[UPDATE] 18th- and 19th-C. British Women Writers Conference Abstract Deadline Extended to Nov. 1st

full name / name of organization: 
18- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Association/Texas A&M University
contact email: 
BWWC18@tamu.edu

The deadline to submit abstracts for the 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference has been extended to November 1st. We are receiving many exciting proposals, but we want to be sure that everyone who is interested has ample time to apply. For more information, please visit our website (www-english.tamu.edu/bwwc18) and see our cfp below.

The 18th Annual 18th- and 19th-Century British Women Writers Conference
Texas A&M University
College Station, TX

"Journeys"
April 8-11, 2010

Keynote Speakers: Kate Flint and Felicity A. Nussbaum
Plenary Panel Speakers: Mary E. Fissell, Jillian Heydt-Stevenson, and Erika Rappaport

Call for Papers

This year's conference will explore the abundant varieties of journeys found in 18th- and 19th-century British women's writing. We encourage interdisciplinary considerations of topics such as migration, travel, exile, exploration, tourism, border crossing, religion, travel writing, art, fantasy, children's literature and more.

Proposals for panels and individual papers might consider, but are not limited to, the following issues:

-Travel writing/art
-Biographical narratives
-Marriage/Honeymoon
-Continental tours
-Motherhood
-Childhood
-Colonialism and Empire
-Philosophical investigations
-Scientific inquiry
-Religious explorations
-Spiritual awakenings
-Transatlantic movement of persons, ideas, and/or goods
-Immigration/Emigration
-Memory as travel
-Dreams
-Re-envisioning the past/future
-Mapping the body
-Rites of passage
-Crossing class boundaries
-Movement between private and public spheres
-Exile (Social, Political, Familial)
-Women and work
-Education
-Intertextuality

Individual proposals should be two pages: a cover sheet including name, presentation title, university affiliation, address, email address, phone number, and brief biographical paragraph; and a 500-word abstract. Please do not include any identifying information on the abstract.

Panel proposals should include a coversheet--containing panel title, presenters' names, presentation titles, university affiliations, addresses, email addresses, phone numbers, brief biographical paragraphs, and the name of the moderator--followed by separate abstracts (500-word) that describe the significance of the panel topic and each presentation. Please do not include any identifying information on the abstracts.

Proposals must be submitted electronically as an attachment in .doc or .rtf format by November 1, 2009 to the conference email address BWWC18@tamu.edu.

For more information and updates, please visit our conference website www-english.tamu.edu/bwwc18.

Meghan Parker and Elizabeth Talafuse
2010 BWWC Organizing Committee
Texas A&M University

cfp categories: 
african-american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ecocriticism_and_environmental_studies
eighteenth_century
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
general_announcements
graduate_conferences
international_conferences
poetry
postcolonial
religion
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
travel_writing
victorian