CFP: Wild Irish Girls (UK) (2/13/06; 7/20/06-7/21/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Sandy White
contact email: 
sw17@soton.ac.uk

Call for Papers

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'Wild Irish Girls': A bicentenary conference to mark the publication of =
Sydney Owenson's (Lady Morgan) The Wild Irish Girl and Maria Edgeworth's =
Leonora

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Keynote speakers: James Chandler (University of Chicago) and Claire =
Connolly (Cardiff University)

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To commemorate the publication of these texts in 1806, proposals are =
invited for papers for a conference to be held on the 20th and 21st of =
July 2006. The event will be take place at Chawton House Library, the =
centre for the study of early women's writing, which holds first =
editions of both novels, as well as many other editions of works by =
Edgeworth and Owenson. It is jointly organised by Chawton House Library =
and the English Department at the University of Southampton.=20

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In light of increasing interest in both these writers' works, and in the =
rise of the national novel more generally, this timely conference seeks =
to unite scholars working on any aspect of Edgeworth or Owenson's =
writing. Paper and panel proposals (for presentations of no more than 20 =
minutes) are therefore invited and should be sent for the attention of =
Emma Clery, Gillian Dow and Sandy White at the following email address - =
sw17_at_soton.ac.uk or by post to Sandy White: English Discipline, School =
of Humanities, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 =
1BJ, UK.=20

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Please note deadline for abstracts: 13th of February 2006

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cfp categories: 
gender_studies_and_sexuality