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CFP: [Victorian] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:42am
full name / name of organization: 
Deirdre Linkiewicz
contact email: 

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Victorian] Inaugural Edition of The Michaelian

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 1:40am
full name / name of organization: 
Sharon Bickle

The Michael Field Society announces a call for papers for the inaugural
edition of “The Michaelian,” an academic, non-profit, peer-reviewed online
journal, dedicated to the study of Michael Field (Katharine Bradley and
Edith Cooper) and their circle. Publication is intended to be annual. We
welcome contributions such as articles, book reviews, reports of events
regarding Michael Field and late-Victorian literature and culture
exhibitions, conferences…). Teaching experiences related to introducing
Michael Field to undergraduates is also of interest. The journal seeks
to bring together advanced graduate students and scholars from many

CFP: [Victorian] RMMLA Women's Caucus: Female Autonomy

Saturday, March 1, 2008 - 5:52pm
full name / name of organization: 
Cheryl Hindrichs

Please join us for the 2008 Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain
Modern Language Association to be held in Reno, Nevada on October
9-11. This year's Women's Caucus Seminar theme is "Female Autonomy." We
are seeking papers on ‘texts’ from various cultures/periods that discuss
female autonomy - some represent emancipation as an individuation
process, others as a form of indoctrination. How do women (authors and
characters) understand autonomy? Proposals for 15-minute papers are
sought from scholars working in all areas of literature, film, and gender

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

Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:59pm
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
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,
 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

CFP: [Victorian] Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature (3/20/08; MLA '08)

Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 1:35am
full name / name of organization: 
Alysia Garrison
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CFP: “Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature”
A Panel of the MLA Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2008

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, is pleased to invite current
graduate students to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers for a panel discussion titled
“Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature” at the 2008 MLA annual meeting, 12/27-
12/30 in San Francisco. This panel will investigate “potentiality” as a means of thinking the
conditions of possibility of literature in all of its habits and guises.

CFP: [Victorian] William Morris Society in the United States sessions at MLA 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:56pm
full name / name of organization: 
Margaret Stetz
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William Morris Society in the United States
Proposals for two sessions at the Modern Language Association annual convention
27-30 December 2008
San Francisco, CA
1. “William Morris: Friends, Colleagues, and Contemporaries"
Papers (15 minutes reading time) are sought on all aspects of the Morris circle--his colleagues
and co-workers, his family, his artistic and political associates and friends and those who
influenced or were influenced by his work. Although comparative approaches or those on little-
known members of the Morris circle would be especially interesting, other topics are also
2. "Pre-Raphaelite and Aesthetic Prose"

CFP: [Victorian] Art, Education, and Nationalism for MLA 2008

Friday, February 22, 2008 - 11:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
Sheshalatha Reddy
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We are seeking paper proposals for a panel on nineteenth-century education
in the arts and its connections to English nationalism and/or British
imperialism at the 2008 MLA conference in San Francisco. Potential topics
could include but are not limited to the development of schools in the
“industrial arts”; the construction of a history of English art; the place
of art and literature in a modern university education in Britain and the
colonies; the adult education movement and the arts; the role of drawing in
formal and informal education; the role of British literature and art in
educating colonial subjects and/or imperialists; state-sponsored

CFP: [Victorian] British Association for Victorian Studies Annual Conference

Friday, February 22, 2008 - 10:02am
full name / name of organization: 
Holly Furneaux
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The British Association for Victorian Studies
Ninth Annual Conference

Victorian Feeling: Touch, Bodies, Emotions

Organised by Gowan Dawson, Holly Furneaux,
Julian North and Joanne Shattock on behalf of the
Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester

1-3 September 2008

Plenary speakers:
Professor William A. Cohen (University of Maryland)
Professor Christopher Lane (Northwestern University)
Dr Samantha Matthews (University of Sheffield)
Dr Michael Roper (University of Essex)
Professor Rebecca Stott (University of East Anglia)
Dr Paul White (University of Cambridge)

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

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

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

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

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.