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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:05pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Brackman
contact email: 

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

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

updated: 
Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:01pm
full name / name of organization: 
Emily Brackman
contact email: 

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Disability: A Special Issue of Victorian Review

updated: 
Thursday, April 24, 2008 - 6:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lisa Surridge
contact email: 

Special Issue: Victorian Disability
Fall 2009
Submission Date: 15 September 2008

The Victorian Review invites submissions for its forthcoming special issue
devoted to Victorian Disability. From the development of new sign systems
for the blind and deaf, to the growth of eugenics, from Dickens’ one-
legged man, Silas Wegg, to the disabled communities that populate the
fiction of Charlotte Yonge, the Victorians were creating and consolidating
ideas of ability, normalcy, difference, health, and illness. This special
issue seeks to explore the constructions of ability and disability that
circulated in Victorian Britain and abroad.

CFP: [Victorian] Iconography of Death

updated: 
Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 5:33pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mary Silcox
contact email: 

        ICONOGRAPHY OF DEATH

        Call for Papers
        The John Douglas Taylor Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2008
        McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Organizers: Mary Silcox and Peter M. Daly

CFP: [Victorian] SLSA 2008 panel: Steampunk and Reiteration

updated: 
Monday, April 14, 2008 - 6:23pm
full name / name of organization: 
Brian Croxall
contact email: 

As a lifestyle and a literary movement, steampunk can be both the act of
modding your laptop to look like and function as a Victorian artifact and
an act of imagining what London might have looked like had Charles
Babbage’s analytical engine been realized. Steampunk is the application of
nineteenth-century aesthetics to contemporary objects; it is the
speculative extension of technologies that actually existed; it is the
anachronistic importation of contemporary technologies into the
fictionalized past. In all cases, steampunk blurs boundaries: between
centuries, between technologies, and between origin and repetition.

UPDATE: [Victorian]

updated: 
Monday, April 7, 2008 - 12:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kelly V. Jones
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Updated CFP: ‘Attend the tale’…new contexts for Sweeney Todd

Saturday 31 May 2008
Lincoln School of Performing Arts
Centre for Innovation in Performing Arts, University of Lincoln
 

CFP: [Victorian] MSA X-"Modernism and Global Media"

updated: 
Saturday, April 5, 2008 - 9:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Derrick R. Spires
contact email: 

MSA X: Call for Panel and Roundtable Proposals
 
Deadline for Submission of Panel Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
Deadline for Submission of Roundtable Proposals: May 12, 2008
 
The 2008 meeting of the Modernist Studies Association will take place at the
Loews Vanderbilt Hotel in Nashville, Tennessee, November 13-16, 2008. The
organization’s annual conference regularly brings together in excess of 500
scholars from a variety of disciplines and features an engaging mix of
keynote addresses, small seminars, panel presentations, and roundtable
discussions. This year’s event, “Modernism and Global Media,” will be
hosted by Vanderbilt University with generous financial support provided by

CFP: [Victorian] NAVSA 2008 panel: Victorian Culture and the "Science of Language"

updated: 
Thursday, April 3, 2008 - 11:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Aaron S. Worth
contact email: 

This panel invites papers from a variety of disciplines exploring points
of contact between conceptions of language and the arts (and other fields
of cultural production) in Victorian Britain. The nineteenth century saw
the transformation of philology into “the science of language,” in
Müller’s phrase, witnessing the development of historical linguistics,
the emergence of evolutionary models of language, and the “discovery” of
language in the brain, as well as the publication of popular works on
language. Age-old questions were inserted into new paradigms, and asked
with a new urgency: post-Darwinian debates, for instance, over the

UPDATE: [Victorian] English in India and India in English (NAVSA 4/7/08; 11/14-11/16, 2008)

updated: 
Sunday, March 30, 2008 - 4:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sheshalatha Reddy
contact email: 

This panel, for the NAVSA conference to be held at Yale University in
November 2008, will focus on the production, circulation, and reception of
English-language literature written by Indians during the nineteenth
century, in order to extend our understanding of Victorian arts and culture
into a broader comparative and international context. Possible questions to
be addressed include: To what extent and in what ways did
nineteenth-century Indian-English literature circulate in various print
media such as books, pamphlets, periodicals, prints, and advertisements?
How did this literature react to British imperial structures--formal,
material, ideological--and the influence of Western generic conventions and

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