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CFP: Transatlantic Reception of the Novel (4/26/07; Reception Studies Society Conference, 9/27/07-9/29/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 8:53pm
Michael Davey

Transatlantic Fiction, Transatlantic Readers:
The Audience for the Novel in the US and Britain 1750-1860

Panel proposal for Reception Study Society Conference, Kansas City, MO, 9/27
- 9/29/2007

        The audience for the novel in English in the period 1750-1860 was
global, a result of the Anglophonic diaspora around the Atlantic basin. Yet
it remains to be demonstrated whether and how this fact influenced
individual writers or how best to understand the ways geography, nation,
gender, race, and class produced specific communities of readers-and to what
extent such communities for Anglophonic novels could be considered
transnational.

CFP: Teaching the 18th Century (UK) (4/30/07; 9/13/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:48pm
Britta Martens

Teaching the 18th Century: a one-day workshop sponsored by the English
Subject Centre
13 September 2007
University of the West of England, Bristol, UK

Eighteenth-century studies have recently undergone exciting changes.
Research has expanded to include many non-canonical texts and a variety of
interdisciplinary approaches, while new electronic resources (especially
Eighteenth-Century Collections Online) with the potential to revolutionise
both research and teaching have become available. At the same time, students
seem to find it increasingly difficult to relate to the period.

CFP: Atlantikos: A Journal of Transatlantic Scholarship (grad) (5/10/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 7:47pm
Michelle K Parke

Atlantikos seeks short position papers for a special edition that will
examine the benefits and impact of transatlantic scholarship on current
trends/theories in literary and cultural studies. The essays should be
approximately 2,000 â€" 3,000 words in length and address one of the
following questions:

CFP: Death in the Eighteenth Century (7/30/07; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, March 19, 2007 - 7:35pm
Jacqueline Langille

/Eighteenth-Century Fiction/, an international quarterly published in French and
English devoted to the critical and historical investigation of imaginative
prose of the period 1660-1832.

CFP: Women Writing 1550-1750 Revisited (Australia) (11/17/07; 1/26/08-1/27/08)

updated: 
Wednesday, March 14, 2007 - 1:41am
Paul Salzman

Women Writing 1550-1750 (Revisited)
In 1999 scholars from Australia, New Zealand, and further afield gathered
together in Melbourne for a two day conference devoted to writing by early
modern women. This new conference offers a chance to reassess the field
almost a decade later, and to mull over and celebrate the significant and
growing body of scholarship devoted to early modern women=B9s writing.
Proposals are invited for a 20 minute paper, a panel, or a round table
discussion. We welcome contributions from all fields of study, and papers o=
r
round table proposals from postgraduate students are particularly welcome.
The conference will be held in Melbourne, Australia, at the city campus of

CFP: John Rich and the 18th-Century London Stage (9/30/07; 1/25/08-1/27/08)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 4:51am
vanessa rogers

John Rich and the Eighteenth-Century London Stage:
Commerce, Magic and Management, 25-27 January 2008

An Interdisciplinary Conference to be held at the
Royal College of Surgeons of England, Lincoln's Inn
Fields, London, UK.
www.johnrich2008.com

Deadline for abstracts: 30 September 2007. Notice of
acceptance: 14 Oct 2007

Keynote speaker: Robert D. Hume

CFP: English Literature Post-1700 (3/15/07; PAMLA, 11/2/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:44am
Heather Anne Wozniak

Seeking papers for English Literature post-1700 session at the Pacific
Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) conference, to be held
in Bellingham, Washington, November 2-3, 2007.

Papers should be 15-20 minutes long and may address any topic in the
period. Please send 500-word proposals and 50-word abstracts by March
15 to hwoz_at_ucla.edu (or address below). Accepted presenters must be
members of PAMLA by April 15. See http://www.pamla.org for more
information.

Heather Wozniak
UCLA Department of English
149 Humanities Bldg
Los Angeles, CA 90095
hwoz_at_ucla.edu

CFP: Illustrated Texts (4/16/07; M/MLA, 11/8/07-11/11/07)

updated: 
Friday, March 9, 2007 - 3:43am
Tammy Durant

Illustrated Texts. From the medieval illuminated manuscript to the postmodern graphic novel, text and image have enjoyed a close partnership. This session encourages papers exploring the multifaceted and complex means by which illustrations perform interpretive work in supporting, informing, challenging, or undermining textual claims. Alternatively, papers could interpret "illustrated text" broadly and consider the process of "reading” images, say, in medieval Books of Days, a cathedral's sculptural program, William Hogarth's series, cartoons or advertisements, video games, or the tattooed words comprising Shelley Jackson's Skin.

CFP: Poetry in the Transatlantic 18th c. (3/10/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 9:01pm
Joanne van der Woude

Please note: the deadline for abstracts for this panel at NEASECS 2007
has been extended until MARCH 10, 2007.

CFP for the Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at Dartmouth College. The
conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies: Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the Eighteenth Century."

_Traveling Songs: Poetry in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century_

CFP: Scottish Literature and the Union (3/1/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 8:57pm
Sharon Alker

The 2007 MLA convention will be in Chicago. The Scottish Literature
Discussion Group panel session will be on:

'Scottish Literature and the Union'

In the context of the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Union, and the 10th
anniversary of the devolution referendum, we invite papers (15 mins) on the
interaction of Scottish literature, history and politics.

1-page proposals by 1st March to j.corbett_at_englang.arts.gla.ac.uk

John
Dr. Sharon Alker
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Whitman College
Walla Walla WA.
99362

UPDATE: Leisure and the Making of Knowledge in 18th-century Europe (Germany) (3/16/07; 10/31/07-11/2/07)

updated: 
Monday, March 5, 2007 - 7:09pm
Felix Sprang

Call for Papers (extended deadline):
"Leisure and the making of knowledge in 18th-century Europe"
31 October – 2 November 2007, University of Hamburg, Germany
http://www.sign-lang.uni-hamburg.de/fb07/lits/AGWL.html

"Leisure and curiosity might soon make great advances in useful knowledge, were
they not diverted by minute emulation and laborious trifles."
Samuel Johnson "Rambler" 177 (November 26, 1751)

UPDATE: Novel and its Borders (UK) (12/31/07; 7/8/08-7/10/08)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 10:54pm
Abigail M. Smith

UPDATE: The conference is to be held in *2008*. The email subject line
was previously incorrect. I apologize for the confusion.

The Novel and its Borders

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
University of Aberdeen
 8-10 July 2008
www.abdn.ac.uk/novelconference/

The novel is not only a literary form occupying a particular generic or
cultural territory, but also an aesthetic, historical and social
phenomenon that represents, constructs, and transgresses borders. The
conference on The Novel and its Borders
will engage with the novel in all its aspects, material and theoretical,
from the 18th to the 21st century.

UPDATE: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing (5/15/07; collection)

updated: 
Saturday, March 3, 2007 - 8:59pm
Jill Ehnenn

UPDATE: Art Objects and Women's Words: Women's Ekphrastic Writing
(EXTENDED DEADLINE 5/15/07; collection)

I am looking for papers to round out a collection of scholarly essays
with the working title:

ART OBJECTS AND WOMEN'S WORDS: WOMEN'S EKPHRASTIC WRITING, 1750 TO THE
PRESENT

A major university press has expressed serious interest in an edited
collection of scholarly essays that explore how female authors produce
verbal representations of visual representations. Publication is
projected for late 2008.

All essays will be considered (see longer description of the topic,
below); but in particular, I am still looking for strong essays on the
following:

CFP: Novel and its Borders (UK) (12/31/07; 7/8/07-7/10/07)

updated: 
Saturday, February 17, 2007 - 1:53am
Abigail M. Smith

"The Novel and its Borders"

3 day Conference organised by The Centre for The Novel
University of Aberdeen
8-10 July 2008
www.abdn.ac.uk/novelconference/

The novel is not only a literary form occupying a particular generic or
cultural territory, but also an aesthetic, historical and social
phenomenon that represents, constructs, and transgresses borders. The
conference on The Novel and its Borders will engage with the novel in all
its aspects, material and theoretical, from the 18th to the 21st century.

Plenary speakers: Malcolm Bowie, Jonathan Lamb, Terry Castle

Panel topics will include the following:

CFP: Lyric in the Transatlantic 18th c. (3/1/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Joanne van der Woude

CFP for the 2007 Northeast American Society for Eighteenth-Century
Studies Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at Dartmouth College.
The conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies: Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the Eighteenth Century."

_Traveling Songs: Lyric in the Transatlantic Eighteenth Century_

CFP: Rereading the Sublime and Beautiful (2/28/07; MLA '07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:55pm
Ana Boe

I'm looking for contributors for a special session at the 2007 MLA in Chicago.

Special Session: Rereading the Sublime and Beautiful: The 250th Anniversary of Burke's Enquiry

How have contemporary methodologies such as cultural studies and feminist, queer, post-colonial, Marxist, psychoanalytic, and post-structural theories enriched our understanding of Edmund Burke's aesthetics? 500-word abstracts due: 2/28/07. Send your abstract and cv to Ana de Freitas Boe, Ph.D., Department of English, Baldwin-Wallace College, Berea, OH 44017.

E-mail submissions to aboe at bw dot edu are preferred.

As the MLA "Call for Papers for 2007 Convention in Chicago" flyer explains:

CFP: Transatlantic Periodicals and Cultural Self-Definition (3/1/07; NEASECS, 10/25/07-10/28/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 11, 2007 - 8:23pm
Richard Squibbs

CFP for the 2007 Northeast American Society for
Eighteenth-Century
Studies Conference to be held October 25-28, 2007 at
Dartmouth College.
The conference theme is "Transatlantic Destinies:
Connections and
Disconnections across the Atlantic Seaboard in the
Eighteenth Century."

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Transatlantic Periodicals and Cultural Self-Definition

CFP: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3/16/07; SCMLA, 11/1/07-11/3/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:55pm
Ed Cameron

CFP: Restoration and Eighteenth-Century British Literature (3/16/07;
SCMLA 11/1/07-11/3/07)

Seeking papers for the Regular Session on Restoration and
Eighteenth-Century British Literature for the 2006 South Central MLA
Conference being held in Memphis in November 2007. Papers may address
any issues and genres from the period. Literary, Cultural and
Theoretical approaches welcome. Please send and electronic copy of a
300-word abstract to Ed Cameron at cameroned_at_panam.edu
<mailto:cameroned_at_panam.edu> by March 16, 2007.=20

CFP: Women and Things: Material Culture, 1750-1950 (3/30/07; collection)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:54pm
Maureen Goggin

Please Distribute
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Call for Proposals

for a collection

Women and Things: Material Culture, 1750-1950

Maureen Daly Goggin and Beth Fowkes Tobin , editors

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We invite proposals for essays for a collection titled Women and Things:
Material Culture, 1750-1950. This collection invites scholars to
consider women's engagement with the material world, from the most
ordinary, mundane daily practices and objects to the most extraordinary,
life-altering practices and objects, over the two-hundred-year period of
1750 to1950.=20

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UPDATE: Reading Daniel Deronda (UK) (3/23/07; 8/31/07-9/1/07)

updated: 
Sunday, February 4, 2007 - 6:30pm
TI Sperlinger, English

Reading Daniel Deronda
University of Bristol, UK
31 August - 1 September 2007

Keynote speakers: Valentine Cunningham and John Rignall

This interdisciplinary conference will focus on George Eliot's Daniel
Deronda in order to explore wider themes and debates provoked by the novel.
It will provide an opportunity for scholars engaged in research on the
nineteenth century to discuss a single book that embodies a breadth of
concerns within literature of the period. Lifelong Learning students will
also participate in this conference.

CFP: From Ettrick to Empire: New Perspectives in James Hogg Studies (UK) (4/30/07; 8/7/07-8/9/07)

updated: 
Thursday, February 1, 2007 - 10:33pm
James Hogg Conference {English Studies}

CFP: From Ettrick to Empire: New Perspectives in James Hogg Studies,
University of Stirling, 7-9 August 2007. Deadline 30 April 2007

CALL FOR PAPERS
FROM ETTRICK to EMPIRE: NEW PERSPECTIVES IN JAMES HOGG STUDIES
Conference hosted by the Department of English Studies, University of
Stirling, 7-9 August 2007

Plenary Address: Ian Duncan (UC Berkeley)

CFP: Midwest Conference on British Studies (4/1/07; 9/28/07-9/30/07)

updated: 
Sunday, January 28, 2007 - 8:01pm
Craig Dionne

CALL FOR PAPERS

Midwest Conference on British Studies 53rd Annual Meeting
September 28-30, 2007 at Wright State University, Dayton, Ohio.
The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce that its
fifty-third annual meeting will be hosted by Wright State University at
the Doubletree Suites Hotel in Dayton, Ohio.

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