Midway through New Grub Street (1891), Reardon reunites with his wife Amy. In preparation, he leaves behind his overcoat. This attire, once “fairly good,” is now long past its prime, “the edges of the sleeves were frayed, two buttons were missing, and the original hue of the cloth was indeterminable.” Reardon knows Amy well, but not well enough: her attention at the meeting is quickly directed to “his muddy and shapeless boots,” and her desire for “a renewal of amity” conflicts with her shock over her husband’s appearance: “[S]uch attire degraded him in her eyes; it symbolised the melancholy decline which he had suffered intellectually.
Call for Papers for the Dickens Society
2020 MMLA Conference
“Cultures of Collectivity”
November 5-8, 2020 at the Hilton Milwaukee City Center
SAMLA - EXTENDED DUE TO PANELIST BACKING OUT
(Digital - November 13-15, 2020; previously Jacksonville FL)
Modernist Studies Association Conference
Brooklyn NY, October 22-25, 2020
ACROSS is a biannual, peer-reviewed online journal which addresses mainly humanities scholars. Exploring themes of cultural diversity from the interrelated perspectives of cultural studies and history, literary studies, media studies, linguistics and critical discourse analysis, the journal welcomes contributions with a potential for enhancing the global, multicultural dialogue in the ever-changing world of the twenty-first century.
ACROSS promotes research excellence. We are certain that your expertise will help us build a space of imparting knowledge in the field of multiculturalism and multilingualism across the world.
Subject areas include but are not limited to:
Online Workshop: Insect Entanglements
deadline for submissions: April 30, 2020
Faculty of Arts, University of Bristol, 19 June 2020
Insects are everywhere, our (human) lives entangled with them, and yet we know surprisingly little about them. In the introduction to Insectopedia, Hugh Raffles writes the following:
An Interdisciplinary Conference
on Storytelling and Identity in Popular Culture
Popular Culture Research Centre,
Auckland University of Technology
7-9 July 2020
The Popular Culture Research Centre (Auckland University of Technology) welcomes papers for its upcoming interdisciplinary conference on the theme of ‘storytelling and identity’ in popular culture. The conference will be held in Auckland on 7-9 July 2020.
Justin Edwards (University of Stirling)
Lorna Piatti-Farnell (Auckland University of Technology)
Constantine Verevis (Monash University)