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CFP: [18th] Collection onf Richard Brinsley Sheridan

updated: 
Tuesday, November 6, 2007 - 7:10pm
Daniel J. Ennis

Call for Proposals

Raising the Screen: New Perspectives on Richard Brinsley Sheridan

To be edited by Jack DeRochi and Daniel J. Ennis

The editors invite essay proposals for a book-length collection dedicated
to the life and works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan (1751-1816). While
Sheridan continues to be viewed as a central figure in theatrical history
and as an important contributor to the political traditions of Great
Britain, contemporary scholarship lacks a comprehensive look at his long
public career and its impact on modern British and Irish culture.

CFP: [18th] CFP: ACLA 08 Narrative Death

updated: 
Saturday, November 3, 2007 - 6:29am
Amy Johnson

Death is an arrival and a departure for the deceased, as well as for those left behind â€" who leave
one kind of life and arrive, like the dead, in uncharted territory. Culturally, we are awash in stories
of the dead, which signifies the desire to come to terms with death and loss as well as the refusal to
do so. We propose a seminar to investigate the various manifestations of death in narrative, from
corpses to caesuras, the death of the author to Diana Fuss’s conception of “last words,” and
surrealism’s exquisite corpses.
We are looking for submissions which address death and the bodily changes that accompany it from

CFP: [Victorian] British Women Writers Conference

updated: 
Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 8:39pm
Miranda M. Yaggi

"Female Marginalia: Annotating Empire"
The 18th- and 19th- Century British Women Writers Conference

March 27-30, 2008
Indiana University, Bloomington
http://www.indiana.edu/~bwwc
Abstract Deadline: November 12, 2007

Keynote Speakers: Helen Deutsch, Ann Cvetkovich, Susuan Fraiman, Susan
Friedman, Claudia Johnson, and Richard Menke

CFP: [18th] SCMLA 2008 Panel: The African in British Eighteenth-Century Literature

updated: 
Sunday, October 28, 2007 - 6:05pm
Kamille Stone Stanton

The 2008 meeting of the South Central Modern Language Association will
take place in beautiful San Antonio, Texas, November 6-8.
http://www.ou.edu/scmla/

I am inviting paper abstracts for a proposed special session
entitled "The African in British Eighteenth-Century Literature." Papers
might examine, but are not limited to, the following topics about the
long century, 1660-1815:

* texts authored by African-British writers
* the slavery debates in print
* the representation of African masculinity and/or femininity in
canonical literature, non-canonical literature and satirical graphic art

CFP: [18th] Gender&Empire day conference

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Friday, October 26, 2007 - 2:18pm
Sarah Sheena

--GENDER AND EMPIRE, 1763-1815An interdisciplinary day conferenceCentre for Eighteenth Century Studies, University of York.Saturday 1st December 200711.30am - 5.30 pmThe event brings together scholars working across the fields of gender andimperial history in the eighteenth century.

UPDATE: [18th] Metre Matters: New Approaches to Prosody, 1780-1914 (UK) (01/10/08; 07/03-05/08)

updated: 
Thursday, October 25, 2007 - 8:17am
Jason Hall

***CALL FOR PAPERS*** ***DEADLINE EXTENDED***

METRE MATTERS: NEW APPROACHES TO PROSODY, 1780-1914

University of Exeter: Thursday, 3 July - Saturday, 5 July 2008

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Victorian Studies

Keynote speakers:

ISOBEL ARMSTRONG, TIM KENDALL, YOPIE PRINS, SUSAN WOLFSON

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CFP: [18th] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:50pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [18th] Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800

updated: 
Wednesday, October 10, 2007 - 12:42pm
Michelle DiMeo

Reading and Writing Recipe Books: 1600-1800
University of Warwick
8-9 August 2008
 
Keynote Speakers:
Margaret Ezell (English, Texas A&M University)
Mary Fissell (History of Medicine, Johns Hopkins University)
Gilly Lehmann (Universite de Franche-Comte)
Janet Theophano (Folklore and Folklife, University of Pennsylvania)
 
 
This international interdisciplinary conference will provide a much-
needed environment that allows recipe book scholars to meet and discuss
important issues such as comparative methodologies and periodization,
thereby offering a key opportuninity to shape the course of future
research on this genre.
 
CALL FOR PAPERS:

CFP: [18th] Affectation from the Renaissance to today (Proposed Special Session for MLA, San Francisco 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 10:10pm
Bradley W. Buchanan

Affectation from the Renaissance to Today. (Proposed Special Session for MLA Annual Convention,
San Francisco 2008.) What makes a person seem “affected” rather than natural, and why should it
matter? Since the concept of affectation became current during the Renaissance (in part thanks to
texts such as Castiglione's The Courtier) many playwrights, philosophers and novelists have tried to
codify and dramatize the difference between "affected" and spontaneous or natural behavior. This
distinction, however, is frequently blurred by the ambiguity of motives and gestures. Indeed, some
might argue that the effort to distinguish between truthful, heartfelt or natural feelings and

CFP: [18th] "On the road again" - panel at NEMLA Buffalo 2008

updated: 
Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 5:44pm
Barbara van Feggelen

"On the road again" - The Sociable Highway between France and Germany
This panel intends to explore the varieties of sociability that traveled
the spaces of conversation in the 18th and 19th century and invites all
papers that explore the various ways of interconnection between France
and Germany. Examples may be, but are not limited to: the roles of
salonnieres, the impact of ideals such as Bildung, and personal,
philosophical and political exchanges. Please send one-page abstracts
both to Martina G. Lüke Martina.Luke_at_uconn.edu and Barbara van Feggelen
clcs.uconn_at_gmail.com Deadline: 10/12/07

NB: this panel is part of the NEMLA conference in Buffalo in 2008.

CFP: [18th] The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/6/06; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/19/08-3/22/08)

updated: 
Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 2:07pm
Louis.H.Palmer_at_sas.upenn.edu, III

CFP: [20th] The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/6/06; National PCA/ACA Conference,
3/19/08-3/22/08)
 
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2008 JOINT CONFERENCE
 
March 19-22, 2008
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 6, 2008

 We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other
forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.
 
You can propose an individual paper or a session of three or four presenters. Graduate students
are especially encouraged to submit papers or panels.

CFP: [18th] Arabs and the New World

updated: 
Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 3:03pm
Wail S. Hassan

Call for Papers
American Comparative Literature Association
April 24-27, 2008
Long Beach, CA

Seminar Title: Arabs and the New World

CFP: [18th] Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe (Denmark) (1/31/08; ESSE, 8/22/08-8/26/08)

updated: 
Thursday, October 4, 2007 - 10:04am
Gerd Bayer

Seminar Title: “Narrative Developments from Chaucer to Defoe”
Seminar Organisers: Ebbe Klitgård (Roskilde, Denmark) and Gerd Bayer
(Erlangen, Germany)

Proposals are invited for a conference seminar (6-10 speakers) to be held
at ESSE 2008, Aarhus, Denmark, August 22-26, 2008. Further information
about the conference is available at: http://www.esse2008.dk/

CFP: [18th] The Pretty that Hurts: The Cult of Pain and Violating the Body (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:28pm
Want Chyi

>From self-mutilation to the rise of plastic surgery; from the Gothic
genre to representations of pain in media and art, how has transgressing
the body yielded consequences for artists and audiences? This panel seeks
critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

CFP: [18th] Disability in the Eighteenth Century

updated: 
Thursday, September 27, 2007 - 7:55pm
Mercy Cannon

South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
New Orleans, February 21-23, 2008

CFP: Disability in the Eighteenth Century

This panel will include papers addressing any aspect (literary, medical,
historical, etc.) of disability in the long eighteenth century.
Although “disability” is often used to designate more physical kinds of
impairment, papers that explore disability in other forms are welcome.

Please send 150-word abstract by October 15 to Mercy Cannon:
cannonm_at_apsu.edu

CFP: [18th] SCSECS Panel: "18th-Century Self-Improvement: Reinvention and Revolution"

updated: 
Tuesday, September 25, 2007 - 3:16pm
Diane Boyd

Papers adressing the complex issues of the methods, processes, difficulties, and ecstatic successes
of eighteenth-century self-improvement are welcomed for a panel entitled "18th-Century Self-
Improvement: Reinvention and Revolution" to be held during the South Central Society for 18th-
Century Studies' annual meeting February 21-23, 2008 in beautiful, reinvented New Orleans.

For the purposes of our conversations in February (and beyond), we will define "self-improvement"
broadly to include essays about spiritual, emotional, physical, political, and geographic
improvement, but are especially interested in essays that emphasize the intersections between
literature and culture.

CFP: [18th] Special journal issue on didacticism in 18th-century children's literature

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2007 - 11:41pm
Adrianne Wadewitz

The Lion and the Unicorn, a journal committed to a broad investigation
of children's literature, is inviting submissions for a special issue
devoted to the varieties of the didactic in the long eighteenth
century. Didacticism, often considered the dominant literary form of
much European and American eighteenth-century children's literature,
has been undertheorized. Possible topics might include:

What was the relationship between eighteenth-century pedagogy and didacticism?

How did children and adults read didactic texts as quintessentially
eighteenth-century readers?

CFP: [18th] SCSECS 2008 - New Orleans, 2/21-2/23/08

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2007 - 9:37pm
Judith Broome

"Reinventing the Gothic"

In keeping with the conference theme, "Reinventing the Self," I invite
proposals for a panel entitled, "Reinventing the Gothic." Proposals may
address any aspect of the Gothic; contemporary versions of c18 Gothic,
new looks at the Gothic, or the Gothic and New Orleans are especially of
interest.
 
Please send 250-word abstracts to: broomej1_at_wpunj.edu by October 3, 2008.
 
Judith Broome
Department of English
William Paterson University
Wayne, New Jersey 07470

UPDATE: [18th] Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics (SCSECS 2/21/08-2/23/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2007 - 8:30pm
John H. Jones

Call for Papers

Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics

Session for South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference, New
Orleans, February 21-23, 2008

All aspects of language and the self in the long eighteenth century,
including such issues as self-consciousness, self-identity, self-reference,
self-expression, autobiography, the authorial self, the politics of
language, institutional authority, language and gender, language and race,
and print culture. The official deadline for proposals is October 1, 2007,
but late submissions will be considered. Please send paper proposals by
e-mail to jhjones_at_jsu.edu.

CFP: [18th] Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics (SCSECS 2/21/07-2/23/07)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2007 - 8:29pm
John H. Jones

Call for Papers

Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics

Session for South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference, New
Orleans, February 21-23, 2008

All aspects of language and the self in the long eighteenth century,
including such issues as self-consciousness, self-identity, self-reference,
self-expression, autobiography, the authorial self, the politics of
language, institutional authority, language and gender, language and race,
and print culture. The official deadline for proposals is October 1, 2007,
but late submissions will be considered. Please send paper proposals by
e-mail to jhjones_at_jsu.edu.

CFP: [18th] Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics (SCSECS 2008 Session)

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 7:46pm
John H. Jones

Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics

Session for South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference, New Orleans, February 21-23, 2008

All aspects of language and the self in the long eighteenth century,
including such issues as self-consciousness, self-identity, self-reference,
self-expression, autobiography, the authorial self, the politics of
language, institutional authority, language and gender, language and race,
and print culture. The official deadline for proposals is October 1, 2007,
but late submissions will be considered. Please send paper proposals by
e-mail to jhjones_at_jsu.edu.

CFP: [18th] The Secular and the Spiritual in the Age of Reason (SCSECS, New Orleans 08)

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 2:30pm
Brett McInelly

Papers are invited for a panel entitled "The Secular and the Spiritual in
the Age of Reason" for the South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies annual conference. This year's conference will be held in New
Orleans from Feb. 21 to Feb. 23. Proposals must be received by Oct. 15.

Please send abstracts or queries to

Brett McInelly
brett_mcinelly_at_byu.edu

or

Brett McInelly
English Department
4110C JFSB
Brigham Young University
Provo, UT 84602

CFP: [18th] Hypertext and Intertext: Recasting the Master Narrative (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:10pm
Cynthia Calhoun

Jasper Fforde’s popular series of literary detective novels, beginning
with The Eyre Affair, popularized a little-studied literary trope:
intertextual references and devices that subvert the linear master
narrative. From farting bookworms to the “footnoterphone,” Fforde
utilizes font types, footnotes, and misspellings to argue for a multi-
textuality in his novels. How have other writers done the same? For
what purpose? How does this practice affect us as readers? This panel
seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.
Topics may include self-referencing, online hypertext, multiple
narrators, and much more.

CFP: [18th] To (Un)Make the Pain: The Language and Empathy of Suffering (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:01pm
Cynthia Calhoun

In Elaine Scarry’s book Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the
World, she claims that pain is language destroying, essentially
establishing a barrier between the self and reality that eliminates
meaningful communication with the outside world. Therefore, not only is
it impossible to adequately describe pain, but the possibility of empathy
is all but destroyed. This panel seeks critical and creative
presentations that explore and engage the question: How can a subject
effectively communicate the experience of pain? How can a community
understand or empathize with that subject? Topics may include specific
writers â€" such as Sylvia Plath or Philip K. Dick â€" or a more general
theoretical study.

CFP: [18th] The transatlantic eighteenth century (CEA, 27-29 March 2008)

updated: 
Thursday, September 13, 2007 - 2:00pm
Emily Smith

Proposals are being sought for a panel on transatlantic eighteenth-century
passages for the 39th Annual CEA Conference in St. Louis, Missouri (March
27-29, 2008).

Papers that consider literary "passages" (liminal zones, migrations,
transatlantic encounters, entries/exits, and more metaphoric passages) in
eighteenth-century literature are most welcome, as are proposals that
consider frequently marginalized or understudied texts.

See the conference page at:
http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/conference2008.htm

CFP: [18th] SCSECS 2008, Feb. 21-23

updated: 
Tuesday, September 11, 2007 - 12:53pm
Kathryn Duncan

Greetings, all. The panels are set for SCSECS 2008, February 21-23. Please
visit http://www.scsecs.net/scsecs/ for the updated list and contact panel
chairs directly with your proposals by October 1. If you do not see
anything that meets your interests, please send me a proposal directly:
kathryn.duncan_at_saintleo.edu.

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