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CFP: [Victorian] Tipping Points: Pivotal Moments in Victorian Culture, April 17-19, 2009

Monday, September 22, 2008 - 3:32am
full name / name of organization: 
Linda K. Hughes
contact email: 

2009 marks the 150th anniversary of the publication of Darwin's On the
Origin of Species. In commemoration of that epochal event, the Midwest
Victorian Studies Association invites proposals for 20-minute conference
papers that explore events or works that signal profound shiftsâ€"“tipping
points”â€"in one or more elements of the artistic, literary, musical,
political, social, religious, or intellectual life of Britain and its
empire during the long nineteenth century. Because MVSA includes
representatives of several disciplines among its active members, our
conference is particularly welcoming to interdisciplinary approaches.

CFP: [Victorian] Myth And Fairy Tale Call For Papers

Sunday, September 21, 2008 - 9:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
Melissa Morphew
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Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 15 November 2008 Priority Deadline
1 December 2008 Final Deadline
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 30th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 25-28 2009
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
The Special and Enduring Significance of “Little Red Riding
Hood,” “Cinderella,” and “Snow White” in American Popular Culture, Where

CFP: [Victorian] Papers needed for Literary Journal

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 5:42pm
full name / name of organization:,

This is a call for submissions that you wish to be considered for
publication in The St. John's University (Queens, NY) bi-annual literary
journal, The Humanities Review. The journal has published several notable
academics in their respective fields over the last few years such as:
Gayatri Spivak, Amy King and Peter McLaren.

The working themes of this edition are Modern Social Custom Flourishes,
Exemplary Figures, Corruption of Dialect and Post-9/11 Noir. However, we
will not discriminate if your paper fails to converse with these ideas.
Whatever you have available will certainly suffice.

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

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 2:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Deb Gettelman
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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.

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CFP: [Victorian] Tennyson's Futures, University of Oxford, 27-28 March 2009

Monday, September 15, 2008 - 1:34pm
full name / name of organization: 
Gregory Tate



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] Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction GEO Conference

Saturday, September 13, 2008 - 6:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Tamara Sack
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The Graduate English Organization of Truman State University is proud to
announce the call for papers for their annual conference April 10-11,

Our speaker this year will be author extraordinaire Mary Ruefle, who has
published several books of poetry and prose as well as a comic book.
Inspired by her unique work A Little White Shadow, our conference is
entitled “Obliterature: The Art of Creative Destruction.” We are
looking for presentations, creative and scholarly, that deal with the
breaking down of culture and art, the imaginative implosions within the
written word, or simply those ideas that are not just out of the box but
crush it.

CFP: [Victorian] CEA March 2009

Friday, September 12, 2008 - 2:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Robin Hammerman
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Call for Papers, College English Association 2009: Design
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA 15219;
(412) 281-7100
Submission: August 31-November 1, 2008
Please see the submission instructions at

UPDATE: [Victorian] At Home and Abroad: Hospitality and the Nineteenth-Century British Subject (9/20/08; 2/26-3/1/09)

Thursday, September 11, 2008 - 10:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cynthia Schoolar Williams

40th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Boston MA

At the beginning of the 19th century, when it was common for European
countries to assert hospitableness as a defining national characteristic,
their proclamations were often accompanied by a violent countervailing
impulse. This panel will trace the dynamic of welcome and rejection over
the course of the century and across a series of thresholds (personal,
domestic, and international). Exploring the nexus where possession,
self-possession, and obligation confront each other, we will ask how and to
what extent the discourse of hospitality speaks to us with renewed force in
the twenty-first century.

CFP: [Victorian] ACLA 2009: Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature and Theory

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 3:43pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Glaser
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ACLA 2009 Convention
March 26-29, 2009
Harvard University
Cambridge, MA

Transcultural Jewishness: The Jew in Diasporic and Postcolonial Literature
and Theory

Co-chairs: Sarah Phillips Casteel and Jennifer Glaser

Following Paul Gilroy's and Jonathan Boyarin's early calls for a dialogue
between Jewish studies and postcolonial studies as well as Bryan Cheyette's
important work on Jewishness and race, scholars have begun to situate
Jewishness in interethnic contexts that move beyond the standard
articulations of black/Jewish relations.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Companion to Romanticism (collection)

Wednesday, September 10, 2008 - 1:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Maunder
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Facts on File: Companion to Romanticism
Contributors are sought for the above reference book (due for publication
in early 2009) which aims to cover British and European authors/works in
the period 1780-1850 and which are typically given the label "Romantic."
Topics include:
Author biographies and bibliographies (Blake, Wordsworth Byron etc, as
well as lesser-known male and female writers)
Analyses of individual poems, plays, novels and non-fiction prose.
Literary themes and terms
Historical events and personalities relevant to an understanding of the
Romantic period.
Contributors will be asked to write analytical essays of varying length
(500-2000 words). Deadline: 31 January 2009.