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

Thursday, September 18, 2008 - 2:52pm
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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CFP: [Victorian] Tennyson's Futures, University of Oxford, 27-28 March 2009

Monday, September 15, 2008 - 1:34pm
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
Tamara Sack

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
Robin Hammerman

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
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
Jennifer Glaser

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
Andrew Maunder

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.

UPDATE: [Victorian] NEMLA 2009: Victorians Down Under

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 7:40pm
Christie Harner

Panel: Victorians Down Under

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)

Feb. 26-March 1, 2009

Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

UPDATE: [Victorian] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations"

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 3:51pm
Emily Brackman

Extended Deadline! The fifth annual English Graduate Organization
Conference will now be held November 8 and 9. The deadline for abstract
submission is now October 1.

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CFP: [Victorian] Teaching the nineteenth century

Tuesday, September 9, 2008 - 2:23pm
Aeron Haynie

Call for Papers : Teaching the Nineteenth Century

30th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 26-28, 2009

What are the particular challenges of teaching the nineteenth century to
undergraduates? Aside from the contents of our individual courses, is
there common understanding about the nineteenth century that we want
students to gain? What challenges do we face teaching interdisciplinary
topics to students who may have little background in the history,
philosophy, science, or art of the nineteenth century?

CFP: [Victorian] "The Pursuit of Happiness" 2009 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference

Monday, September 8, 2008 - 5:29pm
Deirdre d'Albertis



Sponsored by Bard College and Skidmore College
at Skidmore College, Saratoga Springs, NY
April 24-26, 2009

Keynote Speakers:

Robert Frank, Henrietta Johnson Louis Professor of Management and Professor
of Economics,Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University and
author of *Falling Behind:How Rising Inequality Harms the Middle Class* (U
of California, 2007), *The Economic Naturalist:
In Search of Explanations for Everyday Enigmas* (Basic Books, 2007) and
*Luxury Fever: Money and Happiness in an Era of Success* (Princeton UP, 2000).

CFP: [Victorian] REGISTRATION NOW OPEN: Sex/ualities In and Out of Time Conference

Saturday, September 6, 2008 - 12:32pm
Jana Funke

Registration for the upcoming 'Sex/ualities In and Out of Time' Conference at the University of
Edinburgh, UK, on 28th and 29th November 2008 is now open.
Our plenary speakers are Professor Judith Halberstam and Professor Claire Colebrook.
Please visit our website at for registration details and
the complete conference programme.

Conference Focus

CFP: [Victorian] Trauma and Literature at CEA 2009

Friday, September 5, 2008 - 7:56pm,

Call for Papers, Trauma and Literature at CEA 2009
70th Anniversary Conference | March 26-28, 2009 | Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
The Omni William Penn Hotel, 530 William Penn Place, Pittsburgh, PA
15219; (412) 281-7100