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Branwell Brontë: 'Perfect Wreck'

updated: 
Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 4:56pm
Brontë Parsonage Museum & Leeds University Library Special Collections
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

In her biography of Branwell Brontë, Daphne du Maurier described Branwell as ‘a spectre in the Brontë story, in pathetic contrast with the astonishing achievements of his sisters’. 2017 is Branwell’s bicentenary year, and Brontë Parsonage Museum is marking the occasion with a number of events and an exhibition curated by Simon Armitage, entitled Mansions in the Sky.

NATIONAL YOUNG RESEARCHERS’ CONFERENCE ON VICTORIANA ORGANIZED BY THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CULTURE STUDIES (UGC SAP-DRS PHASE II), THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN ON 14-15 SEPTEMBER 2017

updated: 
Monday, July 10, 2017 - 12:38pm
Department of English and Culture Studies, University of Burdwan, West Bengal, India
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 24, 2017


        NATIONAL YOUNG RESEARCHERS’ CONFERENCE

ON

VICTORIANA

 

ORGANIZED BY

THE DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH AND CULTURE STUDIES (UGC SAP-DRS PHASE II),

THE UNIVERSITY OF BURDWAN

ON

14-15 SEPTEMBER 2017

 

The Department of English and Culture Studies, The University of Burdwan is going to organize its annual Young Researchers’ Conference on 14-15 September, 2017 on the focal area of Victoriana.

Symposium: Byron Among the Poets

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:40pm
All Souls College, Oxford
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 1, 2017

Byron Among the Poets

a symposium at All Souls College, University of Oxford

Saturday 13th – Sunday 14th January 2018

The Transnational American Periodical

updated: 
Wednesday, July 5, 2017 - 2:32pm
British Library/Network of American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 15, 2017

The Transnational American Periodical

A one day symposium in collaboration with the Network of American Periodical Studies

British Library, London – 15 December 2017

Plenary Speaker: Professor Janet Floyd (King’s College London)

English Postgraduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Tuesday, September 19, 2017 - 6:35am
English: The Journal of the English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The editors of English: the Journal of the English Association are very pleased to initiate in 2017 the opening of an annual essay competition exclusive to postgraduates. We are looking for essays that provide new perspectives on canonical and/or non-canonical Anglophone literatures, and therefore welcome submissions that focus on single author/texts or a range, and which develop original arguments beyond simple close reading, while engaging with recent scholarship in relevant fields.

The competition is open to any postgraduate student who is registered on a doctoral programme at any institution anywhere in the world, by, or within three months of, the submission deadline: September 30th, 2017.

Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:46am
Syracuse University
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, July 25, 2017

Owing to last minute withdrawals by committed authors, the Companion to Victorian Popular Fiction, which will be published by McFarland, is in need of additional contributors. The 150,000 word companion will cover authors, topics, representative texts, and genres. Over 100 scholars, from senior academics to advanced graduate students, have already written short but incisive and insightful cross-referenced entries. A few remain:

Mudie’s Circulating Library [250 words]

Arnold Bennett [250 words]

Catnach broadsides [250 words]

A. L. O. E [100]

Career of Candida [250]

A Modern Amazon [250]

Mary-Angela Dickens [250]

Disability [1250 -- as it appears in popular fiction]

Arthur Morrison and the East End

updated: 
Monday, July 3, 2017 - 9:45am
Diana Maltz
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 1, 2017

Call for Papers: Arthur Morrison and the East End

 

We seek critical articles for an essay collection on Arthur Morrison and the East End. We welcome essays on a variety of aspects relating to his body of work. 

 

Essays can address his most famous novel A Child of the Jago, but can alternatively focus on his lesser-known novels (particularly The Hole in the Wall and To London Town), his short stories (including those from Tales of Mean Streets), and his journalism. 

 

Broad themes include:

Morrison and East End history

The RES Essay Prize 2017: Final call for entries

updated: 
Thursday, June 29, 2017 - 11:13am
The Review of English Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 30, 2017

The RES Essay Prize aims to encourage scholarship amongst postgraduate research students in Britain and abroad. The essay can be on any topic of English literature or the English language from the earliest period to the present.

 

The competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree, or who completed one no earlier than January 2015

 

The winner will receive:

  • Publication of the winning essay in the June 2017 issue of The Review of English Studies
  • £500 worth of OUP books
  • A free year's subscription to The Review of English Studies

*How to enter*

Neo-Victorian Series (Brill/Rodopi)

updated: 
Wednesday, June 28, 2017 - 3:29pm
Dr Marie-Luise Kohlke / Swansea University (Wales, UK)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Series Editors of Brill/Rodopi’s Neo-Victorian Series (http://www.brill.com/products/series/neo-victorian-series) invite proposals for future edited collections in the series, to map emergent, prominent, and critically underrepresented strands of neo-Victorian literature and culture. In particular, we would welcome themed proposals on the following subjects:

 

•           Neo-Victorian Ecologies & Environmental Ethics

•           Neo-Victorian Cosmopolitanism

•           Neo-Victorian Postcolonialities

•           Neo-Victorian Journeys and Travels

•           Neo-Victorian Geographies

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