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
Jordan Bear (University of Toronto)
Catherine Roach (Virginia Commonwealth University)
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
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:
London Rising: Friday, 6 March
’Cause in London Town
There’s just no place for a street fighting man
—The Rolling Stones, 1968
Mick Jagger’s words above can sometimes feel axiomatic. London has an outwardly less impressive revolutionary tradition to call upon than many of its closest neighbours, most obviously Paris. This is to say, of course, that history is political: if the past seems quiet, what hope for remaking the future?
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
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.
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
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?