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Geographies of Comparison: Ireland / Africa (ACLA 2017, Utrecht, July 6-9, 2017))

Saturday, July 30, 2016 - 5:03am
Cóilín Parsons
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 23, 2016

 Ireland was, as Robert Young writes, England’s first and always exceptional colony. But it was far from the only one. Its unique colonial status has yielded productive scholarship addressing its anomalous integration into the colonial world. While this scholarship has resulted in some excellent work on Ireland / India relations and an influential volume on the ‘green and black Atlantic’ that performed a valuable intervention in addressing the African dimensions of the Irish world, both Irish and African literary scholarship have largely neglected affiliations between these literary worlds. The organisers of this panel invite papers that will consider literary and cultural intersections between Ireland and select African nations.


A Great Divide or a Longer Nineteenth Century? Music, Britain and the First World War

Friday, July 15, 2016 - 3:04pm
Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, Durham University UK
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies One-Day Conference
21 January 2017
Durham University, UK
CFP Deadline: 1 September 2016

Conference website:

Keynote Address
‘Disruption or Continuity? Elgar’s Cello Concerto and the Modern Romantic Ideal’
Charles Edward McGuire (Oberlin College)

Call for Papers

Multidisciplinary Pedagogies for the 19th Century--Roundtable

Monday, July 11, 2016 - 8:34am
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 1, 2016

Roundtable Discussion on Pedagogies Across Disciplines (addressing 19th century works)

Nineteenth Century Studies Association Meeting, “Memory and Commemoration”

February 2-4, 2017 in Charleston, SC

Victorian Medievalism: Translation and Adaptation

Thursday, July 7, 2016 - 10:00am
The 52nd International Congress on Medieval Studies. May 11-14, 2017. Kalamazoo, Michigan.
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, September 15, 2016

This session seeks proposals which intend to explore Victorian translations of medieval texts as the transmission of cultural capital and as acts of transformation. More specifically, papers might address some of the following questions: how did Victorians adapt medieval texts to their own ideologies? How were medieval texts adapted into original compositions? How did Victorians approach translation and what does that reveal? How did Victorians think of faithfulness to the text? To the audience? What role did non-British scholars play in translating medieval texts into English (for example, Guðbrandur Vigfússon’s role in George Webbe Dasent’s translations, or Eiríkur Magnússon’s in William Morris’s output and thinking)? 

CFP EXTENDED DEADLINE 7/1: Gothic Panel at PAMLA Nov. 11-13

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 - 11:14am
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, July 1, 2016

We invite proposals for any 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 engage with the 2016 conference theme of "Archives, Libraries, Properties." Possible foci might include sociohistorical context, intellectual heritage, culture and circulation, and textual materiality in (and of) the Gothic. 

Proposals may be submitted via PAMLA's online submission form:

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing): Call for Submissions

Saturday, August 20, 2016 - 1:09am
Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Coldnoon: Travel Poetics (International Journal of Travel Writing)

invites writings (prose/nonfiction/research/opinions/poetry/travelogues) on travel/space/geography/landscapes/cities/urbanism etc.


Submissions in this category would only be for our exlcusive online segments, Diaries and Dialogues. These are published daily. if you wish to consider submitting for the journal please follow the call for submissions here:

Submissions are invited in two categories:

NeMLA 2017: Literary Form and its Limit: Marxism, Poststructuralism, and Description

Sunday, September 18, 2016 - 11:44am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA) 2017
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

The legacies of both Marxism and poststructuralism have loomed large in literary studies in recent years. The ongoing publication of the late seminars of both Foucault and Derrida, as well as the long awaited translation of Althusser’s On The Reproduction Of Capitalism suggests a sustained interest in such methodologies, while what has been called the “descriptive turn”—which encompasses practices as disparate and ill-defined as Latourian Actor-Network Theory, Morettian “distant reading”, and Heather Love’s revival of “thin description”—has attempted to caution scholars away from symptomatic reading, ideology critique, and broadly “deconstructive” critical practice.

William Morris and Victorian Radicalism

Monday, June 27, 2016 - 11:31am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 30, 2016

William Morris’s long and productive career offers multiple entry points for the study of Victorian radicalism: literature and radical politics; the relations among art, art history, and protest; utopianism; and medievalism as a counter-hegemonic discourse. Papers need not confine themselves to Morris. This panel, sponsored by the William Morris Society of the United States, welcomes papers that address topics associated with Morris, including sexuality, gender, poetry, and publishing, using a variety of theoretical approaches. 


The 2017 NeMLA convention will be held March 23-26, 2017 in Baltimore, MD.