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CFP: [Romantic] Iconography of Death

updated: 
Sunday, April 20, 2008 - 5:33pm
Mary Silcox

        ICONOGRAPHY OF DEATH

        Call for Papers
        The John Douglas Taylor Conference, Oct. 24-25, 2008
        McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
Organizers: Mary Silcox and Peter M. Daly

UPDATE: [Romantic] 2008 International Conference on Romanticism

updated: 
Saturday, April 19, 2008 - 2:38am
Jeffrey Insko

The 2008 International Conference on Romanticism has extended the deadline for submissions. We
will accept propoals until May 1, 2008.

The conference will be held Oct 16-19, 2008 at Oakland University, Rochester, Mich.

UPDATE: [Romantic] Final Call: Mary Shelley, Her Family and her Contemporaries (5/15; Book Collection)

updated: 
Monday, March 31, 2008 - 7:21pm
L. Adam Mekler

The importance of Mary Shelley as a woman writer during the Romantic period
has been firmly established over the last two decades. In confirming her
significance, scholars have moved "beyond _Frankenstein_" to examine her
numerous works in a variety of genres, including the novel, short story,
drama, poetry, and literary biography. This collection will seek to
continue this effort by including papers discussing Shelley's importance to
the Romantic period, hopefully discussing both her better known and her
lesser known works, and exploring the complex relationship between her
works and the writings of her contemporaries--as well as her relationships

UPDATE: [Romantic] Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â

updated: 
Thursday, March 27, 2008 - 7:46pm
Lauren Holt Matthews

Staging Femininity: Women and the Theater (4/1/2008; SAMLA 11/7/2008â€"
11/9/2008)

Historically the relationship between women and the theater has been a site
of contestation. A woman’s place in the theater, whether as a character,
an actor, an author, or an attendee, often has drawn pointed social and
literary commentary. In keeping with the theme of the 2008 SAMLA
Convention, Drama, the 2008 SAMLA Women’s Studies Panel seeks paper
proposals that address the ways that femininity has been and is written,
performed, staged, and received in theatrical works.

CFP: [Romantic] Affective Aesthetics: Representations of Emotion

updated: 
Friday, March 21, 2008 - 7:53pm
Rice University

Æffective Æsthetics: Representation of Emotion

Rice Graduate Symposium, September 26-27, 2008
Rice University, Houston, Texas

Affective representation in both artistic and lived experience is
frequently explained in terms of competing social, political, and
cultural systems that often nullify one another. Compounding the problem
is the tendency for affect to complicate how we think about
representation; it seems that the two are inextricable. Through
investigating representations of affect within a variety of fields, this
conference proposes to find inroads that will bring the competing claims
of various discourses together into productive dialogue.

CFP: [Romantic] PAMLA conference Nov. 2008: English Lit. post-1700

updated: 
Sunday, March 16, 2008 - 4:37am
Jeff Strabone

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA)
One Hundred Sixth Annual Conference
November 7-8, 2008
Pomona College
Claremont, California

For two panels of 'English Literature Post-1700' please send proposals of
500 words and a 50-word abstract by April 8, 2008 to Jeff Strabone at
js3595_at_nyu.edu.

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the
February 2008 Newsletter (PDF):
http://www.pamla.org/newsletters/february2008.pdf

CFP: [Romantic] Writing into the Profession: Enacting and Exploring Roles of the English Scholar (Grad)

updated: 
Thursday, March 13, 2008 - 7:40pm
Kimberly Reigle

Since our first two conferences met with such success, The University of
North Carolina -Greensboro’s English Graduate Student Association again
asks, “What you working on?” for its third interdisciplinary conference in
English studies. We are each “Writing into the Profession” as we employ
the theories and practices of effective English scholarship. This is not
your usual CFPâ€"we’re not asking you to bend your interests to suit a
specific theme. Instead, we want you to use our conference as an
opportunity to explore and enact just what it means to be part of the
English profession. Bring whatever you are currently working on and engage

CFP: [Romantic] Hauntings: Spectres, Spectrality and Spectatorship

updated: 
Tuesday, March 11, 2008 - 2:42am
Deirdre Linkiewicz

Philament, the peer-reviewed online journal of the arts and culture
affiliated with the University of Sydney, invites postgraduate scholars
to contribute articles, ficto-criticism, reviews, and opinions for a
special issue produced in conjunction with the convenors of UNSW’s School
of English, Media and Performing Arts Symposium. Revised papers from the
Symposium as well as new submissions are encouraged. Possible themes
include but are not limited to:

CFP: [Romantic] The Labor of Lyric (4/15)

updated: 
Friday, March 7, 2008 - 4:36am
Magdalena Ostas

CFP for a panel to he held at the 2008 International Conference on Romanticism at Oakland
University in Rochester, Mich.

The Labor of Lyric

While often professing to be a form in which a seamlessness or an ease
between language and speaker is capturedâ€"a form of so-called
“self-expression,” that isâ€"Romantic lyricism in fact often precisely
bears the marks of its own preoccupations with craft, work, effort, and
labor. This panel welcomes proposals that seek to frame the various
practices of Romantic lyricism as forms of work or labor.

UPDATE: [Romantic] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Monday, February 25, 2008 - 11:58pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the
Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th,
2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may
include:

CFP: [Romantic] Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature (3/20/08; MLA '08)

updated: 
Saturday, February 23, 2008 - 1:35am
Alysia Garrison

CFP: “Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature”
A Panel of the MLA Graduate Student Caucus, MLA 2008

The Graduate Student Caucus, an affiliate organization of the MLA, is pleased to invite current
graduate students to submit proposals for twenty-minute papers for a panel discussion titled
“Potentiality and the Unfinished States of Literature” at the 2008 MLA annual meeting, 12/27-
12/30 in San Francisco. This panel will investigate “potentiality” as a means of thinking the
conditions of possibility of literature in all of its habits and guises.

CFP: [Romantic] RMMLA; 3/1/08; Reno, NV, 10/9-11/08

updated: 
Friday, February 22, 2008 - 7:31pm
Christina A. Valeo

Submissions are invited on any topic relating to Romanticism to
the panel chair, Chris Valeo, at cvaleo_at_mail.ewu.edu by March 1,
2008. These submissions should be 300-word electronic abstracts,
formatted as a standard Word document or RTF.

Everyone submitting an abstract will be notified about acceptance by
March 15, 2008.

RMMLA membership is not required to submit an abstract. However, those
selected to be presenters must become RMMLA members (or renew
membership) by April 1, 2008.

Convention information and submission and presentation guidelines can be
found on the RMMLA website at http://www.rmmla.org

CFP: [Romantic] SAMLA (11/7-9/2008): Nineteenth-Century Work

updated: 
Wednesday, February 20, 2008 - 4:40pm
Dr. Esther Godfrey

This session welcomes proposals on any aspect of work in nineteenth-
century literature. Possible topics include, but are not limited to, the
following: legal work, the medical profession, housework, needlework,
prostitution, writing, factory work, arts and crafts, teaching,
governesses, companions, chimney sweeps, London Labour and the London
Poor, nursing, the military, the clergy, government service, gambling,
Marxism, imperialism, maid work, prison labor, coal mining, and child
labor. How did literature shape and define nineteenth-century notions of
work? How can we understand the varied issues of work through the
literature of the period?

CFP: [Romantic] Romantic Disorder: Predisciplinarity and the Divisions of Knowledge 1750-1850

updated: 
Tuesday, February 19, 2008 - 4:49pm
Luisa Cale'

Romantic Disorder: Predisciplinarity and the Divisions of Knowledge 1750-
1850 (London, 18-20 June 2009)
 
Description:

This conference explores the fluid and unfamiliar contours of
predisciplinarity/adisciplinarity in an expansive Romantic Century, 1750-
1850. We envision this conference as an opportunity to defamiliarize
foundational moments, master narratives, and key figures of the Romantic
century, by opening them up to predisciplinary and eccentric objects,
encounters, and texts.

CFP: [Romantic] Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. MLA 2008 (3/15)

updated: 
Friday, February 15, 2008 - 7:25am
William Craig Howes

Borders of Genre: Travel Writing and Autobiography. When and why does
travel writing become autobiographical, if ever? 250-300 word abstracts for
papers investigating these questions, with attention to theoretical issues
and/or specific texts, due March 10 to Tom Smith at trs8_at_psu.edu. Inquiries
welcome.

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UPDATE: [Romantic] REMINDER: Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence (RMMLA Panel; March 1 Deadline)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 5:07pm
Susan Cook

Call for Papers:
Textuality, Visuality and their Convergence
Submissions are invited for this Special Topic Session at the October 9-
11, 2008 Rocky Mountain MLA Convention in Reno, Nevada. Papers may
address but are not limited to the following topics:

Writing the visual
Seeing or not seeing texts
Cultural and/or theoretical approaches to textuality and visuality
The role of visual studies in literary scholarship
The role of literary studies in visual studies scholarship
Particular readings that blend these two approaches

Please send a 300-word abstract and a brief CV in .doc or .pdf format to
Susan Cook, susan.elizabeth.cook_at_gmail.com.

UPDATE: [Romantic] UCLA Southland Conference: Genre Matters

updated: 
Tuesday, February 12, 2008 - 4:00am
Laura Haupt and Sam See

19th Annual UCLA Southland Graduate Student Conference Call for Papers

Conference Title: Genre Matters
Conference Date: Friday, May 16, 2008
Keynote Speakers: Lowell Gallagher and Yogita Goyal, UCLA Department of
English

UPDATE: [Romantic] Southern Writers, Southern Writing Graduate Conference

updated: 
Friday, February 1, 2008 - 4:00pm
Jill E. Anderson

The 14th Annual Southern Writers, Southern Writing is a University of
Mississippi Graduate Student Conference held in conjunction with the Annual
Faulkner and Yoknapatawpha Conference.
The Graduate Students in the Departments of English and Southern Studies
invite you to submit abstracts exploring Southern culture. Accepted
submissions will be presented in Oxford, Mississippi, July 17th-19th, 2008.
 The keynote speaker will be John T. Edge, director of the Southern
Foodways Alliance and author of numerous books on Southern cuisine,
including Fried Chicken: An American Story.

Topics for papers or panels are not restricted to literature. They may include:

CFP: [Romantic] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Gender&Sexuality in Gothic Literature

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:55pm
Giulia Hoffmann

Gender and Sexuality in Gothic Literature

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on definitions of
masculinity and femininity in Gothic literature. How is the Gothic used to
subvert societal notions of gender and sexuality? What does the Gothic
tell us about gender roles and sexual ideology in the period in which these
works were written?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [Romantic] UC Riverside (dis)junctions Conference Panel: Science and Literature in the 19th Century

updated: 
Saturday, January 26, 2008 - 7:51pm
Giulia Hoffmann

Science and Literature in the 19th century

Contributors are invited to submit critical works on the interaction
between scientific writing and literature in the 19th century. How did
scientific discoveries, theories and assumptions (for example, in medicine
and psychology, but not limited to these) influence contemporaneous fiction?

Abstracts of 250-300 words should be emailed to ghoff002_at_ucr.edu by
February 15, 2008.

CFP: [Romantic] 2008 MLA: What is an Explorer? (3/10)

updated: 
Thursday, January 24, 2008 - 10:51pm
adriana craciun

2008 MLA (San Francisco): Special Session Call For Papers

What is an Explorer?
How have different dimensions of authorship (authorization, individualization,
print and manuscript circulation, institutional domains, material production)
intersected with and informed those of exploration and voyaging (whether
commercial, scientific, enslaving, imperial) in the 18th and 19th centuries?

Email 250-word abstracts by March 10 to Adriana Craciun (a.craciun_at_bbk.ac.uk).

Dr. Adriana Craciun
Reader in Literature and Theory
School of English and Humanities
Birkbeck, University of London
Malet Street, London WC1E 7HX

CFP: [Romantic] Companion to Literary Romanticism (collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 22, 2008 - 5:30pm
Andrew Maunder

Companion to Literary Romanticism (reference work)

Contributors - teachers or graduate students - are sought for the above
reference book published by Facts on File (New York). The book is due for
publication in 2009) which aims to cover British and European works from
the period 1780-1850 and which are typically given the label "Romantic."

Subjects include:
Author biographies and bibliographies (Blake, Wordsworth Byron etc, as
well as lesser-known male and female writers)
Analyses of individual poems, plays, novels and non-fiction prose.
Literary themes and terms
Historical events and personalities relevant to an understanding of the
Romantic period.

UPDATE: [Romantic] 2nd Annual Conference; Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing, University College Cork, April 2-4

updated: 
Monday, January 21, 2008 - 12:11pm
Making.Books_at_sas.upenn.edu, Shaping Readers

Call for Papers

The Second Annual Making Books, Shaping Readers Conference

April 2nd â€" 4th 2008
University College Cork
http://www.ucc.ie/en/mbsr; mbsr@ucc.ie

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

Keynote Speakers:

Professor Alistair McCleery, Co-Director of SAPPHIRE, Professor of
Literature and Culture at Napier University, and co-editor of The Book
History Reader

Professor Nora Crook, Professor of English Literature, Anglia Ruskin
University, and co-general editor of the multi-volume Complete Poetry of
Percy Bysshe Shelley

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