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Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:04pm
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for a special issue of Literature Compass(https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17414113)on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletterand subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

updated: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:32pm
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of humour and satire in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:49am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2020).

 

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

 

BWWC 2020: Visions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:41pm
British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Call for Papers

18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

March 5th-7th, 2020

TCU, Fort Worth

Edith Wharton's New York

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:48am
Edith Wharton Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

 

 Edith Wharton’s New York: 

A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society 

New Yorker Hotel 

June 17th-20th 2020 

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming conference marking the centennial anniversary of the publication of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. We will celebrate this momentous year in New York, the setting not only of so many of Wharton’s works but also of much of her life. 

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:33am
Christ Church, University of Oxford & School of Arts, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present 

A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. 

 

Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst 

The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University). 

 

The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:07am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association and University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

Call for Papers: Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day

The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century

Popular Fiction and Culture

 

Friday, 20th September 2019, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin

Keynote: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia)

Walking Tour: Victorian Gothic Dublin, followed by dinner

MWCBS Call for Papers Extension to May 20, 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:06am
Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is happy to announce an extension for the Call for Papers for its 66th Annual Meeting to May 20, 2019. The meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.

A Connecticut Abolitionist in King Arthur’s Court: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s British Reception

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am
Jude V. Nixon
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

For the Northeast Modern Language Association’s (NeMLA’s) 51th Annual Conference, 5-4 March 2020, in Boston, MA, Shaping and Sharing Identities: Spaces, Places, Languages, and Cultures, this session is seeking proposals addressing the topic, A Connecticut Abolitionist in King Arthur’s Court: Harriet Beecher Stowe’s British Reception. Harriet Beecher Stowe’s radical views on slavery in Uncle Tom’s Cabin (1852) took the western world by storm. Nowhere was the response more impassioned than in Great Britain.

The Gothic Panel at PAMLA 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 10:46am
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

The Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) is looking for papers on gothic literature and the gothic in media for its 2019 conference November 14-17 in San Diego, California. We invite proposals for papers dealing with Gothic literature, culture, and film. This session welcomes proposals on a wide variety of topics, with particular consideration granted to papers that explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic. Potential subjects may include, but are not limited to:

Cultural Reflections on Science and Technology: 17th Century to the Present

updated: 
Wednesday, April 17, 2019 - 2:40pm
Pacific Ancient and Modern Langauge Association (PAMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, June 10, 2019

Seeking 15-minute conference paper presentations about how literature, film, the visual arts, or other cultural products have documented, challenged, and influenced the cultural adaption of scientific practices and products from the rise of the scientific method in 17thcentury to the present day. Presentations may reflect on the range of human emotions prompted by the changes brought to culture by science and technology, from horror and anxiety to humor and hope. Of interest also are presentations that give consideration to key moments in the integration of technology into culture as reflected upon in works of literature, art, film, etc.

Possible paper topics include (but are not limited to):

Genre Bending: Crime's Hybrid Forms (theme issue of Clues: A Journal of Detection)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:22am
Elizabeth Foxwell / Clues: A Journal of Detection
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Guest Editor: Maurizio Ascari (University of Bologna)

Throughout its long history, crime writing has inspired and been inspired by other genres such as the gothic, sensation fiction, horror, romance, film noir, science fiction, and true crime. This theme issue of Clues, guest edited by Maurizio Ascari, seeks to explore the richness of these generic contact zones and the acts of cross-pollination they engendered, ultimately contributing to the overall development of this galaxy of literary forms. Articles for this issue might address questions such as the following:

A Dissident Kingsley: The Life and Work of Lucas Malet. 15 June 2019

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 11:07am
Charles Kingsley 200 Festival
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 3, 2019

This is a call for abstracts of short papers (ca. 3,000 words) on the work of Lucas Malet to be presented at a summer symposium in Eversley, Hampshire. Organised in conjunction with the CK200 Festival (https://ck200.live), celebrating the bicentennial of the author’s father Charles Kingsley, this symposium provides students and scholars opportunity to discuss recent research on Malet’s work.

Queering Neo-Victorianism Beyond Sarah Waters

updated: 
Wednesday, April 10, 2019 - 10:39am
Special Issue of Neo-Victorian Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Since the lesbian publishing sensation of the first of Sarah Waters’s trio of neo-Victorian novels, Tipping the Velvet (1998), nineteenth-century queerness has become an increasingly prominent trope across neo-Victorian media and criticism. On the one hand, neo-Victorian queerness functions as a means of recovering marginalised viewpoints and obscured histories, predominantly, though not exclusively, from the LGBTQI+ community. On the other hand, it serves as a strategic tool to negotiate both alliances and tensions between lesbianism and feminism, queer studies and gender theory, or gender-specific and queer-generic positionalities.

Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth Century

updated: 
Tuesday, April 9, 2019 - 9:55am
Dr Alice Crossley / University of Lincoln, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Narratives of Ageing in the Nineteenth CenturyUniversity of Lincoln, 23rd July 2019 Organisers: Dr Alice Crossley, Dr Amy Culley, and Dr Rebecca Styler Plenary Speaker: Prof. Devoney Looser, Arizona State University'Ageing in Public: Women Authors in the Nineteenth Century’  

This conference responds to the burgeoning critical interest of humanities scholars in age, ageing, and stages of life from childhood to old age in the nineteenth century.

The figure of the child and the imaginative investment in the idea of childhood are the focus of seminal studies of ageing in this period.

MMLA 2019: Travel Writing/Writing Travel Session

updated: 
Sunday, April 7, 2019 - 4:40pm
Shannon Derby / Midwest Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 15, 2019

In keeping with the annual theme, “Duality, Doubles, and Doppelgangers,” this panel seeks to explore the relationship between duality, broadly conceived, travel, and writing about travel. We seek to interrogate the ways in which travel writing serves as a discursive engagement with multiple dualities, including self and other, authority and subordination, as well as style and content. Submissions from any time period will be considered and papers that explore a broad spectrum of genres, disciplines, and geographic regions will be given special consideration. Papers that address any approach to the conference theme are welcome. Potential topics and themes include (but are not limited to): 

Gaskell Journal Graduate Essay Prize

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 4:44pm
Gaskell Journal
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, February 1, 2020

The Gaskell Journal

Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize 2020

Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2020

 

The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society.

Happiness: Enlightenment to Present

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:42pm
University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Happiness: Enlightenment to PresentKing’s College, CambridgeSaturday, October 19 – Sunday, October 20, 2019 

The question of what makes us happy, let alone how to actually define happiness, has preoccupied writers and philosophers since the Ancient Greeks. Happiness has often been viewed with suspicion; be it located in another world, aligned with worldly dangers, or pictured as an endless pursuit symptomizing our fall from grace. From the Enlightenment onwards, however, writers begin to reinvent or reinvigorate the idea of happiness in new forms. Rather than scold ourselves out of expectation, happiness is viewed as a component of real quotidian life, as something we might learn to expect from our encounters with reality.

[UPDATE] Journal of Dracula Studies

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:41pm
Transylvanian Society of Dracula/Anne DeLong
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019

We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.

Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to journalofdraculastudies@kutztown.edu.

Special Issue of Humanities: Realism and Naturalism in the Humanities

updated: 
Thursday, April 4, 2019 - 1:35pm
Humanities: a peer-reviewed open access journal
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Special Issue of Humanities: Realism and Naturalism in the Humanities

Guest Editor: Cameron Dodworth, Ph.D., Department of English, Methodist University

Deadline for Submissions: 30 June 2019

Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789-1914

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 8:53am
Nely Keinänen (University of Helsinki, Finland) and Per Sivefors (Linnaeus University, Sweden)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

Extended Deadline: Anthology project, ‘Disseminating Shakespeare in the Nordic Countries, 1789 - 1916’

Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland Biennial Conference, 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, April 2, 2019 - 6:34am
Association for the Study of Literature and the Environment – UK and Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, April 22, 2019

*Submissions Deadline extended to 22nd April*Co-emergenceCo-creationCo-existence 4th to 6th September 2019, University of PlymouthConfirmed Plenary Speakers

 

  • Greg Garrard (University of British Columbia)
  • David Higgins (University of Leeds)
  • Adeline Johns-Putra (University of Surrey)
  • Harriet Tarlo (Sheffield Hallam University) & Judith Tucker (University of Leeds)

 

It matters what matters we use to think other matters with; it matters what stories we tell to tell other stories with; it matters what knots knot knots, what thoughts think thoughts, what ties tie ties. It matters what stories make worlds, what worlds make stories. (Donna Haraway, Staying with the Trouble)

CFP--book collection, "Wilde Politics"

updated: 
Thursday, March 28, 2019 - 2:02pm
Michael Y. Bennett, University of Wisconsin-Whitewater
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019

I have spoken with an Senior Commissioning Editor at Manchester University Press (with their strengths in theatre, nineteenth century lit, and politics), and he is very excited about the prospects of this edited collection. He/MUP is eagerly awaiting a proposal.

The book is called, Wilde Politics: The Political Thought of Oscar Wilde. My Introduction is (currently) entitled, “The Politics of Being Oscar Wilde.” The three sections of the book are “Victorian Politics”; “The Politics of Aesthetics”; and “Political Philosophy.” 

Extended Deadline - 'Victorian Visions'

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:46pm
Victorian Network
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 14, 2019

                                       Call for Papers: Victorian Visions

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 thirteenth issue (Winter 2019) will be guest edited by Professor Kate Flint on the theme of "Victorian Visions".

Crime and Punishment: From the Medieval and Early Modern to the Neo-Gothic

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 2:41pm
Bangor University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, May 5, 2019

Questions of crime and punishment are writ large across many of our social and political spaces. We see injustice navigated on social media and protested in the streets, spun on film and fought in music. The narratives of criminals and law makers, sometimes valorised and sometimes vilified, surround us.

Double the Dickens: Counterparts and Multiples in the Works

updated: 
Wednesday, March 27, 2019 - 11:37am
The Dickens Society/MMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, April 5, 2019

Charles Dickens utilizes various devices facilitating comparison and comprehension throughout many of his novels, short stories, and other literary output. Most famously, Dickens employed doubling and doppelgängers in A Tale of Two Cities (1859) to demonstrate the ideological similarities and differences between not only look-alikes Charles Darnay and Sydney Carton, but the cities of London and Paris. In Uneven Developments (1988), Mary Poovey has revealed how in David Copperfield (1850), the hero’s instinctive dislike for Uriah Heep’s mock humility may indicate his own discomfort regarding their similar financial positions and goals for career advancement.

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