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UPDATE: [Romantic] REMINDER CFP: New German Review

updated: 
Saturday, February 14, 2009 - 7:07pm
Michael Hougentogler

Call for Papers Volume 24, 2009

Since 1985, the New German Review has been a medium for graduate students,
post-docs, and junior faculty to share their ideas with the academic
community worldwide.

We publish articles on German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, but we
strongly encourage contributions within the broader field of Germanic
studies, including art, history, culture, philosophy and linguistics. Book
reviews, new translations, and interviews also form an essential part of
our publication.

CFP: [Romantic] The Changing Images of the Businessman through Literature (Collection)

updated: 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 8:31pm
Christa Mahalik

Proposals are sought for a collection of essays about the changing image
of the businessman (or woman) through literature.

Due to interest in the topic of businessman through literature the
opportunity has arisen to partake in submitting an essay to a collection
based solely on this concept.

Topics are not limited to a specific area or concentration. We are
hoping to get a range of essays from different time periods and different
genres of interest. From Shylock, to Bartleby, and the novels of Dickens
to Martin Amis' fierce display of the businessman's persona of 1980s
America and Britain, all ranges of topics about the changing image of
the "businessman" are welcome.

UPDATE: [Romantic] Mary Shelley Essay Collection

updated: 
Thursday, February 12, 2009 - 8:04pm
L. Adam Mekler

Essays are invited for a collection titled "Mary Shelley and her
Contemporaries and Circle." This book is currently under contract, but the
editors are seeking a few additional selections to complete the collection.
This collection of essays broadens the ways in which Mary Shelley is
positioned within both her family circle and the larger Romantic literary
scene. The editors are interested in seeing completed essays discussing
Mary Shelley's works in relation to those of her contemporaries;
interdisciplinary considerations are especially sought. Please email
enquiries and completed essays of about 20 pages by May 28th to both of the

CFP: [Romantic] Representing the British Civil Wars 1660-2009

updated: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 12:37pm
jerome de Groot

Representing the British Civil Wars 1660-2009: Adaptation, Reflection, Transmission, Debate
University of Manchester, 4-6 December, 2009

This conference considers the ways in which the conflict period of the 1640s and 1650s have
been manifest in culture, political thought, historiography and popular imagination, from
Southey’s Life of Oliver Cromwell to Clarendon, from To Kill a King to the imminent film of
Paradise Lost. The conference looks at cultural appropriation and the ways in which particular
representational tropes have been developed and perpetuated.

UPDATE: [Romantic] New Journal Issue: Sense and Sensation

updated: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 3:30am
Bernadette Cantrall

Issue 14: Sense & Sensation
  
SUBMISSION DEADLINE: Extended to 8th March, 2009
Send to: slamphilament_at_usyd.edu.au

“Ah well! It means much the same thing,” said the Duchess, digging her
sharp little chin into Alice’s shoulder as she added, “and the moral of
THAT is â€"‘Take care of the sense, and the sounds will take care of
themselves.”
Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland.

"To the senseless nothing is more maddening than sense."
Aldous Huxley, Island

CFP: [Romantic] Romantic Women Writing Politics (grad) (2/27/09;(dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 11, 2009 - 1:43am
Rory Moore

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the topic of women’s writing during the British
Romantic period. As Anne Mellor argues, women such as Hannah More and Charlotte Smith, among
others, wrote across the genres in a very public fashion and with real political impact on the British
nation and its citizens, including other writers. We welcome any paper developing a topic that
focuses on these women and their work.

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed rory.moore_at_email.ucr.edu by February 19, 2008
(text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Romantic] Law, Literature, and Religion (3/15/09; 10/1-10/3/09)

updated: 
Sunday, February 8, 2009 - 8:50pm
Cristina Maria Cervone

FIRST ANNUAL VILLANOVA UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF LAW AND DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH
LAW AND LITERATURE SYMPOSIUM
OCTOBER 1 - 3, 2009

   Villanova's Law School and Department of English will hold a law and literature symposium, the
first in a projected annual series, beginning Thursday evening, October 1, 2009, and ending
Saturday afternoon, October 3, 2009. The symposium has also been supported by a grant from
the Law and Humanities Institute.

CFP: [Romantic] Melvillean Moments - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 8:02am
Alan Lovegreen

MELVILLEAN MOVEMENTS

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on Herman Melville.
Papers may examine any aspect of the writer’s work, study the emergence
of his use as a cultural apparatus, or engage spin-offs that use themes
or elements of his work or image. We are interested in the politics that
allow Melville’s works and ideas to ‘transcend’ boundaries of space,
time, and media to retain their appeal. Possible topics may include:

Gender
Melville’s reemergence in the 1920s
Melville’s works in popular culture; art
Whale Lore
Critical history or popular culture response
Performance, music and song in the texts
Use of myth and history

CFP: [Romantic] Poetics of Space - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 7:59am
Alan Lovegreen

POETICS OF SPACE

While its title is borrowed from Gaston Bachelard’s work, this CFP
broadens its focus to include not only theories or politics of domestic
spaces, but asks contributors to also interrogate how larger, more
abstract “spaces” are thought of, constructed, arranged, and removed in a
wide array of literature, media, and/or other terrains. Possible topics
may include:

Physical, theoretical, and corporeal spaces
City planning or infrastructure
Urban/suburban space in theory or literature
Surplus / excess
Psychological implications of space
Space in rural settings
Social displacement
Non-fictional uses of waste
Space and cultural construction

CFP: [Romantic] Green Poetics - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 7:57am
Alan Lovegreen

GREEN POETICS

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the topic of so-
called ‘Green’ writing in any
genre. Potential variants include:

Ecopoetics
Ecotheater
Ecocriticism
Biocentrism
Landscape architecture
Cultural geography
Comparative literature
Borderlands writing
Travel writing
Scientific research and writing
Animalism
Environmental rhetoric

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February
27, 2009 (text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Romantic] The Rogue Sea - Abstract 2/27 â Conference 4/3-4/4

updated: 
Thursday, February 5, 2009 - 7:54am
Alan Lovegreen

THE ROGUE SEA
Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the sea and its
literary, cinematic, and/or
cultural adaptations or mutations. Potential topics might intersect:

Maritime themes
Environmental rhetoric
Exploration narratives
Freudian readings
Historic or modern aspects of piracy
The ocean as territory
The sea in literature, myth, and folklore
Transatlantic studies

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be e-mailed to
alan.lovegreen_at_email.ucr.edu by February
27, 2009 (text in the body of the message; please no attachments).

CFP: [Romantic] Sympathies and Antipathies conference

updated: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 10:42pm
Ildiko Csengei

Sympathies and Antipathies:
Altruism and Emotional Response Across the Disciplines

Friday, 29 May to Saturday, 30 May
Location: CRASSH Seminar Room, 17 Mill Lane, Cambridge, UK

Conveners:
Ildiko Csengei, Pembroke College, Cambridge (ic223_at_cam.ac.uk)
Paul White, HPS and Cambridge University Library (psw24_at_cam.ac.uk)

CFP: [Romantic] Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture (3/15/09; PAMLA, 11/6/09-11/7/09)

updated: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 5:59pm
Alfred J. Drake

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
November 6-7, 2009
San Francisco State University
San Francisco, California

"Nineteenth-Century British Literature and Culture."

Paper proposals sought for PAMLA's regular-session panel on
nineteenth-century British literature and culture. Proposals may address
any area of Romantic/Regency and Victorian literature and culture. Please
include the following three items in your message to session chair Alfred
J. Drake, Ph.D. at ajdrake_at_ajdrake.com:

1. your full curriculum vitae

2. a crisp (50-word maximum) summary of the full abstract

CFP: [Romantic] Edited Collection: Literature and Ethics: From the Green Knight to the Dark Knight

updated: 
Wednesday, February 4, 2009 - 9:20am
William Rossiter

This volume will examine the crucial relationship between literature and
ethics, as it has developed and changed from the late medieval period to
the present day. The focus of the volume is predicated upon three
interrelated themes: namely, instruction, judgement, and justice. The
chapters will be informed by theoretical, philosophical, and critical
perspectives which have influenced various approaches to literary ethics.
These perspectives will include early modern humanism, utilitarianism,
existentialism and psychoanalytical hermeneutics, amongst others. The
volume is part of a series examining ethics across various academic
disciplines. Crucial questions addressed by the volume may include but are

CFP: [Romantic] Call for proposals on "Women and Work in Literature": deadline 3-15-09

updated: 
Tuesday, February 3, 2009 - 12:44am
Susanne Weil

Conference: Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA),
November 6 and 7, 2009, San Francisco State University
Special Session: Women and Work in Literature
Description: We seek three to four papers that analyze how particular
writers represent labor in women’s lives. Please send submissions by
March 15, 2009 to Susanne Weil, Centralia College, Department of English,
sweil_at_centralia.edu and sespewild_at_aol.com. Please send proposals and
inquiries to both email addresses.

UPDATE: [Romantic] DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 2/6 - DISCOVERING THE SOCIAL IN THE HISTORY OF READING

updated: 
Monday, February 2, 2009 - 10:11pm
Annie Abrams

Discovering the Social in the History of Reading

The History of Reading Group at the University of California, Santa
Barbara
invites paper proposals for our 2009 winter conference, "Discovering the
Social in the History of Reading." The one-day conference will take place
on Friday, March 13, 2009 at UCSB. The keynote speakers will be Adrian
Johns (University of Chicago) and Elaine Treharne (Florida State
University).

CFP: [Romantic] Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions, 4/3/09-4/4/09)

updated: 
Sunday, February 1, 2009 - 8:11am
Susana Brower

CFP: Illustrating Literary Worlds (grad) (2/27/09; (dis)junctions,
4/3/09-4/4/09)

This call for papers is for a proposed panel at (dis)junctions, the
University of California, Riverside’s 16th Annual Humanities Graduate
Conference, which will be held on April 3-4, 2009. This year’s theme
is “Brave New Worlds.”

CFP: [Romantic] CALL FOR PAPERS for Peer English 4

updated: 
Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 3:40pm
Ben Parsons

Peer English

Call for Papers

Peer English (ISSN 1746-5621) is a refereed academic journal, now in its
fourth year, published by members of the School of English at the
University of Leicester. Our remit is to publish leading research from
those academics at the very beginnings of their careers (graduate study,
post-doctoral research) through to those already established within the
community. This approach also includes the notion of ‘work in progress’
and we welcome contributions of high academic standards from those
currently involved in active research, be they doctoral candidates or
Heads of Departments.

CFP: [Romantic] Color: Between Silence and Eloquence - Sorbonne, Paris (02/28/09; 06/25/09-06/26/09)

updated: 
Saturday, January 31, 2009 - 2:42pm
Laurence Petit

CFP: Color: Between Silence and Eloquence (02/28/09; 06/25/09-06/26/09)

SAIT (Société des Amis d’Intertexte)
Sorbonne, Institut du monde anglophone, Université Paris 3
5, rue de l’Ecole de Médecine, 75006 Paris

Keynote speaker: Jacqueline Lichtenstein, Professor of Aesthetics at
Université Paris 3-Sorbonne.

SAIT and the Sorbonne invite proposals for their international,
interdisciplinary conference on “Color: Between Silence and Eloquence” in
Paris on June 25-26, 2009.

CFP: [Romantic] Call for Papers: âRising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studiesâ

updated: 
Friday, January 30, 2009 - 7:40pm
Thomas Polk

Call for Papers: “Rising Tides: Major and Minor Trends in English Studies”
University of North Carolina Wilmington
Graduate English Association Conference
April 17 & 18, 2008 (The conference is on April 18, but we plan to host a
social event the night before.)

“Upon those who step into the same rivers, different and again different
waters flow.”

Over 2500 years have passed, but Heraclitos’ wisdom remains salient. None
would deny that there are dominant movements and perspectives; yet, every
scholar must admit that the topography of the discipline is in continual
flux. Each year generates a new approach and a new trend â€" a new branch
from the old.

UPDATE: [Romantic] SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

updated: 
Thursday, January 29, 2009 - 9:16am
CANADA––U. Montreal EGSS

SENSE AND SUSTAINABILITY: Green literature (March 13-14, 2009)

<<<<< DEADLINE EXTENDED >>>>>

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Clive Doucet
poet and author of 'Urban Meltdown' (2007)

CLOSING SPEAKER: Jacob Wawatie
Elder and director of Kokomville Academy

READINGS BY: Sina Queyras
Poet and author of Expressway (2009)

CALL FOR PAPERS

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Please distribute widely
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Deadline for 250-word abstracts: February 14, 2009.

UPDATE: [Romantic] CFP

updated: 
Wednesday, January 28, 2009 - 9:32am
Michael Hougentogler

Since 1985, the New German Review has been a medium for graduate students,
post-docs, and recent PhDs to share their ideas with the academic community
worldwide.

We publish articles on German, Scandinavian and Dutch literature, but we
strongly encourage contributions within the broader field of Germanic
studies, including history, culture, philosophy and linguistics. Book
reviews, new translations, and interviews also form an essential part of
our publication.

CFP: [Romantic] St. John's University Literary Journal

updated: 
Tuesday, January 27, 2009 - 3:49pm
Christianne M. Cain and John V. Nance

This is a call for submissions to be considered for publication in The
St. John's University (Queens, NY) literary journal, The Humanities
Review.

The journal has published several notable academics in their
respective fields over the last few years such as: Gayatri Spivak, Amy
King, Nick Brandt and Peter McLaren.

The working themes for the Spring edition are:

CFP: [Romantic] Irish Temporalities

updated: 
Thursday, January 22, 2009 - 10:00pm
Ellen Crowell

CALL FOR PAPERS

2009 MLA Convention, Philadelphia
Modern Language Association (MLA) / ACIS (American Conference for Irish
Studies)

The American Conference for Irish Studies will host the following panel at
the December 2009 MLA convention in Philadelphia. Please send 200-word
abstracts to Ellen Crowell (crowelle_at_slu.edu) by March 15, 2009. All
panelists must be registered MLA members by April 1st, 2009 to be included
on the Philadelphia conference program; all panelists must also be
registered ACIS members.

UPDATE: [Romantic] &quot;Romanticism and the City&quot; NYC November 5-8 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 1:28am
Joshua Wilner

(http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/icrnyc/)

The fall 2009 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism will
convene in New York City from November 5 to November 8 to address the
topic “Romanticism and the City.” The meeting will be jointly hosted by
The City College and The Graduate Center of The City University of New
York. Submissions engaging with some aspect of the general theme are
welcome from all disciplines, including but not limited to literary
studies, history, philosophy, and political science.

CFP: [Romantic] &quot;Romanticism and the City&quot; NYC November 5-8 2009

updated: 
Tuesday, January 20, 2009 - 1:24am
Joshua Wilner

http://www.ccny.cuny.edu/icrnyc/

The fall 2009 meeting of the International Conference on Romanticism will
convene in New York City from November 5 to November 8 to address the
topic “Romanticism and the City.” The meeting will be jointly hosted by
The City College and The Graduate Center of The City University of New
York. Submissions engaging with some aspect of the general theme are
welcome from all disciplines, including but not limited to literary
studies, history, philosophy, and political science.

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