CFP: Literary London 13–14 July 2017

‘Fantastic London: Dream, Speculation and Nightmare’ Hosted by the Institute of English Studies, University of London Joseph Gandy, ‘Bank of England as a Ruin’, 1830, Oil on Canvas, Soane Museum, London  Call for Papers (deadline: 1 February 2017)Proposals are invited for papers, comprised panels, and roundtable sessions, which consider any period or genre of literature about, set in,... Continue Reading →

CFP: The Gender Of Apocalypse: Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives

Queen's University Belfast and The Panacea Charitable Trust Thursday 28th and Friday 29th of January 2016 The Panacea Museum, 9 Newnham Road, Bedford, MK40 3NX It has long been recognised by feminist scholars and others that religions of all types generally place women in subordinate roles in relation to men. Within Jewish, Christian and Islamic... Continue Reading →

CFP: Romantic Imprints

Proposals are invited for the 2015 British Association for Romantic Studies international conference which will be held at Cardiff University, Wales (UK) on 16–19 July 2015. The theme of the interdisciplinary conference is Romantic Imprints, broadly understood to include the various literary, cultural, historical and political manifestations of Romantic print culture across Europe, the Americas... Continue Reading →

CFP: Sustenance and Sustainability Issue

KUDZU SCHOLAR (AUTUMN EQUINOX) (Vol-5. Iss-3, 2015) Theme: "Sustenance and Sustainability" Kudzu House Quarterly For our autumnal scholarly issue, we are interested in examinations of food, agriculture, sustainability, remediation, consumption, marketing, distribution, and allocations of resources in literature and popular culture. Can we eliminate or manage invasive species by eating them? How is food rhetoric... Continue Reading →

Academics Wanted: The Supernatural Revamped

Project Overview: Editors Brodman and Doan are seeking original essays for their third of a series of books on legends and images of the supernatural in film, literature and lore from early to modern times and from peoples and cultures around the world. It will be titled The Supernatural Revamped: From Timeworn Legends to 21st Century... Continue Reading →


Literature thrives on conflict (the agon) between a protagonist and an antagonist. Political, military and media history pits victors against failures. Art lingers on the fame and infamy of its subject matter in equal measure. But what marks out a hero or a villain? How have hallowed and maligned figures contributed to lingering national myths in Scotland and elsewhere? What is their role in the modern world?

Mirror mirror on the wall…

A quick post to plug a talk I'm giving tomorrow at the May meeting for the Being Non/Human discussion group, 6.30 – 8 pm in room S2.39 at King’s College London. This was supposed to be a quick post about a talk I gave on Monday at the Being Non/Human discussion group, but I forgot to... Continue Reading →

CFP: Becoming a Sacred Text

4th University of Birmingham Biblical Studies PG Day Conference - 2nd July 2014 Download the full CFP here Paper proposals are invited from postgraduates on the conference theme, 'Becoming a Sacred Text', Suggested topics include: The text and transmission of the Old and New Testaments and related texts, in all relevant languages and traditions. Authority, canon... Continue Reading →

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