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Reflecting/Reflected Modernity: Sites of Interface between the Occidental and the Oriental

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 1:59pm
University of York
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, February 7, 2020

Reflecting/Reflected Modernity: Sites of Interface between the Occidental and the Oriental

Call for Papers

 

‘Modernity’ tends to be used, within the humanities, to refer to something seemingly exclusively Western. Within the canonical histories of modernity, especially in literature studies and the discipline of history of art, ‘Western’ countries are seen as the instigators of what we now see as artistic and cultural modernism. ‘Modernity’, however, was not created in isolation within Western spheres. It came into existence through an intercultural exchange and reciprocal relationship between ‘East’ and ‘West’.

 

"Photography, Cinema, and the Ghostly"

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:48pm
Journal of Communication and Languages
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 10, 2020

RCL — Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens / Journal of Communication and Languages

 

CALL FOR PAPERS 

Photography, Cinema, and the Ghostly – RCL n. 53 (Autumn/Winter)

 

Editors:

José Bértolo (CEC, U. Lisbon)

Margarida Medeiros (ICNOVA — NOVA U. Lisbon)

 

FIN du GLOBE: Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 12:28pm
British Association of Decadence Studies and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, March 1, 2020

FIN du GLOBE:

Decadence, Catastrophe, Late Style

 

Call for Papers: Abstracts by March 1, 2020

 

The 3rd Annual Conference of the 

British Association of Decadence Studies

and the journal VOLUPTÉ

and the Aestheticism and Decadence Network, NAVSA

 

CORNELL UNIVERSITY, 10-13 SEPTEMBER 2020 

 

Conference Committee:  Ellis Hanson, Elisha Cohn, Jane Desmarais, Kate Hext, 

Caroline Levine, Kristin Mahoney, Alex Murray

 

Light in Dark Places: Victorian Animals and Human Interventions

updated: 
Wednesday, January 8, 2020 - 10:43am
The 53rd Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, February 5, 2020

 

The 53rd Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
Glendon College, York University, 25 April 2020

 

Keynote Speakers:

Jody Berland, York University

Susan Hamilton, University of Alberta

 

Call for Papers

 

Light in Dark Places: Victorian Animals and Human Interventions

 

The Neo-Victorian and the Late Victorian: Texts, Media, Politics

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:22pm
University of Brighton
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 27, 2020

The last few decades have witnessed an increasing interest in revisiting, reproducing or rewriting various aspects of nineteenth-century culture, particularly that of the late Victorian period, whether in the form of neo-Victorian literature, steampunk, media archaeology, fashion, documentaries and period dramas, among others.

Our Modern Aeneid

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:09pm
Joseph R. O’Neill and Adam Rigoni
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Vergil’s Aeneid is, of course, a longtime standard of the liberal arts curriculum. However, it has seen revived interest outside the academy. Since 2017, Vergil’s epic has featured in articles in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. All three articles argue that the Aeneid speaks as much to modernity as it does to antiquity. Mendelsohn’s New Yorker piece put it best, writing,

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:22am
Pearl Chaozon Bauer / Notre Dame de Namur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

Proposed volume of essays, edited by

            Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University)

            Erik Gray (Columbia University)

New Approaches to Comics as Periodicals at ALA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
Comics Studies Circle & Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Comics Circle at the American Literature Association is pleased to co-sponsor the following panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference from May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal and/or helping us to spread the word.

British Women Writers Conference 2020: Supernatural Visions

updated: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:15am
Indu Ohri / British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by 18th- and 19th-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Politics (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:21pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Politics

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

56th Allerton English Articulation Conference CFP - Illinois

updated: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:40am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

56th Allerton English Articulation Conference - Call for Papers

Call for Proposals and Participation
20/20: Taking the Long View
56th Allerton English Articulation Conference

April 15-16, 2020

In cooperation with Northern Illinois University Continuing and Professional Education and the statewide Allerton Planning Committee, NIU’s Department of English is pleased to announce the 56th Allerton English Articulation Conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, 2020.

Kipling Society panel at Victorian Popular Fiction Association 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Abstracts are sought for a panel at the twelfth annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, to be held 15-17 July 2020 at the University of Greenwich. The panel will be under the auspices of the Kipling Society and welcomes submissions related to all aspects of Kipling’s life and works. Possible topics could include but are by no means limited to:

 

-Poetry

-Kipling and celebrity

-Fiction and non-fiction

-Politics in Kipling’s life and work, Kipling’s involvement in politics

-Colonial contemporaries: Alice Perrin, Maud Diver, Bithia Mary Croker

-Journalism

-Kipling’s influences, Kipling’s influence on others

Victorian Encounters and Environments

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:50pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

'Victorian Encounters and Environments'

Victorian Popular Fiction Association, Twelfth Annual Conference 

15th – 17th July, 2020, University of Greenwich 

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jessica Cox (Brunel University) 

Prof Alexis Easley (University of St Thomas) 

Prof John Spiers (Institute of English Studies) 

 

Reading Group: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Sex’,  hosted by Mollie Clarke and Helena Esser 

Roundtable: Teaching Victorian Sensation Fiction, hosted by Chris Louttit 

Roundtable and series launch: Key Popular Women Writers  

 

Call for Papers 

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines: Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:26am
Jordan Bear, University of Toronto//Huntington Library
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines:

Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851

 

 

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

17–18 September 2021

 

Co-convenors:

 

Jordan Bear (University of Toronto)

Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 

Anne Brontë Conference 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:44pm
The Brontë Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Brontë Society is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the life and work of Anne Brontë in her bicentenary year. The conference, ‘I wished to tell the truth’: Anne Brontë at 200 will take place at the Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, UK, 4 -6 September 2020, and presents an ideal opportunity to challenge the long-held perception that the youngest Brontë sibling was the least talented, and lacked the genius of her sisters. With Anne Brontë’s marginalisation in mind, potential topics to be explored could include, but are not limited to, the following:

Relationship between life and art/ Realism and didacticism

Ghosts and Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Far West Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.

The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:

The Home in Modern History and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:47pm
AHRC-funded Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 project / University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

CFP: Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’, 27 January 2020, University of Nottingham

Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’

27 January 2020, Council Room, Trent Building, University of Nottingham

Email: nightingale2020@nottingham.ac.uk

Harriet Beecher Stowe at ALA 2020 and Up and Coming Scholar Graduate Student Award

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:08am
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

 

Call for Papers 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

American Literature Association 2020

Deadline for Submissions:  January 6, 2020

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Call for Papers  

Figuring Out Feeling

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Cécile Varry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Since the affective turn in the early 1990s, the humanities and social sciences have witnessed a profound and renewed interest in how feelings operate; their relationship to both the human, the nonhuman (or more than human), and other feelings. As researchers, teachers and artists, we often struggle with the place and status of emotions in creative processes, institutions, the workplace, classrooms, and in our own research. How do we feel about all of this?

Woman Questions: Margaret Fuller and Louisa May Alcott in Their Time

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA).  Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.”  What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women? 

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:09pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019 (Extended!)

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:03pm
Michael Williamson - English Graduate Organization Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and Composition and TESOL Association (CTA), in collaboration with the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is proud to announce their 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference, “Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence,” to be held April 3-4, 2020 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The due date for proposals is January 24, 2020.

Alcott and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:53pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society / American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience.

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