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CFP: [Victorian] Carlyle Conference (Dumfries) 2008 4-7 September

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 10:03pm
full name / name of organization: 
Carol Collins

The Central theme or main contention of this conference is: that since
Carlyle's work is of such great importance to the literature and culture
of the 19th century, and since his responses to the intellectual legacy
of the Enlightenment may be fruitfully related to more recent theoretical
debates and concerns, his work deserves much greater attention within the
wider academic community.

Normally papers will aim to support this central contention at least to
some extent by focusing on any one or more of the topics suggested at the
conference website:

All proposals should be:

UPDATE: [Victorian] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Lauren Holt Matthews
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Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

CFP: [Victorian] NAVSA 2008 Panel: Victorian Failure

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 5:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Megan Ward
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The Victorian era is often defined by growth: empire, industrial markets,
family size, even novel length. The accumulation of money, land, and people
was catalogued in the ever-increasing pages written about these successful
subjects. The things that we define as “Victorian” are tantamount to
success stories.

So what, in a time of expansion and success, are we to make of failing
fortunes or fractured families? Moments of mutiny or regret? This panel
investigates the significance of failure in an era defined largely by success.

CFP: [Victorian] Photographic Technology and Technologies of Narrative (NAVSA, 4/7/08; 11/14-16, 2008)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 2:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Daniel Novak
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This panel will consider the historical and theoretical intersection of
nineteenth-century photographic technology and narrative. Recent work in
Victorian studies has increasingly turned to technologies of representation
like photography as a way to understand the nineteenth-century literary
imaginary. Much of this work has focused on the relationship between
literary realism and technologies of “objective” knowledge, as well as on
the ideological narratives supported by “scientific” ways of
knowingâ€"ideologies of gender, race, and nationality. This panel, however,
hopes to explore questions that are at once narrower and broader: What

CFP: [Victorian] Who are âthe Victoriansâ? Constructions of Identity in the Nineteenth Century (UK)

Tuesday, March 25, 2008 - 1:59pm
full name / name of organization: 
Louisa Hodgson

CFP: 'Who are ‘the Victorians’? Constructions of Identity in the
Nineteenth Century.’

Postgraduate conference, School of English, University of Leeds, UK, 6th
September 2008. In collaboration with the Leeds Humanities Research

Conference Organisers: Owen Clayton, Alice Crossley, Louisa Hodgson &
Helen Sutcliffe

Prof. Francis O’Gorman â€" Welcome Address

Plenary Speakers:

Prof. Bridget Bennett â€" ‘Transatlantic Relations’
Dr. Matt Rubery â€" ‘Literature Out Loud: Audio Resources for the

CFP: [Victorian] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:53pm
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Rice University
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Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

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

Wednesday, March 19, 2008 - 1:19pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sheshalatha Reddy
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This panel 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

CFP: [Victorian] PAMLA conference Nov. 2008: English Lit. post-1700

Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 4:37am
full name / name of organization: 
Jeff Strabone
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Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
One Hundred Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

For two panels of 'English Literature Post-1700' please send proposals of
500 words and a 50-word abstract by April 8, 2008 to Jeff Strabone at

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the
February 2008 Newsletter (PDF):

CFP: [Victorian] PAMLA (11/7-11/8, 2008): Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Panel

Friday, March 14, 2008 - 3:08pm
full name / name of organization: 
Leila S. May
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Proposals invited for PAMLA's Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
session at Pomona College in Claremont, CA, 7-8 November, 2008. Please send
1-2 page abstracts with brief CV or biographical statement to Leila S. May
( Deadline for submissions is March 21.

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CFP: [Victorian] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Kimberly Reigle
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Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Victorian] Rethinking Victorian Studies

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 4:46pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sharleen Mondal

Even as Victorian Studies owes much to critical work that engages in
theoretically sophisticated, insightful analysis of the various social and
cultural processesâ€"including liberalism, imperialism, and nationalismâ€"that
inform literary production, the need to revisit the core assumptions that
undergird much of this work remains critically urgent. Some assumptions
about the Victorian period itself that once seemed foundational, such as
gendered notions of public and private, or issues around class identity,
are being reconceptualized, as are romantic critiques of the Enlightenment
and poststructuralist denouncements of nineteenth-century democratic