Subscribe to victorian


CFP: [Victorian] Swinburne: A Centenary Conference

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:02pm
full name / name of organization: 
Catherine Maxwell
contact email: 

‘Swinburne: A Centenary Conference’

Proposals for papers are invited for a conference marking the hundredth anniversary of
Swinburne’s death. ‘Swinburne: A Centenary Conference’ will take place in the Institute of English
Studies, Senate House (London) on Friday 10th and Saturday 11th of July, 2009.

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Prosody: Special Issue of *Victorian Poetry*

Wednesday, October 15, 2008 - 6:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Yisrael Levin
contact email: 

"What form is best for poems?" asks Elizabeth Barrett Browning in her
verse-novel Aurora Leigh. Recent years have shown a growing number of
scholars interested in investigating the cultural, political, historical,
and aesthetic significance of Victorian prosody. For a special issue of
*Victorian Poetry*, we invite papers that focus on Victorian approaches
toward the study of English prosody as a discourse distinct from both
Classical and Romantic prosody. The subject of prosody touches on Victorian
concerns about Englishness, education, music, linguistics, neurology,
physiology, mathematics, geology, philosophy, and even military science;

CFP: [Victorian] Boundaries and boundary violation in 19th Century American literature

Tuesday, October 14, 2008 - 11:32pm
full name / name of organization: 
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand
contact email: 

How did 19th Century American authors, such as Edgar Allan Poe and
Nathaniel Hawthorne, challenge the boundaries of storytelling within
their works? How did 19th Century authors challenge what was
considered “acceptable” and “suitable” subject matter by portraying
characters that were insane and/or morally corrupt? How did the
shattering of these boundaries aid in the emergence of the realism found
in 20th Century literature? Connecticut Review is looking for academic
essays that address the boundaries and boundary violations in 19th
Century American literature. Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000 words.
Submit work to: in hypertext form or send 2 hard
copies to:

CFP: [Victorian] Traveling from the Real/Virtual to the Virtual/Real and Back

Sunday, October 12, 2008 - 3:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Edward A. Aiken
contact email: 

Papers are invited for a seminar on Traveling from the Real/Virtual to the Virtual/Real and Back
at the Annual ACLA Conference 
March 26-29, 2009 
Harvard University.
A traveler to Las Vegas today might go precisely because the city offers the possibility of
“visiting” Mandalay, Egypt, New York City, Paris, Venice and other locations well beyond the state
of Nevada. A traveler to Paris in 1867 might have gone to the French capital precisely because
such a visit would have made it possible to attend the great Universal Exposition, which would
have offered the possibility of “visiting” world locations beyond the limits of Paris. Political,

UPDATE: [Victorian] final reminder: The Victorian Everyday (10/15/08; NVSA; Wellesley 4/3-4/5/09)

Friday, October 10, 2008 - 7:20pm
full name / name of organization: 
Deb Gettelman
contact email: 

CFP: NVSA 2009
Wellesley College: April 3-5 , 2009

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year
is The Victorian Everyday.

The conference will feature a keynote panel including Tim Barringer,
Laurie Langbauer, and Ruth Yeazell and a visit to the remarkable Ruskin
Collection at the Wellesley College Library.

* * *

UPDATE: [Victorian] Phobia: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

Thursday, October 9, 2008 - 10:14am
full name / name of organization: 
VIke Martina Plock
contact email: 

Phobia: Constructing the Phenomenology of Chronic Fear, 1789 to the Present

An international conference hosted by the Glamorgan Research Centre for
Literature, Arts and Science

8-9 May, 2009

The ATRiuM Campus, Cardiff

Keynote Speakers: Laura Otis (Emory University) and Andrew Thacker (De
Montfort University)

CFP: [Victorian] SIU-Carbondale 3rd Annual Graduate Conference - Borders and Boundaries (11/21/08)

Wednesday, October 8, 2008 - 3:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julie Kares
contact email: 

Call for Papers
Borders and Boundaries
Graduate Conference in Literature and Rhetoric/Composition
Southern Illinois University-Carbondale
March 27-28, 2009

Our third annual Graduate Conference would like to examine the ways in
which borders and boundaries enter the dialogue of literary, cultural, and
theoretical works. How are borders and boundaries established, questioned,
or deconstructed? In what ways are these delineations significant? In
what ways do they reflect the cultural geographies of particular periods
and places?

CFP: [Victorian] CFP

Tuesday, October 7, 2008 - 10:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: 31st January, 2009
Send to:

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

UPDATE: [Victorian] ACLA 2009: The Invention of Human Rights in the Nineteenth-Century Novel ( due 11/1/08; 3/26-9/08)

Sunday, October 5, 2008 - 1:38am
full name / name of organization: 
Keridiana Chez
contact email: 

Transnational Humanity: The Invention of Human Rights through the
Nineteenth-Century Novel

This ACLA seminar will explore the transatlantic invention of human rights,
and the construction of the multivalent discourse of “humanity,” through
the nineteenth-century novel. Novels have participated in directing and
redirecting the discourse of the “human”â€"the human as closed system, as
biopolitical species-being unit, as rational individualâ€"by charting
interiorities that are deemed to constitute a “human.”

UPDATE: [Victorian] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction –– GEO Conference in Kirksville, MO

Saturday, October 4, 2008 - 1:46am
full name / name of organization: 
Tamara Sack
contact email: 

Due to unforeseen scheduling problems, we have had to move the date of
the conference. Instead of April 10-11, our conference will now take
place April 3-4. We are sorry about the inconvenience.

I am reposting the entire CFP in this update with all the correct and
current information. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.


The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 3-4, 2009!