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

Tuesday, August 28, 2007 - 1:11pm
Matthew Garrett

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
Mark Mossman

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
Jonathan Smith

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] College English Association Conference

Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 4:15pm
Robin Hammerman


The 39th Annual College English Association Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
27-29 March 2008

Conference Theme: PASSAGES

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

Sunday, August 19, 2007 - 3:25pm
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.

CFP: [Victorian] Bridging the Generational Divide: Early Victorian Feminism (NEMLA,Buffalo,4/10/08-4/13/08,10/07/07)

Friday, August 10, 2007 - 5:38pm
Kristin Le Veness

Many studies of the feminist canon have focused largely on either late
eighteenth-century or mid to late nineteenth-century feminism. While
worthwhile, this focus has drawn attention away from the contributions of
those working between these two seminal periods. This panel seeks papers
addressing the feminism of the early Victorian Era. What are its
distinctive qualities? How was it influenced by eighteenth-century
feminism? How did it affect forthcoming feminist thought? What writers,
particularly those traditionally underappreciated, expressed feminist
leanings in this relatively conservative period? Email 250-500 word
abstracts by October 7, 2007 to Kristin Le Veness:

CFP: [Victorian] George Moore and His Contemporaries (09/05/08-09/06/08)

Friday, August 10, 2007 - 2:32pm
Professor Ann Heilmann


Third International George Moore Conference
5-6 September 2008, University of Hull, UK

Keynote speakers: Adrian Frazier (NUI Galway) and Elizabeth Grubgeld
(Oklahoma State University)

CFP: [Victorian] Ruskin, Venice, and 19th Century Cultural Travel

Friday, August 10, 2007 - 1:34pm
Dr Rachel Dickinson

This international conference is presented by The Ruskin Centre at
Lancaster University,
INCS: Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, and The Department of
European and Postcolonial Studies of University of Ca' Foscari Venice. It
will open at the Scuola Grande di San Rocco in the afternoon of 25th
September 2008. On the 26th and 27th, all events will be held at the
campus of the Venice International University. The plenary speakers will
be James Buzard on Cultural Travel, Robert Hewison on Ruskin and Venice,
and Anna Laura Lepschy on the reception of Tintoretto in the nineteenth-

CFP: [Victorian] Thomas Hardy Postgraduate Symposium

Thursday, August 9, 2007 - 8:50pm
Dr Jane Thomas

Call for Papers: Second International Postgraduate Symposium on Thomas
Hardy, 18th International Thomas Hardy Conference, Dorchester, UK, 29th
July â€" 2nd August 2008.

Proposals are invited for papers on any aspect of the life and work of
Thomas Hardy for the second International Postgraduate Symposium on Hardy
which will take place on 29th- 31st July as part of the 18th
International Thomas Hardy Conference 2008.

Proposals of 200 words for papers of no more than 20 minutes in duration
should be sent to one of the following:

CFP: [Victorian] CFP: The Fiction of Charles Dickens (NeMLA, Buffalo, 4/10/08-4/13/08; 9/15/07)

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 1:27pm
Eric G. Lorentzen

CFP: The Fiction of Charles Dickens (NeMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08; 9/15/07)

Northeast Modern Language Association, 39th Annual Conference
10-13 April, 2008, Buffalo, New York

Deadline for abstracts: 15 September, 2007

This panel solicits papers which will examine the novels of Charles
Dickens. Especially welcome are papers which deal with teaching Dickens,
or with Dickens and Cultural Studies. Please send abstracts (250-500
words) by e-mail (WordPerfect documents are preferable) to Eric
Lorentzen, at, or by post to:

CFP: [Victorian] Victorian Underworlds (10/15/07; NVSA; Toronto 4/11-4/13/07

Tuesday, August 7, 2007 - 12:57pm
Jonah Siegel

University of Toronto: April 11-13 , 2008

"A sail / That brings our friends up from the underworld”
--Tennyson, “Tears, Idle Tears,” 1847.

NVSA solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year is Victorian Underworlds.


CFP: [Victorian] The Idea of America in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, 1776-1914

Monday, August 6, 2007 - 4:09pm
Ella Dzelzainis

The Idea of America in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, 1776-1914

The Institute of English Studies, University of London 27th-28th June 2008

With the support of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway,
University of London and the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies,
Birkbeck College, University of London

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Tim Barringer, Kate Flint, John Mee, Clare Pettitt and Mark Philp