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Early Atlantic Studies: Circulation and Material Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016 - 10:48am
Purdue University Early Atlantic Reading Group
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 15, 2017

The Early Atlantic world witnessed unprecedented changes in mobility, allowing people, goods, and ideas to traverse the globe. Such transit thereby created new pathways for exchange. From the spice trade to the slave trade, scholars have traced the movement of bodies and objects (and objectified bodies) throughout and beyond the Atlantic world, highlighting the circulation of goods and their effects on personal, cultural, and national identity. Purdue’s Early Atlantic Reading Group invites explorations of the circulation of material goods and bodies for a graduate student colloquium that emphasizes material culture, literature, and mobility in the Early Atlantic world.

RSAP Book Prize 2016

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

 The Research Society for American Periodicals (RSAP)

proudly announces its $1000 Book Prize

 

The prize will be awarded for the best monograph on American

periodicals published by an academic press between January 1, 2015

and December 31, 2016. Books will be judged by a peer review of

three scholars chosen by the RSAP Advisory Board.

 

The Book Prize will be awarded at the American Literature

Association (ALA) conference in Boston, MA, May 25-28, 2017.

The winner and up to two honorable mentions will be notified by

March 1, 2017 and will be recognized at an RSAP-sponsored reception at ALA.

 

Victorian Material Culture

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:10am
Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 10, 2016

The Confidential Clerk (ISSN 2454-6100), an open-access and peer-reviewed journal of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Jadavpur University, seeks contributions for its 2016/17 issue on Victorian Material Culture.

Concept Note

CFP: Consuming Animals Conference 2017

updated: 
Friday, October 28, 2016 - 10:09am
University of York, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, December 14, 2016

Call for papers: Consuming Animals

 Friday 17th- Saturday 18th March 2017

University of York, UK

Keynote speakers include: Professor Diana Donald and Professor Timothy Morton

Haunting, Horrible Hunger: Food for Fright

updated: 
Friday, October 21, 2016 - 10:21am
Parlour: A Journal of Literary Criticism and Analysis
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 13, 2017

“[A]nd so I left my fairy godmother, with both her hands on her crutch stick, standing in the midst of the dimly lighted room beside the rotten bride-cake that was hidden in cobwebs” (Great Expectations, 158).

The upcoming issue of Parlour will concentrate on food and consumption culture with an emphasis on the displeasing aspects of appetites: hunger, starvation, gluttony, and pica to name a few. We invite submissions that explore a wide range of approaches to the issue’s theme and the various ways consumption or depravation becomes a “haunting” and “horrible” aspect of humanity.

CEA 48th Annual Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 19, 2016 - 10:25am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

March 30-April 1, 2017   |  Hilton Head Marriott Resort & Spa

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

Nineteenth-Century Space-Times (ACCUTE 2017 Conference; Ryerson University, Toronto, Canada, May 27-30, 2017)

updated: 
Thursday, October 13, 2016 - 10:34am
Amanda Paxton/ ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

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?

One Hundred Years of Reading Hopkins: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry DEADLINE January 31, 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 9:31pm
Lesley Higgins (York University) and Amanda Paxton (Trent University)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017

To mark the centenary of the first edition of Gerard Manley Hopkins’s Poems (1918), there will be a special issue of Victorian Poetry in summer 2018. The guest editors of the issue are asking for completed essays that focus on a specific poem, or a pair of poems. (Submissions should not focus on “The Wreck of the Deutschland.”) Contributions should account for the shifting critical receptions of the texts since their publication and suggest new directions for Hopkins scholarship. Contributors might consider issues such as the politicization of Hopkins, Hopkins’s changing audience, appropriations of Hopkins, or Hopkins inside and outside of the academy.

CFP: Form and Reform Conference, July 27-29, 2017

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:08am
Dickens Project
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 15, 2016

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.

CFP:MIDDLE FLIGHT-A PEER REVIEWED JOURNAL OF ENGLISH LITERATURE (ISSN 2319 7684)

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:07am
SUKUMAR SENGUPTA MAHAVIDYALAYA (AN UNDERGRADUATE COLLEGE)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, October 27, 2016

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.”

Revisiting Dialogue, Special Issue of Narrative

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:06am
William A. Cohen, Laura Green
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Revisiting Dialogue

Narrative Special Issue, May 2019

 

CFP: Ancient Egypt in the Modern Imagination

updated: 
Wednesday, October 12, 2016 - 10:04am
Eleanor Dobson, University of Birmingham
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 16, 2017

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.

Mobilities, Literature, Culture Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 10:06am
Lancaster University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

 

MOBILITIES, LITERATURE, CULTURE:

Inaugural Conference of Palgrave Studies in Mobilities, Literature, and Culture

 

21st – 22nd April 2017, Lancaster University, UK

 

Plenary speakers

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

updated: 
Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 10:03am
University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 16, 2016

ANIMAL UTTERANCE: INTERDISCIPLINARY CONFERENCE (UNIVERSITY OF BRISTOL, 25th-26th MAY 2017)

 

Invited Speakers: 

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), 

ALA 2017 Melville Society Panel: Melville and Literary Influence: Reframing Tradition

updated: 
Monday, October 3, 2016 - 10:02am
David Greven/The Melville Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 6, 2017

Paper proposals solicited for The Melville Society ALA panel "Melville and Literary Influence: Reframing Tradition" at the next American Literature Association meeting (May 25-28, Boston). Emboldened by the innovative new work being done on the question of literary influence and intertextuality, this panel seeks papers that explore both Herman Melville's engagements with other writers and texts and the dynamics of influence and intertextual practice. While Melville's engagements with English literary tradition will no doubt be a central topic, the panel is open to the fullest range of possible topics related to these questions.

Is a recipe a poem?: Nineteenth-century Domestic Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, September 28, 2016 - 11:42am
NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Is a Recipe a Poem? Nineteenth Century Domestic Literature

NeMLA 2017, Baltimore Maryland

March 23-27, 2017 

Deadline for abstracts September 30, 2016

De-Periodizing Urban Spaces (NeMLA 2017, March 23-26, Baltimore)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 2:12pm
NeMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

48th Annual Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association

March 23-26, 2017

Baltimore, Maryland 

 

Victorian-Modernism. An unlikely match that many might consider intrinsically oxymoronic. In this panel, we invite Victorian and Modernist literary scholars to a productive conversation with a dual purpose. First, to trouble the boundaries between these two periods through papers that treat Victorian and Modernist literary texts as companions rather than as strictly periodized texts in opposition. Second, to examine representations of the city as a key site that initiates this dialogue.

International Yeats Studies, 2nd issue

updated: 
Monday, September 26, 2016 - 11:06am
International Yeats Studies, general editor: Lauren Arrington
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

International Yeats Studies welcomes articles on any aspect of Yeats’s life and work.  We also invite reviews and perspectives from the field.  Submissions are double peer-reviewed, with at least one reviewer from the IYS editorial board.

Deadline Approaching - Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

updated: 
Friday, September 23, 2016 - 10:01am
Palgrave Macmillan
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Call for submissions

Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays

Popular novelist, female aesthete, Victorian radical and proto-Modernist, Lucas Malet was a literary tour de force in her own day, yet her work has been largely neglected by contemporary readers and critics. A daughter of Charles Kingsley, Malet was part of a creative dynasty from which she drew inspiration but against which she rebelled both in her personal life and her published work. Scholarship by Talia Schaffer and Catherine Delyfer has reopened critical enquiry into the work of this fascinating author, and we are seeking contributions in order to expand this emerging field of study.

Digital Literature Review, Undergraduate Journal, Monsters Issue

updated: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016 - 10:08am
Digital Literature Review: An Online Journal of Undergraduate Research
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 9, 2017

Literature abounds with monsters - from the dragons that plague medieval towns to the vampires that rise from nineteenth-century graves to the aliens, cyborgs, and zombies that serve as the basis of our contemporary nightmares. The prevalence of these creatures prompts literary critics to ask why they haunt us. What can we learn from a closer examination of these fictional monsters?

Cross-dressing in fact and in fiction: norms, bodies, identities (April 21st, 2017)

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 11:46am
University of Toulouse, France
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Cross-dressing in fact and in fiction: norms, bodies, identities

A one-day conference to be held at the University of Toulouse, France (April 21st)

 

Guest speaker: Professor Ann Heilmann (University of Cardiff)

Imagining the Future - Panelist Needed

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:10am
Michael Torregrossa / NEPCA Fantastic
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

I am looking for a third (and possibly fourth) presenter to fill a slot on a panel devoted to the theme of "Imagining the Future" in fantastic (fantasy, horror, and science fiction) narratives for the meeting of the Northeast Popular Culture/America Culture Association this coming October. The session meets in the afternoon of Friday, October 21, at Keene State University in Keene, NH.

Please send abstract and bio to NEPCAfantastic@gmail.com as soon as possible.

Michael Torregrossa

Area Chair, The Fantastic

 

 

 

Book History

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:08am
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations for our 48th annual conference. The conference will be held in Hilton Head, South Carolina from March 30 to April 1, 2017. 

The 2017 theme is "Islands" and CEA invites papers and panels that address the idea of the island.  How are islands in literature and film, as in life, places of desperate refuge and welcome escape?  What respites do they provide? Are islands imagined utopias, or do they offer only barriers and isolation?  Finally, is the study of composition, film, language, literature, and writing, a kind of island amidst the tempest of the current attack on the humanities?

(UPDATE) CFP: ACLA Seminar 2017:Taking Pictures, Telling Stories: Photography’s Encounters with Literature (July 6-9, 2017, Utrecht University)

updated: 
Monday, September 19, 2016 - 10:07am
Mavis Tseng/ Taipei Medical University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

ACLA 2017 Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017

“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories”: Photo­graphy’s Encounters with Literature

 

“The essence of photography is writing with light.”

-- Yousef Khanfar

 

NeMLA 2017: Literary Form and its Limit: Marxism, Poststructuralism, and Description

updated: 
Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 11:44am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.

Coldnoon Cities London – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions) IInd Round of Call for Submissions

updated: 
Friday, September 16, 2016 - 5:25am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 25, 2016

 Mapping the Metropolis: Coldnoon CitiesLondon – Lahore – Cairo – Calcutta (Call for Submissions)

 

To read the concept note and call for submissions, please visit: http://coldnoon.com/mapping-the-metropolis-london-lahore-cairo-calcutta/

 

New Work in Novel Studies Symposium

updated: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016 - 11:00am
Novel Theory Across the Disciplines/ Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 17, 2016

Call for Papers: New Work in Novel Studies

A symposium hosted by the Mahindra Humanities Center, Harvard University

December 7, 2016

From its earliest forms to its contemporary iterations, the novel remains a radically capacious and evolving genre. As the dominant form of modern literature, the novel assumes various overlapping functions as an aesthetic object, cultural artifact, historical text, and conceptual resource. At the same time, novelistic conventions such as plot structure, narrative technique, and characterization shape and inform scholarly research across an array of disciplines.

Constituting Canada: Interdisciplinary approaches to an idea

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:47am
Association for Canadian Studies in Australia and New Zealand (ACSANZ)
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Venue:                        University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia 

Date:                           Thursday 13th July – Friday 14th July, 2017

Keynote Speaker:      Associate Professor Eric Adams, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta

 

The Analogic Imagination: Figuring Form and Narrative (ACLA Seminar)

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:36am
Emily Ridge/The Education University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

Please find below a seminar proposal for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)

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