RMMLA English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel CFP

deadline for submissions: 
March 31, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association
contact email: 

Rocky Mountain 

Modern Language Association

Seventy-fifth annual convention

English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel

October 13-15, 2022

Albuquerque, New Mexico

Abstract Deadline: March 31, 2022

The 2020 Convention of the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association welcomes abstracts related to English Nineteenth-Century Literature. Ranging from the Regency to the Victorian era, the Nineteenth Century was an eclectic time facing significant social, political, and economic changes. Considering this period of change (and perhaps even how our own time is one of change) we invite abstracts dealing with how 19th Century British Literature explored topics such as, but not limited to:

  • Print culture, synchronic reading, and serialization
  • Representations and critiques of Empire
  • Class difference and social critique
  • Science, faith, and the formation of new knowledge
  • Imperial expansion and international relations
  • Racial tensions and representations
  • Social and gender roles and changes
  • Life in the wake of the American and French revolutions
  • Development and changes in genre, publication practices, and popular literature
  • Environmental concerns
  • Gender and sexuality
  • The Reform Bill and other political changes
  • Food, medicine, drugs, and addiction
  • Crime, detection, and the development of the police force
  • Violence, abuse, and repression
  • Travel Writing and memoir
  • Archive work and Digital Humanities
  • The Romantic and the Gothic

All abstracts, whether fitting in one of these categories or not, will be considered. We invite abstracts from faculty members, graduate students, and independent scholars.

Please submit an abstract of 300 words and a brief bio to Michael P. Hatch, Arizona State University, at mphatch@asu.edu. For additional information about the Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association, the annual convention, membership, travel, hotel, and registration, please visit rmmla.org.