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CFP: Classical & Biblical Ideas in the Early Modern Period (3/24/04; volume of papers)

updated: 
Friday, November 7, 2003 - 9:02pm
j.g.newton_at_durham.ac.uk

A volume is being put together that will examine the relationship between
classical and biblical ideas in Great Britain and Western Europe in the early
modern period (c1536-1702). We expect to have ten essays, each of between five
thousand and six thousand words. Submissions are welcome from scholars working
in all disciplines.

Interdisciplinary treatments are especially encouraged. All authors should
write in such a way that their work is accessible to academics working in other
disciplines.

Abstracts of 500-1000 words should be sent to John Newton
(j.g.newton_at_durham.ac.uk) or David Lindsay (davidaslindsay_at_hotmail.com) as soon
as possible, and no later than March 2004.

UPDATE: Mary Manley (no deadline; collection)

updated: 
Friday, September 19, 2003 - 5:08pm
joni goddard

Please note deadline change.

Call for Contributors for a forthcoming text entitled:
‘Scandalosissima Scoundrelia:’ A Collection of Critical Essays on Mary
Delarivier Manley

Edited by Joni Goddard, Mills College, Oakland CA

CFP: Mary Astell: Gender, Reason, Faith (10/5/03; collection)

updated: 
Thursday, August 7, 2003 - 12:19am
William Kolbrener

The editors of the volume in progress, _Mary Astell: Gender, Reason,
Faith_, propose to move the study of Astell to a mature phase, and to
accommodate a variety of disciplinary perspectives so that the broad
span of Astell's work can be understood in its manifold contexts. The
editors of the volume are soliciting essays not only on Astell's
already canonized works, but on the full range of her political,
theological, philosophical, and poetic writings. The volume, however,
will not eschew the more traditional scholarly interest in Astell's
concerns about gender; rather, it aspires to reveal how Astell's
reflections on gender were always mediated through her diverse set of

CFP: 18th C. British Historians (8/8/03; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 30, 2003 - 10:30pm
Jan Jenkins

Call for contributors to EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH
  HISTORIANS, an upcoming volume of the DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY

Seeking contributors for a short list of remaining entries for
EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH HISTORIANS, a volume of the reference series,
DICTIONARY OF LITERARY BIOGRAPHY. The current volume will be edited by
Ellen J. Jenkins, Ph.D., and produced by Bruccoli Clark Layman, Inc., for
Gale Research. This volume of the series will include biographical,
evaluative entries of 3,000, 6,000, or 10,000 words. Honoraria will be
paid for acceptable entries.

Entries still available include the following:

CFP: The Early Modern Englishwoman (9/15/03; series)

updated: 
Thursday, June 26, 2003 - 3:07am
Betty Travitsky

X-posted from FICINO

PLEASE CROSS POST!

Composite volumes are currently being organized for Series III of Ashgate's
THE EARLY MODERN ENGLISHWOMAN: A FACSIMILE LIBRARY OF ESSENTIAL WORKS,
1500-1750 [EMEW]. EMEW has already put over 100 texts by women in print,
many in composite volumes, edited--with introductory essays--by various
hands.
Dozens of additional writings by women are in various stages of production.

Series III (Essential Works for the Study of Early Modern Women) consists of
texts by and about early modern women. Volume editors will be involved with
the selection of copy for the volume and will write a short introductory
essay (ca. 12,000 words, including a bibliography).

CFP: Oral Traditions and Gender in Early Modern Texts (6/1/04; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, May 13, 2003 - 4:46pm
Karen Bamford

Contributions are sought for a collection of essays addressing connections
between oral traditions--including folktales and folklore--and gender in
early modern literature. Send completed papers (no more than 5,000 words)or
abstracts by June 1, 2004 to both Karen Bamford <kbamford_at_mta.ca> and Mary
Ellen Lamb <marylamb_at_siu.edu>.

Karen Bamford
Associate Professor
Dept. of English, Mount Allison University
63D York St., Sackville, NB, Canada, E4L 1G9
phone: 506-364-2550; fax:506-364-2524
e-mail: kbamford_at_mta.ca

CFP: Teaching Johnson in the 21st Century (5/10/03; journal issue)

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2003 - 10:11pm
Priscilla Gilman

The editors of the newly revived Johnsonian News Letter solicit short
articles (maximum 1500 words) on teaching Johnson in the 21st century.
Possible approaches to the topic include but are not limited to: discussions
of how to integrate Johnson into survey courses on 18th C literature,
descriptions of courses devoted mostly or solely to the study of Johnson,
reflections on Johnson's relevance to the broader college or university
curriculum, accounts of students' reactions to and engagement with Johnson,
reflections on once popular courses titles such as "The Age of Johnson" or
"Johnson and his Circle," and considerations of Johnson's place in secondary

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