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

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 3:59am
full name / name of organization: 
Grace Wetzel
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“Get a Move On!”: Nineteenth Century Migration and Mobility
A Graduate English Conference sponsored by the University of South
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.


Monday, December 10, 2007 - 7:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Julie Codell
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2008 CONFERENCE for Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the
Western US (VISAWUS) in Seattle, Oct 2-4, 2008.

2008 is an election year in the US and our topic is meant to rethink the
nature and practices of political across all areas of Victorian life. For a
list of suggested (but not limiting) topics, see and click
to link to conferences. This conference will consider the notion of
Victorian politics in the widest possible meaning. Topics from all
disciplines are welcome and can cover

UPDATE: [Victorian] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:03am
full name / name of organization: 
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku
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Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

CFP: [Victorian] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Monday, November 26, 2007 - 11:42pm
full name / name of organization: 
James Ayers
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The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Oscar Wilde's Critical Essays (1/31/08); collection)

Wednesday, November 21, 2007 - 7:18pm
full name / name of organization: 
Alfred J. Drake
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I welcome abstracts and full essays for a proposed volume on Oscar Wilde's
critical essays with an emphasis on how those texts were received in the
author's own time and how they have impacted contemporary debates in
criticism and theory. I will also consider abstracts that deal with
Wilde's fiction, poetry, or drama if they suit the collection's emphasis.

CFP: [Victorian] The House of Fiction

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:37pm
full name / name of organization: 
Francesca Saggini
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S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [Victorian] Mary Cholmondeley collection

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 1:50pm
full name / name of organization: 
SueAnn Schatz
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Call for Papers

Essays are being solicited for a collection of original scholarly articles
on late Victorian/early Modern author Mary Cholmondeley (1859-1925).

Contributions on any aspect of Cholmondeley’s writing are invited. While
articles on her novels are welcome, essays on Cholmondeley’s short fiction
and essays are especially encouraged.

The ideal length of the final essay will be between 6,000-8,000 words.

Please send abstracts (either via email or post) of approximately 300-500
words by May 1, 2008, to both:

CFP: [Victorian] CFP: ACLA 08 Narrative Death

Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 6:31am
full name / name of organization: 
Amy Johnson
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Death is an arrival and a departure for the deceased, as well as for those left behind â€" who leave
one kind of life and arrive, like the dead, in uncharted territory. Culturally, we are awash in stories
of the dead, which signifies the desire to come to terms with death and loss as well as the refusal to
do so. We propose a seminar to investigate the various manifestations of death in narrative, from
corpses to caesuras, the death of the author to Diana Fuss’s conception of “last words,” and
surrealism’s exquisite corpses.
We are looking for submissions which address death and the bodily changes that accompany it from

UPDATE: [Victorian] Life Writing and Translations IABA Honolulu Conference

Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:44am
full name / name of organization: 
Craig Howes
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Call for Papers
The Sixth Biennial International Auto/Biography Association Conference
Honolulu, Hawai'i
June 23-26, 2008
Abstract Deadline: EXTENDED TO NOVEMBER 15, 2007

Conference Topic: Life Writing and Translations

The Center for Biographical Research and the International Auto/Biography
Association invite scholars from around the world to attend the sixth
IABA conference, which will be held at the East-West Center, next to the
campus of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa, in Honolulu.

CFP: [Victorian] British Women Writers Conference

Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 8:39pm
full name / name of organization: 
Miranda M. Yaggi
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"Female Marginalia: Annotating Empire"
The 18th- and 19th- Century British Women Writers Conference

March 27-30, 2008
Indiana University, Bloomington
Abstract Deadline: November 12, 2007

Keynote Speakers: Helen Deutsch, Ann Cvetkovich, Susuan Fraiman, Susan
Friedman, Claudia Johnson, and Richard Menke