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CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Gender Culture (grad) (2/27/09;(dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 1:45am
full name / name of organization: 
Rory Moore
contact email: 

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on Victorian gender culture. Topics may include:

Manliness vs. Masculinities
Domestication of gender
Cultural gender representations and class
Empire and gender

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed rory.moore_at_email.ucr.edu by February 27, 2009
(text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

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CFP: [Victorian] English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel at the Rocky Mountain MLA Conference in Snowbird, Utah (

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 9:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Scott Rogers
contact email: 

CFP: English Nineteenth-Century Literature Panel at the Rocky Mountain
MLA Conference in Snowbird, Utah (3/1/2009; 10/8/2009-10/10/2009).

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 8-10, 2009.

CFP: [Victorian] MLA 2009, British graphic novels and comics

updated: 
Tuesday, February 10, 2009 - 2:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Ho

CFP: MLA, Philadelphia 2009: British graphic novels and comics.

Proposals are invited on British graphic novels and comics.

According to the New York Times, Britain finally “embrace(d) the graphic novel” in 2007,
supposedly many years behind the rest of the reading world. The British graphic novel industry is
perceived to be dwarfed by its American and continental counterparts, despite the success of
Neil Gaiman, Alan Moore, publishing houses like Jonathan Cape and the patronage of Posy
Simmonds by The Guardian. In what ways is it appropriate to talk about a distinctly British
tradition of sequential art?

CFP: [Victorian] Dickens and Play (MLA 12/27-30/2009)

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2009 - 12:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Kaiser
contact email: 

Dickens and Play, a Dickens Society Panel.
Papers exploring the function, meaning, and value of playâ€"in all of its many formsâ€"in Dickens’s
writings. Please send brief abstract (250 words) and c.v. by 6 Mar.

The 2009 MLA will be held in Philadelphia, 12/27-30.

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CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Rituals: A Dickens Society Panel (3/6/09; MLA 12/27/09-12/30/09)

updated: 
Monday, February 9, 2009 - 12:27pm
full name / name of organization: 
Robert Lougy
contact email: 

Significance of ritual and ceremony in Victorian life, literature, visual and performance art. Consider
such family and social practices broadly--tea service, meals, paying calls, courtship, mourning. etc.
Please send an abstract (approx. 250 words) and a brief c.v., no later than March 6, 2009

The 2009 MLA will be held in Philadelphia, December 27-30.

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CFP: [Victorian] Law, Literature, and Religion (3/15/09; 10/1-10/3/09)

updated: 
Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 8:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cristina Maria Cervone

FIRST ANNUAL VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
LAW AND LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 1 - 3, 2009

   Villanova's Law School and Department of English will hold a law and literature symposium, the
first in a projected annual series, beginning Thursday evening, October 1, 2009, and ending
Saturday afternoon, October 3, 2009. The symposium has also been supported by a grant from
the Law and Humanities Institute.

CFP: [Victorian] Melvillean Moments - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 8:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Lovegreen

MELVILLEAN MOVEMENTS

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on Herman Melville.
Papers may examine any aspect of the writer’s work, study the emergence
of his use as a cultural apparatus, or engage spin-offs that use themes
or elements of his work or image. We are interested in the politics that
allow Melville’s works and ideas to ‘transcend’ boundaries of space,
time, and media to retain their appeal. Possible topics may include:

Gender
Melville’s reemergence in the 1920s
Melville’s works in popular culture; art
Whale Lore
Critical history or popular culture response
Performance, music and song in the texts
Use of myth and history

CFP: [Victorian] Poetics of Space - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 7:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Lovegreen

POETICS OF SPACE

While its title is borrowed from Gaston Bachelard’s work, this CFP
broadens its focus to include not only theories or politics of domestic
spaces, but asks contributors to also interrogate how larger, more
abstract “spaces” are thought of, constructed, arranged, and removed in a
wide array of literature, media, and/or other terrains. Possible topics
may include:

Physical, theoretical, and corporeal spaces
City planning or infrastructure
Urban/suburban space in theory or literature
Surplus / excess
Psychological implications of space
Space in rural settings
Social displacement
Non-fictional uses of waste
Space and cultural construction

CFP: [Victorian] Green Poetics - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 7:57am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Lovegreen

GREEN POETICS

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the topic of so-
called ‘Green’ writing in any
genre. Potential variants include:

Ecopoetics
Ecotheater
Ecocriticism
Biocentrism
Landscape architecture
Cultural geography
Comparative literature
Borderlands writing
Travel writing
Scientific research and writing
Animalism
Environmental rhetoric

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February
27, 2009 (text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Victorian] The Rogue Sea - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 7:55am
full name / name of organization: 
Alan Lovegreen

THE ROGUE SEA
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the sea and its
literary, cinematic, and/or
cultural adaptations or mutations. Potential topics might intersect:

Maritime themes
Environmental rhetoric
Exploration narratives
Freudian readings
Historic or modern aspects of piracy
The ocean as territory
The sea in literature, myth, and folklore
Transatlantic studies

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February
27, 2009 (text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Victorian] Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (3/15/09; PAMLA, 11/6/09-11/7/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 6:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake
contact email: 

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 6-7, 2009
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

"Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture."

Paper proposals sought for PAMLA's regular-session panel on
nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Proposals may address
any area of Romantic/Regency and Victorian literature and culture. Please
include the following three items in your message to session chair Alfred
J. Drake, Ph.D. at ajdrake_at_ajdrake.com:

1. your full curriculum vitae

2. a crisp (50-word maximum) summary of the full abstract

CFP: [Victorian] Edited Collection: Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight

updated: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 9:20am
full name / name of organization: 
Steve Brie
contact email: 

This volume will examine the crucial relationship between literature and
ethics, as it has developed and changed from the late medieval period to
the present day. The focus of the volume is predicated upon three
interrelated themes: namely, instruction, judgement, and justice. The
chapters will be informed by theoretical, philosophical, and critical
perspectives which have influenced various approaches to literary ethics.
These perspectives will include early modern humanism, utilitarianism,
existentialism and psychoanalytical hermeneutics, amongst others. The
volume is part of a series examining ethics across various academic
disciplines. Crucial questions addressed by the volume may include but are

CFP: [Victorian] Call for proposals on "Women and Work in Literature": deadline 3-15-09

updated: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 12:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Susanne Weil

Conference: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA),
November 6 and 7, 2009, San Francisco State University
Special Session: Women and Work in Literature
Description: We seek three to four papers that analyze how particular
writers represent labor in women’s lives. Please send submissions by
March 15, 2009 to Susanne Weil, Centralia College, Department of English,
sweil_at_centralia.edu and sespewild_at_aol.com. Please send proposals and
inquiries to both email addresses.

UPDATE: [Victorian] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2/6 - DISCOVERING THE SOCIAL IN THE HISTORY OF READING

updated: 
Monday, February 2, 2009 - 10:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Annie Abrams
contact email: 

Discovering the Social in the History of Reading

The History of Reading Group at the University of California, Santa
Barbara
invites paper proposals for our 2009 winter conference, "Discovering the
Social in the History of Reading." The one-day conference will take place
on Friday, March 13, 2009 at UCSB. The keynote speakers will be Adrian
Johns (University of Chicago) and Elaine Treharne (Florida State
University).

UPDATE: [Victorian] Deadline Extended SCMLA 2009––Special Session: Oscar Wilde: History, Sexuality, and Displacement

updated: 
Monday, February 2, 2009 - 3:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel A. Novak
contact email: 

UPDATE: Extended Deadline

In recent decades, Oscar Wilde has been theorized as a figure who
represented a historical shift or a displacement in how we think of
identity, gender, and sexuality. This panel invites papers that interrogate
these critical assumptions, broadly addressing Wilde's own thinking about
the relationship between history and identity. Papers may also focus on the
critical reception of Wilde from the early 20th century to the present.

This is a special session for the SCMLA 2009 conference in Baton Rouge, LA.
The theme of the conference is "Continuity and Displacement." A panel will
be chosen by February 20 and selected panels will be announced by March 2009.

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