eighteenth century

RSS feed

CFP: [18th] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Gender&Sexuality in Gothic Literature

Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:54pm
Giulia Hoffmann

Gender and Sexuality in Gothic Literature

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on definitions of
masculinity and femininity in Gothic literature. How is the Gothic used to
subvert societal notions of gender and sexuality? What does the Gothic
tell us about gender roles and sexual ideology in the period in which these
works were written?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [18th] 2008 MLA: What is an Explorer? (3/10)

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:51pm
adriana craciun

2008 MLA (San Francisco): Special Session Call For Papers

What is an Explorer?
How have different dimensions of authorship (authorization, individualization,
print and manuscript circulation, institutional domains, material production)
intersected with and informed those of exploration and voyaging (whether
commercial, scientific, enslaving, imperial) in the 18th and 19th centuries?

Email 250-word abstracts by March 10 to Adriana Craciun (a.craciun_at_bbk.ac.uk).

Dr. Adriana Craciun
Reader in Literature and Theory
School of English and Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

CFP: [18th] Call for Papers Ninth Annual English Graduate Conference SCSU

Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 1:10pm
Dr. Edith A. Kostka

"Portraits of Women in Late-Eighteenth-Century Literature: The American
New Republic and Regency England."

Ninth Annual Graduate English Conference: Encountering the Text: Reading,
Teaching, Theorizing, Writing. Southern Connecticut State University, New
Haven, CT. April 19th, 2008. 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

UPDATE: [18th] 2nd Annual Conference; Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, University College Cork, April 2-4

Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:11pm
Making.Books_at_sas.upenn.edu, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers

The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference

April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/mbsr; mbsr@ucc.ie

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE, Professor of
Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor of The Book
History Reader

Professor Nora Crook, Professor of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin
University, and co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of
Percy Bysshe Shelley

CFP: [18th] ACIS/ MLA 2008: Irish Spectacle

Saturday, January 19, 2008 - 12:32am
Ellen Crowell

Modern Language Association (MLA) / (American Conference for Irish
Studies) ACIS panels, 2008, San Francisco.
Papers should explore the role of spectacle in Irish literature and
culture. Possible topics might include the role of spectacle in Irish
modernism, spectacular representations of gender and sexuality, spectacle
and the Irish stage, Irish political spectacle, spectacle and
representations of the Irish landscape.
Please send 200-word abstracts to Ellen Crowell by March 21, 2008. All
panelists must be ACIS and MLA members by July 1, 2008.
Ellen Crowell, Literature Representative, ACIS 2008-10

CFP: [18th] POPULAR WOMEN'S FICTION IN THE 18TH/19TH CENTURIES (RMMLA 10/9-11, 2008 Reno, Nevada)

Thursday, January 17, 2008 - 10:55pm

This special session invites papers that explore any aspect of popular
women's fiction of the 18th and 19th Centuries, both British and American.
Popular fiction could include novels, short fiction, or serialized fiction
written by either women or by men primarily for a female audience.
300-500 word proposals (MSWord) are welcomed; please also include a brief
CV or equivalent biographical statement. The deadline for submission is
3/1/2008, and the conference dates are October 9-11, 2008, in beautiful
Reno, Nevada.
Send to bvielma_at_utpa.edu or snail-mail them to Barbara Z. Vielma,
University of Texas-Pan American, CoAS 211, Edinburg, TX 78539

CFP: [18th] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

Wednesday, January 16, 2008 - 6:43am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Lowell Gallagher, UCLA Department of English

CFP: [18th] Travel and Travail in the Eighteenth Century (Cambridge UK, graduate) (03/20/2008; 04/26-27/2008)

Monday, January 14, 2008 - 9:01am
Charlotte Roberts





The English Faculty's Graduate Seminar in Eighteenth-Century and Romantic
Studies will host a two-day conference on literary travels in the long
eighteenth century. We invite academic paper proposals from graduate
students and post-docs that explore this theme from a literary or
interdisciplinary perspective.

CFP: [18th] Midwest American Society for 18th-Century Studies, Oklahoma City October 9-12 2008

Saturday, January 12, 2008 - 7:25pm
Susan Spencer

Panel and paper proposals for the 2008 MWASECS conference should be sent
to Susan Spencer, Department of English, University of Central Oklahoma,
Edmond OK 73034-0184, sspencer_at_ucok.edu. The deadline for proposed
panels is April 1. The deadline for individual papers and complete
panels is May 1.

The conference theme is "The Innovative Eighteenth Century."

Our conference hotel will be the historic Skirvin Hilton, a spectacular
Art Deco edifice that has housed cattle barons, movie stars, and a
sexually voracious ghost named Effie.

CFP: [18th] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

Thursday, January 10, 2008 - 4:14pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [18th] Eighteenth-Century Women (essays)

Wednesday, January 9, 2008 - 2:54pm
L V Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
seeks original, well researched submissions in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history.

It focuses on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest
of the world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from
the restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane
Austen (1817).

CFP: [18th]

Sunday, December 23, 2007 - 9:38pm
Vasuki Shanmuganathan

MATTERS OF LIFE AND DEATH â€" extended deadline 22/01/08
A workshop exploring how life is managed, commodified and objectified
Tuesday, March 4, 2008
Munk Centre at the University of Toronto.

UPDATE: [18th] Challenging Faith: Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the Profession

Thursday, December 13, 2007 - 6:06pm
Matthew Hurwitz

The English Graduate Organization at the University of New Hampshire
would like to announce that it has extended the deadline for proposal
submissions to its 2008 Graduate Conference entitled “Challenging Faith:
Intersections of Belief and Doubt in Literature, Composition, and the
Profession” to be held March 7-8. The new deadline will be December 22,
2007. Papers on both religious and non-religious topics are encouraged.
We intend the conference to cover all matters of “faith,” understood in
its broadest sense and look forward to a rewarding conference experience
for all. Speakers at this year’s conference will be Patricia Bizzell,

CFP: [18th] &quot;Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity&quot;

Tuesday, December 4, 2007 - 4:58pm
Emily Churilla

The 20th Annual Stony Brook Manhattan Graduate Conference
Sifting Through Lies: Toward an Aesthetic Impunity
February 15th and 16th, 2008
Stony Brook Manhattan Campus

Featuring a showing of "a/k/a Mrs. George Gilbert" by Coco Fusco

Keynote Speaker: Arlene Dávila, Professor of Anthropology, Social and
Cultural Analysis at NYU, Friday, February 16th at 6 p.m.

CFP: [18th] Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary Studies

Monday, December 3, 2007 - 9:20pm
James Ayers


The 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference
January 31- February 1, 2008
Keynote Speaker: Professor Cathy Davidson

We are pleased to announce the 18th Annual EGSA Mardi Gras Conference,
titled “Placing Poesis: The Work of Art and the Future of Literary
Studies,” to be held at Louisiana State University January 31 â€" February 1.

CFP: [18th] Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and Perspectives

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 11:17pm
Katharina Erhard

CfP Visual Representations of Native Americans: Transnational Contexts and
Perspectives: We are seeking articles for a forthcoming book on the
transnational dimensions of the production and reception of visual
representations of Native Americans from the colonial times to the 21st
century. The Indian as image, stereotype, icon, and metaphor was fabricated
in a transnational context and needs to be read within the respective
cultural, historical, and political contexts. The perspective can include
the cultural function and usage of both American visuals in Europe and
visuals produced in Europe for European and/or American audiences. For more

UPDATE: [18th] Studies in English (Izmir/Turkey) (01/04/07; 04/16/08 â 04/18/08)

Thursday, November 29, 2007 - 10:03am
Rezzan Kocaoner Silku

Call for Papers

Studies in English
Third International IDEA Conference
Ege University, Izmir, Turkey
16-18 April 2008

Call for Papers Deadline has been extended to: 4 January 2008

The Third International IDEA Conference will be held at Ege
University, Izmir, Turkey on 16-18 April 2008. The Conference
will be jointly hosted by Ege University, Department of English
Language and Literature, and English Language and Literature
Research Association of Turkey (IDEA). The Conference will cover
the following four main areas of studies in English:

Language and Linguistics
Translation Studies
Cultural Studies

UPDATE: [18th] Myth and Fairy Tale

Saturday, November 17, 2007 - 12:14am
Sharon Melissa Morphew

Myth and Fairy Tale Call for Papers
Deadline Extended
Abstract/Proposals by 1 December 2007
Southwest/Texas Popular & American Culture Associations 29th Annual
Albuquerque, NM February 14-17, 2007
Hyatt Regency Albuquerque
330 Tijeras
Albuquerque, NM 87102
Phone: 1.505.842.1234
Fax: 1.505.766.6710
Panels now forming on topics related to all areas of myth and fairy tale
and their connections to popular culture.
Special Areas of Interest Include:
Fairy Tale and Myth in Film, Revisionist Myth and Fairy Tale, The Works
of Angela Carter, Margaret Atwood and Fairytale, Fairy Tale in
Contemporary Poetry, Myth in Contemporary Poetry, Fairy Tale and the

CFP: [18th] Masculinities, Empire and Difference 1660-1830

Friday, November 16, 2007 - 7:14pm
Stephen H. Gregg

Masculinities, Empire and Cultural Difference:
literature and culture, 1660-1830

This will be an edited collection of critical essays. Concentrating on the
period c.1660-c.1830, it concerns the representation and constructions of
masculinity and how it interacts with cultural difference and the project
of empire in England/Britain or in English/British areas of global interests.

CFP: [18th] The House of Fiction as the House of Life

Thursday, November 15, 2007 - 2:35pm
Francesca Boyle

S.03. The House of Fiction as the House of Life: Representation of the
House in Literature and Culture, 1700-1900
Prof. Francesca Saggini Boyle (University of Tuscia / University of
E-mail: fsaggini_at_unitus.it
Dr. Anna Enrichetta Soccio (University of Chieti)
E-mail: esoccio_at_unich.it
Click here to send an e-mail to the convenors

European Society for the Study of English Conference (ESSE) 9, August 22-
26, 2008 :: Department of English :: University of Aarhus :: Denmark.

CFP: [18th] Identity/Identities in the long eighteenth century:BSECS postgraduates' conference

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 1:41pm
Debbie Welham

The British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies conference for
postgraduate students and early career academics and researchers is being
held on the 27th and 28th June 2008. The conference will take place at
the University of Winchester. Details of the conference can be found on
the BSECS website at www.bsecs.org.uk

Whilst proposals on all and any eighteenth-century topics are welcome,
the conference theme this year is 'Identities'. We therefore particularly
welcome proposals for papers that address any aspect of identity, or
identities, throughout the long eighteenth century and in any part of the

CFP: [18th] UPDATE

Friday, November 9, 2007 - 11:56am
Linda Troost

EIGHTEENTH-CENTURY WOMEN, a hardcover serial publication from AMS Press,
publishes articles and book reviews in the fields of literary,
biographical, bibliographical, social, and cultural history. It focuses
on women in Great Britain, Europe, the Americas, and the rest of the
world during the "long" eighteenth century, extending roughly from the
restoration of the English monarchy (1660) to the death of Jane Austen