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

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

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
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

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)

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



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

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Victorian Studies

Keynote speakers:



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

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)

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)

Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 2:06pm, III

CFP: [20th] The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/6/06; National PCA/ACA Conference,
March 19-22, 2008
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA


 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

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

CFP: [Victorian] Arabs and the New World

Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 3:03pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

CFP: [Victorian] The Pretty that Hurts: The Cult of Pain and Violating the Body (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08

Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:31pm
Want Chyi

>From self-mutilation to the rise of plastic surgery; from the Gothic
genre to representations of pain in media and art, how has transgressing
the body yielded consequences for artists and audiences? This panel seeks
critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.