:10pm
Jenna Sterling, Temple University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Lawrence Buell’s essay “The Ecocritical Insurgency” (1999) claims that “human beings are inescapably biohistorical creatures who construct themselves, at least partially, through encounters with physical environments that they cannot not inhabit.” Precisely two centuries earlier, American writer Charles Brockden Brown advocates for a specifically American gothic tradition; Brown adapts the European gothic to American soil.

NCSA 2021: Rediscovering Nineteenth-Century Studies (Roundtable Session)

updated: 
Monday, August 31, 2020 - 6:37pm
Benjamin D. O'Dell / Georgia Gwinnett College
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 1, 2020

This roundtable invites abstracts for short position papers reflecting on the present state of nineteenth-century studies.  How do recent developments in and around the field change our understanding of the nineteenth-century as a site of inquiry?  Papers might include, but are not limited to, the following:       

Climate Change as Reflected in Science Fiction, Film and World Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

Climate change is an important issue that has become a frequent topic in twentieth as well as twenty-first century literature and film. From science fiction of the past to the present-day speculative fiction, this roundtable presents an opportunity to provide and study examples both past and present regarding climate change issues in literature and film. Dystopias written by international writers reflect the world-wide concern regarding climate change. For example, novelists such as British-born Maggie Gee’s The Flood or French-born Pierre Boulle’s La Planète des singes[The Planet of the Apes] speculate on the possibility of climate changes causing devastating destruction.

Intimations of Melancholia in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, August 19, 2020 - 2:46pm
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

The focus of this panel is to assess and illustrate the potential or possibility regarding the influence of mental disorders on various notable writers. Whether related to bipolar disorder, post-partum depression, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder [PTSD], or some other form of clinical depression, melancholia has appeared throughout literature. For example, how is bipolarism reflected in some of Anne Sexton’s award winning poetry? What effects of Sylvia Plath’s clinical depression are evident in her writing? How does the father’s suicide of eight-year-old Ernest Hemingway possibly influence the dangerous, life-threatening choices Ernest made in his adult life?

REMINDER---Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations

updated: 
Friday, July 31, 2020 - 12:36pm
Guest editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher, Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

FIRST REMINDER

CFP: Poetry and the Victorian Visual Imagination: New Conversations 

A special issue of Victorian Poetry, Winter 2022

Guest Editors: Jill Ehnenn and Heather Bozant Witcher

Deadline for Submissions: August 31, 2020

Bad Mothers: An Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, July 29, 2020 - 1:30pm
Progressive Connexions
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 4, 2020

Bad Mothers
A Global Inclusive Interdisciplinary Conference
 
Sunday 14th March 2021 - Monday 15th March 2021
Lisbon, Portugal

NeMLA 2021 CFP What Goes Up Must Come Down: High and Low Theories of the Victorian Novel

updated: 
Monday, July 27, 2020 - 2:19pm
Anick Rolland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

This panel examines high and low theories of the Victorian novel. Value of the 19th-century novel has fluctuated over time and under the influence of critics. Taking core theories into renewed consideration, this panel aims to gain perspective over high and low culture in its relation to the novel.

London’s East End: A Short Encyclopedia

updated: 
Sunday, July 19, 2020 - 1:34pm
Kevin A. Morrison/McFarland
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

            From the transient street art of Banksy and Pablo Delgado to the exhibitions of Doreen Fletcher and Gilbert and George; from the novels of Charles Dickens and Monica Ali to televisual series produced by the BBC and ITV; and from early eighteenth-century churches designed by Nicholas Hawksmoor to twenty-first century skyscrapers conceived by Norman Foster, the East End is an iconic area of London.

CFP for Special Issue of the Victorian Review-- Victorian Posthumanism

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:16am
Carroll University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

Call for papers for the Victorian Review

Topic:

Victorian Posthumanism

Editor and Contact E-mail:

Lara Karpenko, Associate Professor of English, Carroll University: lkarpenk@carrollu.edu

Submission Date:

Please send articles of 5,000-8,000 words to lkarpenk@carrollu.edu  by March 31st 2021. Articles should be in MLA format and not under consideration at any other journal. Early submission is welcome as are queries or letters of interest.

Issue Description:

REVISED DEADLINE: Katherine Mansfield Critical Journal Tinakori

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:07am
Katherine Mansfield Society in association with Edge Hill University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, August 31, 2020

Tinakori:

Critical Journal of the Katherine Mansfield Society 

Editors: Kym Brindle and Karen D’Souza

Love

‘About Love. Well each of us thinks differently’

Letter from Mansfield to Dorothy Brett [20 April 1921]

 

NEMLA 2021 Panel Crip-torians: Disability Resistance in the Rehabilitation Era

updated: 
Thursday, July 9, 2020 - 7:06am
Emily Baldys / Millersville University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

19th-century Britain witnessed the convergence of many historical trends that exacerbated disability stigma, even as the era embraced a rehabilitative ethos. The growth of specialized medicine, the expansion of a sprawling asylum system, institutional categorization of the poor, public health initiatives, and the rise of eugenics: all these and more spawned attitudes and practices that worked to disable those who were physically and mentally impaired.

Call for Special Issue Guest Editors for Victorian Popular Fictions Journal

updated: 
Monday, June 29, 2020 - 9:32am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Current Call for Papers: Guest-Edited Autumn Issues

 

Victorian Popular Fictions Journal is currently accepting proposals for guest-edited Autumn 2021, 2022 and 2023 issues. If interested, please submit a proposal to Mariaconcetta Costantini and Andrew King at vpfjournal@gmail.com by 1st September 2020. Proposals should include a short description of your topic, a sample CFP, and brief editor biographies.

Rhoda Broughton and Her Contemporaries: A Centenary Conference

updated: 
Friday, June 26, 2020 - 9:08am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 22, 2021

Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens of the circulating library in Victorian England. Broughton is the author of more than twenty novels and a collection of short stories, the latter featuring supernatural and mysterious elements. Her first two novels, Cometh up as a Flower and Not Wisely but too Well, earned her the reputation of a sensation writer; they were followed by other works containing sensational elements and subject-matter, and featuring rebellious, impetuous, passionate but often naïve heroines. She later resorted to one-volume novels in which she revealed skill and depth. These gems include A Beginner, Lavinia and Mamma.

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

updated: 
Monday, June 22, 2020 - 2:31pm
Pearl Chaozon Bauer / Notre Dame de Namur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

Proposed volume of essays, edited by
            Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University)
            Erik Gray (Columbia University)

Prospero vol XXV (2020) A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:53am
Prospero A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

Prospero Rivista di Letterature e culture straniere,

A Journal of Foreign Literatures and Cultures

Call for Papers

Prospero XXV, 2020

 

Special Issue: The Brontës: Sickness, Contagion, Isolation

updated: 
Tuesday, June 9, 2020 - 10:31am
Bronte Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, June 25, 2020

“The interactions that make us sick also constitute us as a community. Disease emergence dramatizes the dilemma that inspires the most basic human narratives: the necessity and danger of human contact.” Priscilla Ward, Contagious: Cultures, Carriers, and the Outbreak Narrative. Duke UP, 2008.

NeMLA 2021 Panel: Modernism and/in the Anglophone Novel

updated: 
Thursday, June 4, 2020 - 11:50am
Shun Yin Kiang / University of Central Oklahoma
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, September 30, 2020

In A New Vocabulary for Global Modernism (2016), Eric Hayot and Rebecca L. Walkowitz call for thinking about modernism from a global perspective, in order to recover and examine “local instances of modernism...[with] the traces of world thinking and world imagining that both respond to...global pressures...and anticipate into being the structures of feeling that...shape the world we live in” (8-9).

Call for Proposals/Submissions: Reexamining Arthur Conan Doyle

updated: 
Tuesday, June 2, 2020 - 1:28pm
Nils Clausson
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

Cambridge Scholars Publishing announces a Call for Proposals/Submissions for a collection of essays provisionally entitled Re-examining Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Nils Clausson, author of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018; paperback 2019). The focus of the collection will be on re-examining all aspects of Arthur Conan Doyle’s life and writings. Proposals should make clear how the chapter will specifically contribute to the project of re-examination.

DEADLINE EXTENDED 6/1/20!

updated: 
Tuesday, May 19, 2020 - 2:30pm
2020 Midwest PCA/ACA Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

Dr. Jennifer K Farrell, Midwest Popular Culture/American Culture Association

contact email: 

farrell@msoe.edu

CALL FOR PAPERS, ABSTRACTS, AND PANEL PROPOSALS

Midwest Popular Culture Association/Midwest American Culture Association Annual Conference

Friday-Sunday, 2-4 October 2020

Minneapolis, MN

[UPDATE] Call for submissions: Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics

updated: 
Friday, May 15, 2020 - 3:35am
Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 1, 2021

The editors invite contributions to Symbolism. An International Annual of Critical Aesthetics, an interdisciplinary, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to pursuing fundamental questions on the forms and functions of the symbolic. Symbolism publishes high-profile research on topics related to the use of figurative language, thought and signification in artistic expression and representation. While maintaining a strong literary focus, the annual also inquires into practices of the symbolic across discourses in media ranging from the cinema and painting to opera, sculpture and other arts.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Monday, May 4, 2020 - 5:37pm
Anne DeLong/Curt Herr/Transylvanian Society of Dracula
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

 DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 1, 2020

Gender and the Supernatural in the Victorian Short Story

updated: 
Tuesday, April 28, 2020 - 11:59pm
Dr Oindrila Ghosh, Associate Professor, Diamond Harbour Women's University, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, April 25, 2020

The Victorian period is generally thought of as an age where science and its discoveries led to a shift from the religious to a scientific explanation of the natural world. Obviously at the centre of this whole shift was Charles Darwin, his powerful inferences and the delayed publication of The Origin of Species, as he feared disturbing established religious and social practices. And the crises of faith it did instill affected an entire generation. However much we wish to adhere to this scientific aspect of the Victorian period, one cannot ignore the fact that the age also saw a proliferation of the interest and belief in the supernatural, the occult, in ghost stories, séances et al.

2020 MMLA Conference “Cultures of Collectivity" (Dickens)

updated: 
Sunday, April 26, 2020 - 7:43pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Call for Papers for the Dickens Society

at the

2020 MMLA Conference

“Cultures of Collectivity”

Milwaukee, WI

November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center

 

English Literature 1800-1900 “Literature, Social Class, and Class Consciousness”

updated: 
Friday, April 24, 2020 - 5:43pm
Midwest Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 15, 2020

 

I am seeking paper presentations for this year’s English II (1800-1900) session at the Midwest Modern Language Association's conference in Milwaukee (November 5-8) that discuss the significance and dynamics of social class and class consciousness in the representations, production, consumption, and understanding of literature in 19th century Britain. Please send a 250-word abstract, and a brief C.V. and bio to Kevin Swafford at swafford@fsmail.bradley.edu. Abstract, C.V. and bio are due on June 15

 

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