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CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Illustration

Friday, September 14, 2007 - 2:45pm
full name / name of organization: 
Prof Janice Hart
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We Thought We Knew You: the Refashioning of ‘Mr Verdant Green’ in Britain
and America, 1853-1910

Proposal for the NEMLA panel, Buffalo NY, April 2008

Professor Janice Hart, Director of Research, London College of
Communication, University of the Arts London

UPDATE: [Victorian] UPDATE

Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 4:04pm
full name / name of organization: 
John Tepe
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Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar
Postgraduate Conference

Victorian Other-Worlds:
Exploring Alternate Realms, Realities, and Identities in the Nineteenth

Birmingham and Midlands Institute, 20 October 2007

CFP: [Victorian] women and the artifacts of celebrity (collection; 11.1.07)

Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 1:50am
full name / name of organization: 
ann hawkins
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"Beautiful Objects: Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity"

The editors seek essays for a proposed collection on women’s commodification and celebrity
prior to the twentieth-century. We have already had preliminary conversations with a publisher
who has expressed interest in the volume.

What does it mean to be a woman celebrity? In what ways does a woman writer become
commodified, and how are those commodities publicized and marketed? Are women
commodified differently than men of the same period?

CFP: [Victorian] Reading, Work, and Narrative Time (10/1/07; Narrative, 5/1/07-5/4/07)

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 1:11pm
full name / name of organization: 
Matthew Garrett
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The assumption behind this panel is that a rigorous examination of the
relation between reading and working brings us to the threshold between
“intrinsic” and “extrinsic” criticism. Thematizations of work, for example,
organize our attention within the text even as they direct us outward
toward reference to the leisure that is the precondition for literary
reading itself. Most theories of narrative time depend upon an assumed
homogenization of experience that the reality of work contradicts: social
relations in class society preclude the possibility of phenomenologically
equivalent temporalities across classes, even as “homogeneous, empty time”

CFP: [Victorian] Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies: Special Issue: Gender and Disability

Monday, August 27, 2007 - 8:36pm
full name / name of organization: 
Mark Mossman
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SUBMISSION DATE: March 1, 2008

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal
committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender
studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. The
journal is a collaborative effort that brings together advanced graduate
students and scholars from a variety of universities to create a unique
voice in the field. We endorse a broad definition of gender studies and
welcome submissions that consider gender and sexuality in conjunction
with race, class, place and nationality.

CFP: [Victorian] Darwin and the Evolution of Victorian Studies (7/15/08)

Thursday, August 23, 2007 - 1:49pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jonathan Smith
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Victorian Studies will mark the bicentennial of Charles Darwin’s birth and
the 150th anniversary of The Origin of Species in 2009 with a special issue
on “Darwin and the Evolution of Victorian Studies.” Essays of not more than
8,000 words (including endnotes), prepared in MLA Style, are invited on all
aspects of Darwin and Darwin studies in the Victorian period from scholars
working in a range of areas, including literary and cultural criticism,
history and history of science, art history, and history of the book. The
deadline for submissions is July 15, 2008, to guest editor Jonathan Smith.

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Illustration NEMLA panel 9/15/07 (4/10-4/13 2008)

Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 3:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Elizabeth Anderman

This panel on Victorian illustration proposes to explore the relationship
of text and image throughout the nineteenth century. It invites papers
which consider how illustrations created the emotional effects of texts,
as well as those which investigate how illustrations were used to market
novels. Papers which consider the different illustrative techniques for
the same novels on both sides of the Atlantic are welcomed. 250-500 word
abstracts should be sent to Elizabeth Anderman, by September 15.
The NEMLA conference is in Buffalo NY, April 10-13, 2008.