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CFP: 19th-Century Science, Technology, and Media (12/1/06; INCS, 4/19/07-4/21/07)

Monday, May 8, 2006 - 12:42pm
Mallinick, Daniella


Inspired by Bram Stoker's innovative narrative forms and themes in Dracula-—and in particular by Jonathan Harker's statement in his journal that he is witnessing the "nineteenth-century up-to-date with a vengeance"--this conference will explore the thoroughly modern forms of communication, technological development, and scientific discovery that emerged in the period.

CFP: Melvin B. Tolson Out of the Archive (5/5/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:19pm
Grant Jenkins

Call for Papers


Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8

University of Tulsa

Oct 19-22


Melvin B. Tolson Out of the Archive


Melvin B. Tolson is one of the few African American writers (along with
James Emanuel, Stanley Edgar Hyman, and four items from Amiri Baraka) to
have his papers housed in the Library of Congress. Composed for 4,000
items including manuscripts of unpublished writing and correspondence
with some of America's most important literary figures, this archive is
an untapped wealth of resources about one of modernisms most important
figures and stands as a document of Modernism itself.


CFP: Black Poetry Out of the Archive (5/6/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 25, 2006 - 2:18pm
Grant Jenkins

Call for Papers


Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8

University of Tulsa

Oct 19-22


Black Poetry Out of the Archive


Because poetry written by blacks in the United States since the turn of
the 20^th Century has mainly been defined in terms of its oral or
experiential power, little attention has been given to the literate
aspects of that poetry's development, production, or publication.
Archives, of course, are the record of such literate processes, and many
of the archives of some of modernism and postmodernism's most important
black writers have yet to be adequately studied for the critical light
they can shed on the poetic work.


CFP: Deleuze: Texts and Images (10/1/06; 4/5/07-4/8/07)

Friday, April 21, 2006 - 3:06pm
Sol Neely

Deleuze: Texts and Images

The 9th Annual University of South Carolina Comparative Literature Conference,
An International Conference

5th - 8th April, 2007

Over the past two decades, readers of the works of Gilles Deleuze have had
several opportunities to participate in international conferences held at Trent
University and organized by Constantin V. Boundas. In that tradition, we
announce the organization of a conference to take place on the campus of the
University of South Carolina(Columbia, SC, USA), between April 5 and 8, 2007,
sponsored by the Program in Comparative Literature , the English Department,
and the College of Arts and Sciences.

CFP: American Periodicals (9/30/06; journal issue)

Sunday, April 16, 2006 - 1:05pm
Jared Gardner


_American Periodicals: A Journal of History, Criticism, and
Bibliography_ invites contributions on all issues related to
periodical studies, including theoretical interventions in the field,
studies of specific publications or historical figures, and
pedagogical approaches to working with periodicals. We are eager for
essays addressing everything from the earliest colonial newspapers
and nineteenth-century literary magazines to contemporary
periodicals, 'zines, and electronic serials. For consideration for
the 2007-08 issues, please send submissions by September 30, 2006.

CFP: The Word, The Icon and The Ritual: Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration (UK) (6/20/06; 11/10/06-11/12/06)

Wednesday, April 12, 2006 - 2:26pm
Alison Younger

The University of Sunderland
In Association with the North East Irish Culture Network
  Fourth Annual Irish Studies Conference
  10-12 November 2005
  The Word, The Icon and The Ritual [iii] -Ireland - Renaissance, Revoution, Regeneration.
  Following the success of its last three international conferences: Representing-Ireland: Past, Present and Future, [2003] and The Word, The Icon and The Ritual, [2004], and Lands of Saints of Scholars, [2005] the University of Sunderland, in association with NEICN, is soliciting papers for an interdisciplinary conference, which will run from 10-12 November 2006.

UPDATE: Nineteenth-Century Reproduction (grad) (5/1/06; 2/24/07)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm

Keynote speaker announced:

An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2007
Keynote Speaker: Nancy Cott (Harvard)
The Nineteenth-Century Forum at Temple University seeks papers for
its first interdisciplinary graduate student conference. Proposals
are invited for 15-20 minute presentations that consider reproduction
in the nineteenth century, broadly construed. Topics might include
but are not limited to:

CFP: Mimeograph Revolution (4/25/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, April 7, 2006 - 2:38pm
Brian Glavey

"The Mimeograph Revolution and the Avant-Garde"
Proposed Panel for Modernist Studies Association
Annual Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma
October 19-22, 2006

In recognition of MSA8=92s host city, this proposed panel seeks papers =20=

on the work of Joe Brainard, Ted Berrgian, and Ron Padgett. Although =20
generally associated with the second-generation New York School, =20
these figures might also be usefully identified with the city in =20
which their collaboration began: Tulsa, Oklahoma. Indeed, as =20
significant as is their debt to Ashbery, O=92Hara, and company, in many =20=

ways this filial relation has obscured the degree to which their work =20=

CFP: Wharton and Material Cultures of the Book (7/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:03pm

CFP: Edith Wharton and the Material Cultures of the Book edited collection:
deadlines extended‎
‎(abstracts, 7/1/2006; contributions, 12/31/2006).‎

Contributors are encouraged to interpret the idea of the material culture of
the book as widely as they wish, ‎drawing upon research from sociology,
economic and social history, literary theory, bibliography, book ‎history,
philosophy and anthropology. I would particularly welcome contributors seeking to
examine ‎Wharton’s publication, production, dissemination and place in book
history and material culture outside of an ‎American context. Some topics that
you might wish to discuss include:‎

CFP: The Archive, the Book, and the Library (4/20/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Timothy Carmody

Call for Papers:

The Archive, the Book, and the Library

Proposed Panel for Modernist Studies Association 8 (2006)
October 19-22, 2006, Tulsa, OK

This panel seeks proposals on modernist critiques of (and experimentation
with) the technology and institutions of the book. In what ways did
modernist authors and movements address the material manifestations of
literature, both old and emerging, in an effort to "make it new"?

UPDATE: Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives (UK) (4/16/06; 6/10/06)

Tuesday, April 4, 2006 - 3:02pm
Sas Mays

Extended abstract deadline and new date:

Westminster English Colloquia Series
Call for Papers
Unpacking the Library: Literatures and their Archives.

The history of Western culture is punctuated by affirmations of the presence,
rebirth, or return of literature. Such affirmation involves, necessarily, if
implicitly or symbolically, a turn toward the archival forms of the text – that
is, traditionally speaking, a turn toward the codex and the library. This
recourse to textual holdings in various senses clearly involves often
unacknowledged complexities of institutional, technical and cultural issues.

CFP: Georgia Conference on Information Literacy (4/3/06; 10/6/06-10/7/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:10pm
Deborah Champion

Georgia Conference on Information Literacy
October 6-7, 2006
Savannah, GA
Proposals are currently being accepted for the Georgia Conference on
Information Literacy.
Proposals due no later than April 3, 2006
Submit On Line at
What is Information Literacy?
Information literacy is defined as the ability to know when there is a
need for information, to be able to identify, locate, evaluate, and
effectively use that information for the issue or problem at hand.
The 2006 Conference on Information Literacy

CFP: Clipping Services and Modernism (4/21/06; MSA 8, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:09pm
Leonard Diepeveen

For the 8th Modernist Studies Conference in Tulsa (October 19-22,
2006) I am looking for papers for a session on the surprisingly
energetic involvement with clipping services by modernist writers.
What can clipping services tell us about modernism and individual
modernist writers? How did writers use clipping services? What does
the use of clipping services reveal about modernist relations to mass
culture? What kinds of knowledge do these archives reveal? What
potential for research is there?

Please send a maximum 500-word abstract by April 21 to Len Diepeveen

CFP: Transculturalisms, 1400-1700 (ongoing; new book series)

Friday, March 31, 2006 - 12:08pm
Erika Gaffney

Announcing a new series from Ashgate Publishing Company—

Transculturalisms, 1400–1700

Series Editors: Ann Rosalind Jones, Smith College; Jyotsna G. Singh,
Michigan State University; and Mihoko Suzuki, University of Miami

CFP: Westerns: Paperback Westerns (6/1/06; collection)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 3:14pm
Paul Varner

Editor: Paul Varner, Oklahoma Christian University=20
Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Press=20
Call For Papers about Popular Westerns of the Paperback Era
Topics might include Louis L'Amour, Max Brand, Elmer Kelton, Larry
McMurtry, Richard S. Wheeler, Consumer Westerns, Pulp Westerns,
Structuralist and Postmodern critical perspectives on Westerns.=20
Especially interested in critical essays over very recent commercial
paperbacks and paperback writers.
The collection will also include essays on Westerns from Hollywood but
the need right now is for scholarship on paperback westerns.

CFP: Samuel Beckett: History, Memory, Archive (8/30/06; collection)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:31pm
Sean Kennedy

       Beckett Studies has changed radically since Richard Gilman claimed that Beckett's imagination worked "almost entirely outside history". In recent years, much work has been done to recover the relevant social and cultural contexts for Beckett's work, and this process has been greatly expedited by continuing efforts to disseminate the contents of the many drafts and manuscripts housed in the archives.

CFP: Little Magazines and the Visual Arts in Modernism (4/20/06; MSA, 10/19/06-10/22/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Blizard, Dawn


Modernist Studies Association 8

October 19-22, 2006, Tulsa, OK


"Little Magazines and the Visual Arts"


The arrival of modernism in the visual arts, for British and American audiences alike, is often equated simply with urban spectacles that drew critical viewers en masse - in Britain, the 1910 exhibition of "Monet and the Post-Impressionists," and in America, the 1913 New York Armory Show. This panel seeks to complicate these assumptions by considering the role that visual reproductions and verbal descriptions of art have played in shaping the conception of what we have come to know as modernism.


CFP: Chapbooks and Knowledge in 18c Britain (4/15/06; NEASECS, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

Tuesday, March 28, 2006 - 2:30pm
Miriam Jones

I have proposed the following panel for the upcoming meeting of the
Northeast American Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (9-12 Nov.
2006, in Salem, Mass.) and am soliciting proposals for papers:

Chapbooks and Knowledge in 18c Britain

How did references to, and/ or knowledge of, chapbooks figure in 18c
redefinitions of knowledge? How did those participating self-
consciously in "Enlightenment" describe chapbooks and their readers,
and how did such descriptions figure in the production, consumption,
and assessment of different kinds of print products?

CFP: Word, Image, and Ideology in Habsburg Europe (5/15/06; EMIT, 10/19/06-10/21/06)

Saturday, March 18, 2006 - 6:38pm

CALL FOR PAPERS: Word, Image, and Ideology in Habsburg Europe
October 19-21, 2006 in Denver, Colorado

Early Modern Image and Text Society (EMIT)

Keynote speakers: Emilie Bergmann, University of California at
Berkeley, and Frederick de Armas, University of Chicago