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68th Annual Midwest Conference on British Studies

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 12:03pm
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 23, 2021

Midwest Conference on British Studies 68thAnnual Meeting

Bowling Green State University

Bowling Green, OH

October 15-16, 2021

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 68th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Bowling Green State University in Bowling Green, Ohio, October 15-16. The keynote speaker will be Dr. Sara Butler, Professor and King George III Chair of British History at the Ohio State University.  While the MWCBS intends to hold the conference onsite at Bowling Green State University, we may change the conference to an online format if extraordinary circumstances related to the Covid pandemic warrant.  If so, the change to an online format will be announced in July.

Victorian Ecologies - Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Thursday, March 4, 2021 - 2:49am
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

CfP: Victorian Ecologies

 

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis).

Illness, Society and the Self

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 7:33pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

In the context of the current viral pandemic, we look with fresh intensity at figurations of the invalid and of disease and disability in James’s fictional and non-fictional writing. With an eye to the cultural and political aspects of public health measures aimed at managing the spread of an infectious pathogen, we ask in particular about the relation in James’s work of sickness, subjectivity and society. How do James’s texts relate social experience to bodily ill-health or impairment? Does James position the invalid as a figure indicative of dysfunction in the larger social body, or suggest, in contrast, that illness or disability may be associated with an excess of social contact, a failure of ‘social distancing’?

A Small Boy and Others: Henry James and the Child

updated: 
Sunday, February 21, 2021 - 7:32pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 15, 2021

Children appear in James’s fiction in many different kinds of roles, from the annoying little brother in Daisy Miller to the impressionable girl of What Maisie Knew. He also wrote extensively about his own childhood and those of his siblings. None of these writings are, however, for child readers, unlike the work of Lewis Carroll or Robert Louis Stevenson or Mark Twain or Louisa May Alcott. What opportunities does James find in his representations of children? How does the development of his late style affect these possibilities? These topics are suggestions, but other approaches to the subject are invited.

 

Mattering in the 19th C and Beyond: US Transcendentalisms, Racism, and Repair

updated: 
Friday, February 19, 2021 - 11:00am
Margaret Fuller Society
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 20, 2021

How do race, racism, and anti-racism operate among US transcendentalists? What alternative vocabularies and theoretical models have their Black contemporaries and later Black thinkers created? We invite proposals that challenge or reform the legacies of transcendentalism. Potential topics (others are welcome):

 

-     constructions of race

-     systemic racism

-     Black intellectual/aesthetic traditions

-     Black writers/speakers

-     epistemologies

-     gender(s)

-     queer/trans of color critiques

-     disidentification

-     intersectionality

-     conversation as method

-     languages

-     critiques and revisionist readings of "transcendentalism"

Updated Deadline - CFP Serialized Storytelling and Soap Opera

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:24am
Popular Culture Association - Online Conference June, 2021
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

Popular Culture Association - Online Conference - June 2-5, 2021 Call for Papers - deadline - February 28, 2021.

PCA 2021 is fully online - share your research, exchange ideas with colleagues -- all from the comfort of your own home office -- it will be like what you’ve been doing all year except with new people!

https://pcaaca.org/

Information about how to submit a proposal can be found here:

https://pcaaca.org/conference/submitting-paper-proposal-pca-conference

 SOAP OPERA AND SERIALIZED STORYTELLING

Ordinary Oralities: Everyday Voices in History

updated: 
Thursday, February 11, 2021 - 10:23am
Jan Schroeder / Carleton University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 15, 2021

Ordinary Oralities: Everyday Voices in History

Edited by Josephine Hoegaerts and Jan Schroeder

 

Trans James

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:17pm
Henry James Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Henry James scholarship has hesitated to engage with the challenges and opportunities presented by the rich and proliferating constellation of thought that is Trans Studies. How might the question of transgender revise, reinvigorate or transform our understanding of James’s writing, and / or of James as a biographical subject?

We welcome proposals addressing any aspect of the topic. Possible approaches might include:

-          Transgender subjects in James’s fictional worlds and nonfiction texts

-          Transgender and subjectless queer critique

-          Sex, gender, and narration

-          Transgender and sexuality

-          Transgender and sibling relationships

Nineteenth-Century Religious Cultures

updated: 
Tuesday, February 9, 2021 - 2:10pm
Religion and the Arts
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, August 1, 2021

For a special double issue to be published in March, 2022. 

 

Papers addressing the plurality of religious cultures in the nineteenth century, including not only Catholicism, Anglicanism, Protestantism, and Judaism, but also Buddhism, Hermeticism,  Native American Religions, Theosophy, Unitarianism, the LDS Church, African-American religion, Eastern and Oriental Orthodoxy, Shakerism, etc., competing and overlapping in nineteenth-century contexts. Papers are welcome in all the arts; incuding literature, painting, sculpture, architecture, liturgy, the textile arts, the decorative arts, music, and dance. 

 

Illustrations, both color and black-and-white, are encouraged. 

 

PCA: Medievalism in Popular Culture, VIRTUAL

updated: 
Monday, February 8, 2021 - 12:59pm
Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

CFP: Medievalism in Popular Culture

PCA/ACA 2021 National Conference

Jun 2nd – 5th – VIRTUAL

 

The Medievalism in Popular Culture Area (including Early to Later Middle Ages, Robin Hood, Arthurian, Chaucer, Norse, and other materials connected to medieval studies) accepts papers on all topics that explore either popular culture during the Middle Ages or transcribe some aspect of the Middle Ages into the popular culture of later periods. These representations can occur in any genre, including film, television, novels, graphic novels, gaming, advertising, art, etc. For this year’s conference, I would like to encourage submissions on some of the following topics:

 

Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies 2021: Justice Framed (EXTENDED DEADLINE)

updated: 
Friday, February 5, 2021 - 4:01pm
Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

The Iowa Journal of Cultural Studies is a fully open access peer-reviewed publication edited by graduate students at The University of Iowa that mixes traditional approaches and contemporary interventions in the interdisciplinary humanities and interpretive social sciences. This year’s issue will challenge and facilitate interdisciplinary scholarship through an inquiry into  frames of justice. 

 

Conference on Domestic Cats in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Ben P. Robertson / Troy University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 1, 2021

Submissions are invited for a scholarly conference on domestic cats in literature to be hosted online 11-12 June 2021 by the Troy University Department of English.

Papers may address any aspect of the subject, including—but not limited to—the following:

UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence

updated: 
Wednesday, February 3, 2021 - 11:51am
Stockholm University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

UPDATE: (Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence

deadline for submissions: 

April 30, 2021

full name / name of organization: 

Stockholm University

contact email: 

dickensanddecadence@gmail.com

Dickens and Decadence

Stockholm University, Sweden

Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021

 

Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics

Stockholm University

2-3 September 2021

Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277

Adapting Print Genres for the Victorian Stage

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:55pm
The Comparative Drama Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, March 27, 2021

"Adapting Print Genres for the Victorian Stage" will consider how British plays within the Victorian era (1837-1901) interacted with and responded to news stories, social movements, or cultural debates appearing in print genres, including newspapers, the periodical press, and literature. Often, a theatrical adaptation of a popular novel appeared even before its serialization had concluded, as in the case of Charles Dickens's 1839 novel Nicholas Nickleby, which appeared on 19 November 1838 at the Adelphi Theatre, adapted by Edward Stirling, a mere eight numbers into its serialization.

26th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 6:46pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

The Charles Dickens Society is pleased to announce an extended deadline for abstracts for the 2021 Symposium, which will take place online from July 12-14, 2021. As you may know, we only recently decided to convert the 2021 Symposium to an online meeting. One terrific side effect is that, since no one needs to make plans for travel, we can extend the deadline and get acceptances out a little later. The new deadline is therefore Sunday, January 31, 2021. To have your work considered, please submit an abstract of no more than 300 words to Sean Grass at scggsl@rit.edu.

Culture and Anarchy. Reading Matthew Arnold Today 2

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
Centre for English, Translation and Anglo-Portuguese Studies (CETAPS) and University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 5, 2021

It has been 150 years since Matthew Arnold published his groundbreaking work, Culture and Anarchy. His essays in book form are not only a powerful critique of Victorian society and values but also of modern ones. Contemporary political, economic and cultural issues provide an opportunity to revisit Arnold’s thought critically, to assess his enduring legacy, and to appraise the modern predicament in relation to distinguished cultural achievements from the past.

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity

updated: 
Wednesday, January 13, 2021 - 11:49am
University of Glasgow College of Arts Postgraduate Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, February 8, 2021

Metamorphosis: Transformations across Time, Culture & Identity (postgraduate conference, online, 1-2 June, 2021)

 

**please submit proposals via the form on our website - link below**

 

Metamorphosis refers to a dramatic change in the form, structure or character of an entity, distinctly characterised as a process whereby the old is subsumed, absorbed or self-devoured to provide the substance to forge the new—but how is this concept experienced in contemporary culture?

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

updated: 
Wednesday, January 6, 2021 - 4:32pm
NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

“Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

NATIONAL AND KAPODISTRIAN UNIVERSITY OF ATHENS INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 8-11 DECEMBER 2021.

The deadline for proposals has just been extended to 28/2/21.

 

Conference Website:    https://conferences.uoa.gr/e/ellada200flsekpa

Special Virtual Panel CFP Occult Psychology : Esotericism, Occultism, and Magic at Southwest Popular/American Culture Association (deadline Dec 27) (conference Feb 22-27)

updated: 
Tuesday, December 15, 2020 - 5:18am
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, December 27, 2020

Archetypal and Jungian psychology have a well-established and verified relationship with esoteric and occult worldviews, a circumstance demonstrated even more clearly with the publication of Jung's Liber Novus.  However, while there is considerable literature on the intersections of the general background of psychodynamic origins with the occult milieu, they have been explored less systematically and also less sensationally.  Similarly, while parapsychology occupies a significant place in popular cultural lore that overlaps with conspiracism and also the study of the paranormal, systematic inquiry into the relationship of scientific psychology with occult, esoteric, magical, and mystical worldviews has also been less prominent, though present non

Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic

updated: 
Friday, December 4, 2020 - 7:56am
Nicole Dittmer and Sophie Raine
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 30, 2021

 Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic

Edited Collection, Call for Papers

  

Cities and Fantasy: Urban Imaginary Across Cultures, 1830–1930 (Edited Volume)

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:37pm
Dr. Klaudia Lee and Dr. Sharin Schroeder
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 15, 2021

The long nineteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion and modernization of cities around the globe. It is often also heralded, by critics working with Anglo-American literature, at least, as the starting point for studies of the fantastic. Nonetheless, despite the claims of critics such as Rosemary Jackson and Stephen Prickett that modern fantasy is, in part, a reaction to industrialization,[1] few projects have explored nineteenth- and early-twentieth-century fantasies’ engagement with the urban, and fewer still have attempted to address the intertwinement of fantasy and the city across cultures, a gap this volume seeks to fill.

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Edinburgh Napier University/ University of Birmingham/ University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Call for Participants

Haunted Shores: Coastlands, Coastal Waters, and the Littoral Gothic

Online symposium: Friday 26th March 2021

We seek participants in an online symposium to explore coasts and shores in the Gothic and to discuss a potential edited volume of essays. At this early stage, we invite proposals for short, 10-15 minute presentations, but would also like to hear from anyone interested in attending or taking part. 

Haunted Shores

Charlotte Mew and Friends

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:34pm
Francesca Bratton (Maynooth University); Megan Girdwood (Edinburgh University); Fraser Riddell (Durham University)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 31, 2021

Charlotte Mew and Friends 

Decadent and Modernist Networks 

A one-day virtual symposium 9 July 2021 

Organisers 

Dr Megan Girdwood, University of Edinburgh Dr Francesca Bratton, Maynooth University Dr Fraser Riddell, Durham University 

Keynote 

Professor Joseph Bristow, UCLA 

‘I think it is myself I go to meet’ ‘The Quiet House’ (1916) 

Hopkins and His Environments

updated: 
Thursday, November 19, 2020 - 11:33pm
International Hopkins Organizing Committee
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, January 25, 2021

Hopkins and His Environments” 

A virtual international conference, 24‒26 June 2021

From the Cliffs of Moher to the Valley of the Elwy, from leafy countrysides to city centres “smeared” with everyday life, Gerard Manley Hopkins was acutely attuned to environmental conditions. The 2021 international Hopkins conference, to be held virtually 24 to 26 June 2021, will consider the many environments in which he worked: natural, textual, aesthetic, political, theological, Jesuitical, and social.

Reimagining the Victorians

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:44pm
Victorians Institute Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 1, 2021

Special Issue of Victorians Institute Journal:

Reimagining the Victorians

Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion

updated: 
Wednesday, November 4, 2020 - 12:41pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, February 28, 2021

We invite a broad, imaginative and interdisciplinary interpretation on the topic of ‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ and its relation to any aspect of Victorian popular literature and culture that addresses literal or metaphorical representations of the theme. Inter- and multidisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers that address poetry, drama, global literature, non-fiction, visual arts, journalism, historical and social contexts. Papers addressing works from the ‘long Victorian period’ (i.e. before 1837 and after 1901) and on neo-Victorian texts/media are also welcome.

Reminder: CFP - Edited Book on "Theatre-fiction"

updated: 
Friday, October 23, 2020 - 1:31pm
Dr. Graham Wolfe / National University of Singapore
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 1, 2020

CFP: “Theatre-Fiction”

Abstracts: November 1, 2020

Seeking proposals for an edited book of chapters on “theatre-fiction”, i.e. novels and stories about theatre.

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