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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

 

MMLA 2020: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:34pm
Shannon Derby/Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Travel is a vehicle for which to explore the condition of living, how our relationships to place shape us and our experiences, how our identities and political histories inform place, how power structures inform how we migrate (or don’t) and how that affects the places we pass through. --Bani Amor, “Getting Real About Decolonizing Travel Culture” (2017)

Gothic Panel at SCMLA 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:28pm
South Central Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 27, 2020

DatesOctober 8-10 2020

Place: Houston, TX

 

#Dickens150

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Wednesday, April 22, 2020 - 2:08pm
Virtual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

9 June 2020 will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of globally beloved author Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Unfortunately, many planned celebrations have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To encourage support of research and writing as our world copes with this crisis, and to bring us together for an important anniversary in this time of social distancing, #Dickens150, a virtual transatlantic global gathering, will take place on this date. All proceeds, after covering a minor technology fee, will be donated to the Charles Dickens Museum, London.

Trust in the Text

updated: 
Thursday, April 16, 2020 - 1:40pm
Joseph Sterrett, Aarhus University, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 31, 2020

The introduction of movable type print in late fifteenth-century Europe began with the noble aspiration of making the Word of God available for all, most famously exemplified by the Gutenberg Bible.  How could early printers have foreseen that their work would prepare the ground for the violence and social turmoil that would follow in the Reformation. Texts, broadly defined, were experiencing a powerful transformation. The trust that people placed in texts came under severe strain even as they were more readily available than ever before.  Texts of all kinds—the sermon of the local clergyman, a pamphlet expressing a political view, poetry, plays, even the Word of God itself—required new methods and systems for declaring their trustworthiness.

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Monday, April 13, 2020 - 2:47pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel

English Nineteenth-Century Panel
Deadline Extended: April 30

Hunger and Survival in Dickens

updated: 
Monday, March 23, 2020 - 10:09am
MLA 2021/ Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 30, 2020

MLA 2021 (Toronto, 7-10 January)Dickens Society Allied Organization Panel This panel invites papers considering hunger and/or survival or persistence in Dickens's world. What are Dickens’s characters hungering after? What do we make of feast or famine in Dickens?  Please submit 300-word proposals and a brief bio to Sara Malton (sara.malton@smu.ca)

Deadline for submissions: Monday, 30 March 2020

 

 

 

DEADLINE EXTENDED Economy and Value of Time in Boredom

updated: 
Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 12:54pm
MLA 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The word boredom has been in circulation since Ancient times, in the shape of a variety of synonyms --acedia, taedium vitae, horror loci, melancholy, ennui, spleen-- and bearing a theological stamp, since it was believed to be a demonic sin in the Christian tradition. In modernity, however, for the “enlightened subject” (Goodstein, 4), as a response to social and economic transformations, boredom has become a secular experience concerned with temporality, signifying loss of meaning and feeling of emptiness in the pace of modern life. In critical circles, boredom remains a hybrid phenomenon that brings together a variety of contradictory definitions.

MLA 2021: George Eliot and Persistence - Deadline Extended

updated: 
Monday, March 16, 2020 - 12:45am
Charlotte Fiehn, University of Texas - Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 20, 2020

This cfp is for a proposed special panel for the 2021 MLA Conference to be held in Tornoto, January 7-10, 2021.This panel seeks papers on the life and works of George Eliot related to the theme of "persistence." Please send a 300 word abstracts and a 1-2pp CV to cfiehn@utexas.edu by March 20th. 

Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Monday, March 9, 2020 - 6:48am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 31, 2020

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

17-18 December 2020

Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277

 

Keynote speakers: John Bowen (York), Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), and Claire Wood (Leicester)

 

RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Friday, March 6, 2020 - 1:19pm
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 31, 2020

Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association
Seventy-fourth annual convention

October 8-10, 2020

Boulder, Colorado | Millennium Harvest House Hotel

English Nineteenth-Century Panel

The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with, but not limited to topics such as:

"Victorian Cultures of Collectivity" at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 10:03am
Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel at the Midwest Modern Language Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 5, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS
2020 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Milwaukee, Wisconsin

November 5-8, 2020

“Cultures of Collectivity”

 

In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Cultures of Collectivity,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of cultural collectivity in 19th century Britain.

 

Possible topics include but are not limited to:

Shrewsbury's Darwin

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:59am
Gaynor Llewellyn-Jenkins. University of Chester
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

 ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury 

Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury. 

We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences of the Darwin and Wedgwood family members on Darwin’s ambitions? What role did female relatives such as his mother Susannah Darwin (née Wedgwood) and his sister Caroline have on Darwin’s formation as a scientist?  

Keynote Speakers:  

George Gissing in Vogue

updated: 
Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 9:54am
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.

Provocations and Provocateurs of the Long Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 5:18pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 30, 2020

Submissions are invited for any aspect of the conference theme "Scandal! Literature and Provocation: Breaking Rules, Making Texts." Please note that the "Long Nineteenth Century" encompasses works published between 1789 and 1914.

By May 30, please submit a 500-word abstract for your proposed presentation and a brief biography to

Dr. Anita Turlington

Associate Professor, English

University of North Georgia

anita.turlington@ung.edu

 

 

Interdisciplinary Victorians (MLA 2021)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 4:14pm
Scott C. Thompson and Renata Kobetts Miller
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 7, 2020

Our panel invites papers that consider the relationship among disciplines in the Victorian period. What can we learn about our present from the intertwined Victorian modes of knowledge production and distribution?

CV and 300 word abstract to Scott C. Thompson (scottcthompson19@gmail.com) and Renata Kobetts Miller (remiller@ccny.cuny.edu). Deadline: March 7, 2020.

The Pre-Raphaelites in Art and Literature: Reception and Celebrity

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:16pm
William Morris Society and Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 10, 2020

The Proposed joint session of the William Morris Society with the Society for the History of Authors, Readers and Publishers (SHARP):

 

How did the Pre-Raphaelites become well-known to their contemporaries and later readers? What role did publishers play in their reception? And what was the impact of the rise of a professional class of journalists and reviewers on their reputation? 

William Morris and His Circle: Biography, Archives, Artifacts

updated: 
Wednesday, March 4, 2020 - 3:15pm
William Morris Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 18, 2020

Modern Language Association Convention
Toronto, January 7-10, 2021
Call for Papers: Guaranteed sessionWe seek proposals on new approaches to the lives of Morris and his associates, including his Pre-Raphaelite, Arts and Crafts, socialist, and familial circles. Papers on twentieth-century and contemporary responses to Morris's legacy as broadly conceived are also welcome.Please send a one-page abstract to florence-boos@uiowa.edu by March 18, 2020

[DEADLINE EXTENDED] ICR 2020: Romantic Confluences

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 9:55pm
International Conference on Romanticism (ICR)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Scholars working in any area of Romanticism are invited to submit proposals for the 2020 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism to be hosted by Saint Louis University in St. Louis, Missouri from October 22-24. The conference theme this year is "Romantic Confluences."

https://www.stlicr2020.com/

While we encourage a broad interpretation of this theme, some possible approaches include the following:

  • Geography and Spatiality

  • Travel and River Studies

  • Romantic Hospitality

  • Transatlantic connections

VISAWUS 2020: Victorian Transitions

updated: 
Monday, March 2, 2020 - 2:16pm
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 20, 2020

VISAWUS 2020: Victorian Transitions

Reno, NV October 15-17, 2020

The Victorian Era was one of transitions. Victorian Britain transitioned from a rural to urban society. It transitioned from an emergent empire to the dominant imperial power. It transitioned from a walking, water, wind, and animal-based transportation system to a steam-powered transportation system. It transitioned from a regional to national and then imperial culture.

Representations of Addiction in 19th-century Literatures

updated: 
Friday, February 28, 2020 - 1:28pm
South Atlantic MLA / SAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

The term “addiction” was not widely established in the 19th century. Even today, although amply attested in medical and legal dictionaries, it is not unambiguous: the label “addict” is highly stigmatizing, while “addiction” to yoga or organic sourdough is a status marker. Nineteenth-century writers nonetheless depicted recognizable states of dependency and loss of autonomy, which 21st-century readers find unmistakably familiar.

VICTORIAN WOMEN NOVELISTS: NAVIGATING PLACE IN BRITISH SOCIETY

updated: 
Monday, February 24, 2020 - 8:40pm
Calabria Turner, Georgia State University, SAMLA 92
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 1, 2020

British women novelists of the Victorian era often explored the accepted and shifting concepts of woman’s role at home, in the workplace, and in society as a whole. Charlotte Bronte, George Eliot, and Oliver Schreiner, for example, discuss a woman’s right to education and the careers open to her as well as how she chooses, if she has a choice. This panel will explore these writers’ arguments for women’s equality and examine repercussions deriving from their writing. Panelists might address such questions as how authors expressed their acceptance of or discontent with women’s position in society or whether the conversation changed as the nineteenth century came to an end. Papers should not exceed 15 minutes.

John Clare (MLA 2021 Guaranteed Session)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:45pm
John Clare Society of North America
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Toronto, January 7th-10th, 2021. Scholarship exploring any aspect of Clare’s poetry, prose, interests, influence, and/or life is welcome. Send abstract and short bio by 13 March 2020 to Erica McAlpine at erica.mcalpine@ell.ox.ac.uk

BAVS 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, February 19, 2020 - 2:11pm
British Association for Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 17, 2020

BAVS 2020
BAVS2020.com
Call for Papers

Join us to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the British Association for Victorian Studies!
20-22 July, 2020, in Birmingham.

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