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CFP: [Victorian] Mary Cholmondeley collection

updated: 
Friday, November 9, 2007 - 1:50pm
SueAnn Schatz

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

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 6:31am
Amy Johnson

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

updated: 
Tuesday, October 30, 2007 - 1:44am
Craig Howes

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

updated: 
Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 8:39pm
Miranda M. Yaggi

"Female Marginalia: Annotating Empire"
The 18th- and 19th- Century British Women Writers Conference

March 27-30, 2008
Indiana University, Bloomington
http://www.indiana.edu/~bwwc
Abstract Deadline: November 12, 2007

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

CFP: [Victorian] Artistry and Industry

updated: 
Friday, October 26, 2007 - 9:50am
Patricia Zakreski

Centre for Victorian Studies, School of Arts, Languages and Literatures,
University of Exeter
Department of History of Art, University of Bristol

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 include Elizabeth Prettejohn (Professor of History of
Art, University of Bristol) and Talia Schaffer (Associate Professor of
English, CUNY).

This interdisciplinary conference seeks to examine the nature and
representation of artistic labour within the nineteenth century’s
expanding print and visual culture.

UPDATE: [Victorian] Metre Matters: New Approaches to Prosody, 1780-1914 (UK) (01/10/08; 07/03-05/08)

updated: 
Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 8:17am
Jason Hall

***CALL FOR PAPERS*** ***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

METRE MATTERS: NEW APPROACHES TO PROSODY, 1780-1914

University of Exeter: Thursday, 3 July - Saturday, 5 July 2008

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Victorian Studies

Keynote speakers:

ISOBEL ARMSTRONG, TIM KENDALL, YOPIE PRINS, SUSAN WOLFSON

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CFP: [Victorian] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:49pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [Victorian] Affectation from the Renaissance to today (Proposed Special Session for MLA, San Francisco 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 10:11pm
Bradley W. Buchanan

Affectation from the Renaissance to Today. (Proposed Special Session for MLA Annual Convention,
San Francisco 2008.) What makes a person seem “affected” rather than natural, and why should it
matter? Since the concept of affectation became current during the Renaissance (in part thanks to
texts such as Castiglione's The Courtier) many playwrights, philosophers and novelists have tried to
codify and dramatize the difference between "affected" and spontaneous or natural behavior. This
distinction, however, is frequently blurred by the ambiguity of motives and gestures. Indeed, some
might argue that the effort to distinguish between truthful, heartfelt or natural feelings and

CFP: [Victorian] The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/6/06; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/19/08-3/22/08)

updated: 
Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 2:06pm
Louis.H.Palmer_at_sas.upenn.edu, III

CFP: [20th] The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/6/06; National PCA/ACA Conference,
3/19/08-3/22/08)
 
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2008 JOINT CONFERENCE
 
March 19-22, 2008
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 6, 2008

 We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other
forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.
 
You can propose an individual paper or a session of three or four presenters. Graduate students
are especially encouraged to submit papers or panels.

CFP: [Victorian] The Madwoman in the Attic After 30 Years

updated: 
Friday, October 5, 2007 - 3:51pm
Annette Federico

I welcome abstracts and full essays for a proposed edited collection which
would reassess the influence of Sandra Gilbert and Susan Gubar’s The
Madwoman in the Attic after thirty years. I welcome essays that explore the
legacy of this groundbreaking work for feminist theory and
nineteenth-century literary studies through rereadings of the primary
texts; readings of other works through the book’s critical paradigm; and
explorations of its critical history, especially when placed in relation to
competing theories and critical voices.
Abstracts should be approximately 500 words long. Please submit abstracts
or full essays by email attachment to Annette R. Federico at

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