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CFP: English IV: Romantic and Victorian Literature (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 7:16pm
Lee Anna Maynard

The English IV section (Romantic and Victorian Literature) at SAMLA
seeks papers on "The Child-Woman in Romantic and
Victorian Literature."

In texts from the late eighteenth through the late nineteenth
centuries, women are often given characteristics simultaneously
childlike and sexualized. Poems, novels, conduct books, and visual
arts of the Romantic and Victorian periods accept, foster, and
sometimes interrogate this conflation of the unripe and forbidden
with the sexually desirable. We welcome proposals analyzing the
interplay of these aesthetic and cultural values in Romantic and
Victorian literature.

CFP: The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005 (6/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Andrea Cabajsky

"The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005" (collection; 06/30/06)

The editors invite submissions for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled "The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005." Wilfrid Laurier University Press has committed to publication of the collection.

CFP: 19th-Century English Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Ranum, Ingrid

CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel Topic: 19th-Century English Literature
Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, 60th Annual Meeting
October 12-14, 2006
The DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2005

Paper proposals sought for the RMMLA panel on 19th-Century English
Literature. Papers on all aspects of 19th-Century English or British
Literature will be considered.
 

Email or send (postmark) 300-word abstracts by March 1, 2006 to:

Ingrid Ranum
Department of English
Gonzaga University
E. 502 Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
ranum_at_gonzaga.edu

CFP: The Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age (6/2/06; VISAWUS, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
George Griffith

CALL FOR PAPERS
VISAWUS 2006

THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST
IN THE VICTORIAN AGE

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies=20
Association of the Western United States=20
(VISAWUS) announces its eleventh annual=20
conference:

DATES: Oct. 26-28, 2006

PLACE: Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

HOTEL: Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard Street,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818-887-4800
Room Rates: $109/night

The focus of this year's conference is "The=20
Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age."=20
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (3/1/06; online journal issue)

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Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Melissa Purdue

The editors of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies welcome submissions for the
Spring 2006 issue of this peer-reviewed, online journal.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is 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: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies: The New Woman (6/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Melissa Purdue

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is currently accepting submissions for a
special Summer 2006 issue on "The New Woman and Sexuality." The New Woman of
the fin de siecle challenged gender norms by pushing for greater career and
educational opportunities, by arguing for the necessity of marriage reform
and by frankly acknowledging women's sexuality. Some, like Sarah Grand, were
proponents of sexual purity while others like Victoria Cross repeatedly
pushed the boundaries. In this special issue we hope to spark discussion on
this fascinating aspect of New Woman literature that has not yet been fully
explored.

Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

CFP: Erasmus Darwin (2/15/06; NASSR/NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
James Allard

**With apologies for cross-posting.**
As engagements with "Romantic Science" become increasingly varied and
complex, references to the life and works of Erasmus Darwin appear
with increasing frequency in a multitude of contexts. Similarly,
treatments of Darwin's connections to contemporary literary figures,
as well as reexaminations of his own status as a popular poet,
suggest that sustained attention to Darwin can further enrich our
understandings of the relation between poetry and science. Papers
exploring any aspect of these issues in Darwin's works will be
considered. Possible topics may include: Darwin and Evolutionary
Thought; Poetics of Zoology and/or Botany; Darwin and the Lives of

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