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CFP: The Discourse on Gambling in England (9/10/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
full name / name of organization: 
Chad B. Cripe
contact email: 

The False God "Favourable Chance" or "Lady Luck?": The Discourse on Gambling in England

Gambling has existed in British literature since Chaucer and before, yet the discourse on gambling exploded in Victorian England. Why was gambling such a divisive topic in the 19th century? High church, low church, secular elite, middle class: each faction opposed games of chance, but for widely disparate reasons. Where did the conflict begin? Why did the debate erupt in the Victorian age? Where has it led since? Papers could approach gambling from literary, historical, cultural, social, and/or philosophical perspectives.

Submit abstracts to Chad Cripe <>

CFP: Victorian Cosmopolitanism (10/15/06; NVSA, 3/30/07-4/1/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
full name / name of organization:
contact email: 

UPDATE: Please note added information below for
graduate student travel grants and registration
for NVSA.


Harvard University: March 30-April 1, 2007

"A certain attenuated cosmopolitanism has
replaced the old home feeling."
--Thomas Carlyle, Letters, 1828.

The Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA) solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year is Victorian Cosmopolitanism.

The conference will feature a special presentation of rare Victorian holdings at the Houghton Library as well as a keynote panel including Antoinette Burton and Bruce Robbins.


CFP: International Jane Austen (Australia) (6/1/07; 11/29/07)

Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
full name / name of organization: 
Laura Carroll
contact email: 

First Call for Papers

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
November 29th – December 2nd 2007

'Remember the country and the age in which we live. Remember that we are English, that we are Christians.' Henry Tilney's rebuke to Catherine Morland can be read in many ways, but it is certain that Jane Austen, unlike many of her contemporaries - Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith, Maria Edgeworth or Scott - never ventures outside England, and never presents a foreigner. Yet her novels are increasingly read, enjoyed and studied in cultures quite distinct from the one in which she wrote.

CFP: fragment, c. 1300-2000 (UK) (12/16/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
full name / name of organization: 
elisabeth salter
contact email: 

CONFERENCE TITLE: "fragment, cultural histories and vocabularies of the
fragment in text and image c. 1300-2000"

3 day Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by Department of English, and
Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Wales,
Aberystwyth, UK

500 word abstracts for discussion papers, creative workshops,
performances/installations by 16th December 2006

Themes might include: making/unmaking, text/intertext, pastiche bricolage,
narratology and poetics, embodiment, artefacts, figments,
interdisciplinarity, memory and remembrance, archaeologies of meaning,

Selected papers to be published by Manchester University Press

UPDATE: Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's Writing (9/15/06; collection)

Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
full name / name of organization: 
Jen Chambers
contact email: 

*** Please note the updated deadline for papers***


"Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's
Writing" (collection)
UPDATED DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

This spring's Congress conference call for papers on
"Diversity and Change: Early Canadian Women Writers"
yielded the attention of Cambridge Scholars Press
(, who is
interested in publishing an edited collection of
essays on the subject. This is a call for complete,
developed, critical essays on diversity and change in
early Canadian women's writing for this collection of

CFP: Ford Madox Ford - Networks and Transitions (7/31/06; 9/14/06-9/15/06)

Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
full name / name of organization:
contact email: 

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or for panels (with three=20
participants) on Ford=E2=80=99s work as a novelist, poet, essayist, propaga=
ndist, critic,=20
biographer, travel writer, historian, or raconteur. The emphasis of the=20
conference is on Ford as a transitional figure spanning various cultural ph=
ases from=20
Victorian to Pre-Raphaelitism, through Impressionism and early Modernism, t=
post-WW1 Paris and the USA.=20

CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
full name / name of organization: 
Bob Winston
contact email: 

Call for Papers

Mystery and Detective Fiction

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This open session welcomes proposals concerning any aspect of mystery
and detective fiction. Please send abstracts or completed papers,
preferably as Microsoft Word attachments to e-mail, to Bob Winston at or by mail to Department of English, Dickinson
College, P.O. Box 17013-2896.

Please include:
Name and Affiliation
E-mail address
Postal Address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

CFP: Transatlantic Studies (10/15/06; journal)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization:
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Atlantikos is an online peer-reviewed journal published by graduate students in the English department at Michigan State University. It represents the most recent work by the most active graduate scholars in the field of Transatlantic Studies, broadly defined as the study of textual, cultural, and performative productions that have multiple resonances across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. We are now accepting essays written by graduate students and others in the field of Transatlantic Studies for publication in our fall 2006 and spring 2007 issues. We encourage both traditional and innovative scholarship addressing critical, cultural, and theoretical issues related to the field.

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
full name / name of organization: 
Jaime Lynn Jordan
contact email: 

38th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction

This panel will examine the colonial adventure setting within the very
streets of London, including fiction that describes London in the same
manner in which the colonies are described and addresses the fear of
the colonies "coming home" and taking over London. A variety of
approaches is welcome in discussing the Victorian concerns of progress
and decline. Please send 250-word abstracts via email to Jaime Jordan,
University of Texas at Dallas: