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CFP: Shakespeare and the Visual Arts (4/30/07; SAMLA, 11/9/07-11/11/07)

Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 6:50pm

Shakespeare's presence in the 18th century—in book form, on the stage, in art—is overwhelming. This session will explore how artists have transformed Shakespeare's plays in painting or any of the visual arts. By April 30, 2007, please send proposals/abstracts to Chantelle MacPhee, Department of English, University of Puerto Rico at Cayey, Cayey, PR 00736. Email submissions are also welcome: englitgirl_at_yahoo.com.

CFP: Media and Communication (4/23/07; CSECS, 10/17/07-10/20/07)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 9:31pm
Michelle Faubert

Canadian Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies

Societ=E9 canadienne d'=E9tudes du dix-huiti=E8me si=E8cle


Call for Papers / Appel =E0 contribution

for a Conference to be held in / pour le Congr=E8s de

Winnipeg, Manitoba

du 17 au 20 octobre / October 2007


sur le theme / on the theme =20




CFP: Liberty and Liberties in the Works of Aphra Behn (Norway) (4/30/07; 6/22/07-6/24/07)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:49pm
Univ. Prof. Dr. Margarete Rubik

"Liberty and Liberties in the Works of Aphra Behn" (conference in
Kristiansand, Norway)
deadline: 04/30/2007, Oddvar.Holmsland_at_hia.no 06/22/1007 - 06/24/2007

Thank you!
Margarete Rubik
Univ. Prof. Dr. Margarete Rubik
Institut f=FCr Anglistik und Amerikanistik
Universit=E4t Wien
Univ. Campus Hof 8
Spitalgasse 2-4
1090 Wien

CFP: Sade and Contemporary Theory (6/30/07; collection)

Friday, April 13, 2007 - 8:23pm
Masha C Mimran (mmimran_at_Princeton.EDU)

"Since de Sade and the death of God, the universe of language has absorbed our sexuality, denatured it, placed it in a void where it establishes its sovereignty and where it incessantly sets up as the Law the limits it transgresses" (Foucault, Language, Counter-Memory, Practice: Selected Essays and Interviews. 1977, p. 50).

CFP: South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies, Reinventing the Self (8/1/07; 2/21/08-2/23/08)

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 8:59pm
Kathryn Duncan

The South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies will hold its
annual conference in New Orleans at the historic Hotel Monteleone in the
heart of the French Quarter February 21-23, 2008. The theme is "Reinventing
the Self" in honor of the city of New Orleans. We welcome panels that
address this topic or anything relevant to the interdisciplinary study of
the eighteenth century. To propose a panel, please send a title and your
contact information to SCSECS president Kathryn Duncan at
kathryn.duncan_at_saintleo.edu by August 1, 2007.

CFP: Mid-Western American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (6/15/07; 10/11/07-10/13/8/07)

Friday, April 6, 2007 - 8:59pm
Margo Collins

CFP: Mid-Western American Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference Calls for Panels and Papers.

Conference Theme: On the Margins or In the Middle: Centers and
Peripheries in the Long Eighteenth Century.

We welcome papers and panels on all topics concerning the long
eighteenth century, but are particularly interested in those papers
that reflect the conference theme

The conference will take placee in Kansas City, MO, October 11-13.

Send all submissions, abstracts, and inquiries by June 15 to

CFP: British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies (UK) (9/28/07; 1/3/08-1/5/08)

Wednesday, April 4, 2007 - 11:23pm
Brycchan Carey

British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies


The annual meeting of the British Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies is
Europe's largest and most prestigious annual conference dealing with all
aspects of the history, literature, and culture of the long eighteenth

We invite proposals for individual papers, for full panels of three papers,
and for roundtable sessions of five speakers, on any aspect of the long
eighteenth century, not only in Britain, but also throughout Europe and the
wider world.

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

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

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

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)

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)

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)

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=
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)

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.

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)

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

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

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

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)

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)

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

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

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

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

"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)

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

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)

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:


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