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International Conference on London Studies: "Visions and Revisions of the Metropolis"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:52pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

Since its beginnings, London has been regarded as the epitome of progress and advancement even in times of profound crisis and discord, exerting the charm of the vast setting that concentrates most, if not all, human experiences. From ancient Londinium to the 21st-century metropolis, the ever expanding urban settlement has emerged as a complex heterogeneous entity forging a particular code of conduct governed by imagination and originality, talent and vision that generate almost endless significations of the self.

George Bernard Shaw Panels at Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:06pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

We welcome papers on any aspect of Shaw studies, including but not limited to:

          individual plays/characters,

          comparative treatment of plays by Shaw,

          Shaw and his contemporary playwrights,

           cultural aspects of Shaw’s works, and

           international Shaw play productions.

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.

 

Reading W. D. Howells A Century Later - NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019


CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS:

READING W.D. HOWELLS (1837-1920) A CENTURY LATER

NEMLA, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 2020 

Comparative Realisms

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:58pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

It’s a commonplace to say that realism is having a moment again, or that realism has never left. This seminar recognizes both that realism is always important and that realist critical projects have proliferated in the past decade. The majority of these renew our interest in literary realism as an aesthetic tradition. Where realism was previously defined in contrast to modernism, naturalism, or more speculative genres, what distinguishes this recent revival in realism seems to be its increased interdependence with these other aesthetic categories and modes. Fredric Jameson’s The Antinomies of Realism, for instance, takes realism not as a static epistemological or narrative structure, but as an increasingly affective mode of estrangement.

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:14am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.

 

Transatlantic Literature (CEA 3/26-3/28/20).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Transatlantic Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

As the tides sweep both shores of the Atlantic, so do ideas, themes, and issues.  All topics in Transatlantic Literature are welcome.

Conference Theme

General Call for Papers - Winter 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:26am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Writing a Cosmos: European Literature and Popular Astronomy, 1890-1950 (CfP)

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:19am
Christoph Richter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

By the turn of the twentieth century, the ‘new astronomy’ had developed into a proper scientific discipline, with its own sets of instruments, its own journals, its own jargon, and its own interpretative authority. With the acceleration of new discoveries and insights into stellar phenomena, the emerging mass media ensured that this astronomical knowledge fascinated an even wider audience in the late 19th and early 20th century. At the same time, literature across Europe responded to the fascinating astronomical developments in a variety of modes, styles, and genres.

Decolonizing the Victorians-extended deadline (September 21, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:17am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Decolonizing the Victorians 

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

October 14, 2019

Org. University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES-CEAUL), in collaboration with the Centre for Indian Studies

 

Keynote speakers:

Jyotsna Singh, Professor of Renaissance Literature, Michigan State University, USA

Neilesh Bose, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in History, University of Victoria, Canada

 

From the New to the Neo-Woman: (Re)Envisioning a Fin-de-Siècle Icon

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Scholarship credits Sarah Grand with devising the term “New Woman” in 1894, although occasional differing claims nod to others, Lady Mary Jeune, for instance, in 1889. The label, which characterized and categorized the independent, self-supporting woman, quickly became popular in late Victorian culture and has resurfaced in our fascination with the Neo-Victorian. In the 1890s the New Woman appeared as the nonconformist heroine in novels, in articles about women’s education, tracts about employment equality. Magazines satirized the bicycle-riding emancipated female; conduct books warned about an un-feminine type. In their variety and scope, representations of the New Woman were, as New Woman scholars like Lyn Pyckett have established, ambivalent.

NeMLA 2020 Teaching Dickens Now

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:21am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How do we teach Dickens now? What do Dickens’s works have to do with the #MeToo movement; with social media; with the Anthropocene, extinction rebellion, and climate change; with racism and living, as Christina Sharpe has put it, “in the wake” of slavery; with technological rupture, the gig economy, and radical job transformation; and with other questions of modern life? What do we do with Dickens’s long prose and today’s allegedly shorter attention spans and alternative narrative forms?

This panel invites scholars to address what Dickens’s fiction offers the present and why Dickens matters now. The Dickens Society requests paper proposals (250-500 words) for the panel “Teaching Dickens Now” (ID 18079).

25th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 17-19 July 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

OUR DICKENS: DICKENS AND HIS PUBLICS

17th-19th July 2020, Bloomsbury, London

In 2020, the 150-year anniversary of Dickens’s death, the annual Dickens Society Symposium will take place in Bloomsbury, Dickens’s home for periods of time and where he produced some of his most memorable novels. Organised by Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum (formerly the Dickens House Museum), the anniversary Symposium seeks to explore what Dickens means to so many people across the world and why he has meant so much to diverse publics over time.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Edith Wharton's New York

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Edith Wharton’s New York:

A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society

New Yorker Hotel

June 17th-20th 2020 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please submit proposals no later than September 15th, 2019 to whartonnewyork@gmail.com

Nineteenth-Century Formations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:18pm
University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nineteenth-Century Formations

The University of Hong Kong

December 6-7

 

This interdisciplinary conference asks participants to rethink the nineteenth century and its social, aesthetic, and discursive formations. It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the categories that inform and shape our various disciplinary approaches to the nineteenth century. In doing so, it invokes the term “formations” in a broad sense, to convey the processes by which concepts, categories, structures, systems, and institutions—many of which remain in place today—came into existence during this period.

 

(NeMLA 2020) George Eliot's Unfortunate Men

updated: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5:50pm
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Things often end badly for males in George Eliot’s fiction. Macarthy, the antisocial artist in her first published prose fiction, dies unappreciated; dreamy Seth Bede reconciles himself to a pitiful bachelordom; Smilesian Tom Tulliver charters his wealth (but not his wellbeing); opportunistic Harold Transome is chastened by his circumstances; pedantic Edward Casaubon fails as a scholar and as a gentleman; and formidable Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt drowns because Eliot is unsure what else to do with him. These men are usually disposed of in credible ways, but are they treated fairly? Are their respective fates convincing given their character flaws and contexts, or are they treated more harshly than the women who share their fictional worlds?

The Gothic Panel II at PAMLA 2019 (Extended)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We are looking for one or two more presenters to join the second Gothic Panel at PAMLA.

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.

Conference Information:

November 14-17, 2019

Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Daniel C. Najork; Robert Sirabian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

For this session, we seek proposals exploring the factors shaping nineteenth- and twentieth-/twenty-first-century literature (in its broad sense) about the Middle Ages as well as the differences in approaches to the Middle Ages in each century. What historical, social, and intellectual views shaped nineteenth-century approaches to the Middle Ages? In what ways were these views limited or biased based on what the Victorians knew and believed and did not know, particularly when compared to advances in historical, psychological, and political knowledge in the next centuries? Conversely, what shaped twentieth-/twenty-first-century views of the Middle Ages?

Landlords and Tenants: the Good, the Bad and the Ugly. Famine Summer School

updated: 
Friday, July 12, 2019 - 11:03am
National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, County Roscommon, Ireland
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

Irish Famine Summer School, June 11-14th, 2020

"Landlords and Tenants: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly"

National Famine Museum at Strokestown Park House, County Roscommon, Ireland.

The Great Hunger of 1845 to 1852 has cast a long shadow over the subsequent history of Ireland and its diaspora. Since 1995, there has been a renewed interest in studying this event, by scholars, students, archeologists, artists, musicians, folklorists etc.  This interest shows no sign of abating. New research, methodologies and approaches have greatly added to our understanding of the causes, impact and legacies of this tragedy.

Fantasy, Horror, and the Supernatural

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:40am
Kate Watt / PAMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 19, 2019

From golems to Gollum, ghosts to Ironman, hobbits to succubi, zombies to dopplegangers, the possessed to those who wield the dark arts, the not-human, the almost-human, the was-human, the wants-to-be-human, the beyond-human, and those who use unknown powers to prey on humans have populated human culture and narrative from the beginning. Analysis from any critical perspective, exploring texts drawn from literature, film/TV, graphic novels, manga, comics, visual arts, and elsewhere, is welcome.

Us, Get Out, The Walking Dead, Cthulhu, It, and a wide variety of other texts would be appropriate topics. 

Please submit through the PAMLA.org website directly. 

PAMLA is in San Diego, November 14-17, 2019. 


WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:36am
William Gilmore Simms Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 15, 2020

                       

WORLD WITHOUT END: THE ANTEBELLUM SOUTH, WILLIAM GILMORE SIMMS, AND THE GLOBAL EXPERIENCE

SPONSORED BY

The William Gilmore Simms Society

University of South Carolina

COLUMBIA, S.C.    

SEPTEMBER 18-20, 2020

 

Technology and 19th-C. British Literature

updated: 
Thursday, July 11, 2019 - 12:35am
Brian Cowlishaw/Northeastern State University
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Call for Papers: Subject--Technology and 19th-C. British Literature

 

Seeking contributors for a book of essays that explore connections between technology and nineteenth-century British literature. To be published by McFarland Press, a leading publisher of academic books. (See: https://mcfarlandbooks.com/) Essays should be of interest to, and readable by, both scholars and non-academics.

Suggested topics include:

*The effects of technology on nineteenth-century British literature.

*Portrayals/rhetoric regarding technology in nineteenth-century British literature.

2020 MVSA: Truth, Investigation, & Mystery

updated: 
Tuesday, July 2, 2019 - 6:45pm
Midwest Victorian Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

2020 MVSA Conference

April 24-25—Chicago, Illinois

Gothic Spaces: Houses, Landscapes, Bodies

updated: 
Monday, July 1, 2019 - 4:02am
Samantha Landau
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

Gothic Spaces: Houses, Landscapes, Bodies

 

Conference Dates: October 19-20, 2019

Conference Venue: The University of Tokyo, Komaba Campus (Tokyo, Japan)

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Dara Downey (Trinity College Dublin)

Ruth Franklin (critic/author)

 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference Extended Deadline CFP, George Eliot Bicentennial

updated: 
Friday, June 28, 2019 - 9:19am
Victoria Shinbrot, California State University - Sacramento
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

CALL FOR PAPERS (First-Come, First-Served Extended Deadline Period)

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference

Thursday, November 14, 2019 to Sunday, November 17, 2019, Wyndham San Diego Bayside Hotel, San Diego, California

Conference Theme "Send in the Clowns"

Peacocks, Dragons and Winged Lions: The fantastic bestiary of Oriental art, its circulations & reinventions in Europe (18th-20th c.)

updated: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 10:36am
CNRS / INHA (Paris)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

INHA, PARIS (27-28 MARS 2020)

 

Organising committee:

Vanessa Alayrac-Fielding (université de Lille)

Laurence Chamlou (université de Reims)

Isabelle Gadoin (CNRS, « Thalim » / université de Poitiers)

Invited speaker:

Stacey Pierson (London, SOAS)

 Scientific committee:

Karen Brown (University of St Andrews, Scotland)

Sarga Moussa (Thalim – université Paris Sorbonne Nouvelle)

Nabila Oulebsir (université de Poitiers)

Mildred Galland-Szymkowiak (CNRS, équipe Thalim, UMR 7172)

Evanghelia Stead (université Versailles-St Quentin)

Yusuke Suzumura (Hosei university, Japon)

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