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Questioning Italian Romanticism: Foscolo, Leopardi and Manzoni in debate (NeMLA)

Friday, July 13, 2018 - 11:24am
Northeast Modern Language Association
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

The classical-romantic debate (1816-1826) was a crucial moment for the definition of modern Italian literature. Ugo Foscolo, Giacomo Leopardi and Alessandro Manzoni, while taking part in the discussion, express some of the key aspects of their poetics. These three authors, some of the most important in Italian literature, were deeply influenced by the debate; at the same time, they claimed their original positions, which are not completely identifiable as either Classicist or Romantic. Indeed, sometimes scholars have, for example, unduly classified Leopardi as a Romantic, even though he thought of himself as a Classicist.

Mapping Victorian Empires, Cultures, Identities, May 13-16, 2019

Tuesday, July 10, 2018 - 12:02pm
Zoe Beenstock, University of Haifa
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

A conference on nineteenth-century literature, art, and history to be held at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and the University of Haifa, co-sponsored by the University of California Dickens Project.

Nineteenth-century British culture was preoccupied with the paradigm of mapping across diverse areas of enterprise, including literature, popular culture, journalism, archeology, and art. Scholars have identified Victorian practices of mapping with the strategies of imperial planning and compartmentalization requisite for organizing a burgeoning empire, and for subsequent negotiations of shifting definitions of home.

Romantic Transnationalism

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 9:53am
L. Adam Mekler/NeMLA
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

NeMLA 50th Annual Convention
March 21-24, 2019
Washington, DC

This panel will explore the changing sense of British identity for writers of the Romantic period. Papers are invited that consider the ways in which such writers as Lord Byron in Italy and Greece, Mary Shelley in Italy, William Wordsworth in France, and Samuel Taylor Coleridge in Germany may have developed new conceptions of themselves beyond their status as British subjects and revealed those conceptions in their writings of the period. Discussion of lesser known writers of the period is certainly encouraged.

Natality vs Immortality: The Case of Frankenstein & The Creature

Friday, June 29, 2018 - 11:14am
University of Cyprus
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, October 1, 2018

Papers are invited on any theme arising from the novel. We especially welcome papers investigating the novel and its adaptations in any medium that focus on contrasting perspectives and discourses of the quest for the origin, meaning and purpose of life. This is an invitation for posters, 20-minute papers or alternative/experimental presentations. Place and dates of symposium: University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus, 30 November-1 December 2018. Deadline for proposals 01 October 2018. Please send 200 word proposals to: by 15 October 2018.

Cognitive Ecocriticism Panel--NeMLA

Wednesday, June 27, 2018 - 1:26pm
Todd Owen Williams/Northeast Modern Language Association Convention
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, September 30, 2018

This panel proposes to bring together scholars whose work combines ecocriticism and cognitivist approaches to literature for the purpose of considering the potential of the ongoing dialogue between these two fields. Ecocriticism typically looks at how environment is represented and how humans can create an optimal relationship with the non-human world. Cognitive science is generally interested in how humans represent concepts to ourselves and how we make meaning out of those concepts. An understanding of the mind is essential to an understanding of humankind’s relationship to and perception of the non-human environment.

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 12:34pm
Universidade Catolica Portuguesa
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 30, 2018

1818-2018 – the silent revolution: of fears, folly & the female

Universidade Católica Portuguesa, Lisbon

5-6 November 2018


In 2018 we celebrate events which took place two hundred years ago: the publication of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein and the birth of Emily Brontë. While the two events are markedly different, as the former is a tangible work of art and the latter more of a promise of what was to come, both have contributed to challenge and change the conceptions and perceptions of the time, thus performing a silent, subtle revolution in the world of letters.


DEADLINE EXTENDED: MWASECS 2018 Conference - "Eighteenth-Century Frontiers"

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:43am
Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (MWASECS)
deadline for submissions: 
Sunday, July 1, 2018

The Midwestern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies has extended the deadline for proposals for its 2018 meeting.




“Eighteenth-Century Frontiers”

Testing Limits • Crossing Boundaries • Claiming Spaces

October 12 & 13, 2018

Holiday Inn Sioux Falls – City Centre, Sioux Falls, SD



Call for Papers: Aletria – Revista de Estudos de Literatura, v. 28, issue 3 (2018) [Brazil] – Dossier: Early Modern English Literature

Monday, June 18, 2018 - 9:36am
Programa de Pós-Graduação em Estudos Literários da Faculdade de Letras da Universidade Federal de Minas Gerais
deadline for submissions: 
Saturday, June 30, 2018


Aletria – Revista de Estudos de Literatura, v. 28, issue 3 (2018) [BRAZIL  - FREE OF CHARGE]

Dossier: Early Modern English Literature


Early modern English authors (c. 1453-1789) wrote in a period of unprecedented national and international political, cultural, social, religious, and scientific changes. Literature in English across a range of traditional and alternative genres reflected, resisted, and redefined these developments. We invite papers that identify and analyse the many forms of evidence of the literary engagement with transformative issues, events, and axes within and outside of the British Isles.