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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).

Call for Proposals: Literary Studies

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:34pm
James McGovern / Oxford University
deadline for submissions: 
Thursday, April 2, 2020

We invite proposals for monographs or edited volumes for our Series in Literary Studies.

Literary studies is one of the richest and most interdisciplinary fields of study, encompassing a wide array of valid approaches, from the historical, to the theoretical, to the experimental. Broadly speaking, works of literary scholarship aim to change or enhance the way we read texts by investigating their complexity.

We are particularly interested in books on English Literature, although we are open to proposals which examine any type of world literature.

The scope of the present call is broad. Possible topics include (non-comprehensive list):

Reminder---Problematic Faves: Ethical Reading in the Age of Cancel Culture

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 2:29pm
NeMLA 2020 - Boston
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention

March 5-8, 2020

Boston, MA

“We need to now consider that we have elevated what we’ve inscribed as genius at the expense of the humanity and potential of people they silenced, erased, and preyed upon.”

Aditi Natasha Kini

Encounters in the Eighteenth Century: Maps, Materials, and Media

updated: 
Tuesday, October 8, 2019 - 11:30am
Southeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

SEASECS 2020, February 20-22, Macon, Georgia

SEASECS will hold its 46th annual meeting at the Macon Marriott City Center. The theme for this year's meeting is "Encounters in the 18th Century: Maps, Materials, and Media." In addition to panels and plenary sessions, special events include tours to historic sites including the Ocmulgee Indian Mounds National Historic Park, the 1869 Hay House, the Tubman Museum, historic Rose Hill Cemetery, and the Allman Brothers’ “Big House.” Host institutions include Georgia College & State University, Middle Georgia State University, and Wesleyan College.

The Victorian Caribbean--EXTENDED DEADLINE: Oct. 7

updated: 
Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 9:45am
NeMLA, March 5-8, 2020 (Roundtable)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This roundtable will convene at NeMLA in March of 2020 in Boston: 

Excellent work on African-American writing of the 19th century has appeared within Victorian studies in recent years and brought a new appreciation for the significance of contemporaneous transatlantic slave writing with the British novel. This roundtable hopes to extend that work by bringing the Caribbean slave narrative (and other aspects of Caribbean and Latin American writing and culture) into closer contact with Victorian studies and will also consider how we might re-examine the conventional canon in respect to these topics.

Note: Romanticist and Edwardian perspectives are, of course, welcome, too. 

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 4:23pm
Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE)
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature

 

Panel Organizers: Alicia Alves (16apa@queensu.ca), Lin Young (l.young@queensu.ca), and Alyce Soulodre (17as43@queensu.ca)

Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences, Western University, London, Ontario, May 30-June 5, 2020

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:42pm
Victorian Studies Association of Ontario/ACCUTE
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 15, 2019

The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario-Sponsored ACCUTE Joint Session: “Eco-Victorians: Water, Land, and the World,” For the Humanities Congress at the University of Western Ontario, May 30th-June 5th, 2020

 

“Vampires: Consuming Monsters and Monstrous Consumption”

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 2:11pm
Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, January 18, 2020

Call for Proposals
“Vampires: Consuming Monsters and Monstrous Consumption”

 

Revenant: Critical and Creative Studies of the Supernatural is a peer-reviewed, online journal looking at the supernatural, the uncanny, and the weird. Revenantis now accepting articles, creative writing pieces and book, film, game, event, or art reviews for a themed issue on ‘Vampires: Consuming Monsters and Monstrous Consumption’  (due 18 January 2020), guest edited by Dr Brooke Cameron and Suyin Olguin.

 

International Conference on London Studies: "Visions and Revisions of the Metropolis"

updated: 
Monday, September 23, 2019 - 1:52pm
London Centre for Interdisciplinary Research
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, September 20, 2019

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.

George Bernard Shaw Panels at Comparative Drama Conference

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 8:06pm
International Shaw Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

We welcome papers on any aspect of Shaw studies, including but not limited to:

          individual plays/characters,

          comparative treatment of plays by Shaw,

          Shaw and his contemporary playwrights,

           cultural aspects of Shaw’s works, and

           international Shaw play productions.

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

updated: 
Wednesday, September 11, 2019 - 10:05am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.

 

Reading W. D. Howells A Century Later - NeMLA

updated: 
Monday, September 9, 2019 - 1:36pm
William Dean Howells Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019


CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS:

READING W.D. HOWELLS (1837-1920) A CENTURY LATER

NEMLA, Boston, MA, March 5-8, 2020 

Comparative Realisms

updated: 
Friday, September 6, 2019 - 3:58pm
American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 22, 2019

It’s a commonplace to say that realism is having a moment again, or that realism has never left. This seminar recognizes both that realism is always important and that realist critical projects have proliferated in the past decade. The majority of these renew our interest in literary realism as an aesthetic tradition. Where realism was previously defined in contrast to modernism, naturalism, or more speculative genres, what distinguishes this recent revival in realism seems to be its increased interdependence with these other aesthetic categories and modes. Fredric Jameson’s The Antinomies of Realism, for instance, takes realism not as a static epistemological or narrative structure, but as an increasingly affective mode of estrangement.

ACLA-Snapshots of the Past: Memory and Photography in Literature and Film (Sheraton Grand Hotel, Chicago, 3/19-3/22, 2020)

updated: 
Thursday, September 5, 2019 - 4:14am
The American Comparative Literature Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 23, 2019

 

Following the success of previous ACLA seminars, “The Story of Memory: Remembering, Forgetting, and Unreliable Narrators” and “The Story of Remembrance: The Future of Memory and Memories of the Future” in 2018 & 2019, this seminar invites paper proposals to discuss the relationship between memory and photography and its representation in literature and film.

 

Transatlantic Literature (CEA 3/26-3/28/20).

updated: 
Wednesday, September 4, 2019 - 3:21pm
College English Association
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Transatlantic Literature at CEA 2020

March 26-28, 2020 | Hilton Head Island, South Carolina

Hilton Head Marriott Resort and Spa

The College English Association, a gathering of scholar-teachers in English studies, welcomes proposals for presentations on Transatlantic Literature for our 51st annual conference. Submit your proposal at www.cea-web.org

As the tides sweep both shores of the Atlantic, so do ideas, themes, and issues.  All topics in Transatlantic Literature are welcome.

Conference Theme

General Call for Papers - Winter 2019

updated: 
Tuesday, September 3, 2019 - 12:26am
Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Language, Literature, and Interdisciplinary Studies (LLIDS), an open access academic e-journal, invites original and unpublished research papers and book reviews from various interrelated disciplines including, but not limited to, literature, philosophy, psychology, sociology, political science, history, anthropology, law, ecology, environmental science, and economics.

Writing a Cosmos: European Literature and Popular Astronomy, 1890-1950 (CfP)

updated: 
Friday, August 30, 2019 - 8:19am
Christoph Richter
deadline for submissions: 
Tuesday, October 15, 2019

By the turn of the twentieth century, the ‘new astronomy’ had developed into a proper scientific discipline, with its own sets of instruments, its own journals, its own jargon, and its own interpretative authority. With the acceleration of new discoveries and insights into stellar phenomena, the emerging mass media ensured that this astronomical knowledge fascinated an even wider audience in the late 19th and early 20th century. At the same time, literature across Europe responded to the fascinating astronomical developments in a variety of modes, styles, and genres.

Decolonizing the Victorians-extended deadline (September 21, 2019)

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 10:17am
School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, September 21, 2019

Decolonizing the Victorians 

School of Arts and Humanities, University of Lisbon

October 14, 2019

Org. University of Lisbon Centre for English Studies (ULICES-CEAUL), in collaboration with the Centre for Indian Studies

 

Keynote speakers:

Jyotsna Singh, Professor of Renaissance Literature, Michigan State University, USA

Neilesh Bose, Associate Professor and Canada Research Chair in History, University of Victoria, Canada

 

From the New to the Neo-Woman: (Re)Envisioning a Fin-de-Siècle Icon

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:22am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Scholarship credits Sarah Grand with devising the term “New Woman” in 1894, although occasional differing claims nod to others, Lady Mary Jeune, for instance, in 1889. The label, which characterized and categorized the independent, self-supporting woman, quickly became popular in late Victorian culture and has resurfaced in our fascination with the Neo-Victorian. In the 1890s the New Woman appeared as the nonconformist heroine in novels, in articles about women’s education, tracts about employment equality. Magazines satirized the bicycle-riding emancipated female; conduct books warned about an un-feminine type. In their variety and scope, representations of the New Woman were, as New Woman scholars like Lyn Pyckett have established, ambivalent.

NeMLA 2020 Teaching Dickens Now

updated: 
Monday, August 26, 2019 - 9:21am
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

How do we teach Dickens now? What do Dickens’s works have to do with the #MeToo movement; with social media; with the Anthropocene, extinction rebellion, and climate change; with racism and living, as Christina Sharpe has put it, “in the wake” of slavery; with technological rupture, the gig economy, and radical job transformation; and with other questions of modern life? What do we do with Dickens’s long prose and today’s allegedly shorter attention spans and alternative narrative forms?

This panel invites scholars to address what Dickens’s fiction offers the present and why Dickens matters now. The Dickens Society requests paper proposals (250-500 words) for the panel “Teaching Dickens Now” (ID 18079).

25th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, 17-19 July 2020

updated: 
Tuesday, August 13, 2019 - 1:53pm
The Dickens Society
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

OUR DICKENS: DICKENS AND HIS PUBLICS

17th-19th July 2020, Bloomsbury, London

In 2020, the 150-year anniversary of Dickens’s death, the annual Dickens Society Symposium will take place in Bloomsbury, Dickens’s home for periods of time and where he produced some of his most memorable novels. Organised by Royal Holloway, University of London, in collaboration with the Charles Dickens Museum (formerly the Dickens House Museum), the anniversary Symposium seeks to explore what Dickens means to so many people across the world and why he has meant so much to diverse publics over time.

EXTENDED DEADLINE Edith Wharton's New York

updated: 
Friday, August 9, 2019 - 9:15am
Edith Wharton Society
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Edith Wharton’s New York:

A Conference Sponsored by the Edith Wharton Society

New Yorker Hotel

June 17th-20th 2020 

EXTENDED DEADLINE: Please submit proposals no later than September 15th, 2019 to whartonnewyork@gmail.com

Nineteenth-Century Formations

updated: 
Tuesday, August 6, 2019 - 12:18pm
University of Hong Kong
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

Nineteenth-Century Formations

The University of Hong Kong

December 6-7

 

This interdisciplinary conference asks participants to rethink the nineteenth century and its social, aesthetic, and discursive formations. It brings together scholars from a variety of disciplines to consider the categories that inform and shape our various disciplinary approaches to the nineteenth century. In doing so, it invokes the term “formations” in a broad sense, to convey the processes by which concepts, categories, structures, systems, and institutions—many of which remain in place today—came into existence during this period.

 

(NeMLA 2020) George Eliot's Unfortunate Men

updated: 
Tuesday, July 30, 2019 - 5:50pm
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Annual Convention / Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Things often end badly for males in George Eliot’s fiction. Macarthy, the antisocial artist in her first published prose fiction, dies unappreciated; dreamy Seth Bede reconciles himself to a pitiful bachelordom; Smilesian Tom Tulliver charters his wealth (but not his wellbeing); opportunistic Harold Transome is chastened by his circumstances; pedantic Edward Casaubon fails as a scholar and as a gentleman; and formidable Henleigh Mallinger Grandcourt drowns because Eliot is unsure what else to do with him. These men are usually disposed of in credible ways, but are they treated fairly? Are their respective fates convincing given their character flaws and contexts, or are they treated more harshly than the women who share their fictional worlds?

The Gothic Panel II at PAMLA 2019 (Extended)

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:55pm
Tanner Sebastian, The University of Nevada, Reno
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

We are looking for one or two more presenters to join the second Gothic Panel at PAMLA.

We invite proposals for 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 explore gothic children's literature or that engage with the 2019 conference theme of "Send In the Clowns." Possible foci might include adaptations, audience/reception studies, children's gothic, and emotional portrayals in relation to the Gothic.

Conference Information:

November 14-17, 2019

Wyndham San Diego Bayside, San Diego, CA

Nineteenth-/Twentieth-/Twenty-First-Century Medievalisms

updated: 
Monday, July 29, 2019 - 2:42pm
Daniel C. Najork; Robert Sirabian
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 15, 2019

For this session, we seek proposals exploring the factors shaping nineteenth- and twentieth-/twenty-first-century literature (in its broad sense) about the Middle Ages as well as the differences in approaches to the Middle Ages in each century. What historical, social, and intellectual views shaped nineteenth-century approaches to the Middle Ages? In what ways were these views limited or biased based on what the Victorians knew and believed and did not know, particularly when compared to advances in historical, psychological, and political knowledge in the next centuries? Conversely, what shaped twentieth-/twenty-first-century views of the Middle Ages?

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