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CFP: [Victorian] SAMLA (11/7-9/2008): Nineteenth-Century Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:40pm
full name / name of organization: 
Dr. Esther Godfrey
contact email: 

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of work in nineteenth-
century literature. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following: legal work, the medical profession, housework, needlework,
prostitution, writing, factory work, arts and crafts, teaching,
governesses, companions, chimney sweeps, London Labour and the London
Poor, nursing, the military, the clergy, government service, gambling,
Marxism, imperialism, maid work, prison labor, coal mining, and child
labor. How did literature shape and define nineteenth-century notions of
work? How can we understand the varied issues of work through the
literature of the period?

CFP: [Victorian] Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography MLA 2008 (3/10)

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:26am
full name / name of organization: 
William Craig Howes
contact email: 

Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. When and why does
travel writing become autobiographical, if ever? 250-300 word abstracts for
papers investigating these questions, with attention to theoretical issues
and/or specific texts, due March 10 to Tom Smith at trs8_at_psu.edu. Inquiries
welcome.

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CFP: [Victorian] CFP: The Brontes in Context - conference (05/01/2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:16pm
full name / name of organization: 
Bronte Conference

The Brontes in Context

2â€"3 May 2008
Centre for Literary Studies at the Institute for Social, Culture and
Policy Research, University of Salford, UK

This two-day conference aims to be a contribution to the
contextualisation of the works of the Bronte sisters. Approaches to and
interpretations of contexts of gender and sexual politics, identity, the
longing for self-realisation, materialism, education, writing and print
culture and the Brontes’ engagement with the publishing spheres, the
negotiation of female authorial identity and the constructed authorial
persona and many more themes are welcomed.

UPDATE: [Victorian] REMINDER: Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (RMMLA Panel; March 1 Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:09pm
full name / name of organization: 
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Rules and Regulations

updated: 
Wednesday, February 6, 2008 - 5:10pm
full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Burke
contact email: 

CFP: Victorian Rules and Regulations
Victorian Association of Western Canada (VSAWC) Conference 2008
University of Winnipeg
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
October 16-18, 2008

Keynote Speakers: Lynne Vallone (Rutgers University) and Christopher Otter (Ohio State
University)

UPDATE: [Victorian] Artistry and Industry

updated: 
Tuesday, February 5, 2008 - 2:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Patricia Zakreski
contact email: 

Artistry and Industry: Representations of Creative Labour in Literature
and the Visual Arts c. 1830-1900
18-20 July 2008, University of Exeter

Keynote speakers:
Tim Barringer (Professor of Art History, University of Yale),
Michael Hatt (Professor of Art History, University of Warwick)
Talia Schaffer (Associate Professor of English, CUNY).

Plenary Panel:
Patrizia di Bello (Lecturer in History and Theory of Photography,Birkbeck
College)
Richard Salmon (Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature, University of
Leeds)
Valerie Sanders (Professor of English Literature, University of Hull)

UPDATE: [Victorian] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [Victorian] Scottish Gothic

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 7:07am
full name / name of organization: 
Martyn Colebrook

15-20 minute papers are invited on the topic of the Gothic within
Scottish literature. All periods and authors are of interest.

MLA San Francisco 2008

1 page abstracts with vitae by March 1
Martyn.Colebrook_at_english.hull.ac.uk

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CFP: [Victorian] Dickens and Science (MLA San Francisco 12/27-30/2008)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 1:16am
full name / name of organization: 
Sally Ledger
contact email: 

Call for Papers for one of two panels at the 2008 MLA, sponsored by the Dickens Project in
partnership with the Dickens Society.

Dickens and Science
Significance of science in the novels; essays on science in /Household
Words /and /All The Year Round/; Dickens and Darwinism; Dickens and
Technology; Dickens and Medicine/Sanitation/Health.

Abstract and brief c.v. by 1 March to Sally Ledger (s.ledger_at_bbk.ac.uk).

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Vulgarity (2008 MLA San Francisco 12/27-30)

updated: 
Thursday, January 31, 2008 - 1:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Elsie Michie
contact email: 

Call for Papers for one of two panels at the 2008 MLA, sponsored by the Dickens Project in
partnership with the Dickens Society.

Victorian Vulgarity
Were the 1800s a “century of vulgarity” as Gilbert Osmond claims? Consider
vulgarity in contexts such as: class and race relations; decorum, taste,
and language use; the body, dirt, sexuality and disgust; assessments of
verbal, visual and performance art.

Abstract and brief c.v. by 1 Mar. to Elsie B. Michie (enmich_at_lsu.edu)

CFP: [Victorian] Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-4/12/08)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 29, 2008 - 5:13am
full name / name of organization: 
Susana Brower

CFP: Critically Forgotten (grad) (2/15/08; (dis)junctions, 4/11/08-
4/12/08)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel to be held at (dis)
junctions, the University of California, Riverside's 15th Annual
Humanities Conference, which will be on April 11-12, 2008. This year's
theme is “Where the Streets are Re-Named.”

CFP: [Victorian] [Graduate] Oscar Wilde panel for (dis)junctions conference

updated: 
Sunday, January 27, 2008 - 9:38pm
full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Gover
contact email: 

Call for papers: (dis)junctions 2008

Panel: Wilde Things

Contributors are invited to submit critical work on Oscar Wilde. These papers may address any
aspect of Wilde scholarship.

Possible topics may include but are not limited to:
The dramatic works of Wilde
Wilde’s Political Prose
Wilde as Critic
Hetero/homosocial bonds in Wilde’s fiction
Wilde and construction of masculinity
Wilde’s life and career

Abstract should be 250-300 words, contained within the body of the email, and sent to
maggiegover_at_mac.com by February 15, 2008.

CFP: [Victorian] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Gender&Sexuality in Gothic Literature

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:55pm
full name / name of organization: 
Giulia Hoffmann
contact email: 

Gender and Sexuality in Gothic Literature

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on definitions of
masculinity and femininity in Gothic literature. How is the Gothic used to
subvert societal notions of gender and sexuality? What does the Gothic
tell us about gender roles and sexual ideology in the period in which these
works were written?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [Victorian] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Science and Literature in the 19th Century

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
Giulia Hoffmann
contact email: 

Science and Literature in the 19th century

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the interaction
between scientific writing and literature in the 19th century. How did
scientific discoveries, theories and assumptions (for example, in medicine
and psychology, but not limited to these) influence contemporaneous fiction?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

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