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

updated: 
Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:15pm
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] The Brontë and the Idea of Influence

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 8:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elise OUVRARD

In March 2007, Stevie Davies, Patricia Duncker and Michele Roberts
gathered around Patsy Stoneman at Haworth in Yorkshire to talk about the
influence that the Brontës had had on their evolutions as authors, and
more generally, about the source of inspiration that the most famous
family of writers in England could represent. Patsy Stoneman had already
tackled the topic by publishing a book entitled The Brontë Influence in
2004 with the help of Charmian Knight. The issue of LISA e-journal « Re-
Writing Jane Eyre: Jane Eyre, Past and Present » is further evidence of
Charlotte Brontë’s influence on the writers of the following decades or

CFP: [Victorian] Bric-a-Brackery 2008: Victorian Culture and Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 10:53am
full name / name of organization: 
Jennifer Sattaur
contact email: 

Derived from the French for ‘at random’, the phrase 'bric-à-brac' was
first introduced to the English language in 1840 by Thackeray who
used it to describe a visit to the Palace of Versailles. The purpose of
this conference is to use Thackeray’s expression to debate the nature
of the impact of the curious, exotic and downright odd on Victorian
literature and culture.

CFP: [Victorian] Joseph Conrad Society (UK): The Annual International Conference 2008

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 9:47pm
full name / name of organization: 
Professor Tim Middleton

The Joseph Conrad Society’s 2008 Annual International Conference, its 34th,
will be held at Bishop Grosseteste University College in Lincoln from 2-5
July 2008. (Note: The conference will run from mid-day Wednesday through
Saturday morning, and not the usual Thursday through Saturday.)

Preliminary Information about accommodation, both at the College and in
town, and about travel will be posted on the society web site at
http://www.josephconradsociety.org/annual_conference.htm

Proposals for papers on all aspects of Conrad's life and works are welcome.
The deadline for abstracts is 30 March 2008.

CFP: [Victorian] The Audiobook (MLA 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 10:41am
full name / name of organization: 
Matt Rubery
contact email: 

Papers for this proposed special session will consider the significance of
the audiobook. The growing popularity of audiobooks over the last decade
means that literary critics may no longer be able to turn a blind eye -- or
a deaf ear, in this case -- to the ways in which oral delivery influences
the reception of literature. This panel will explore the extent to which
the audiobook not only enables us to hear literature but to hear it in new
ways. While audiobooks are still responsible for only a small fraction of
the total book publishing market, their use is among the minority of
reading practices found to be increasing as the number of overall readers

CFP: [Victorian] Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (2008 RMMLA; Deadline March 1)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 8, 2008 - 2:26am
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.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Victorian Life-Writing

updated: 
Monday, January 7, 2008 - 5:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Barton

Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Victorian Life-Writing
16th -17th June 2008

Keynote Speakers: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia),
Professor Joanne Shattock (University of Leicester), Professor David
Vincent (Open University) and Professor Colin Cruise (University of
Wales, Aberystwyth).

Keele University solicits submissions for a two-day conference to be held
in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its Victorian Studies Programme.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Deadline Extension: Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

updated: 
Friday, January 4, 2008 - 8:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Grace Wetzel
contact email: 

"Get a Move On!": Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

A Graduate English Conference sponsored by the University of South
Carolina

Dates: March 7-8, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley
 
Abstract Deadline: January 25, 2008

Immigrants and expatriates, sailors and soldiers, travelers and
wanderers, men and women: people in the nineteenth century were moving.
Novels and new inventions such as railroads, steamships, and street cars
provided vehicles of transport for individuals and their imaginations,
while the transnational movements of ideas and populations gave rise to a
newly globalized Anglo-American literature.

CFP: [Victorian] Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Life Writing

updated: 
Thursday, January 3, 2008 - 8:47am
full name / name of organization: 
Anna Barton

Life and Works: The Contexts and Practices of Victorian Life-Writing

Keynote Speakers: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia),
Professor Joanne Shattock (University of Leicester), Professor David
Vincent (Open University) and Professor Colin Cruise (University of
Wales, Aberystwyth).

Keele University solicits submissions for a two-day conference to be held
in celebration of the 40th anniversary of its Victorian Studies Programme.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Call for Kate Chopin Papers

updated: 
Monday, December 31, 2007 - 7:12pm
full name / name of organization: 
Heather Ostman
contact email: 

Call for Papers
The Kate Chopin International Society
at
The American Literature 17th Association Annual Conference
22-25 May 2008
San Francisco, CA

The Kate Chopin International Society invites submissions focusing
on “New Directions in Chopin Scholarship” for two panels at the ALA
Conference in San Francisco in May. Approaches may include but are not
limited to:

UPDATE: [Victorian] Literature and Pathology

updated: 
Saturday, December 29, 2007 - 7:57pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jessica Howell
contact email: 

Note: DEADLINE EXTENDED to 01/07/07

Call for Papers

“Literature and Pathology”
University of California, Davis
February 29thâ€"March 2nd, 2008
http://litpathcon.ucdavis.edu/

Keynote Speaker: Professor Athena Vrettos, author of Somatic Fictions:
Imagining Illness in Victorian Culture (1995) and “Displaced Memories in
Victorian Fiction and Psychology” (2007).

CFP: [Victorian]

updated: 
Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

updated: 
Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:07pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Hurwitz
contact email: 

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

UPDATE: [Victorian] Deadline Extension: âGet a Move On!â: Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility

updated: 
Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Grace Wetzel
contact email: 

“Get a Move On!”: Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility
A Graduate English Conference sponsored by the University of South
Carolina
Dates: March 7-8, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Ian Duncan, University of California, Berkeley

Abstract Deadline: December 31, 2007

Immigrants and expatriates, sailors and soldiers, travelers and
wanderers, men and women: people in the nineteenth century were moving.
Novels and new inventions such as railroads, steamships, and street cars
provided vehicles of transport for individuals and their imaginations,
while the transnational movements of ideas and populations gave rise to a
newly globalized Anglo-American literature.

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