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CFP: British Association of American Studies 52nd Annual Conference (UK) (10/31/06; 4/19/07-4/22/07

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Monday, May 15, 2006 - 4:34pm
Halliwell, Professor M.R.

British Association for American StudiesAnnual Conference 2007
Centre for American Studies, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
CALL FOR PAPERS

The BAAS Annual Conference for the year 2007 will be hosted by the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester, from 19-22 April 2007.

2007 marks the tenth birthday of the Centre for American Studies at the University of Leicester so we are particularly pleased to host the conference this year. It also promises to be a very interesting year for reflecting on American history and culture given that it will be 400 years after the founding of Jamestown, Virginia and 50 years since Little Rock and Sputnik.

CFP: Why Melville Matters Now: A Trans-Disciplinary Symposium (no deadline noted; 11/17/06-11/18/06)

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Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Pachya1_at_aol.com

Why Melville Matters Now: A Trans-Disciplinary Symposium on Herman Mel
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CFP: Leon Edel Prize: Henry James Review (grad and jr faculty) (11/1/06; journal issue)

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Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
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LEON EDEL PRIZE

The Leon Edel Prize is awarded annually for the best essay on Henry
James by a beginning scholar. The prize carries with it an award of
$150, and the prize-winning essay will be published in HJR.

The competition is open to applicants who have not held a full-time
academic appointment for more than four years. Independent scholars and
graduate students are encouraged to apply.

Essays should be 20-30 pages (including notes), original, and not under
submission elsewhere or previously published.

Send submissions (in duplicate, produced according to current MLA
style, and with return postage enclosed) to

CFP: Sublimity 1700-1900 (UK) (11/17/06; 1/5/07)

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Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:43pm
Chris Stokes

'Taste, Vision, Transcendence: Sublimity 1700-1900' One-Day Conference,
University of Sussex (Brighton, UK), 5th January 2007.

Plenary speakers: Dr. Philip Shaw (University of Leicester) and Professor
Andrew Bennett (University of Bristol).

Papers are invited on any aspect of the sublime in literature, visual
culture or philosophy in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Papers
from postgraduates particularly welcome. Send 250 word abstracts to
c.r.stokes_at_sussex.ac.uk by the 17th November 2006. Enquiries about
attending the conference as a non-presenting delegate are also welcome.

Christopher Stokes and Miles Mitchard
University of Sussex.

CFP: 19th-Century Science, Technology, and Media (12/1/06; INCS, 4/19/07-4/21/07)

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Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm
Mallinick, Daniella

"UP-TO-DATE WITH A VENGEANCE": NINETEENTH-CENTURY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDIA
APRIL 19-21, 2007, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY
22ND ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY NINETEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES CONFERENCE (INCS)

Inspired by Bram Stoker's innovative narrative forms and themes in Dracula-—and in particular by Jonathan Harker's statement in his journal that he is witnessing the "nineteenth-century up-to-date with a vengeance"--this conference will explore the thoroughly modern forms of communication, technological development, and scientific discovery that emerged in the period.

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