category: victorian

Museum Engagements in Nineteenth- and Twentieth-Century Literature; NeMLA 2016; Hartford, CT; March 17-20, 2016 [UPDATE]

full name / name of organization: 
NeMLA 2016
contact email: 
capogna.f@husky.neu.edu

The rise of the modern museum was (and remains) a global event that resonates across literary cultures.

CFP: CCLA Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively 28-30 May, 2016

full name / name of organization: 
Canadian Comparative Literature Association
contact email: 
cclacongress2016@gmail.com

CFP: Congress 2016—Engaging Communities Comparatively

The Evidence of Realism (deadline 9/23/15; ACLA, Harvard 3/17-20/16)

full name / name of organization: 
Geoffrey Baker
contact email: 
geoffrey.baker@yale-nus.edu.sg

The Evidence of Realism

[For the annual meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association at Harvard University, March 17-20 2016]

Animals, Animality, and National Identity (ACLA 3/17-3/20/2016; due 9/23/15)

full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 
kchez@bmcc.cuny.edu

This seminar will explore how national identities have been forged through the manipulation and deployment of animals and animality. How have animals, and ideas associated with such animals, been used to construct imagined communities? How have these constructions helped to strengthen or weaken national borders? How have assertions of imagined community, as expressed via relations with animals, overlapped with racial/ethnic identities?

In naming both animals and animality, I allude to the intersection of material practices with the representational appropriation of ideas and values of certain animals, which together forged the affective ties of groups or nations. The seminar also hopes to pursue issues surrounding the internal production of national identities by citizens and residents, as well as tensions arising when “outsiders” attempt to challenge, co-op, or otherwise influence these identities.

Call for papers and creative writing August 31, 2015

full name / name of organization: 
the quint: an interdisciplinary journal from the north
contact email: 
smatheson

The quint’s twenty eigth issue is issuing a call for theoretically informed and historically grounded submissions of scholarly interest—as well as creative writing, original art, interviews, and r

THE “POETESS” IRL: The World, Work, and Performances of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets / Aug 25 Submission

full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Kimball and Caolan Madden (Rutgers University) for C19 Conference 2016
contact email: 
lkimball@rutgers.edu

THE “POETESS” IRL: The World, Work, and Performances of Nineteenth-Century Women Poets

Madhouse, Medicine, Mercy: Treatment of Insanity in Wilkie Collins’ Jezebel’s Daughter

full name / name of organization: 
Anamta Rizvi
contact email: 
rizvianamta1227@gmail.com

While Victorian era was essentially marked as an age of impeccable scientific discoveries, with eminent scientists as John F. W.

The New Literary Anxiety (ACLA 2016 Seminar Proposal, March 17th-20th, Harvard University)

full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Oldfather, University of Colorado,Colorado Springs; Rebecca Soares, Arizona State University
contact email: 
rebecca.soares@asu.edu, eoldfath@uccs.edu;

The melancholic poet, the neurasthenic female reader, the man of artistic temperament: these heavily typed figures, each coded in the medical and psychological discourse of its own time, together besp

“Catch if you can your country’s moment”: The Poetry of Current Events, NeMLA, Mar. 17-20, 2016, Hartford. Proposals by Sept. 30

full name / name of organization: 
William Waddell
contact email: 
bwaddell@sfjc.edu

If literature is, as Pound said, “news that stays news,” then perhaps poetry is always a matter of current events, but recently, books like Claudia Rankine’s Citizen or Brian Turner’s Here, Bu

[UPDATE] Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation (Nov 19-20, 2015)

full name / name of organization: 
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
contact email: 
words.unofficial.uchicago@gmail.com

CALL FOR PAPERS: UPDATE

Words Unofficial: Gossip, Circulation, Mediation
University of Chicago English Graduate Conference
November 19-20, 2015

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