The WMS is seeking submissions for the following session, co-sponsored with Association for the Study of Literature and Environment, for the 2020 MLA Convention. Please note that this session is not guaranteed (and is subject to approval by the MLA):
Toward Extinction, To Ward Off Extinction
7-9 November 2019, University of Lille (FRANCE)
Convened by: Thomas Dutoit (CECILLE), Sarah Jonckheere (CECILLE/IdA), and Laura Lainväe (EMMA)
Sarah Wood, co-editor and advisory board of OLR and Angelaki (UK)
Jesse Oak Taylor, University of Washington (USA)
Ursula K. Heise, UCLA (USA)
Late Romanticism, Past and Present
University of Leuven, 12–14 December 2019
- Angela Esterhammer (University of Toronto)
- Tim Fulford (De Montfort University)
- Sara Guyer (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of 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.
The 76th annual South Central Modern Language Association convention will be held in Little Rock, Arkansas from October 24-26 at the Little Rock Marriott, near the Clinton Library and the headquarters of Heifer International. It is the perfect city for this year’s theme, “Pathways: Past, Present and Future.” The theme takes its cue from Arkansas’s natural beauty, rich history, and diverse culture.
Modern Language Association Conference (Seattle, Jan 9-12, 2020)
Doubles, duality, and doppelgangers are concepts found and addressed throughout Children’s and Young Adult Literature. While twins, such as those found in the Sweet Valley Highor The Secrets of the Immortal Nicholas Flamelseries, may overtly speak to doubling, other considerations, such as the “double-voiced discourse” of young adult literature Mike Cadden explores in “The Irony of Narration in Young Adult Literature,” also speaks to the wide treatment doubles and doubling have received by scholars, critics, and authors of Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Children’s and Young Adult Literature are of wide interest to audiences of children, young adults, and adults alike.
Call for Papers:
Girls, Girls, Girls!: Defining and Deconstructing ‘Domestic Noir’
Deadline for Submission: 1 May 2019
Contact email: domesticnoirTCD@gmail.com
A free-of-charge one-day symposium on domestic noir fiction, hosted by the School of English at Trinity College Dublin in association with the Trinity Long Room Hub, on Friday 23 August 2019.
This flightless, multi-site conference (Sept. 18-21, 2019) invites interdisciplinary attention to confluences between environmental and religious perspectives and practices in the long Anglophone nineteenth century (1780-1900). Since that century, anthropogenic climate change has rapidly accelerated, and in response to this legacy we will avoid air travel by digitally connecting events at several conference sites in the United States and the United Kingdom. In addition, this method of networking, by lowering barriers of cost and transportation, promises to enable a more diverse and inclusive range of participation than is often possible at international conferences.
This panel (not guaranteed) seeks papers that address aging in nineteenth-century literature—especially in the way age intersects with gender, race, class, sexuality, religion, and science.
Send 250-word abstract and one-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org
‘Neighbours of Ours’: Cities, Communities, Networks11-12 July 2019
SUBMISSION DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 1 MARCH 2019
Marina Warner: ‘Words on the Move’
‘The Baron Six’:
Anthony Cartwright, Sean Longden, Susie Thomas, Nadia Valman, Andrew Whitehead, Ken Worpole.
Conference: Queen Victoria & George Eliot: Lives and Afterlives, 1819-2019
Friday 24 – Saturday 25 May 2019Loughborough UniversityKeynote Speakers:Professor Martin Hewitt (Anglia Ruskin University)Professor Beverley Rilett (University of Nebraska–Lincoln)
“it is curious how sometimes you can trace likenesses many generations back….”
(letter from Victoria to Leopold I of Belgium, 24 October 1843)
British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference"Victorian Renewals"
University of Dundee, Scotland28-30 August 2019
Registration for Neo-Victorianism and the Senses: Sensing the Past (Friday 22nd March 2019, University of Surrey, UK) is now 'live' and can be accessed via the following link: https://store.surrey.ac.uk/conferences-and-events/fass-faculty-of-arts-s...
Professor Rosario Arias, University of Málaga
‘Every sensorial perception is at the same time past and present’ (Hamilakis, 2013).
Now held at University of Greenwich, London.
We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers, panels of three papers affiliated with an organisation or a group of scholars and non-traditional papers/panels, on topics which can include, but are not limited to:
CYMERA: Scotland’s Festival of Science Fiction, Fantasy & Horror Writing
8-9 June 2019, The Pleasance, Edinburgh UK
CYMERA is a new literary festival launching this June in Edinburgh, Scotland’s first such festival devoted to science fiction, fantasy and horror writing. This ambitious event already has a guest list of more than 60 authors from across all three genres (full programme to be announced in March at https://www.cymerafestival.co.uk/). Now the festival is inviting early career researchers to participate in its innovative academic strand with this call for papers.
Martineau Society Conference 2019
Manchester, England 07/23/2019-07/26/2019; deadline 05/06/2019
The Martineau Society will be hosting its annual conference in Manchester, England. The Martineau Society conference is an interdisciplinary conference that focuses on the lives, work, and contributions of the Martineau family, including its two most famous and influential members, Harriet Martineau (1802-1876) and James Martineau (1805-1900).
Started by Norwich Unitarians in 1994, the Martineau Society encourages scholarship on the Martineau family and their nineteenth-century context as well as their continuing influence.
Topics may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its 66th Annual Meeting will be hosted by Loyola University Chicago in Chicago, IL, September 27-29, 2019. The keynote speaker will be Carole Levin of the University of Nebraska—Lincoln, and the plenary address will be given by Jordanna Bailkin of the University of Washington.
THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY
PATRICK TOLFREE STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2019
Welcome to this year’s Patrick Tolfree essay competition, open to students of any academic level over the age of 18 and living anywhere in the world.
In line with the projected theme of the Autumn/Winter 2019 issue of the Thomas Hardy Journal, the theme of this year’s essay competition is “Hardy Now”. We invite entries of 3,000-4,000 words that reflect on “the contemporary purchase” (Kornbluh and Morgan 2015) of Hardy’s writing. These might focus on a Hardyan theme with particular resonance today, such as:
We are pleased to announce that we have extended the deadline for "Radical Materialisms" by one week. We will now accept abstracts until February 8th. Please consider submitting your work, and see the CFP below.
Boston College English Graduate Conference
April 6th, 2019
The newly-formed North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) Data Caucus will host its free inaugural conference at the University of Virginia on November 15-16, 2019. Our conception of data encompasses British and North American practices for gathering and expressing information; cultural attitudes toward data; the rising disciplines and technologies that lead to today’s communications, new media, critical coding, and data science; digital collections; digital pedagogies; quantitative methods; data theory, and digital humanities. We welcome proposals from those working with historical and/or technical data, as well as the digital-curious.
The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States Conference
7-10 November 2019
VICTORIAN STAKES AND STAKEHOLDERS
The Dickens Society is sponsoring the following panel at the 2020 MLA Convention in Seattle, WA.
Panel Title: “Mankind Was My Business!:” Dickens and The Exploration of Humanity, Humanism, and Being Human
CFP: Neo-Gothic Narratives
Recent years have seen the strong development of Neo-Victorian studies, including a theorization of the project by scholars including Ann Helimann, Christian Gutleben, Marie-Louise Kohlke, Mark Llewellyn and others. This collection on the Neo-Gothic invites similar attempts to define and theorize what exactly qualifies as such a text, what mobilizes the employment of the gothic to speak to our own times, whether nostalgia plays a role, and whether might there is room for humour or only for trauma in these narratives across various media.
We invite submissions on neo-Gothic topics that may include, but are not limited to, the following:
The John Clare Society of North America invites paper proposals for its guaranteed panel at the Modern Language Association Convention in Seattle, January 9th-12th, 2020.
Title of Session: John Clare: Conversations in Song
Scholarship on any aspect of song, music, or conversation in Clare. Papers might touch on personification, voice and its relation to print, and/or Clare’s way of relating to the non-human world.
Abstract and short bio by 10 March 2019 to Erica McAlpine at email@example.com
Call for papers, poems, prose on all aspects of The Gothic, whether African, Asian, Audio, Australian, Black, British, Caribbean, Comic Book, Early Modern, European, Filmic, Indigenous, Indian, LGBT, Medieval, Modernist, North/South American, Pop Culture, PostColonial, Romanticist, Southern, Victorian, Video Game, Web, Women’s, or any other unlisted. This panel is broadly defined in order to bring together the best of Gothic scholars, with the understanding that the Gothic is a multi-definitional genre and part and parcel of many genres, tones, constructions, ideologies, and concerns.
We invite manuscripts of scholarly articles (4000-6000 words) on any of the following: Bram Stoker, the novel Dracula, the historical Dracula, the vampire in folklore, fiction, film, popular culture, and related topics.
Submissions should be sent electronically (as an e-mail attachment in .doc or .rtf). Please indicate the title of your submission in the subject line of your e-mail. Send electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This CFP seeks co-panelists for a proposed panel at the upcoming Modernist Studies Association conference (Oct 17-20) in Toronto, ON.
Chair and Organizer: Dewey W. Hall (California State Polytechnic University, Pomona)
The Parthenon Sculptures have long been a source of disparagement and fascination, especially since their arrival in London as early as 1803. Prior to that year, Thomas Bruce, seventh Earl of Elgin, procured a collection now housed in the British Museum as the Elgin Marbles, intensifying a transformation in which materiality of the marbles has been infused with seemingly vital force through an after-life of aesthetic representation. Whether through drawings, paintings, or poetry, the Elgin Marbles as objects have animated their subjects—pensive in gaze—to motivate, in effect, proliferation through aesthetic production.
6th Annual Conference of the International Crime Fiction Association
Captivating Criminality 6: Metamorphoses of Crime: Facts and Fictions
12-15 June 2019
G. d’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, Italy
Call for Papers