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CFP: Fraud and Forgery - Special issue of Victorian Review

Thursday, December 6, 2018 - 2:02am
Jakob Gaardbo Nielsen / Aarhus University, Denmark
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Call for papers

Special issue: Fraud and Forgery 

Submission date: 15 January 2019

Victorian Review invites submissions for a special issue devoted to the topic of fraud and forgery in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).This issue will consider representations of fraud and forgery in British literature and culture, ranging from thematic representations of these subjects in literature, their pervasiveness in economic cultures and discourses, to their entanglement with the processes of literary, artistic and cultural production.

Call for Book Chapters: Women and Belles Lettres in the Nineteenth Century (Extended Deadline)

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:48pm
Harvard University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 1, 2018

Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century. Imagination, as it is believed, has no borders and is dialogical in its nature.  Different voices of great emancipationist writers merged into one influential symphony liberating and awakening consciousness of slaves—males and females. If writers did not support directly or sympathized with the image of an emancipated woman, they did reflect on her place in society and her belonging. World literature allows us to take a closer look at the imagined and real women's lives, at their biographies and reminiscent writing.

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA

Thursday, November 1, 2018 - 9:54am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)


40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Proposal submission deadline: November 15, 2018 (extended from November 1)


Adventures in Alcott Scholarship at the Concord Free Public Library

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 20, 2019

Over decades, William Munroe Special Collections Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson and her predecessors and colleagues at the Concord Free Public Library have amassed a distinguished collection of materials by and about the Alcotts. Among those archival holdings are literary manuscripts, personal papers, microfilmed diaries and letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, and research papers by or about Louisa May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott, as well as Abigail May “Abba” Alcott and Abby May Alcott Nieriker (“Alcott Holdings in the Special Collections,” CFPL, ).

Nature Writing’s Future Pasts

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 3:35pm
Land Lines: British Nature Writing 1789-2014 (AHRC Project)
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018

British nature writing can be understood as both a product of and a challenge to a western-style modernity that has created the conditions for its own unravelling. The tense that best captures these conditions is the future anterior. Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie, wandering through Bergen’s Natural History Museum, marvels at the ‘decaying bones of twenty-four cetacean skeletons crowded under the ceiling’. One whale skeleton alone, that of a gigantic blue, is ‘less an animal, more a narrative’. The different cetacean narratives add up to a devastating commentary to which even words such as ‘waste’ and ‘slaughter’ and ‘holocaust’ and ‘shame’ cannot do full justice.

Moves Towards Modernism: The British Theatre Before WWI

Wednesday, October 10, 2018 - 4:10pm
Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

This is a CFP for a panel proposal "Moves Towards Modernism: The British Theatre Before WWI," which will hopefully take place at the 2019 Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 4-6, 2019. See the Comparative Drama Conference website for more information on the conference and keynote, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins. 

Environments of Literature and Science: BSLS Winter Symposium 2018

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:30pm
The British Society for Literature and Science
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 15, 2018

Date: Saturday 24th November 2018 (10:00 – 18:00)

Location: Cardiff University

Organisers: Joan Passey (Exeter,, Louise Benson-James (Bristol,, Jim Scown (Cardiff,

Keynote: ‘Biggish Data: Friedrich Engels, Material Ecology, and Victorian Data’ by John Parham, University of Worcester

24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 26-28 July 2019

Tuesday, September 25, 2018 - 2:31pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, November 15, 2018

CALL FOR PAPERS:24th Annual Dickens Society SymposiumJuly 26-28, 2019Salt Lake City, UT  The 24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium will be held in Salt Lake City,Utah, co-sponsored by the Dickens Society and Utah Valley University.Proposals from scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students onany topic related to Dickens¹s life or work are welcome. One-page (250-300word) abstracts for papers deliverable in 20 minutes, plus 150-word bios,may be sent by November 15 2018 to  Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, nestled in a high-desert valleybetween two mountain ranges, a gateway to some of the most spectaculargeological formations on the planet.

**NEW DEADLINE DEC. 1** Dickens Society Symposium 2019

Wednesday, November 14, 2018 - 11:42am
Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 1, 2018




CALL FOR PAPERS: 24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium -- July 26-28, 2019, Salt Lake City, UT