This panel seeks papers that explore the representation and function of sensory experience in the nineteenth century, with an emphasis on strange, unstable or unreliable sensory episodes and their larger literary and cultural significance. Rather than subordinating body to mind, how do nineteenth-century texts reveal an emergent cultural interest in the material body and its physiological particularities? We are especially interested in papers that investigate the role of sensory representations across disciplines and explore bodily matters at the intersection of nineteenth-century literature, science, philosophy or visual art.
13th Biennial Conference of the International Gothic Association
Gothic Traditions and Departures
Universidad de las Américas Puebla (UDLAP), Cholula, Mexico
18 – 21 July 2017
Call for Papers
Please find below a seminar proposal for the 2017 Annual Meeting of the American Comparative Literature Association (ACLA) in Utrecht, The Netherlands (July 6-9, 2017)
Venue: University of Wollongong, Wollongong, NSW, Australia
Date: Thursday 13th July – Friday 14th July, 2017
Keynote Speaker: Associate Professor Eric Adams, Faculty of Law, University of Alberta
How do literary texts use, produce, or complicate the idea of evidence? How do ideas of evidence from other disciplines or fields—from philosophical, legal, or scientific disciplines, for example—provide context for the emergence and treatment of evidence in literary works? How do different forms or standards of evidence, inflected into literary texts, amplify or complicate apparent national, ethnic, sexual, or gender differences? How do texts perform evidentiary inquiry, and how do these modes of inquiry impact the form of the narrative, characterization, and so forth?
The Area Chair is now accepting proposals to the “Literature (General)” category. This area will
provide a forum for scholarly presentations on literary subjects outside of our more specific
literature areas. Before submitting to the General area, please peruse the specific area list at
Areas of interest might include:
Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) 2017 Conference — "Victorian Taste"
Oberlin College & Conservatory, Oberlin, Ohio, April 28-30
ACLA 2017 Utrecht University, Netherlands, July 6-9, 2017
“Taking Pictures, Telling Stories”: Photography’s Encounters with Literature
“The essence of photography is writing with light.”
-- Yousef Khanfar