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CFP: [Victorian] RSVP, 2009: Victorian Networks and the Periodical Press

Sunday, October 26, 2008 - 8:22pm
Kelly Hulander

Victorian Periodicals Annual Conference, August 21-22, 2009

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will hold its
annual conference at the University of St. Thomas, Minneapolis, August 21-
22, 2009.

While papers addressing any aspect of Victorian periodicals will be
considered, RSVP particularly welcomes proposals for papers on the ways
in which the newspaper and periodical press relied on a variety of
networks, including journalistic, business, communication and technology,
transportation, imperialist, immigration, political/activist, scientific,
philosophical, literary, artistic, and other social networks.

CFP: [Victorian] FORUM Postgraduate Journal: TECHNOLOGIES

Friday, October 24, 2008 - 7:25am
Jana Funke / Lena WÃ¥nggren

F O R U M - The University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts

Issue 8 - T e c h n o l o g i e s

The concept of technology is manifold and encompasses many definitions. Technology may be
defined broadly, as by Melvin Kranzberg in 1959, as "how things are commonly done or made"
and "what things are done and made." Ron Westrum in Technologies and Society: The Shaping of
People and Things (1991) provides a more precise and also threefold definition, stating that
technology consists of "those material objects, techniques, and knowledge that allow human
beings to transform and control the inanimate world."

CFP: [Victorian] Hugh MacColl Centenary Conference

Thursday, October 23, 2008 - 7:25am
Amirouche Moktefi

(First) Call for Papers

Institut d’Histoire et de Philosophie des Sciences et des Techniques
Unité Savoirs, Textes, Language (Lille)
Laboratoire d’Histoire des Sciences et de Philosophie â€" Archives
Poincaré (Nancy)


The Hugh MacColl Centenary Conference

Boulogne sur Mer, 9-10 October 2009

CFP: [Victorian] Images of children in 19th century British fiction

Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:50pm
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

How did 19th Century British authors, such as Charles Dickens, portray
images of children in their literary works? How does Dickens portray
children, as in Oliver Twist and David Copperfield, as characters caught
up in an economic and political class struggle? Does Dickens use these
images of children to personalize these class struggles? Connecticut
Review is looking for academic essays addressing the images of children
in 19th century British fiction. Your work should be 2,000 to 4,000
words. Submit work to: in hypertext form or send
2 hard copies to:
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand, Senior Editor
Connecticut Review
CSU System Office
39 Woodland Street

UPDATE: [Victorian] Final CFP for Tennyson's Futures 27-28 March 2009

Sunday, October 19, 2008 - 10:10am
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] Swinburne: A Centenary Conference

Thursday, October 16, 2008 - 3:02pm
Catherine Maxwell

‘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
Yisrael Levin

"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
Meredith Clermont-Ferrand

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
Edward A. Aiken

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
Deb Gettelman

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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