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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

updated: 
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

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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

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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.

Gothic Dreams/Gothic Nightmares

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:08pm
Anthem Press
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

CFP — GOTHIC DREAMS/GOTHIC NIGHTMARES

Refractions/Reflections: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

updated: 
Monday, February 10, 2020 - 4:06pm
Victorians Institute Conference 2020
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Please join us in Charlotte, NC October 23-24 2020 for the 49th annual Victorians Institute Conference. This conference seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature in 2020.

For a full CFP, see http://victoriansinstitute.org/cfp-for-vi-2020-in-charlotte-nc/

"In Extremis" - An Interdisciplinary Edited Collection in the Medical Humanities

updated: 
Friday, January 31, 2020 - 1:04pm
In Extremis: The Limits of Life, Death and Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth Century
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 30, 2020

IN EXTREMIS: THE LIMITS OF LIFE, DEATH AND CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE LONG NINETEENTH

PROPOSALS OF 500 WORDS (PLEASE ALSO INCLUDE A SHORT BIO) DUE: APRIL 30 2020 (NOTIFICATION BY JUNE)

FINAL ESSAYS OF 7,000-10,000 W0RDS DUE: OCTOBER 31 

Proposals should be emailed to Lucy Cogan and Michelle O’Connell at inextremisconference@gmail.com

 

Proposed Panel for the 2020 North American Victorian Studies Association Conference: Unsettling George Eliot

updated: 
Thursday, January 30, 2020 - 12:36pm
Charlotte Fiehn, University of Texas - Austin
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The 2020 NAVSA conference will be held in Vancouver, BC November 12-14th 2020. The theme is "Unsettling Victorians".

I am seeking proposals for a panel on George Eliot. The call for papers is below and also availbale on the NAVSA website: https://www.navsa2020.org/open-calls-for-papers

Call for Papers, Mythmoot VII: Defining and Defying Darkness

updated: 
Wednesday, January 29, 2020 - 4:11pm
Signum University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 13, 2020

What is Mythmoot VII?

Mythmoot VII, with the theme of “Defying and Defining Darkness,” combines an academic conference, creative writing meet-up, and fan convention for a unique experience. Here at Mythmoot, we have room for serious scholarship in fields such as science fiction, high fantasy, horror, gothic, mythology, children’s literature, folklore.. .the list goes on. We also appreciate less academic, but no less enthusiastic, pursuits of all the above—such as demonstrations of how to knit the best fake candle ever, presentations theorizing the exact recipe for Peruvian Instant Darkness Powder, or papers dissecting the cultural background of Baron Harkonnen!

Call for Proposals:

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today II

updated: 
Monday, January 27, 2020 - 4:38pm
Jorge Bastos da Silva / University of Porto
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 15, 2020

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today II

An international conference

Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Porto, 28-29 May 2020

Confirmed keynote speakers
Professor Stephen Prickett (Regius Professor Emeritus at the University of Glasgow, Honorary Professor at the University of Kent)
Professor Laurel Brake (Professor Emerita, Birkbeck College, University of London)

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