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Welcome to the Nineteenth Century Studies Association website, where we hope you will find information about the Association, its interests and outlets, as well as enticements to join in the many conversations we have on and beyond these pages.

We are an interdisciplinary Association interested in exploring all aspects of the long nineteenth century, from science to music, from architecture to religion, from movement to literatures—and beyond. We hope you will peruse these pages as a volume inviting you to join us at our annual spring meeting, and we ask you to join our community of those with nineteenth century interests.


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Special Issue Call for Papers

WOMEN’S WRITING “Generations” Winter 2017 Issue


In honor of the 25th anniversary of the British Women Writers Association in 2017, Women’s Writing invites submissions for a special issue on the theme of “Generations.” While generational transitions are often productive and even revolutionary, they are seldom ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. In this spirit, the editors especially welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in the field of women’s writing.

Papers may focus on generation as a biological, cultural, social, historical, or political process as well as on attendant manifestations in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and contemporary scholarly discourses. Explorations should illuminate shifts in literary studies, women’s writing, and/or critical practice.

Topics may included but are not limited to: mentoring relationships, conflicts across the generations, literary periodization, models of literary production, theories of regeneration, reproduction and maternity, feminist prehistories, and the future of women’s writing.

We invite essays of 4,000-7,000 words in length (including notes) for the Winter 2017 issue.

Please submit abstracts of 200 words to the editors, Doreen Thierauf and Lauren Pinkerton (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill) at generations2017@unc.edu, by August 1, 2016.

Complete essays will be due February 1, 2017. Please prepare contributions according to MLA style (8th edition) and in accordance with the journal’s author guidelines and style sheet (to be accessed on this page: http://www.tandf.co.uk/journals/authors/style/layout/style_rwow.pdf).
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Call for Papers: British Women Writers Conference

UNC-Chapel Hill, June 22-25, 2017

British Women Writers Association
contact email:   bwwc2017@gmail.com

For its 25th annual meeting, the British Women Writers Conference invites papers and panel proposals considering the theme of “Generations.” As we look back on a quarter-century of feminist scholarship and practice within British Studies, we want to celebrate those who have defined the British Women Writers Association’s past and nurture those who will shape its future. Of course, even within literary traditions or scholarly networks, generational transitions are rarely ever easy or smooth. Such transitions may be accompanied by paradigm shifts, struggles to be heard, or difficulty letting go. We therefore welcome investigations into the complexities of generational exchange and transition in women’s writing. Papers may focus on generation as a biological, cultural, social, historical, or political process as well as on attendant manifestations in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature and contemporary scholarly discourses. In the end, we hope that a comprehensive exploration of generations will help illuminate shifts in literary studies, women’s writing, and critical practice. For more information:
https://call-for-papers.sas.upenn.edu/cfp/2016/05/19/british-women-writers-conference-at-unc-chapel-hill-june-22-25-2017

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News from Vice President Drew Hubbell

After an experimental year living in Perth, Australia, Vice President Drew Hubbell will return to the States where he will re-assume his position as Associate Professor at Susquehanna University. While abroad, he became co-convener for No Fracking WA, a grassroots organization dedicated to banning unconventional gas development in Western Australia. He also completed his monograph, Byron's Nature: A New Theory of British Romantic Ecology and wrote several other essays. And finally, he was issue co-editor for Landscapes: the Journal for the International Centre for Landscape and Literature (available at http://ro.ecu.edu.au/landscapes/). He is looking forward to joining friends at 2017 NCSA.
    Additionally, his essay, "It Cannot Be a Sin to Seek / To Save an Earth-Born Being": Radical Ecotheology in Byron's Heaven and Earth," is just published in Romantic Ecocriticism: Origins and Legacies, ed. Dewey Hall (New York: Lexington) 2016. It is a collection by new and established ecocritics exploring new directions of ecocriticism in Anglo-American Romanticism, ready for anybody's critical review.
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Voting in NCSA 2016 Elections

Dear NCSA Member,
 
As our Constitution details, NCSA is expected to hold elections—and they are now available. As a current member of NCSA, I hope you will take the two minutes it takes to cast a vote in this important effort; you will find pictures and bios for each candidate to Board membership available on our website. You need to “Log In” to the NCSA Website and  then click on the “Members’ Area” that will appear in the top menu bar in order to access the voting portion of the site, which will be open for the next three weeks.
 
Many thanks for participating in this voting process! It is far less tempestuous than the other election process currently going on, but the folks willing to serve NCSA thus would no doubt appreciate you taking the time to cast a vote.

You have to click on “Members Area,” get to that page, and then hover over the bit in the bar to get “2016 elections” to drop down as an option you can click on. Then you can vote!
 
Best,
Lucy
 
 
Director of the University Honors Program
Professor of English
President, Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Book Review Editor, European Romantic Review
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