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CFA: Women's Writing from 1900-1920

updated: 
Friday, January 21, 2022 - 8:54am
Falmouth University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

Special issue of Women’s Writing (Taylor & Francis)

 ‘Women’s Writing from 1900–1920’

Guest Edited by Meredith Miller and Joanne Ella Parsons

 

Abstract Deadline Extended: BWWC "Borders"

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

The organizing committee of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference recognizes that recent Omicron surge has made the start of many people’s semesters challenging. For that reason, we are extending the abstract deadline to January 31st. Thank you to all who have already submitted their abstracts. We are looking forward to an exciting and energizing event May 19–21!

Transatlantic Ties: The Morris Circle and the “New World”

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:46am
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Papers are sought for a panel on the cross-influence of Morris and his associates on North American literature and culture and the reverse. What did the Morris circle find congenial in American/Canadian/South American/indigenous literature and culture, and in turn, in what ways were Morris and his circle influential in the literary, artistic, business, and political circles of the Americas? What were some instances of transatlantic collaboration? Please send an abstract and short bio or 1 page c. v. to Jude Nixon at jnixon@salemstate.edu and Florence-boos@uiowa.edu by 15 March 2022.

Queering the Pre-Raphaelites

updated: 
Tuesday, January 18, 2022 - 10:45am
William Morris Society & MLA's LGBTQIA Caucus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

MLA 2023, San Francisco

Examining poetry, art, or other media, Queering the Pre-Raphaelites invites proposals exploring the diverse ways same-sex, trans-, and nonbinary desires inform or shape the circulation of figures central to or on the periphery of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood/Sisterhood. Please include a 250-word abstract and short bio no later than Monday, 28 February 2022, to jnixon@salemstate.edu & lauraamurray@usf.edu.

 

The Futures of Henry James

updated: 
Monday, January 10, 2022 - 3:10pm
Sarah Wadsworth / Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, January 20, 2022

The Henry James Society

American Literature Association

33rd Annual Conference

Chicago

26-29 May 2022

Call for Papers

The Futures of Henry James

 

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives

updated: 
Saturday, January 8, 2022 - 5:36am
Kevin James
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 31, 2022

Hotels & Crisis: Historical and Cultural Perspectives (Deadline extended)

25-26 June 2022

London, UK

Scholars exploring histories and stories of hotels have identified many ways in which they have been actively embroiled within civil conflicts. They are sites of violence and of refuge. They are communication and command centres. They are also sites for diplomacy which aims to bring conflict to an end. Hotels have often been ‘soft’ targets in conflicts, because of their high level of openness compared to other institutions. Potent symbolisms and distinctive affordances have made hotels significant shapers of conflict.

BWWC "Borders" May 19-21, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:37am
British Women Writers Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

The organizers of the 2022 British Women Writers Conference held this year at Baylor University invite papers and panel proposals interpreting the theme of “Borders” in 18th- and 19th-century British women’s writing. In response to the 2021 BWWC “Reorientations,” panels and papers on topics related to race and ethnicity are especially welcome. 

English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:27am
The AnaChronisT
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 1, 2022

The New Series of The AnaChronisT invites academic papers for its 2022 issue by 4 April 2022.

We welcome essays in any field of English and American literature, literary theory, and cultural history.

Selection of articles to be published is based on readers’ reports from members of the Editorial Board and on double-blind peer-reviewing by experts of the given subject. For further information, please visit "For Authors" >> "Stylesheet" and "Submission"

Hopkins, Voice, and Echo

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:15am
International Hopkins Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom

Hopkins, Voice, and Echo

updated: 
Wednesday, January 5, 2022 - 11:04am
International Hopkins Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Conference dates: 23 and 24 September 2022; to be held online via Zoom

Keats-Shelley Association of America and Romantic Circles Pedagogy: Call for Anti-Racist Teaching Materials

updated: 
Sunday, December 19, 2021 - 7:45pm
The Keats-Shelley Association of America and Romantic Circles Pedagogy Colloquium
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 20, 2021

The Keats-Shelley Association of America (K-SAA) and Romantic Circles Pedagogy (RCP) Anti-Racist Pedagogy Colloquium is soliciting submissions for our new resource on anti-racist teaching, "Towards an Anti-Racist Pedagogy."

This webpage, which will be accessible through the K-SAA and RCP websites, will offer suggested readings, bibliographies of relevant scholarship, sample assignments and syllabi, and guides to use in the classroom. This project will be ongoing: our goal is that each year, a new cohort will develop and expand the resource. 

Summer Shaw Symposium -- July 2022

updated: 
Thursday, December 16, 2021 - 5:13am
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, February 15, 2022

Shaw Symposium, 22-24 July 2022

The Shaw Festival, Niagara-on-the-Lake, ONT, CA and Zoom

The International Shaw Society and the Shaw Festival invite scholars and theatre artists to present new work at the 19thannual Summer Shaw Symposium. The event will be held on-site at the Festival; a Zoom option is provided for those who wish to attend the presentations digitally. 

 

Focused on Bernard Shaw’s life, his works, his contemporaries, and his legacies, the Symposium seeks presentations that relate to the plays included in the Shaw Festival’s 2022 season, especially Too True to Be Good and The Doctor’s Dilemma.

‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’

updated: 
Wednesday, December 8, 2021 - 4:22pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 28, 2022

Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 14th Annual Hybrid Conference

‘Purity and Contamination in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’

 

13th – 15th July, 2022

Loughborough University

Hosted in person and online with MS Teams

 

 Keynote 1: Claire O’Callaghan, ‘“A dangerous woman & of impure mind”: Queerness, Scandal and Fiction –The Curious Case of Emily Faithfull’

 Keynote 2: Andrew Smith, ‘Poisoned by Books: Reading and Writing in the fin-de-siécle Gothic’

Religion, Spiritualism and Occultism in Irish Literature from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

updated: 
Friday, December 3, 2021 - 1:20pm
University of York/University of Tokyo
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 26, 2021

 

‘In 1900 he believed in fairies; that was bad enough; but in 1930 we are confronted with the pitiful, the deplorable spectacle of a grown man preoccupied with the mumbo-jumbo of magic and the nonsense of India’

 

                            W. H Auden’s ‘The Public versus the late Mr William Butler Yeats’, 1939

 

Optimistic Apocalypses: The End as a New Beginning, March 4, 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, December 1, 2021 - 3:35pm
English Graduate Student Organization of George Washington University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

Apocalypse implies a number of fraught theoretical terms, such as Freud’s death drive or the concept of the Anthropocene. Apocalypse, as a genre and a term, invites capacious understandings and definitions. To ground apocalypse in the past, present, and future, we can look to Kathryn Yusoff’s conception of the Anthropocene as “a politically infused geology and scientific/popular discourse [that] is just now noticing the extinction it has chosen to continually overlook in the making of its modernity and freedom” (Preface xiii).

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments (Extended proposal deadline: Nov. 30, 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, November 17, 2021 - 12:15am
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 30, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

The Twenty-Fifth International Hardy Conference and Festival

updated: 
Wednesday, November 10, 2021 - 7:48pm
The Thomas Hardy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 14, 2022

Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Fifth International Hardy Conference and Festival, to be held in Dorchester, Dorset, UK, from July 25th-29th, 2022. Several significant Hardy anniversaries occur in 2022: the 70th anniversary of the book publication of Our Exploits at West Poley, the centenary of Late Lyrics and Earlier, the 120th anniversary of Poems of the Past and the Present, the 125th anniversary of The Well-Beloved, the 140th anniversary of Two on a Tower, and the 150th anniversary of Under the Greenwood Tree. Proposals for papers on the poetry are especially welcome.

Dickens Symposium 2022. Our Dickens: Dickens and his Publics

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 2:49pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 29, 2021

EXTENDED DEADLINE -  The 27th Annual Dickens Society Symposium


Our Dickens: Dickens and His Publics

July 8-10, 2022

London, UK

Hosted by City, University of London

Members of the Programme Committee:

Chris Louttit, Michaela Mahlberg, David McAllister, Claire Wood

Women and the East: Gendered Narratives of Encounter in Victorian Popular Writing

updated: 
Monday, November 1, 2021 - 8:54am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 21, 2022

10th & 11th June 2022
G. d’Annunzio University, Chieti-Pescara, Italy (Host institution)
in collaboration with Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK.

Conference venue:
Dipartimento di Lingue, Letterature e Culture Moderne,
G. d’Annunzio University, Pescara, Italy

Organisers:
Claudia Capancioni (Bishop Grosseteste University),
Mariaconcetta Costantini (G. d’Annunzio University),
Mara Mattoscio (G. d’Annunzio University)

Keynote Speaker: Professor Julia Kuehn (The University of Hong Kong)

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

updated: 
Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 3:40pm
Conference on Christianity & Literature, April 7-9, 2022 (Biola University, La Mirada, CA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 15, 2021

Literary Geographies: Space, Place, and Environments

Biola University

La Mirada, CA

April 7–9, 2022

 

“All theology is rooted in geography.”

—Eugene H. Peterson, Under the Unpredictable Plant: an Exploration in Vocational Holiness

 

Extended Deadline--INCS 2022

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:28pm
Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, November 1, 2021

Extended Deadline, INCS 2022

19th Century Strata

March 24-27, 2022

Salt Lake City, Utah

Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Conference

See: https://incs.utah.edu/

Margins, Marginalized, Marginalia

updated: 
Wednesday, October 13, 2021 - 2:26pm
Craft Critique Culture Graduate Student Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 14, 2022

CRAFT CRITIQUE CULTURE is an interdisciplinary conference focusing on the intersections of critical and creative approaches to writing, both within and beyond the academy. This year’s conference recognizes the spatial and temporal context within and beyond a written text. Within the text, we examine what has been mapped by the margins as well as the communities that have been marginalized by the borders of the page. Here, margins refer to the open spaces on the page — not inhabited by words, punctuation, ornamentation, etc. This year’s conference begins at the margins: whether it be the page, the camera lens, the pictorial frame, the margins of philosophy, the undercommons of the university, the peripheries of the city....margins are everywhere.

Theory and the Novel (ACLA 2022)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 6, 2021 - 7:56am
Athanassia Williamson (NYU) and Christina Gilligan (Brown)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 31, 2021

What does a novel do? Recent theoretical work on the novel has tended to emphasize the novel’s facility for world-making—for the organization of all its different elements within a global whole (Cheah / Hayot / Woloch). Figured as a composite of relations, the novel is ascribed a constructive conceptuality (Levine / Kornbluh). The novel makes a world. Perhaps some of the strongest, recent theorizations of the novel along these lines, in literary criticism, have come from within new formalism—a formalist movement with roots in both New Criticism and Marxist literary criticism.

Deadline EXTENDED: NeMLA Roundtable Panel Intertextual Wilde

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 3:49pm
NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

NeMLA has extended the deadline for abstracts to Oct. 15, 2021. Additionally, this panel will be accepting participants who can only participate via online/Zoom and we will be livestreaming the panel to conference participants via the conference app.  International participants are welcome.  However, please note that all conference participants will still have to pay the full registration fee and NeMLA has said that all sessions of the conference may not be fully accessible to online participants.  

NeMLA2022 Roundtable: Intertextual Wilde (Deadline Extended)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 5, 2021 - 10:47am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

Whether he parodied, plagiarized, appropriated, translated, borrowed, or critiqued, Oscar Wilde’s work contains a web of references that vigorously engages with the voices of others. The way Wilde spoke with and through his sources may reveal not only his own influences and allegiances, but also aspects of larger conversations within late Victorian culture involving artistic production, Decadence, theater, journalism, scholarship, poverty, gender issues, sexuality, prison reform, and more.

NeMLA Roundtable: Genre of the Sketch in Long 19-century American Literature

updated: 
Saturday, October 2, 2021 - 7:52am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, October 15, 2021

As one of the most versatile genres in long 19th Century American literature, the sketch appears in a variety of forms, including short stories, parts of longer novels, essays, biographies, brief plays, poetry, and more. What characteristics, if any, unite this breathtakingly diverse genre? Without a common theme or style, sketches change radically over time and between authors. Some sketch writers endeavor to render characters, scenes, or events from real life, like Louisa May Alcott when she recounts her experiences as a Civil War nurse in Hospital Sketches. Similarly, regionalist writers such as Francis Parkman, George Washington Cable, or Bret Harte present impressions of people and places.

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