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UPDATE: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
Beth Palmer

UPDATE: Plenary speakers announced
                Nineteenth-Century Print Culture Exhibition now
                Updated webpages now live

Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900
A One Day Conference, English Faculty, Oxford University
20th January 2007


Laurel Brake, Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck,
University of London

 Simon Eliot, Professor of the History of the Book, IES, University of

The conference will now be supported by a new exhibition of
nineteenth-century print media materials from the Bodleian Library's John
Johnson collection.

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies

CFP: 18th/19th Century Literary Palimpsests (12/1/06; collection)

Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm

Hi folks,
> I have a new project in the works: Revealing Texts: Eighteenth and
> Nineteenth-century Literary Palimpsests. I am looking for articles
> exploring the manner in which some eighteenth and nineteenth-century
> texts reveal their histories and those of their real or imagined
> (examples: Blake's annotations to Reynolds Discourses, pregnancy in
Tristram Shandy) and will
> welcome a variety of subjects: analogies, fragments, graffiti,

CFP: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Beth Palmer

'Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900'

A One-Day Conference, English Faculty, University of Oxford

No longer was it possible for people to avoid reading matter; everywhere
they went it was displayed - weekly papers at a penny or twopence, complete
books, enticing in their bright picture covers, at a shilling, and all fresh
and crisp from the press. No wonder that the fifties, which saw the spread
of Smith's stalls to almost every principal railway line in the country,
were also the period when the sales of books and periodicals reached
unprecedented levels.

             Richard Altick.

CFP: Cultural History of Reading 1865-1913 (no deadline noted; collection)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Sara Quay

Author sought for chapter 6 of the Cultural History of Reading (Greenwood,


The Cultural History of Reading examines written documents (books,
pamphlets, treatises, plays, poems, essays etc.) that shaped, and were
shaped by, crucial cultural events throughout the world and in the United


For more information, please contact Dr. Sara Quay, Editor at



Sara E. Quay, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education & Chair, Humanities

Endicott College

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915

office: 978/232-2200

Fax: 978/232-3100

UPDATE: Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France and Beyond (9/1/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
Mark Samuels Lasner

UPDATE: plenary speakers announced

"Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France, and

The Bibliographical Society of America invites proposals for papers to
be delivered at "Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in
Britain, France, and Beyond," a conference on book history to be held
in New York on 29-31 March 2007.

CFP: Adaptation: British Lit of the 19th C and Film (12/31/06; collection)

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm

Call for Papers for a Collection of Essays
Adaptation: British Literature of the Nineteenth Century and Film
The recent surge of literature and film courses and use of film clips in the
classroom has led to an increase in studies on adaptation. By bringing
together many different approaches to the topic, this book will provide an
overview of the subject of the adaptation of nineteenth-century British works, as
well as examinations into the creation of adaptations and their use in the
classroom. Although a wide range of critical approaches will be considered,
the emphasis should be on what particular adaptations reveal about the ways in

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

Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
Chad B. Cripe

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

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
Laura Carroll

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
elisabeth salter

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
Jen Chambers

*** 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