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CFP: Blake and Conflict (UK) (5/1/06; 9/22/06-9/23/06)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:37pm
David Fallon

A Two Day Conference at University College, Oxford
22-23 September, 2006
Call for Papers

For the majority of William Blake's life, Britain was a nation at war.
Countries, individuals, and ideologies clashed in the ferment of the
American, French, and Industrial Revolutions. Britain experienced
unprecedented levels of mobilisation, chronic food shortages, mass
demonstrations, and the repression of civil liberties.

CFP: Colonialism and Knowledge (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, March 15, 2006 - 1:29pm
Pratima Prasad

NEASECS (Northeastern American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies) 2006; Nov. 9-12, 2006; Salem, Massachusetts.
CFP deadline: Apr. 15, 2006

Panel title: "Colonialism and Knowledge-Making in Eighteenth-Century Europe"

Eighteenth-century colonial expansion gave birth to, enabled, and systematized several European bodies of knowledge: encounters with non-European populations gave rise to large-scale classifications of race in European scientific discourse; a vast and growing body of travel writing produced ethnographies and encyclopedic treatises on peoples and cultures of the globe; scientific exploration abroad aided the development of European natural science.

CFP: From Moral Sense and Sensibility to Romanticism (3/25/06; MLA '06)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:24pm
John J Vespa

_From Moral Sense and Sensibility to Romanticism_. Papers that put moral
philosophy into play with the discourses of Sensibility and/or
Romanticism. Abstracts by 25 March; Jack Vespa (

Jack Vespa
Postdoctoral Lecturer in English
University of Nebraska-Lincoln

UPDATE: Revisiting Robert Bage's Fiction (7/1/06; collection)

Friday, March 10, 2006 - 1:23pm

Revisiting Robert Bage's Fiction
  The editor (Dr Sandro Jung) of the projected collection on Robert Bage invites full-length chapters (6000-8000 words) on any aspect of Bage's fiction. While Bage's Hermsprong has received occasional scholarly interest, it has, on the whole, remained Bage's only novel that is read nowadays. In that respect, chapters on Bage's other novels would be especially welcome. It is hoped that the novels will be contextualised against the background of the Romantic discourses of identity as well as the political (anti-)Jacobin debates.
  Please submit 400-word abstracts electronically to the editor at Sandro.Jung at

CFP: Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm
Mary A. Armstrong

Call for Papers:
Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
November 10-11 2006

** Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture**

Proposals welcome for 15-minute paper presentations concerning any
aspect of nineteenth-century British literature and culture.
Please email 500-word proposals along with a 50 word abstract
(in-message or as attachment) to:
Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and preferred
contact information with your proposal.

Deadline for abstracts: March 15, 2006

CFP: Romanticism and the Environment (4/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Thursday, March 2, 2006 - 4:44pm

Title: Romanticism and the Environment
  Chair: Chantelle MacPhee, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey
  The Romantics have a unique relationship with nature and the environment. The Prelude and other major works reflect on nature, our relationship with it, and the elements. This session will explore the environment and discuss the Romantics' role in it. Was their view of nature radical for the 18th and 19th centuries? This session is open to all areas of Romanticism: British, German, American.........

UPDATE: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)

Monday, February 27, 2006 - 5:19pm

Plenary speakers announced:


CFP: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis (UK) (3/17/06; 6/23/06-6/27/06)


23-27 June 2006
Centre for Romantic Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth


Lawrence Buell, Cheryll Glotfelty, James C. McKusick, George Monbiot, Kate


"Romanticism, Environment, Crisis" will highlight the continuing urgency
of the Romantic text at a time when changes in our biosphere threaten to
realize Romanticism's prophetic anxieties, its darkest imaginings.

CFP: Affect and Sympathy in Romanticism (3/15/06; MLA '06)

Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:30pm
May Mergenthaler

Affect and Sympathy in Romanticism

Special session to be proposed for the MLA Annual Convention 2006 in
Philadelphia, PA

The idea of the autonomous individual in the Romantic period emerged
together with a notion of autonomous affects—of affects that are
created by the individual, rather than being caused by sensual
stimuli. How is it possible for an individual to create its own
affects (feelings or moods)? How could such autonomous affects be
conveyed to others? Would they have to be recreated by the others?
If yes, would such creative affective transfer threaten the notion of
sympathy, of feeling together? What is the relationship between
affect and sympathy in Romanticism?