CFP — GOTHIC DREAMS/GOTHIC NIGHTMARES
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: 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 email@example.com
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
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
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)
CFP: Victorian and Edwardian Mysteries
(Special Issue, Victorians Institute Journal)
CALL FOR PAPERS
Spatial Modernities: Mapping the Physical and Psychological World Postgraduate Symposium
Centre for Modern Studies, University of York
16 May 2020
Keynote Speaker: Professor Ian Gregory (Lancaster University)
University of Portsmouth, UK, 26 June 2020
Keynote speaker – Dr Katharina Rein, Bauhaus University Weimar
‘In Crisis: Art in Eras of Emergency, 1750–Present’
April 18, 2020
University of Cambridge, Faculty of English
Call for Abstracts
"Women Writers and Social/Political Activism”
A special issue of Women: A Cultural Review
Guest Editors: Lise Shapiro Sanders and Carey Snyder
Deadline for Submissions: August 1, 2020
Bernhard Tauchnitz's Collection of British and American Authors series, initiated in 1841, was not only a successful entrepreneurial eneavour but also a milestone in the history of print culture. The Leipzig-based publisher Tauchnitz, renowned all over the world for his series of affordable pocket books in English, eventually produced more than 5000 volumes over the next 100 years. The cultural and literary repercussions of this unique achievement have been far-reaching since the late 19th century.
Call for Papers: Abstract Deadline Now Extended to 17th February!
“Small Worlds: Connections, Collaborations, and Conflicts”
Australasian Victorian Studies Association Conference, 17-19 June 2020
Monash University, Melbourne
Keynote speakers: Associate Professor Mary Elizabeth Leighton and Professor Lisa Surridge (University of Victoria, Canada)
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Scarborough, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Theology and Religion
Literature (all genres, including Children’s Literature and Travel Writing)
Language and Linguistics
London Rising: Friday, 6 March
’Cause in London Town
There’s just no place for a street fighting man
—The Rolling Stones, 1968
Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic. London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris. This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?
MVSA invites proposals for Seminars to be held at the 2020 conference, “Truth, Investigation, and Mystery,” April, 24-25, Chicago, IL.
Participants in MVSA Seminars will write 5-7 page papers that will be pre-circulated to the other participants prior to the conference. During the Seminars, the Seminar Leader and participants will identify important points of intersection and divergence among the papers and identify future areas of inquiry and collaboration. The Seminar format allows a larger number of scholars to participate in MVSA and to seek financial support from their respective institutions to attend the conference and discuss a shared area of scholarly interest. Seminars are limited to 12 participants.
MLA 2021, Toronto
Children’s Literature Association Sponsored Session (Guaranteed Session)
Questioning the Canon: Rethinking the Golden Age of Children’s Literature
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’.
RCL — Revista de Comunicação e Linguagens / Journal of Communication and Languages
CALL FOR PAPERS
Photography, Cinema, and the Ghostly – RCL n. 53 (Autumn/Winter)
José Bértolo (CEC, U. Lisbon)
Margarida Medeiros (ICNOVA — NOVA U. Lisbon)
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
The 53rd Annual Conference of the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario
Glendon College, York University, 25 April 2020
Jody Berland, York University
Susan Hamilton, University of Alberta
Call for Papers
Light in Dark Places: Victorian Animals and Human Interventions
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.
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,
*FINAL REMINDER!* - DEADLINE 31st December
Extrapolating Nostalgia: Special issue of Science Fiction Studies
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)
Britain Afraid: Imperial Insecurities and National Fears, 1798-1945
Liverpool John Moores University, 11-12 June 2020
Keynote Speaker: Professor Kim Wagner (Queen Mary, UCL)
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.
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.