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

Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 4:37am
Jeff Strabone

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
Leila S. May

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
Kimberly Reigle

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
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

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

Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:42am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

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
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
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
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
Alysia Garrison

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.