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CFP: [Romantic] To (Un)Make the Pain: The Language and Empathy of Suffering (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:01pm
Cynthia Calhoun

In Elaine Scarry’s book Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the
World, she claims that pain is language destroying, essentially
establishing a barrier between the self and reality that eliminates
meaningful communication with the outside world. Therefore, not only is
it impossible to adequately describe pain, but the possibility of empathy
is all but destroyed. This panel seeks critical and creative
presentations that explore and engage the question: How can a subject
effectively communicate the experience of pain? How can a community
understand or empathize with that subject? Topics may include specific
writers â€" such as Sylvia Plath or Philip K. Dick â€" or a more general
theoretical study.

CFP: [Romantic] women and the artifacts of celebrity (collection; 11.1.07)

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 1:50am
ann hawkins

"Beautiful Objects: Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity"

The editors seek essays for a proposed collection on women’s commodification and celebrity
prior to the twentieth-century. We have already had preliminary conversations with a publisher
who has expressed interest in the volume.

What does it mean to be a woman celebrity? In what ways does a woman writer become
commodified, and how are those commodities publicized and marketed? Are women
commodified differently than men of the same period?

CFP: [Romantic] Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies: Special Issue: Gender and Disability

Monday, August 27, 2007 - 8:34pm
Mark Mossman

SUBMISSION DATE: March 1, 2008

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal
committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender
studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. The
journal is a collaborative effort that brings together advanced graduate
students and scholars from a variety of universities to create a unique
voice in the field. We endorse a broad definition of gender studies and
welcome submissions that consider gender and sexuality in conjunction
with race, class, place and nationality.

CFP: [Romantic] College English Association Conference

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 4:14pm
Robin Hammerman


The 39th Annual College English Association Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
27-29 March 2008

Conference Theme: PASSAGES

CFP: [Romantic] Companion to Romanticism (collection)

Monday, August 20, 2007 - 8:27pm
Andrew Maunder

Contributors are sought for the above reference book (due for publication
in early 2009) which aims to cover British and European authors/works in
the period 1780-1850 and which are typically given the label "Romantic."

Topics include:
Author biographies and bibliographies (Blake, Wordsworth Byron etc, as
well as lesser-known male and female writers)
Analyses of individual poems, plays, novels and non-fiction prose.
Literary themes and terms
Historical events and personalities relevant to an understanding of the
Romantic period.

Contributors will be asked to write analytical essays of varying length
(500-2000 words).

CFP: [Romantic] The Idea of America in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, 1776-1914

Monday, August 6, 2007 - 4:08pm
Ella Dzelzainis

The Idea of America in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, 1776-1914

The Institute of English Studies, University of London 27th-28th June 2008

With the support of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway,
University of London and the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies,
Birkbeck College, University of London

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Tim Barringer, Kate Flint, John Mee, Clare Pettitt and Mark Philp