Many novelists in various national literatures touched upon the theme of an emancipated woman in the long nineteenth century. Imagination, as it is believed, has no borders and is dialogical in its nature. Different voices of great emancipationist writers merged into one influential symphony liberating and awakening consciousness of slaves—males and females. If writers did not support directly or sympathized with the image of an emancipated woman, they did reflect on her place in society and her belonging. World literature allows us to take a closer look at the imagined and real women's lives, at their biographies and reminiscent writing.
Call for Papers
Mystery/Detective Fiction Area
Southwest Popular / American Culture Association (SWPACA)
40th Annual Conference, February 20-23, 2019
Hyatt Regency Hotel & Conference Center
Albuquerque, New Mexico
Proposal submission deadline: November 1, 2018
Organized jointly by the Lydia Maria Child and Louisa May Alcott Societies, this session will examine the lives, writings, and reforms of two enormously popular and prolific nineteenth-century women writers.
Over decades, William Munroe Special Collections Curator Leslie Perrin Wilson and her predecessors and colleagues at the Concord Free Public Library have amassed a distinguished collection of materials by and about the Alcotts. Among those archival holdings are literary manuscripts, personal papers, microfilmed diaries and letters, newspaper clippings, reprints, and research papers by or about Louisa May Alcott and Amos Bronson Alcott, as well as Abigail May “Abba” Alcott and Abby May Alcott Nieriker (“Alcott Holdings in the Special Collections,” CFPL, https://concordlibrary.org/special-collections/collections/alcott ).
British nature writing can be understood as both a product of and a challenge to a western-style modernity that has created the conditions for its own unravelling. The tense that best captures these conditions is the future anterior. Scottish writer Kathleen Jamie, wandering through Bergen’s Natural History Museum, marvels at the ‘decaying bones of twenty-four cetacean skeletons crowded under the ceiling’. One whale skeleton alone, that of a gigantic blue, is ‘less an animal, more a narrative’. The different cetacean narratives add up to a devastating commentary to which even words such as ‘waste’ and ‘slaughter’ and ‘holocaust’ and ‘shame’ cannot do full justice.
This is a CFP for a panel proposal "Moves Towards Modernism: The British Theatre Before WWI," which will hopefully take place at the 2019 Comparative Drama Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 4-6, 2019. See the Comparative Drama Conference website for more information on the conference and keynote, Branden Jacobs-Jenkins.
Date: Saturday 24th November 2018 (10:00 – 18:00)
Location: Cardiff University
Keynote: ‘Biggish Data: Friedrich Engels, Material Ecology, and Victorian Data’ by John Parham, University of Worcester
CALL FOR PAPERS:24th Annual Dickens Society SymposiumJuly 26-28, 2019Salt Lake City, UT The 24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium will be held in Salt Lake City,Utah, co-sponsored by the Dickens Society and Utah Valley University.Proposals from scholars, independent researchers, and graduate students onany topic related to Dickens¹s life or work are welcome. One-page (250-300word) abstracts for papers deliverable in 20 minutes, plus 150-word bios,may be sent by November 15 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org. Salt Lake City is the capital of Utah, nestled in a high-desert valleybetween two mountain ranges, a gateway to some of the most spectaculargeological formations on the planet.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
24th Annual Dickens Society Symposium
July 26-28, 2019
Salt Lake City, UT
ACCUTE Member-Organized Panel: New Monstrosities: New Approaches to 19th-Century Monsters
Panel Organizers: Alicia Alves and Lin Young
Congress, University of British Columbia, June 1-4, 2019