The nineteenth century witnessed critical shifts in the perceptions of time and space. Developments in geology and biology suggested new, expansive notions of space and time, resulting in geological time scales and the concept of deep time. Meanwhile, as the introduction of Greenwich Mean Time standardized railway schedules, rail travel itself rendered the experience of space flexible as journey times decreased. Simultaneously, mathematical developments like non-Euclidean and higher-dimensional geometries initiated new ways of measuring space. How did nineteenth-century literature respond to these changing perceptions and experiences of space and time?
Ancient Egypt in the Modern Imagination
Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt in 1798 sparked what has come to be known as ‘Egyptomania’, an intense fascination for ancient Egypt that permeated the cultural imagination in the late eighteenth century and beyond. Since this moment, across the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, subsequent ‘waves’ of interest in ancient Egypt have seen the history and iconography of this civilisation drawn upon for all varieties of purposes.
Call for Papers: Revisiting Dialogue
Narrative Special Issue, May 2019
CFP: MIDDLE FLIGHT (2319-7684) (Print)
A Peer Reviewed Journal of English Literature
Vol. 5 2016 Issue 1
The Wonderful Year 1816 – A bicentenary appraisal
“The value of centenaries and similar observances is that they call attention, not simply to great men, but to what we do with our great men. The anniversary punctuates, so to speak, the scholarly and critical absorption of its subject into society.”
Victorianists are invited to submit proposals for the upcoming Form and Reform Conference, to be held on the campus of UC Santa Cruz, on July 27-29, 2017. Please find the full details below. — CALL FOR PAPERSForm and ReformJULY 27-29, 2017 A conference on nineteenth-century literature, art, and history to be held at UC Santa Cruz, preceding the Dickens Universe week on Middlemarch.
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. We invite submissions on all aspects of Anglophone cultures and linguistics for our next issue to be published autumn 2017.
For Volume 26.1 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.
Call for Papers: 3rd ENSFR CONFERENCE
Short Fiction: Co-texts and Contexts
University of Leuven (KU Leuven), 4-5-6 May 2017
MOBILITIES, LITERATURE, CULTURE:
Inaugural Conference of Palgrave Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture
21st – 22nd April 2017, Lancaster University, UK
Marian Aguiar (English, Carnegie Mellon University, USA)
Kat Jungnickel (Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London)
Film screening and Q&A with Director Andrew Kötting
ANIMAL UTTERANCE: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE (UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, 25th-26th MAY 2017)
Gillian Beer (Professor of English, University of Cambridge),
David Rothenberg (Professor of Music and Philosophy, New Jersey Institute of Technology),
Hugh Haughton (Professor of English, University of York),
W. Tecumseh Fitch (Professor of Cognitive Biology, University of Vienna),
Stephanie Kuduk Weiner (Professor of English, Wesleyan University),
Johan J. Bolhuis (Professor of Cognitive Neurobiology, University of Cambridge),