Abstract submission deadline: March 21, 2019

Notification of acceptance:  April 15, 2019

Presenting authors registration deadline: June 7, 2019

We invite submission of abstracts for panel sessions (up to 1000 words), roundtables, papers and posters (up to 300 words)  with the following information::


. full title of paper, panel or poster;

. full name of author;

. institutional affiliation;

. individual e-mail address(es);

. audiovisual or other requirements;

. brief bio (max. 100 words)


Suggested, but by no means exclusive, topics are:

  • Dialogue and tension in Melville and Whitman: their texts as an ocean and/or vessel;

  • Home, overseas and at sea: Melville, Whitman, and/or other 19th century US writers (also in dialogue with writers overseas who addressed the sea in their writings);

  • The ocean(s) and/or sea in literature, arts and sciences;

  • The ocean(s), what goes on within, down deep, what moves across and more – wilderness, chaos, death, shipwreck, rage vs. fantasy, freedom, voyage, nourishment, commerce;

  • To and fro: Atlantic trade, finance and industry:

  • Bridging borders – translation, transatlantic (textual) commerce, Indic and Transpacific influences, literary transformation;

  • Transoceanic wave-sounds, wave-lengths, wave-motions;

  • Women across borders,  overboard, and at sea;

  • The Anthropocene, Whitman, Melville, and/or other sailor-writers – environmental sustainability / crisis and ecological protection;

  • Changes, interchanges, and dialogues across oceans, continents, peoples.


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Este trabalho é financiado por fundos nacionais através da FCT – Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia, I.P., no âmbito do projeto UID/ELT/00114/2019.