Call for Papers (2022)


Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Atlantic Cultures Workshop

2021 – 2022

Workshop CoordinatorsJacob Biel Samantha Maza

Faculty Sponsors: Tim Campbell Jo McDonagh

Our workshop provides an intellectual community for graduate students, faculty, and invited guests to share their academic works in progress, including drafts of articles for academic publication, dissertation chapters, and conference papers and presentations. We welcome a wide variety of disciplinary and methodological engagements with eighteenth- and nineteenth-century literature, art, and politics of Atlantic cultures.

As in prior years, we encourage submissions that exemplify interdisciplinary work in the humanities and even those that do not fit neatly in formal academic research. We would also like to highlight our ongoing interest in submissions that engage with questions regarding race, imperialism and its afterlives, decolonization, the institutionalization of literature, and the histories of relevant subfields and disciplines.

If you are interested in presenting, proposals for papers 25-pages or shorter should be no more than 300 words in length and must include the following information:

(1) your name, department, and university

(2) a working title and abstract

(3) your preferred quarter for presentation

We also invite proposals for research presentations and shorter papers – any relevant work that you might be seeking to workshop with your colleagues. If you have any questions about what this could look like, don’t hesitate to email us.

Please submit proposals to workshop coordinators Jacob Biel ( and Samantha Maza ( by Friday, September 16. In the body of your email, please specify your preference for (1) in-person, (2) online, (3) either. If you would like to be added to our listserv, please register by clicking here. We look forward to reading your submissions and planning for the year ahead.