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Our Modern Aeneid

updated: 
Tuesday, January 7, 2020 - 3:09pm
Joseph R. O’Neill and Adam Rigoni
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 1, 2020

Vergil’s Aeneid is, of course, a longtime standard of the liberal arts curriculum. However, it has seen revived interest outside the academy. Since 2017, Vergil’s epic has featured in articles in the Washington Post, The Wall Street Journal, and The New Yorker. All three articles argue that the Aeneid speaks as much to modernity as it does to antiquity. Mendelsohn’s New Yorker piece put it best, writing,

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

updated: 
Tuesday, December 17, 2019 - 11:22am
Pearl Chaozon Bauer / Notre Dame de Namur University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, August 1, 2020

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

Proposed volume of essays, edited by

            Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University)

            Erik Gray (Columbia University)

New Approaches to Comics as Periodicals at ALA 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, December 10, 2019 - 1:44pm
Comics Studies Circle & Research Society for American Periodicals
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

The Comics Circle at the American Literature Association is pleased to co-sponsor the following panel at the upcoming American Literature Association Conference from May 21-24, 2020 in San Diego (https://americanliteratureassociation.org/). We hope that you will consider submitting a proposal and/or helping us to spread the word.

British Women Writers Conference 2020: Supernatural Visions

updated: 
Friday, December 6, 2019 - 2:15am
Indu Ohri / British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, December 7, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “Supernatural Visions” at the British Women Writers Conference (BWWC) in Forth Worth, Texas, from March 5-7, 2020. The panel organizer invites submissions that analyze works by 18th- and 19th-century women writers that explore ghost-seeing, supernatural visions, and the invisible. In recent years, scholars such as Shane McCorristine, Srdjan Smajic, and Sarah Willburn have explored the significance of ghost-seeing in England during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries.

Special Panel: Esoteric and Occult Politics (Esotericism & Occultism Area)

updated: 
Friday, November 22, 2019 - 1:21pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, November 24, 2019

Special Panel CFP : Esoteric and Occult Politics

In the Esotericism & Occultism Area of the Southwest Popular/American Culture Association

Annual Conference, Albuquerque, February 19-22, 2020

56th Allerton English Articulation Conference CFP - Illinois

updated: 
Thursday, November 21, 2019 - 11:40am
Northern Illinois University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 20, 2019

56th Allerton English Articulation Conference - Call for Papers

Call for Proposals and Participation
20/20: Taking the Long View
56th Allerton English Articulation Conference

April 15-16, 2020

In cooperation with Northern Illinois University Continuing and Professional Education and the statewide Allerton Planning Committee, NIU’s Department of English is pleased to announce the 56th Allerton English Articulation Conference, to be held Wednesday and Thursday, April 15-16, 2020.

Kipling Society panel at Victorian Popular Fiction Association 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 2:49pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Abstracts are sought for a panel at the twelfth annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, to be held 15-17 July 2020 at the University of Greenwich. The panel will be under the auspices of the Kipling Society and welcomes submissions related to all aspects of Kipling’s life and works. Possible topics could include but are by no means limited to:

 

-Poetry

-Kipling and celebrity

-Fiction and non-fiction

-Politics in Kipling’s life and work, Kipling’s involvement in politics

-Colonial contemporaries: Alice Perrin, Maud Diver, Bithia Mary Croker

-Journalism

-Kipling’s influences, Kipling’s influence on others

Victorian Encounters and Environments

updated: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019 - 1:50pm
Victorian Popular Fiction Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

'Victorian Encounters and Environments'

Victorian Popular Fiction Association, Twelfth Annual Conference 

15th – 17th July, 2020, University of Greenwich 

 

Keynote Speakers:

Dr Jessica Cox (Brunel University) 

Prof Alexis Easley (University of St Thomas) 

Prof John Spiers (Institute of English Studies) 

 

Reading Group: ‘Close Encounters of the Third Sex’,  hosted by Mollie Clarke and Helena Esser 

Roundtable: Teaching Victorian Sensation Fiction, hosted by Chris Louttit 

Roundtable and series launch: Key Popular Women Writers  

 

Call for Papers 

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines: Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851

updated: 
Friday, November 8, 2019 - 10:26am
Jordan Bear, University of Toronto//Huntington Library
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, April 1, 2020

CALL FOR PAPERS

 

Paintings, Peepshows, and Porcupines:

Exhibitions in London, 1775–1851

 

 

Huntington Library, Art Collections, and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California

17–18 September 2021

 

Co-convenors:

 

Jordan Bear (University of Toronto)

Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 

Anne Brontë Conference 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, November 6, 2019 - 1:44pm
The Brontë Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

The Brontë Society is delighted to announce that it is hosting a conference to celebrate the life and work of Anne Brontë in her bicentenary year. The conference, ‘I wished to tell the truth’: Anne Brontë at 200 will take place at the Crown Spa Hotel, Scarborough, UK, 4 -6 September 2020, and presents an ideal opportunity to challenge the long-held perception that the youngest Brontë sibling was the least talented, and lacked the genius of her sisters. With Anne Brontë’s marginalisation in mind, potential topics to be explored could include, but are not limited to, the following:

Relationship between life and art/ Realism and didacticism

Ghosts and Memory

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 5:01pm
Far West Popular Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, December 12, 2019

I am seeking 20 minute paper proposals for a panel that considers the various literary uses and conceptions of ghosts as a mode of memory, projection, history, trauma, and reconciliation/redemption. Part of the foundational premise of the ghost story is a disturbance in the present that comes from the past; an unsettling interaction between mind and matter, memory and perception, the living and the dead. All paper proposals that consider these aspects of ghost stories (as literature/writing) are welcome.

The Far West Popular Culture Association will be held on February 22-24, 2020 in Las Vegas, Nevada, at the Palace Station Hotel/Casino.

Please send a 250 word abstract and a brief bio to:

The Home in Modern History and Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, November 5, 2019 - 4:47pm
AHRC-funded Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020 project / University of Nottingham
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 22, 2019

CFP: Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’, 27 January 2020, University of Nottingham

Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’

27 January 2020, Council Room, Trent Building, University of Nottingham

Email: nightingale2020@nottingham.ac.uk

Harriet Beecher Stowe at ALA 2020 and Up and Coming Scholar Graduate Student Award

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:08am
Harriet Beecher Stowe Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, January 5, 2020

 

Call for Papers 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Society

American Literature Association 2020

Deadline for Submissions:  January 6, 2020

San Diego, CA

May 21-24, 2020

 

Harriet Beecher Stowe Call for Papers  

Figuring Out Feeling

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 7:07am
Cécile Varry
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 31, 2020

Since the affective turn in the early 1990s, the humanities and social sciences have witnessed a profound and renewed interest in how feelings operate; their relationship to both the human, the nonhuman (or more than human), and other feelings. As researchers, teachers and artists, we often struggle with the place and status of emotions in creative processes, institutions, the workplace, classrooms, and in our own research. How do we feel about all of this?

Woman Questions: Margaret Fuller and Louisa May Alcott in Their Time

updated: 
Sunday, November 3, 2019 - 6:36am
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 27, 2019

In this year of the centennial of women’s suffrage in the US, the Fuller and Alcott Societies invite your participation in the Thoreau Gathering (July 8-12, 2020 in Concord, MA).  Our focus will be on gender as part of the Gathering’s larger theme of “Thoreau and Diversity: People, Principles, Politics.”  What did Thoreau’s two most famous female contemporaries in the Concord circle have to say to him, to each other, or to their larger worlds about changing the legal and human status of women? 

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area, SWPACA--Deadline Extended!

updated: 
Thursday, October 31, 2019 - 1:09pm
Southwest Popular/American Culture Association
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Call for Papers

Mystery/Detective Fiction Area

Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)

41st Annual Conference, February 19-22, 2020

Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center

Albuquerque, New Mexico

http://www.southwestpca.org

Proposal submission deadline: November 20, 2019 (Extended!)

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 4:03pm
Michael Williamson - English Graduate Organization Indiana University of Pennsylvania
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence

The English Graduate Organization (EGO) and Composition and TESOL Association (CTA), in collaboration with the Department of English at Indiana University of Pennsylvania, is proud to announce their 2020 Interdisciplinary Conference, “Work and Leisure, Noise and Silence,” to be held April 3-4, 2020 at Indiana University of Pennsylvania (IUP). The due date for proposals is January 24, 2020.

Alcott and Adaptation

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:53pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society / American Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

For over a century, Louisa May Alcott’s writings have been adapted in many ways—for stage, radio, television, and film. As scholars such as Beverly Lyon Clark, Elizabeth Keyser, Elise Hooper, and others have documented, Alcott’s work remains timely and continues to inspire adaptations and spinoffs for diverse audiences. The best known, of course, are the numerous film adaptations of Little Women. Each new production of Louisa May Alcott’s classic novel both represents and reinterprets the lives of the four March sisters for a new audience.

Teaching Alcott: Alcott in Proximity to Other American Realists, Regionalists, Romantics

updated: 
Wednesday, October 23, 2019 - 3:39pm
Anne K. Phillips / Louisa May Alcott Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 17, 2020

CFP: Louisa May Alcott Society

American Literature Association Conference, San Diego, CA, May 21-24, 2020

 

In college-level American literature anthologies, Louisa May Alcott enjoys an eclectic reputation. Her writings may appear in context with those of other Civil War or Realist writers or be catalogued as Transcendentalist works. Alternately, they can be regarded as Local Color or Regional writings, or considered in connection with the Gothic or with American Romanticism.

 

NASSR 20/20: Romanticism and Vision

updated: 
Wednesday, October 16, 2019 - 2:11pm
North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, January 24, 2020

Dear Colleagues,

Greetings! The 28th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism (NASSR) will take place at the University of Toronto, Ontario on August 6-9, 2020. This year's theme is "Romanticism & Vision.”

http://sites.utoronto.ca/wincs/nassr2020

MLA Approaches to Teaching Bram Stoker's Dracula

updated: 
Thursday, October 10, 2019 - 9:56pm
William Thomas McBride/Illinois State University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

I’m considering chapter proposals received by November 1st for MLA’s Approaches to Teaching Bram Stoker's Dracula.  If interested send a proposal/abstract and abbreviated cv along with any questions about the volume in a reply with the Subject Heading Approaches to Teaching Bram Stoker's Dracula to:

 

William Thomas McBride
Department of English
Illinois State University
336 Adlai Ewing Stevenson Hall
Campus Box 4240
Normal, Il 61790-4240

Women's Resistance to Feminism(s)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:25pm
Claire Sorin/Aix-Marseille University
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, October 20, 2019

From the 1911 National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage to Phyllis Schlafly’s “STOP-ERA” campaign in the 1980s and governor Kay Ivey’s recent signing into law of House Bill 314 criminalizing abortion in Alabama, women have played a prominent role in opposing feminism in the US.

EXTENDED DEADLINE - Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable) (10/7/19; NeMLA 2020)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 3:23pm
Michael Torregrossa / Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 7, 2019

Call for Papers for Does the Matter of Britain (Still) Matter?: Reflections on the State of Arthurian Studies Today (A Roundtable)

51st Annual Convention of the Northeast Modern Language Association

Boston Marriott Copley Place, in Boston, Massachusetts, from 5-8 March 2020

DEADLINE EXTENDED: Paper abstracts are due by 7 October 2019

Session organizer: Michael A. Torregrossa, The Alliance for the Promotion of Research on the Matter of Britain

 

The Twenty-fourth International Thomas Hardy Conference and Festival

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:38pm
Thomas Hardy Society
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, January 15, 2020

This Conference marks the 180th anniversary of Thomas Hardy's birth. Confirmed lecturers include Gillian Beer, Pamela Gilbert, Michael Irwin, Richard Nemesvari and Gregory Tate. Lectures and conference papers will be supplemented by a wide variety of excursions and entertainments relating to the local context which Hardy’s work celebrates, and from which it emerged. Paper proposals (max 300 word) are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work and legacy. Papers should be planned for delivery times of a maximum of 20 minutes (approximately 2000 words).

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