In the nineteenth century, railways made distant locations ever more accessible, the Grand Tour became more and more a pastime of the middle classes and British imperial expansion brought exotic locales and non-Western cultures ever closer to home. New ways of thinking about and communicating experiences of travel and of interactions with other cultures held a significant influence in various areas of nineteenth-century culture. This period saw an enormous expansion in museums and popular exhibition culture, technological innovations such as photography and film, as well as the vast growth of a popular press that served to deliver these experiences, images and objects to an increasingly literate public.
The Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize
The Society for Textual Scholarship is soliciting nominations for the Fredson Bowers Memorial Prize for an outstanding essay in textual studies substantially published for the first time during 2009 or 2010. Essays published in periodicals, critical books, and collections by diverse hands are eligible for the 2011 Bowers Prize. If part of a longer work, the significance of the essay must be independent of that context. The Prize, which includes an honorarium, is presented at the biennial conference in March, this year at Penn State, and carries a cash honorarium of $500.
Call for Papers: MLA Special Session on George Meredith's Poetry
Seattle, WA (5-8 January 2012)
2012 marks the sesquicentennial of the publication of Meredith's Modern Love and Poems of the English Roadside, with Poems and Ballads. Paper proposals related to any of the poems from Modern Love, or Meredith's verse more broadly, are welcome. Topics may include, but are not limited to: Meredith and Victorian theories of the senses, Meredith's mannerism, class in Meredith's verse, fiction/verse intersections, Meredith and empiricist aesthetics. Please send abstracts of 250-300 words and a brief CV by March 10th to Rebecca Mitchell (firstname.lastname@example.org).
I'm seeking paper submissions for a panel on "Women's Voices in Poetry," which will take place at the 2011 Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association Conference in Scottsdale, Arizona. To be considered, please send an abstract and a brief biographical statement. Email submissions by March 1st to Kristina Marie Darling, email@example.com
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9th Global Conference
Monsters and the Monstrous
Saturday 10th September – Tuesday 13th September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers
This inter-disciplinary and multi-disciplinary project seeks to investigate and explore the enduring influence and imagery of monsters and the monstrous on human culture throughout history. In particular, the project will have a dual focus with the intention of examining specific 'monsters' as well as assessing the role, function and consequences of persons, actions or events identified as 'monstrous'. The history and contemporary cultural influences of monsters and monstrous metaphors will also be examined.
1st Global Conference
Gender and Love
Monday 19th September – Wednesday 21st September 2011
Mansfield College, Oxford, United Kingdom
Call for Papers
The study of gender is an interdisciplinary field intertwined with feminism, queer studies, sexuality studies, postcolonial studies, and cultural studies (to name just some relevant fields).
Proposals for scholarly or creative panels, interdisciplinary sessions, round tables, or individual fifteen to twenty-minute presentations on the interface between literary studies and Christianity. Special consideration will be given to papers relating to the conference theme, "transformative journeys."
Defining Form: This round table will ask, what is form?
8-minute papers that offer a definition of form and analysis of an exemplary case study. Submissions welcome from all fields. 1-page proposals. by 1 March 2011; Colleen Rosenfeld (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Jacqueline Wernimont (email@example.com).
Date: Friday, March 11, 2011
Location: Stony Brook Manhattan Campus, Midtown NYC
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Stanley Aronowitz – CUNY Graduate Center
Home to the longest-running graduate conference in the nation, the English Department at Stony Brook University invites scholars of all disciplines to submit papers to its 2011 Manhattan event.
CFP: Missionaries Panel - PAMLA 2011
Scripps College in Claremont, CA (near Los Angeles)
American missionaries spread more than religious ideology as they sought to convert "others" around the world. This panel seeks to explore the ways in which American cultural expansion occurred as a consequence of the American foreign mission movement in the 19th and 20th centuries.
Possible broad paper topics are not limited to:
Topic of your choosing
This special issue of Nineteenth Century Gender Studies will explore the way in which nineteenth-century women wrote about the natural world. It is designed to cover writings on landscape and on plant and animal life. It aims to emphasize women's participation in scientific discussion of Darwinian ideas, and also in a broader range of scientific and aesthetic engagements with nature.
The Department of Classical Studies at Duke University and the Department of Classics at UNC-Chapel Hill are proud to announce this Call for Papers for the 22nd Annual Duke-UNC Graduate Student Colloquium. This year's colloquium is entitled "Refuse and Reuse: The Challenges of Repurposing and Re-imagining in the Ancient World," to be held April 1-3, 2011. The keynote speaker will be Eric Varner of Emory University, who will be speaking on "Ambivalent Identities: Repurposing Roman Portraits."
This is an open topic. However, this year's conference theme is the following:
CALL FOR PAPERS
Watermark, an annual scholarly journal published by graduate students in the Department of English at California State University, Long Beach, is now seeking papers for our fifth volume to be published in May 2011. Watermark is dedicated to publishing original critical and theoretical papers concerned with literature of all genres and periods, as well as papers representing current issues in the fields of rhetoric and composition. As this journal is intended to provide a forum for emerging voices, only student work will be considered.
250-word abstracts dealing with any aspect of English Nineteenth-Century Literature are welcome. Please also include a brief CV or equivalent biographical statement. Graduate students are especially encouraged to submit proposals. The deadline for submission is 3/1/2009, and the conference dates are October 6-8, 2011.
Please note that accepted presenters will need to be current in their RMMLA dues by 4/1/2011. Abstracts and CVs may be emailed as Word, RTF or PDF attachments to firstname.lastname@example.org or sent via regular mail to Scott Rogers, 1404 University Circle, Weber State University, Ogden, Utah, 84408.
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