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CFP: [Romantic] Collection on Africans in 18C British Lit

Monday, May 19, 2008 - 5:53am
Kamille Stone Stanton

Kamille Stone Stanton is inviting contributions for a new collection of
essays on the representation of Africans in the long Eighteenth century.
This selection of essays seeks to contextualize fictional and
biographical representations of Africans within the historical framework
of the abolitionist movement of eighteenth-century Britain. This volume
promises to be broad in scope but with an emphasis on exploring the
particularity of the past rather than undertaking an essentialist search
for “the African” in literature. Article submissions of no more than
7000 words in length in Chicago style (endnotes) should be sent to
Kamille Stone Stanton any time before January 1,

UPDATE: [Romantic] Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Rom. Writing (6/1/2008; 11/7-8/2008)

Wednesday, May 7, 2008 - 9:39pm
Julia S. Carlson


Benjamin Robert Haydon, Romanticism, and the Visual Arts: Romantic Painting, Romantic Writing

Plenary speakers:

Nicholas Roe, University of St. Andrews, Scotland
Jeffrey N. Cox, University of Colorado at Boulder
Suzanne Matheson, University of Windsor, Ontario

Conference date: November 7-8, 2008
NEW Proposal date: June 1, 2008

CFP: [Romantic] The Green Nineteenth Century

Wednesday, April 30, 2008 - 5:26pm
Christine Roth

Call for Papers

30th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 26-28, 2009

CFP: [Romantic] "The Body: Images, Perceptions, and Representations

Tuesday, April 29, 2008 - 9:08pm
Emily Brackman

The English Graduate Organization of Western Illinois University invites
submissions to our fifth annual conference, “The Body: Images,
Perceptions, and Representations.” The human body is a topic of both
significance and curiosity amongst various disciplines and discourse
communities. In history, philosophy, psychology, sociology, rhetoric and
literature, the body serves as a symbol, metaphor, and inspiration for
many larger aspects of human nature. For this reason, we will be hosting
our annual conference November 8, 2008 to consider the roles of the body
in literature and the overall fascination with the human form. Our
keynote speaker will be Martha Stoddard Holmes, Assistant Professor and

CFP: [Romantic] Romantic Science seminar

Sunday, April 27, 2008 - 6:00pm
Rachel Hewitt

Please submit abstracts for a one-day seminar on 'Romantic Science'.

The Research Centre for Literature, Arts, and Science (RCLAS) at the
University of Glamorgan (South Wales, UK) will host the next meeting of
the Wales and the West Romanticism Seminar, on 12 September 2008. This
will be on the subject of ROMANTIC SCIENCE. We are delighted to announce
that the plenary speaker will be Prof. Anne Janowitz, who will be
speaking on ’“Longing for Other Worlds”: The Plurality of Worlds Debate
and the Sciences of Infinity’.

CFP: [Romantic] Food and Eating: Ecofeminist Perspectives in 19th-Century Italian and European Literature

Friday, April 25, 2008 - 1:55am
David Del Principe

This panel invites papers that examine the role of food, eating, and hunger in 19th-century Italian
and European literature and culture, in particular, from an Ecofeminist perspective. The panel asks
these questions: how do food, eating, and hunger, for example, in Carlo Collodi’s Pinocchio, Mary
Shelley’s Frankenstein, and many other works, elide gender and/or species constructs? Does such
an elision reflect the construction of nation? How do food paradigms, hierarchies, and consumption
reinforce or challenge the androcentric and anthropocentric thinking of dominant culture during
industrialization and unification? Although food, eating, and the status of animals have become the

CFP: [Romantic] Iconography of Death

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


        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

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)

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

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

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

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

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

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

For complete conference planning schedule and guidelines, see the
February 2008 Newsletter (PDF):

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

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

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)

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

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
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,
 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

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

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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)

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 Inquiries

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