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UPDATE: [Victorian] Women Writing Space:REGISTRATION OPEN

Saturday, January 10, 2009 - 9:16pm
Arina Lungu

This one-day conference will explore spatial perspectives on women’s
writing from a range of disciplines, reflecting the scope of contemporary
feminist interest in spatial configurations. The conference will address
the issue of “how British women writers represent space”, considering
questions such as, how do women writers construct literary space? What
types of spaces/places are represented in works by women? How are
received notions of space/place interpreted, accepted, or contested? How
do we theorise the textual spaces in women’s writing?
This conference is organised by Arina Lungu and Charlotte Mathieson
through the University of Warwick’s Humanities Research Centre. For

UPDATE: [Victorian] Kate Chopin: Open Panel at 2009 ALA––Deadline Extended

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 8:35pm
Heather Ostman

Kate Chopin: Open Panel
To encourage an interdisciplinary dialogue about Chopin's works, the Kate
Chopin International Society is proposing an open panel for the American
Literature Association 20th Annual Conference, which will take place on
May 21-24, 2009, in Boston, MA. Interdisciplinary approaches which take
into account, for example, contemporary history or economics, gender
politics, sociological movements, or psychological theories, might serve
as suggestions; however, the panel is open to other approaches as well.
Panelists are strongly encouraged to explore Chopin's lesser known works
in addition to her The Awakening. Chopin's work is often remarked upon for

UPDATE: [Victorian] Kate Chopin, Pedagogy, and the Secondary Classroom: ALA 2009––Extended Deadline

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 8:34pm
Heather Ostman

Call for Participants and Presenters:

Kate Chopin, Pedagogy, and the Secondary Classroomâ€"Problems and

If you or someone you work with has taught or is considering teaching the
work of Kate Chopin, the Kate Chopin International Society would like to
hear from you and invite you to consider sharing your experiences with
other teachers at the annual conference of the American Literature
Association in Boston, MA, on May 21-24, 2009.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Melmoth 2009

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 5:14pm
Sondeep Kandola

>From February 2009, Melmoth , The Oscholars digest of the Victorian
Gothic, will graduate to become a freestanding journal in The Oscholars
family and in this new format we will be reprinting relevant articles on
the subjects of the Victorian Gothic, the fantastic, Decadence and
Sensation fiction. We also solicit original peer-reviewed articles on
these subjects. Interdisciplinary articles on all aspects of the
aforementioned topics are welcome. Our intention is to publish four
issues a year, so articles may be submitted at any time for
consideration. Reminders will be published on our forum:

UPDATE: [Victorian] Symbiosis 2009: Boston and the New Atlantic World (due 2/20/09; for 6/25-6/28/09)

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 4:21pm
Leslie Eckel

"Boston and the New Atlantic World"

The 7th Biennial Symbiosis Conference

June 25-28, 2009

Suffolk University, Boston, Massachusetts

Plenary speakers:
Richard Brantley (University of Florida)
Anna Brickhouse (University of Virginia)
Mark Peterson (University of California, Berkeley)

* NEW deadline for proposals: February 20, 2009 *

* NEW conference website: *
Please see website for details about conference location and accommodation options.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Conference Registration Info

Wednesday, January 7, 2009 - 11:14am
Joseph Pizza



For I dipt into the future, far as human eye could see,
Saw the Vision of the world, and all the wonder that would be.
-‘Locksley Hall’

I remember once in London the realization coming over me, of the whole of
its inhabitants lying horizontal a hundred years hence.
-Alfred Tennyson

CFP: [Victorian] Mary Shelley and Her Contemporaries: Special session at RMMLA

Saturday, January 3, 2009 - 3:04pm
Lucy Morrison

Proposals for 20 minute conference presentations are invited for the
RMMLA special session on "Mary Shelley and Her Contemporaries."
Interdisciplinary considerations of the ways in which Mary Shelley's
writings 'talk' with those of her family and contemporaries are
especially welcome. Please email a 250 word abstract and brief cv to by March 1st; all submitters will be notified of
their paper's status by March 15th. The conference will take place in
Snowbird, UT, October 8-10, 2009. Enquiries welcome.

CFP: [Victorian] Gothic Sensations - Sensational Gothic (09/10-12/09)

Friday, January 2, 2009 - 11:54am
Gothic Sensations

Gothic Sensations â€" Sensational Gothic
University of Salford, UK, 10-12 September 2009

The recent (re)turn to the study of emotion in literary studies invites a
reconsideration of the Gothic as a mode that relies on the emotional
response of those who are confronted with the uncanny and who, as a
result, experience fear. The ways in which writers represent emotional
response and immediacy is central to understanding the Gothic as a force
that transcends and transmutes culturally enforced structures of (self-)
control and the fashioning of gender roles and stereotypes.

CFP: [Victorian] New Victorian Postgraduate Journal

Tuesday, December 23, 2008 - 10:07am
Katharina Boehm

Call for Papers: New Postgraduate Journal â€" Victorian Network

Victorian Network is a new online journal dedicated to publishing and
promoting the best postgraduate work in Victorian Studies. The journal is
guest edited by established scholars in the field and peer-reviewed by
other doctoral students.

Two types of submissions are now accepted for the first issue. We are
seeking essays of no longer than 7000 words which engage with the topic of
the first issue, “The British Empire and Victorian Literature and Culture”.
Topics might include but are not limited to:

UPDATE: [Victorian] BAKEA Symposium HERO

Monday, December 22, 2008 - 9:18am
Pamukkale University


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Symposium of Western Cultural and Literary Studies

7-8-9 Ekim 2009

7-8-9 October 2009

The BAKEA Symposium welcomes papers from the researchers in the fields of
English, American, French and German Cultures and Literatures

Deadline for proposals:
06 March 2009

UPDATE: [Victorian] Speaker Update/Deadline Extension

Sunday, December 21, 2008 - 3:11am
Daniel V Facchinetti

"Bodies in Motion"
The University of Rhode Island’s Third Annual Interdisciplinary Graduate
Saturday, March 28th, 2009
Keynote Speaker: Dr. Stuart Pimm, Professor of Conservation Ecology, Duke
Extended Submission Deadline: Sunday, February 1, 2009