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CFP: Regency Studies, Special Issue (10/30/07; journal issue)

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 9:01pm
Cheryl A Wilson

Call For Papers

Regency Studies
A Special Issue of Studies in the Humanities

Studies in the Humanities invites submissions for a special issue on
the Regency. We welcome essays on the art, literature, and culture of
the Regency period and its aftermath (c. 1811-1830) as well as essays
that interrogate periodizations, such as "Regency," "Romantic," and
"Victorian." We are also interested in essays on contemporary
literary and film re-creations of the Regency. Please send
submissions via mail or email to:

Cheryl A. Wilson
English Department, 110 Leonard Hall
Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Indiana, PA 15705

Deadline: October 30, 2007

CFP: Transatlantic Reception of the Novel (4/26/07; Reception Studies Society Conference, 9/27/07-9/29/07)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 8:53pm
Michael Davey

Transatlantic Fiction, Transatlantic Readers:
The Audience for the Novel in the US and Britain 1750-1860

Panel proposal for Reception Study Society Conference, Kansas City, MO, 9/27
- 9/29/2007

        The audience for the novel in English in the period 1750-1860 was
global, a result of the Anglophonic diaspora around the Atlantic basin. Yet
it remains to be demonstrated whether and how this fact influenced
individual writers or how best to understand the ways geography, nation,
gender, race, and class produced specific communities of readers-and to what
extent such communities for Anglophonic novels could be considered

CFP: Negotiating Homeplace in 19th c. (4/15/07; collection)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:48pm

During the English and American industrial eras (1840-1910), =
homelessness was more than a lack of home ownership. It often implied a =
lack of opportunity, a lack of identity, a lack of acceptance. During =
this era, how did individuals negotiate their space (or lack thereof)? =
How did their homes - or lack thereof - aid or hinder their own =
development and position in society? What spaces did they transform, =
and in what ways did they manage to maintain, create, or reconstitute =
their homes?=20


CFP: D.H. Lawrence: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture (4/15/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 4:14pm
Mitchell Lewis

D.H. Lawrence: Gender, Sexuality and Popular Culture
Proposed Special Session Topic for 2007 M/MLA Annual Convention
November 8-11, The Renaissance Cleveland Hotel, Cleveland, Ohio
Critical assessments of Lawrence's representations of gender and =
sexuality have relied mainly on biographical approaches. Such =
assessments may emphasize an Oedipal complex, a fraught relationship =
with his wife Frieda, a need for male authority arising out of =
impotence, or a troubled relationship with a repressed homosexual =
nature. While these approaches are valid and should not be dismissed, =
they should be supplemented with cultural and historical approaches that =

CFP: English Literature Post-1700 (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:44am
Heather Anne Wozniak

Seeking papers for English Literature post-1700 session at the Pacific
Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) conference, to be held
in Bellingham, Washington, November 2-3, 2007.

Papers should be 15-20 minutes long and may address any topic in the
period. Please send 500-word proposals and 50-word abstracts by March
15 to (or address below). Accepted presenters must be
members of PAMLA by April 15. See for more

Heather Wozniak
UCLA Department of English
149 Humanities Bldg
Los Angeles, CA 90095

CFP: Poetics of Architecture (3/15/07; MLA '07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Daniel Purdy

2007 MLA in Chicago

The Poetics of Architecture

How do Germans writing around 1800 represent the experience of
constructed space? How is the perception of architecture related to
travel? What aesthetic aspirations do Goethe and his contemporaries
associate with idealized buildings? How does Goethe help construct a
history of architectural styles? What is the relationship between
Classicist aesthetics and German architectural histories written in
the nineteenth century? Please submit 200 word proposals to Daniel
Purdy ( by 15 March 2007.

CFP: Rethinking the Lower Middle Class (4/16/07; MMLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Todd Kuchta

Rethinking the Lower Middle Class
Call for Papers for Proposed Session at MMLA 2007 in Cleveland, Ohio (November 8-11)

Despite Rita Felski's celebrated call to reconsider the lower middle class, literary and cultural critics have been slow to take up her challenge. This panel seeks to address nineteenth- and twentieth-century literary representations of the British lower middle class. Especially welcome are

-- alternative genealogies of the lower middle class's emergence, development, and relationship to other class formations

-- new theories of reading the lower middle class

-- considerations of lower-middle-class affect or habitus

CFP: Jane Austen and Contemporay Literature and Culture (UK) (4/30/07; 6/23/07)

Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:00pm
Hanson C.

CFP: Jane Austen and Contemporary Literature and Culture (UK) (04/30/07; 06/23/07)


Proposals are invited for contributions to a study day on this theme at Chawton House, Hampshire, UK (the home of Jane Austen's brother). We wish to bring together scholars with an interest in contemporary re-writings and re-visions of Jane Austen, with a view to publishing an edited collection of essays. Possible topics might include:

Jane Austen sequels or prequels, re-writings such as Bridget Jones's Diary, film and TV adaptations, phenomena such as Karen Joy Fowler's The Jane Austen Book Club and the Jane Austen Guide to Dating, biographies, Jane Austen pornography, etc.