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Call for Papers: Discovery: 42nd Annual Virtual Conference, Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (March 11-13, 2021)

DISCOVERY The 42nd Annual Virtual Conference Nineteenth-Century Studies Association March 11-13, 2021 Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2020 Website: NCSA invites proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and special sessions that explore our theme of Discovery in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). As an interdisciplinary organization, we particularly seek papers by scholars working in art/architecture/visual studies, cultural studies, economics, gender and sexuality, history (including history of the book), language and literature, law and politics, musicology, philosophy, and science (and the history of science). In light of the many changes in pedagogy, research, and the exchange of ideas we have all experienced this…

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Publication Announcement: Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present – Hadas Elber-Aviram (February 2021)

Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present by Hadas Elber-Aviram (Bloomsbury, February 2021) Hadas Elber-Aviram’s monograph, Fairy Tales of London: British Urban Fantasy, 1840 to the Present, argues for a coherent tradition of London-based urban fantasies spanning from the mid-nineteenth century to the present day. The book charts the development of fantastical London literature across the fictions of Charles Dickens, H. G. Wells, George Orwell, Mervyn Peake, and China Miéville, examining their fascination with the materiality of the city, their belief in the fantasy genre as an idiom that can affect social change, and their conviction that for good or…

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