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Call for Papers for the 65th Annual Meeting of the Midwest Conference on British Studies

Tuesday, March 13, 2018 - 9:08am
The Midwest Conference on British Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, April 15, 2018

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 65th Annual Meeting will be hosted by the University of Kentucky in Lexington, KY, September 14-16, 2018. The keynote speaker will be Carolyn Malone of Ball State University, and the plenary address will be given by Matthew Giancarlo of the University of Kentucky.


My Victorian Novel: an edited collection

Sunday, April 1, 2018 - 9:20pm
Annette R. Federico
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, May 1, 2018

 My Victorian Novel

Isobel Armstrong has lamented that the way we teach the Victorian novel, with enthusiasm and delight, is so different from the way we criticize it. I wonder if this is also partially true about the way we really read and experience Victorian novels, if there is a Wemmick-like division between the absorbed and happy reader, cozy and contented in the Castle, and the buttoned-up professor at the lectern or the laptop. Rereading Victorian fiction over time, for our classes or our scholarship, must at some level involve a relaxation of feeling, the evocation of memories, psychic immersion, and moral engagement––alongside critical distance, objectivity, or suspicion. 

Literary Fantasy and its Discontents

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 2:38am
Taipei Tech (National Taipei University of Technology)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 31, 2018

In her still influential Fantasy and Mimesis: Responses to Reality in Western Literature (1984), Kathryn Hume defines the literary fantastic as any departure from consensus reality, believing that it holds an equally significant position in literary history as mimesis. Rather than being a recent and sometimes academically marginalized genre, fantasy, for Hume, is integral to almost all literature.

Collection on Arthur MACHEN

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:15am
Dr. Antonio Sanna
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 1, 2018

Critical Essays on Arthur Machen

edited by Antonio Sanna


Publishing William Morris and his Circle (MLA 2019)

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:10am
William Morris Society in the United States / SHARP
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with The Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing, for the 2019 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):

This session seeks new perspectives on publishing William Morris and his circle. Topics might focus on Morris as publisher, on illustrations, on printing, or on the physical format of the book. We especially welcome papers that address publications outside of the Kelmscott Press, and/or that feature book history or digital humanities approaches. 

Consuming Cultures: MVSA at MMLA 2018

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 10:09am
Midwest Modern Language Association MVSA affiliated panel
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 30, 2018

2018 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Kansas City, Missouri

November 15-18, 2018

“Consuming Cultures”


In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Consuming Cultures,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore methods of cultural consumption in 19th century Britain.


The myriad possible topics include methods of cultural consumption, production of materials to be consumed, and cultural and social expectations that govern, control, or recommend consumption, including the following:

William Morris and Trans-Atlantic Radicalism (MLA 2019)

Friday, March 2, 2018 - 7:54am
William Morris Society in the United States
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, March 16, 2018

The WMS is seeking submissions for the following guaranteed session for the 2019 MLA Convention:

Labor unrest and repression in late nineteenth-century Chicago, Paris, and London helped forge internationalist ties that laid the basis for the Second International. William Morris, Walter Crane, and their acolytes were very much a part of this trans-Atlantic radical political, literary, and artistic exchange of ideas. This panel explores the dynamics and consequences of their efforts, doing so in a way that more fully elucidates Morris’s trans-Atlantic influence on socialism’s rise in the West.

Lyrical Letters, or Missives with Melodies -- MLA 2019

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:59am
Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, March 20, 2108

A session to be held at Modern Language conference in Chicago, January 3-6, 2019.  Sponsored by the Lyrica Society for Word/Music Relations.
Analysis and appreciation of the artistic functions and contributions of sung letters in musical plays and operas.   In these days of e mail, Twitter, etc., it can be hard to remember that, at one time, correspondence was done more slowly by letter, and that the reading and/or writing of letters was often an important part of theatrical events.  You are invited to submit proposals that explore this phenomenon.  250 word abstracts by 20 March 2018; Mail abstracts to Shoshana Knapp (

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

Monday, February 26, 2018 - 9:52am
NYU/University of Exeter/University of London
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, March 1, 2018

Transnational poetics; Aestheticism and Decadence at the fin de siècle

A One-Day Symposium at New York University

Monday May 14th 2018


Keynote Speaker: Prof Regenia Gagnier (Exeter):

‘Transnational Poiesis and the Making of Community’


Organizers: Prof Marion Thain (NYU), Dr Kate Hext (Exeter), Dr Jane Desmarais (London)



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