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).
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):
51st Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
March 5-8, 2020
“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
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.
I’m considering chapter proposals received by November 1st for MLA’s Approaches to Teaching Bram Stoker's Dracula. If interested send a proposal/abstract and abbreviated cv along with any questions about the volume in a reply with the Subject Heading Approaches to Teaching Bram Stoker's Dracula to:
William Thomas McBride
Department of English
Illinois State University
336 Adlai Ewing Stevenson Hall
Campus Box 4240
Normal, Il 61790-4240
ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: Fangs, Claws, and Pariahs: Victorians vs. the Creature
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
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.
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.