The Victorian period saw the development of a wide rangeof new curricula, new modes of pedagogy, and the establishment of neweducational institutions. The 1836 royal charter that granted theUniversity of London the right to confer university degrees, the founding ofthe first Women's colleges in the late 1840s, the 1870 Education Act, are justa few historical results of the intense thought, effort and innovation ofnumerous individual educators, politicians, writers and thinkers. Withsuch development and reform came a rich expository, philosophical and creativeliterature that engaged with important questions about the scope and functionof education, and the role of educational methods and institutions for thedevelopment of the individual
Northwestern Oklahoma State University
The fifth annual Midwest Interdisciplinary Graduate Conference at
the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee seeks submissions for
"Obsolescence," a graduate student conference to be held February
12-14, 2010, in conjunction with the Center for 21st Century Studies
and its research theme for 2009-2011: "Figuring Place and Time."
NEXUS—An Interdisciplinary Conference
Trauma and Testimony
University of Tennessee-Knoxville
Thursday, March 18-Saturday, March 20, 2010
Web Address: http://web.utk.edu/~nexus
Plenary Speakers: Cathy Caruth (Emory Univeristy) and Julia Levine
"Mysterious Things": The 11th Annual Graduate Symposium on Women's and Gender History
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign / March 4-6, 2010
Submission Deadline: November 1, 2009
Call for Papers for the AHA, 2010: Emotions in History
A team of scholars, headed by Philippa Maddern and SusanBroomhall at the Centre for Medieval and Early Modern Studies, UWA, isengaged in an exploration of both the history of emotions, and emotions in historical writing. They are seeking papers for a streamof co-ordinated panels for the Australian Historical Association, to beheld in Perth, 5-9 July 2010.
Apologies--the correct website is www-english.tamu.edu/bwwc18
The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX
April 8-11, 2010
Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport
Call for Papers
Submissions are invited for a proposed panel for the Eighteenth
Annual British Women Writers Conference, April 8-11, 2010, in College
Station, TX. With the conference's theme of "Journeys," this panel will
examine the voyages Fashion made in the nineteenth century to and
through the British Empire, and how the Empire abroad was worn at home
in England. Of particular concern to this panel is how
nineteenth-century British women writers understood, critiqued, and
explored the imperial origins of fashion and dress, and how this
emphasizes awareness of the political implications of seemingly
domestic and feminine matters.
The 18th British Women Writers Conference will be held April 8-11, 2010 at Texas A&M University. This highly interdisciplinary conference welcomes both graduate students and professors alike. Abstracts are due by October 15th. For more information, please visit www-english.tamu.edu/bwwc1.
PEACE and WAR
An Interdisciplinary Graduate Student Conference
The University of Illinois at Chicago
April 16, 2010
Submission Deadline: December 1, 2009
This graduate student conference is intended to address some of the problems of defining peace and war in the various disciplines, and to question if or how the ways we conceptualize peace and war have changed in the twenty-first century.
Call for submissions to a proposed panel on the interaction between theories of time and space in literature for the upcoming British Society for Literature and Science conference (8-10 April 2010). Additionally, these proposals will be considered for a future proposal to the RCLAS Journal of Literature and Science for a special issue on time and space.
Topics might include:
Relativity's impact on literature and culture
the fourth dimension
occultist and mystical theories of time and space
the work of authors such as Charles Howard Hinton, Edward Abbott, H.G. Wells, Gertrude Stein, J.W. Dunne, Henri Bergson, Virginia Woolf, William Faulkner, W.E.B. Du Bois, Thomas Pynchon, etc
European Society for the Study of English (ESSE) 10th Biennial Conference The (Re)birth of the Author. The Construction and Circulation of Authorship in English Culture.
CALL FOR PAPERS:
Reading Material: Textual and Cultural Objects
University of Wisconsin-Madison Conference in Language and Literature (MADLIT)
English Dept.Graduate Student Conference
March 4-6, 2010
The Graduate Student Association at the University of Wisconsin-Madison English Department is pleased to announce the 6th Annual MadLit Conference. This year's conference, "READING MATERIAL," engages the intersections between literature and material culture.
"Regarding Iteration: Narratives of Imitation and Innovation," proposals due 12/20/09