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CFP: Northern Plains Conference on Earlier British Literature (3/13/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

Saturday, February 11, 2006 - 7:45pm
Brandt, Bruce

The Northern Plains Conference on Earlier British Literature welcomes
paper submissions on all aspects of British literature from Anglo-Saxon
times through the Eighteenth Century. This year the conference is being
hosted at South Dakota State University in Brookings, South Dakota, on
April 7-8. Questions and abstracts for papers (15-minute reading length)
may be directed to Mick Nagy: Deadline for
submissions: March 13, 2006

CFP: Gender and Crime in 18th C. Popular Culture (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
Jennifer Thorn

Gender and Crime in 18c Popular Culture
Papers sought for NEASECS 2006 (which meets in Salem MA, Nov 9-12)
that examine the ways gender figured in popular representations of
the causes, effects, and progress of criminality through the
18c. Especially desirable are papers that revisit the work of
Frances Dolan, Garthine Walker, or Margaret Arnot, and/or that engage
with Robert Shoemaker's argument, at the October 2005 conference on
Gender and Popular Culture at University of Michigan, for the
significance of London's "female crime wave" of 1690-1730. Proposals
by April 15 to Jennifer Thorn, Colby College. Email:

CFP: The 17th-Century Making of the Novel (3/10/06; MLA '06)

Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Gerd Bayer

The 17th-Century Making of the Novel (Proposed Special Session)
MLA Annual Conference
27-30 December 2006, Philadelphia, PA

Proposals are invited for a special session, to be proposed to the
2006 MLA Conference in Philadelphia

The 17th-Century Making of the Novel

CFP: Novel Geographies, 1660-1900 (12/20/06; collection)

Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:49pm
Adam Sills

Call for Papers: Novel Geographies: Space and the British Novel, =


Essays sought for a new book collection focusing on the ways in which =
representations of space change in British prose fiction from the =
seventeenth to the nineteenth century. Interested authors should discuss =
how historical forces, such as colonialism, slavery, industrialization, =
or urbanization, impact the imaginary "space" of the novel and nation, =
as well as how varying constructs of identity and/or experience (e.g. of =
race, religion, class, gender, or global location) influence these newly =
emerging forms of narrative imagination or "novel geographies."

CFP: Eighteenth Century British Literature (no deadline noted; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

Saturday, January 14, 2006 - 2:47pm
Alan Blackstock

Papers on any aspect of eighteenth-century British literature, to be
presented at the Rocky Mountain MLA convention in Tucson, AZ, October
12-14, 2006.=20


Send submissions to:


Dr. Alan Blackstock

Assistant Professor of English

Utah State University-Uintah Basin

987 E. Lagoon Street

Roosevelt, Utah


(435) 722-3931


CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, January 10, 2006 - 2:33pm
Bob Winston

The Mystery and Detective Fiction section at SAMLA seeks papers on
mystery and detective fiction. The topic is open, as are approaches and

Please send 200-250 word proposals for 20-minute papers by 1 March 2006
to: (MS Word attachments, please)
Bob Winston
Department of English
Dickinson College
P.O. Box 1773
Carlisle, PA 17013-2896

In order for the proposal to be considered, include the following

UPDATE: Wild Irish Girls conference (UK) (2/13/06; 7/20/06-7/21/06)

Saturday, January 7, 2006 - 4:14pm
White S.


Professor James Chandler, University of Chicago, 'Edgeworth and the

Ms Norma Clarke, 'Laetitia Pilkington: The Original Wild Irish Girl'.

Dr Claire Connolly, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, 'Theorising
affectivity in Irish Romanticism'.

Call for Papers

'Wild Irish Girls': A bicentenary conference to mark the publication of
Sydney Owenson's (Lady Morgan) The Wild Irish Girl and Maria Edgeworth's

Keynote speakers: James Chandler (University of Chicago) and Claire
Connolly (Cardiff University)

UPDATE: Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800 (2/1/06; collection)

Friday, December 16, 2005 - 6:09pm
Joshua B. Fisher

Updated Call for Submissions
Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800: From Scholarship to Classroom

Seeking three or four additional proposals for a volume tentatively entitled
Rethinking Ephemera 1550-1800: From Scholarship to Classroom. The editors
are looking for 5-6,000 word essays preferably on Restoration or Eighteenth
century topics although essay proposals on the early modern period will be
considered as well.

By presenting a wide range of definitions and theoretical perspectives as
well as a variety of pedagogical strategies and approaches for teaching and
exploring notions of early modern through eighteenth-century ephemera,
contributors will seek to address the following kinds of questions.

CFP: Glorious Revolution to Independence: England and America in the Long 18th Century (UK) (2/1/06; 5/21/06-5/27/06)

Tuesday, December 13, 2005 - 1:39pm
Osborn, Elizabeth A



Glorious Revolution to Independence:
England and America in the Long 18th Century

May 21-27, 2006*

The John and Sandra Feneley Seminar, Oxford, England

Abstracts, not to exceed two (2) pages, should be submitted no later
than February 1, 2006 and relate to the topic in art, anthropology,
archaeology, economics, history, literature, philosophy, political
science, religious studies, sociology, and interdisciplinary fields. A
limited number of travel scholarships are available to participants.
Accepted papers are considered for publication in a seminar
monograph (refereed).

CFP: Burney Society (5/31/06; 10/26/06)

Friday, December 9, 2005 - 8:18pm
yitz francus

CFP: Burney Society (5/31/06; 10/26/06)

Call for Papers
The Burney Society's 2006 Annual Meeting

The Burney Society will be holding its annual meeting in Tucson, AZ on
October 26-27 , 2006. Our plenary speaker will be Margaret Anne Doody,

the John and Barbara Glynn Family Professor of Literature at the
University of Notre Dame. Professor Doody is the author of Frances
Burney: The Life in the Works and The True Story of the Novel, the
of Burney's Evelina, and the co-editor of Burney's Cecilia and The

This year's conference theme is "1814" -- a year that saw the exile of
Napoleon to Elba, the burning of the White House, and the end of the War