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Victorians Institute Conference 2019: The Nineteenth-Century Gothic

updated: 
Thursday, June 27, 2019 - 9:42am
Indu Ohri / Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 28, 2019

Seeking paper abstracts for the panel “The Nineteenth-Century Gothic” at the Victorians Institute Conference in Charleston, SC, from October 31-November 2, 2019.

The organizer invites submissions that explore the literary features, historical contexts, theoretical approaches, and adaptations/neo-Victorian incarnations of nineteenth-century ghost stories or Gothic topics. Papers related to the Gothic in the conference’s thematic territories of Charleston, Britain, Africa, the Americas, and the Caribbean are especially welcome. Please email your CVs and 250-300-word abstracts to Indu Ohri at io3jc@virginia.edu by Friday, June 28, 2019.

Call for Proposals: 19th Century Prose: Matthew Arnold at 200

updated: 
Wednesday, June 26, 2019 - 1:13pm
Shannon Gilstrap / University of North Georgia / 19th-Century Prose
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

Soliciting proposals and abstracts for a special edition of Nineteenth-Century Prose honoring the bicentennial of Matthew Arnold's birthday, to appear in 2022.  If interested, please send a 250 word abstract/proposal, along with a brief CV (both as attachments in MS Word), to Shannon Gilstrap (Guest Editor) at the University of North Georgia (Shannon.Gilstrap@ung.edu) by 1 August 2019. Proposals for essays in the following areas are needed: Arnold's religious writings;Arnold in/on America (Trans-Atlantic studies);Arnold and cultural studies;Arnold and imperialism;Arnold and the Digital Humanities Of course, other unique essay proposals will be considered. Feel free to visit Nineteenth-Century Prose's website: 

Postgraduate English Journal Issue 39 Call for Submissions (Autumn 2019)

updated: 
Friday, June 14, 2019 - 1:23pm
English Department, Durham University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 30, 2019

The Postgraduate English Journal, Durham University’s online peer-reviewed literary journal, is one of the longest-running online postgraduate literary journals in the UK. In recent years the journal has received reprint requests from academic publishers.

Early-career researchers/academics and postgraduates are invited to submit papers of 5,000–7,000 words (or book reviews of no more than 2,000 words) by 30th August 2019 for the journal’s 39th edition. Early submission is greatly encouraged.

 

Art & Action: Literary Authorship, Politics, and Celebrity Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, June 12, 2019 - 1:18pm
The Oxford Research Centre in the Humanities
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 29, 2019

Writers and writers’ organisations have a long history of using their public standing and cultural capital to promote causes that transcend the literary sphere, from abolition and gender equality to free expression, anti-war agitation, and environmental issues. This two-day conference explores the intersections of authorship, politics, activism, and literary celebrity across historical periods, literatures, and media. It examines the forms and impact of authorial field migrations between literature and politics and the ways in which they are situated within, and shaped by, structural frameworks that include academic institutions, prize-giving bodies, publishing industries, and literary celebrity culture.

Embodying Romanticism: Romantic Studies Association of Australasia 2019 Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, June 11, 2019 - 3:27am
Romantic Studies Association of Australasia
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, June 30, 2019

Embodying Romanticism

Romantic Studies Association of Australasia 2019 Conference

21 - 23 November 2019

UNSW Canberra Northcott Drive

Canberra ACT 2600 Australia

 

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Professor Will Christie, Australian National University

Professor Kevin Gilmartin, California Institute of Technology

Associate Professor Kevis Goodman, University of California Berkeley

Professor Clara Tuite, University of Melbourne

 

 

Call for Papers

"Tales from the Grand Trunk Road" Panel

updated: 
Monday, June 10, 2019 - 1:45pm
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention/Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

The oldest highway in Southern Asia was named the Grand Trunk Road by the British in the 17thcentury. During the nineteenth century the route carried not just goods for trade, but also British travelers whose numbers increased on the subcontinent as the century progressed. While the Grand Trunk Road was mentioned in Rudyard Kipling’s novel, Kim, many travelers may not have specifically mentioned it in their accounts, but their journeys would have inevitably taken them through such recognizable places on the route like, Calcutta, Delhi, Lahore, and Kabul. 

NeMLA 2020: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

updated: 
Friday, June 7, 2019 - 10:08am
Dewey W. Hall, California State Polytechnic University, Pomona
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, Michael Faraday, George Perkins Marsh, John Muir, etc.) New Materialist Interpretations of 19th-century Writers focuses on a different trajectory, accentuating less detectable and unacknowledged contributions to natural history writing offered by literary writers.

Passing on: Property, Family and Death in Narratives of Inheritance

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:54am
Aarhus University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 21, 2019

From Shakespeare’s King Lear to Flaubert’s Frédéric Moreau, who lives off of his uncle’s money, and Edward St Aubyn’s novels about the troubled heir Patrick Melrose, literature has always been occupied with inheritance and inherited wealth. The insights provided by this literary legacy are more important than ever. Once considered a relic from the aristocratic past superseded by liberal meritocracy, inherited wealth is now recognized as a source of rising social inequality. It therefore poses an important challenge for the present – and for the future. To meet this challenge, inheritance must be understood in all its historical and cultural complexity. For inheritance is more than a means of transferring wealth between generations.

Transatlantic Connections: Extended Deadline

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:34am
Victorians Institute
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 1, 2019

The Victorians Institute has extended the deadline for proposals to our 2019 conference:

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.

Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:17am
Charlotte Coull/Tina Janssen
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, August 23, 2019

Colonial Knowledges: Environment and Logistics in the Creation of Knowledge in British Colonies from 1750 to 1950.

27th-28th February 2020, University of Manchester.  

Keynote speaker: Professor Javed Majeed, King’s College London.

The effects of colonial power dynamics on knowledge creation in the long nineteenth century and beyond are well known and have become the foundation of a postcolonial reading of British scholarship in the context of empire. What has been less well examined are the practical effects of the colonial context on knowledge making.    

(NeMLA 2020) Charlotte Brontë and the Space of the Self

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 3:15pm
Jin Chang Graduate Center, CUNY
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Jane Eyre calls herself “a wander on the face of this earth.” Excluded from the family in which she is raised and the normative models of female development that should guide her, her state is one of radical orphan-hood. An unwanted, unearthly thing, she must nonetheless find or make a space for herself in this world.

Decorating the Body: Gems, Jewellery, and Body Adornments in Literature

updated: 
Monday, June 3, 2019 - 1:43pm
Anne-Marie Evans, York St John University
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 6, 2019

Submissions are invited for this special edition of Lectora exploring the role and representation of jewellery, gems, and other accessories in literature. Focusing on material culture and the novel, the collection will explore how objects designed to enhance the body operate within a range of different literary texts.

Theories and Practices of Literature as Shared Experience (NeMLA 2020)

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Thursday, May 30, 2019 - 2:30pm
Joshua Gooch, D'Youville College
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Paul de Man may have declared formalist criticism a dead-end in the 1950s, but it took until the deconstructive the 1970s for formalism finally die. For de Man, William Empson’s study of ambiguity gave the lie to I.A. Richards’s claims that literature could transmit experience. Deconstruction further insisted that the sliding of the signifier made the possibility of shared experience through literature difficult if not impossible.

Call for Reviewers

updated: 
Wednesday, May 29, 2019 - 11:40am
Victoriographies (Edinburgh University Press)
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 31, 2019

Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914

General Call for Reviewers

 

This is an open call for reviewers for Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914, co-edited by Patricia Pulham and Diane Piccitto and published by Edinburgh University Press which produces three issues annually. 

 

Georgia Philological Association: May 15, 2020 Meeting and Call for Papers

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 9:05am
Georgia Philological Association (GPA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, March 16, 2020

The fifteenth annual meeting of the Georgia Philological Association (GPA) will convene at the Middle Georgia State University Conference Center at 100 University Parkway, Macon, Georgia on Friday, May 15, 2020. We invite proposals for session topics, panel discussions, and scholarly papers in English on any subjects relating to literature, language, composition, philosophy, history, translation, the general humanities, interdisciplinary studies, and pedagogy. Reading times for individual paper presentations are limited to 15 minutes. Presenters may submit longer or more complex versions (8,000 words maximum) to be considered for publication in the Journal of the Georgia Philological Association.

Essay Collection on Louise Imogen Guiney

updated: 
Friday, May 24, 2019 - 7:42am
The Vaughan Association
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

Call for Papers: Essay Collection on Louise Imogen Guiney

International Conference on London Studies

updated: 
Friday, May 17, 2019 - 9:10am
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 15, 2019

International Conference on London Studies23 November 2019 – London, UKorganised by London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research

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.

The Language of Flânerie: Forging Power, Identity, and Relationships on the City Streets

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:12pm
South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) Annual Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 1, 2019

Please consider this call for papers for a panel on flânerie at the South Atlantic Modern Language Association (SAMLA) conference in Atlanta, GA, November 15-17, 2019:

SAMLA 91: LANGUAGES: POWER, IDENTITY, RELATIONSHIPS

NEW DATES November 15-17 ◆Westin Peachtree Plaza◆Atlanta, Georgia 

Regular Panel: Flânerie in Literature and Popular Culture

 

The Language of Flânerie: 

Forging Power, Identity, and Relationships on the City Streets 

 

Co- Chairs: 

Dr. Kelly Comfort, Georgia Institute of Technology

Dr. Marylaura Papalas, East Carolina University

 

Pierre Coustillas and George Gissing

updated: 
Monday, May 13, 2019 - 1:04pm
Tom Ue / Dalhousie University
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, May 25, 2019

In celebration of the life and works of the eminent scholar Pierre Coustillas (1930-2018), we invite contributions for a special issue of Literature Compass(https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/17414113)on Coustillas, George Gissing, and their writing. Coustillas has had a profound influence on Gissing and nineteenth-century studies. From 1969 to April 2013, he edited The Gissing Newsletterand subsequently The Gissing Journal, the organ for Gissing studies. In 1997, Paul F. Mattheisen, Arthur C. Young, and Coustillas completed their landmark project: The Collected Letters of George Gissing.

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism

updated: 
Sunday, May 12, 2019 - 2:32pm
Newcastle University and Durham University, UK
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, May 20, 2019

Humour and Satire in British Romanticism - Hatfield College, Durham University, UK - 13-14 September 2019

This two-day conference will explore the role of humour and satire in the Romantic period (as well as its influences and legacies in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries), focusing on everything from literary and graphic satire, to scientific conceptions of humour, to witty table talk.

Peter Nicholls Essay Prize 2020

updated: 
Wednesday, May 1, 2019 - 9:49am
Foundation: The International Review of Science Fiction
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, December 2, 2019

We are pleased to announce our next essay-writing competition. The award is open to all post-graduate research students and to all early career researchers (up to five years after the completion of your PhD) who have yet to find a full-time or tenured position. The prize is guaranteed publication in the next summer issue of Foundation (August 2020).

 

To be considered for the competition, please submit a 6000-word article on any topic, period, theme, author, film or other media within the field of science fiction and its academic study. All submitted articles should comply with the guidelines to contributors as set out on the SF Foundation website. Only one article per contributor is allowed to be submitted.

 

BWWC 2020: Visions

updated: 
Tuesday, April 30, 2019 - 4:41pm
British Women Writers Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, December 13, 2019

Call for Papers

18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference

March 5th-7th, 2020

TCU, Fort Worth

Edith Wharton's New York

updated: 
Thursday, April 25, 2019 - 9:48am
Edith Wharton Society Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, August 1, 2019

 

 Edith Wharton’s New York: 

A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society 

New Yorker Hotel 

June 17th-20th 2020 

Please join the Edith Wharton Society for its upcoming conference marking the centennial anniversary of the publication of Edith Wharton’s Pulitzer-Prize winning novel, The Age of Innocence. We will celebrate this momentous year in New York, the setting not only of so many of Wharton’s works but also of much of her life. 

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:33am
Christ Church, University of Oxford & School of Arts, University of Bristol
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, May 31, 2019

Infinite Variety: The Older Actress on Stage 1660–present 

A two-day symposium on 18–19 October 2019, taking place at Christ Church, University of Oxford, UK. 

 

Symposium Directors are Dr Sophie Duncan and Professor Mary Luckhurst 

The event is jointly convened by the School of Arts, University of Bristol and Christ Church, University of Oxford, with support from The Oxford Research Centre for the Humanities (TORCH). 

 

Confirmed keynote speakers include Gilli Bush-Bailey (Central School of Speech and Drama), Jacky Bratton (Royal Holloway) and Fiona Gregory (Monash University). 

 

The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction and Culture

updated: 
Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:07am
Victorian Popular Fiction Association and University College Dublin
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, June 14, 2019

Call for Papers: Victorian Popular Fiction Association Study Day

The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century

Popular Fiction and Culture

 

Friday, 20th September 2019, Humanities Institute, University College Dublin

Keynote: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia)

Walking Tour: Victorian Gothic Dublin, followed by dinner

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