Saturday, September 30, 2017

For the NeMLA 49th Annual Convention, April 12-15, 2018, in Pittsburgh, this session is seeking proposals exploring fresh approaches to Hopkins’s poetry consistent with the theme of NeMLA 2018, Global Spaces, Local Landscapes, and Imagined Worlds. Papers should explore poems and other writings by Hopkins that engage the apocalyptic, imagined worlds, urban and rural landscapes (seascapes and skyscapes), including but not limited to topics such as nature and naturalism, natural theology, the environment, sustainability, science, and Darwinism. Please submit your proposal on NeMLA site @

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Five:48pm

Susmita Roye, Delaware State University

deadline for submissions:

Sunday, June Legal, 2017

Masculinity in Women’s Literature

In Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice. Mr. Bennett can never match the resourcefulness of his wifey in her attempts to lodge their five daughters in life; Edgar Linton in Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights is a caricature of manliness; in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Wives and Daughters. an only daughter, Molly Gibson, proves to be a better child to her father than a son, Osborne Hamley, who fails his parents; George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss presents Maggie Tulliver as a far stronger, braver and tougher character than her brother Tom.

Tuesday, May 23, 2017 – Five:35pm

Edited collection of essays on Elizabeth Robins Pennell

Friday, December 1, 2017

Co-editors Dave Buchanan (MacEwan University), editor of Pennell’s A Canterbury Pilgrimage and An Italian Pilgrimage (University of Alberta Press, 2015), and Kimberly Morse Jones (Sweet Briar College), author of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, Nineteenth-Century Pioneer of Modern Art Criticism (Ashgate, 2015), are seeking proposals for interdisciplinary essays on the work and life of Elizabeth Robins Pennell, the American-born, London-based journalist and author who published (or co-published) over twenty books and hundreds of periodical articles inbetween the early 1880s and 1930.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017 – 1:48pm

Sunday, October 15, 2017

The Victorian Review invites submissions for its special issue faithful to Trans Victorians. From the Chevalier/Chevaliere D’Eon, Fanny and Stella, Dr. James Miranda Barry, and Vernon Lee, to the intersecting identities found in gender diverse side shows, including Madame Clofullia and Julia Pastrana, and the political cross-dressing of the Welsh Rebecca Riots, the Victorian era was populated by all manner of non-binary and gender expansive slippages. At the same time, Richard von Krafft-Ebing’s conflation of queer sexual orientation and trans gender identity and expression became part of the scientific foundation that informed cisnormative and heteronormative standards not only in medicine and the law, but the popular imagination.

Thursday, May 11, 2017 – Two:36pm

Sean Pryor / University of Fresh South Wales, Matthew Sussman / Sydney University

Thursday, June 15, 2017

The Idea of Prose Style: A Symposium
13-15 December, 2017
University of Sydney and University of Fresh South Wales

Confirmed Keynote Speakers :
Garrett Stewart (University of Iowa)
Daniel Tyler (Oxford University)
Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)

Special Session for PAMLA 2017 – Honolulu, HI

Victorian Empire and Oceania

Many analyses of Victorian empire concentrate on India and Africa, yet the British empire also expanded to many parts of Oceania, both directly and indirectly. The papers in this session will examine cultural texts that explore relationships inbetween Victorian empire and Oceania. This session especially welcomes essays that make connections inbetween Victorian empire and Hawai’i.

The PAMLA 2017 Conference will be held at the lovely Chaminade University of Honolulu (with the official conference hotel being the Ala Moana) from Friday, November Ten to Sunday, November 12.


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