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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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Strange Sensations: Reading Bodily Experience in the Nineteenth Century: NeMLA 2017

updated: 
Tuesday, September 13, 2016 - 11:23am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel seeks papers that explore the representation and function of sensory experience in the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on strange, unstable or unreliable sensory episodes and their larger literary and cultural significance. Rather than subordinating body to mind, how do nineteenth-century texts reveal an emergent cultural interest in the material body and its physiological particularities? We are especially interested in papers that investigate the role of sensory representations across disciplines and explore bodily matters at the intersection of nineteenth-century literature, science, philosophy or visual art.

Literature (General)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:26pm
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

The Area Chair is now accepting proposals to the “Literature (General)” category. This area will

provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific

literature areas. Before submitting to the General area, please peruse the specific area list at

http://southwestpca.org/conference/call-for- papers/

Areas of interest might include:

The Evidence of Literature (ACLA, 6-9 July 2017, Utrecht, deadline 23 Sept. 2016)

updated: 
Friday, September 9, 2016 - 1:25pm
Geoffrey Baker / Yale-NUS College
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

How do literary texts use, produce, or complicate the idea of evidence? How do ideas of evidence from other disciplines or fields—from philosophical, legal, or scientific disciplines, for example—provide context for the emergence and treatment of evidence in literary works? How do different forms or standards of evidence, inflected into literary texts, amplify or complicate apparent national, ethnic, sexual, or gender differences? How do texts perform evidentiary inquiry, and how do these modes of inquiry impact the form of the narrative, characterization, and so forth?

MVSA 2017: Victorian Taste

updated: 
Tuesday, September 6, 2016 - 1:47pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2017 Conference — "Victorian Taste" 
Oberlin College & Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, April 28-30

19th-Century British Literature (CEA 3/30-4/1/17)

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:27pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

CEA 48th Annual Conference

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

Hilton Head Island, South Carolina 29928

  Theme:  Islands

 

“The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts”

updated: 
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 2:25pm
BREAC: A Digital Journal of Irish Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

[CFP] The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts [Deadline: November 1st, 2016]

 

CFP: “The Great Irish Famine: Global Contexts” for special issue of Breac. Edited by Marguérite Corporaaland Jason King.

The Great Irish Famine (1845–52) was one of the most influential periods in the history of Ireland and its diaspora. While emigration had already been a common feature in Irish life before the 1840s, the Famine catalysed the process, causing far greater numbers to leave the island and changing the nature of Irish emigration and Irish communities overseas, while also greatly influencing Irish society at home.

NAVSA/AVSA 2017 Florence -- Victorian Squalor

updated: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016 - 11:14am
North American Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 16, 2016

This call is for participants in a panel on Victorian squalor at the NAVSA/AVSA conference in Florence, Italy, May 17-20th 2017

The Arts in the Periodical Press

updated: 
Friday, August 26, 2016 - 3:00pm
Anna Peak
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, October 15, 2016

Special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review: “The Arts in the Periodical Press”

In recent years, scholars have increasingly begun to study Victorian music, dance, and architecture for what they can illuminate about literary texts or Victorian culture, and as worthy subjects in their own right. This special issue of Victorian Periodicals Review aims to deepen scholarly understanding of how gender, social class, and other considerations complicated the relation of “the Victorians” to art through a focus on the arts in the periodical press.

VSAWC/VISAWUS 2017: Victorian Education

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:26am
Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada/Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 26, 2016

CFP for VSAWC / VISAWUS 2017 Joint Conference: “Victorian Education”

Vancouver, British Columbia

28-29 April 2017 & Publication Workshop 27 & 30 April 2017

 

NCSA 2017: "Jane Austen & Memory"

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:24am
John Bugg / Fordham University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

JANE AUSTEN & MEMORY

 

The Motto (from Mansfield Park):

       Fanny: “If any one faculty of our nature may be called more wonderful than the rest, I do think it is memory. There seems something more speakingly incomprehensible in the powers, the failures, the inequalities of memory, than in any other of our intelligences. The memory is sometimes so retentive, so serviceable, so obedient – at others, so bewildered and so weak – and at others again, so tyrannic, so beyond controul! – We are to be sure a miracle every way – but our powers of recollecting and of forgetting, do seem peculiarly past finding out.”

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:22am
Loughborough University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

George Egerton and the fin de siècle

A two-day conference organised by the Modern & Contemporary Research Group at Loughborough University

Keynote speaker:

Professor Margaret D. Stetz (University of Delaware)

Friday 7 – Saturday 8 April 2017

 

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

updated: 
Monday, August 22, 2016 - 10:12am
Susmita Roye
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

This panel is for NeMLA's annual convention at Baltimore from 23-26 March, 2017.

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wife in her attempts to settle their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters, an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

updated: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:09am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing) www.coldnoon.com

invites writings (prose/nonfiction/research/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel/space/geography/landscapes/cities/urbanism etc.

 

Submissions in this category would only be for our exlcusive online segments, Diaries and Dialogues. These are published daily. if you wish to consider submitting for the journal please follow the call for submissions here: coldnoon.com/mapping-the-metropolis-london-lahore-cairo-calcutta/.

Submissions are invited in two categories:

The American Romance in 2016

updated: 
Monday, August 15, 2016 - 1:33pm
Society of Early Americanists (SEA)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 30, 2016

his panel addresses the American romance in light of recent developments in early American studies. While many Britishists accepted the ascendancy of the anglophone novel, others challenged this teleology, and the transatlantic turn has invited us to consider whether the romance genre survived the New World. The existence of a colonial romance would challenge the “birth” of the American genre in the wake of Scott’s Ivanhoe (1819), and revising that literary history could in turn broaden American romance beyond a hoary pro-slavery ideology. Post-WWII critics arguing for an American romance tradition often cite Hawthorne’s own christening of his novels as “romances” as a key piece of evidence.

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 4:00pm
North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 31, 2016

North Wind: A Journal of George MacDonald Studies

 

North Wind, the journal devoted to the works of George MacDonald, is seeking articles for its 2016 edition.  Articles are welcome on all aspects of MacDonald: his fairy tales, fantasies, novels, poetry, and sermons.  The journal is also seeking shorter “notes and queries” and “connections” that focus on issues related to MacDonald.

 

Acting Age in the Long Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:46pm
NEMLA 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Recent work in performance studies have trenchantly analyzed constructs of identity, gender, and race in the Long Eighteenth Century. In Rival Queens, for example, Felicity Nussbaum explores how actresses of the eighteenth century embodied and challenged femininity through their roles on and off the stage, roles that blended together in the mind of a public audience. But enlightening performance studies such as Nussbaum's do not often, however, account for age. Age cuts across gender, race, and class.

Fashioning the Unconventional Victorian: Conduct, Costume, Coiffure

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:39pm
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017/Baltimore
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

Despite a rich scholarship on Victorian dress culture, the idiosyncratic in Victorian costume often remains marginal in the criticism. This panel examines how fashion – original, unusual, peculiar, or even outlandish – preoccupied the Victorian cultural imagination. Papers might investigate eccentric fashion’s role in specific genres; its portrayal in the Victorian periodic press, advertising, or conduct manuals; the bachelor girl’s or the dandy’s nonconformity in attire; dress as gender or status markers; how costume determines, camouflages, or liberates; the fin-de-siècle aesthete’s couture; ways the outré became a normatively modish for the middle-class Victorian consumer.

REMINDER - RSAA 2017, Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:29pm
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia (RSAA)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 20, 2016

 

RSAA 2017: Transporting Romanticism: Mediation and Mobility
16-18 February 2017
Wellington, New Zealand
Co-hosted by Massey University and Victoria University of Wellington

Proposals due: 20 August 2016

"Interdisciplinary Dickens" -- 22nd Annual Dickens Society Symposium

updated: 
Tuesday, August 9, 2016 - 3:23pm
Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Dickens Society Symposium
Theme: “Interdisciplinary Dickens”
July 14-16, 2017, College of General Studies, Boston University

Co-Sponsored by the Dickens Society and The Center for Interdisciplinary Teaching & Learning at CGS, Boston University

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