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CFP: Objections to Objects (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:34pm
Sheila Spector

Special Session: Objections to Objects=0D=0A=0D=0AAs indicated by the =
topic of the 2007 ICR conference, Romantic Objects, objects were very =
important in the post-Enlightenment era, advances in science, technolo=
gy and psychology yielding a greater focus on material culture, includ=
ing objects like the body, goals and pursuits in this world, nationali=
sm and the like. Still, there were those who, like Blake, believed tha=
t "Corporeal Friends are Spiritual Enemies," and therefore objected to=
 what they considered to be a misplaced emphasis on objects. In their =
defense, I am soliciting papers for what might be viewed as an antithe=

CFP: The Gothic Body as Romantic Object (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)

updated: 
Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:22pm
Nowell Marshall

CFP: The Gothic Body as Romantic Object (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)
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Approved special session for the International Conference on =
Romanticism, Oct. 18-21,2007, Baltimore, MD
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Despite recent studies exploring and contesting the canonical division =
between Romanticism and the Gothic, scholars have yet to address the =
central role of the gothic body in Romantic-era texts. From early =
monsters, such as Byron's Giaour, Polidori's vampire, Keats's Lamia, =
Coleridge's Geraldine, Percy Shelley's monster in Julian and Maddalo, =
and Mary Shelley's monster in Frankenstein to the gothic monstrosity of =
Eugenia and the trope of the mad woman in Burney's Camilla and Charlotte =

CFP: Dress & Fashion in Literature (3/31/07; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:40am
kuhnc_at_mscd.edu

**CFP: DRESS & FASHION IN LITERATURE**

We are looking for two essays to complete a manuscript under contract
for publication.

*An essay on dress/fashion in Renaissance literature.
*An essay on dress/fashion in Romantic literature.

Issues under consideration include, but are not limited to, the
following:

CFP: Poetics of Globalisation (UK) (3/26/07; 5/2/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:33am
Nicky Marsh

Workshop: The Poetics of Globalisation=20

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May 2, Centre for Contemporary Writing, University of Southampton

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The implications of the ubiquitous languages of 'globalization' for literar=
y and cultural critique are far from clear. The term is deeply ambivalent, =
suggesting both a political critique of the neo-liberal agenda and an acces=
sion to the universalizing assumptions of its corporate entities. This work=
shop offers literary critics the opportunity to assess and openly debate th=
e significance of the theoretical and political frameworks of globalization=
 for the study of literature.=20

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Specific issues to be addressed include:=20=20

CFP: Romanticism & Transatlantic Contract (3/15/07; KSAA, MLA '07)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:33am
Tilar J. Mazzeo

CFP, Keats-Shelley Association, MLA (Chicago) 2007

Title: Romanticism and the Transatlantic Contract

Description: Abstracts invited for papers on the legal, economic, and
representational "agreements" that constituted transatlantic
relations for Romanticism and the (broadly construed) Keats-Shelley
circle. Topics might
include the social contract; trade, finance, and commodity history;
slavery and abolition; piracy; copyright; emigration and the
regulation of national identity. Abstracts by March 15 to Tilar
Mazzeo, Colby College, tjmazzeo_at_colby.edu

CFP: Mary Shelley & Her Contemporaries (6/1/07; collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:08pm
Lamar Adam Mekler

Submissions are requested for a collection of essays focusing on the work of
Mary Shelley and her contemporaries. This collection is developing out of
two panels from this year's and last year's NEMLA conference, and there is a
publisher interested in possibly producing the collection.

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