CFP: A Postcolonial Eighteenth Century? (9/30/06; ASECS, 3/22/07 - 3/25/07)
February 22-24, 2007. Questioning Colonialism. The Sixteenth Annual Medieval, Renaissance, and Baroque Interdisciplinary Symposium at the University of Miami invites abstracts for papers on topics dealing with colonization and its aftermath in the Americas, Africa, the Mideast, and the Far East. Topics may include indigenous cultures and their reaction to colonization; navigation; cartography; visual and literary representations of the colonized and the colonizing; the transformation of European world views; and the effects of empire in North and South America. We welcome a variety of conceptual and methodological approaches.
Atlantikos is an online peer-reviewed journal published by graduate students in the English department at Michigan State University. It represents the most recent work by the most active graduate scholars in the field of Transatlantic Studies, broadly defined as the study of textual, cultural, and performative productions that have multiple resonances across Europe, Africa, and the Americas. We are now accepting essays written by graduate students and others in the field of Transatlantic Studies for publication in our fall 2006 and spring 2007 issues. We encourage both traditional and innovative scholarship addressing critical, cultural, and theoretical issues related to the field.
"A Matter of Conscience: Guilt, Salvation, and the
Self in the Eighteenth Century"
We are looking for three papers to present on a panel
titled "A Matter of Conscience: Guilt, Salvation, and
the Self in the Eighteenth Century" for the American
Society for Eighteenth Century Studies (ASECS)
Conference in Atlanta, GA March 22-25, 2007.
Appel à Contributions/Call for papers
Femmes écrivains à la croisée des langues (1700-2000)
Women writers at the crossroads of languages (1700-2000)
10-11 mai 2007/10-11 May 2007
Université de Genève/University of Geneva, Switzerland
CFP: Restoration Drama (09/15/06; NEMLA, 03/01/07- 03/04/07)
2007 NEMLA (Northeast MLA) convention, Baltimore, Maryland
March 1-4, 2007
>From the comedy of manners to the heroic drama, theatre in the latter
part of the 17th century revived with a flourish. This NEMLA
Board-sponsored panel seeks paper proposals (approximately 500 words) on
new critical and theoretical approaches to Restoration and early
18th-century drama. Please include a brief biography and direct queries
and submissions (due date: Sept. 15th, 2006) to Rita Bode by email:
CFP: Before the Foucaultian Divide: Queer Cultures, 1780-1870 (9/15/06; =
38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
March 1-4, 2007
Despite the increasing acceptance of LBGT/Q studies within academia, =
much of the research within this field centers on late Victorian society =
and post-Wildean articulations of gender and sexuality. However, =
scholars in earlier periods (Bray, Halperin, Trumbach, Haggerty, =
Elfenbein, Lacquer) have begun to identify alternative sexual =
communities before what may be loosely termed the Foucaultian divide. =20
Collection: Form and Genre in the Literature of the Long Eighteenth Century, 1660-1830
Articles (6000-7000, including notes) are invited for a collection on form and genre in the literature of the long eighteenth century. While the novel has traditionally received sustained critical analysis, non-fictional prose and poetic genres have usually been neglected. It is hoped that a wide variety of genres and (poetic) forms will be explored. Papers that deal with hybridisation of genres are especially welcome. Also, contextualisations of genres such as the ode in European terms are encouraged.
For a book collection of essays, The Body in Medical Culture, please
send the abstract of completed essays of about 25 pages on any aspect of
the medicalized body in the 18th or 19th centuries. Europe, Britain or
North America considered. 250 word abstract due by June 15. Send to
Rewriting the Long Eighteenth Century
David Nichol Smith Seminar XIII
10-14 April 2007
The University of Otago English Department invites you to the 13th
David Nichol Smith Seminar, with the theme "Rewriting the Long
Eighteenth Century". We welcome proposals for papers or panels on new
theoretical approaches; contemporary rewritings and films of
eighteenth-century texts; non-canonical texts and genres such as
letters, travel literature, journalism, translations; transitions and
boundaries within the long eighteenth century; and popular culture.
We especially welcome talks on works of European literature, as well
as art and music of the period.