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Tuesday, October 23, 2007 - 3:48pm
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

Conference Theme: Shaping Readers: Selection and Editing

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

CFP: [Romantic] Southwest GRADUATE English Symposium Feb.29-Mar 1, Deadlines Nov 1st, Translation in Literature

updated: 
Wednesday, October 17, 2007 - 11:50pm
Marqueshia Wilson

Translation in Literature

Fine literature does and should span centuries and continents. But have
you ever played telephone? Have you ever played operator?

What is lost in the translation of ancient texts or even contemporary
texts in different languages? How can the poems of Turgenev or the
initially oral tales of, say, The Iliad retain their meaning through time
and space? And if something is lost in translation, why must we strive
for transmission in this ever-shrinking, wi-fy connected world?

Interdisciplinary panel, paper, and creative submissions are invited for
the 14th annual Southwest Graduate English Symposium at Arizona State
University, Tempe, AZ, held Feb. 29-March 1, 2008.

CFP: [Romantic] Affectation from the Renaissance to today (Proposed Special Session for MLA, San Francisco 2008)

updated: 
Tuesday, October 9, 2007 - 10:10pm
Bradley W. Buchanan

Affectation from the Renaissance to Today. (Proposed Special Session for MLA Annual Convention,
San Francisco 2008.) What makes a person seem “affected” rather than natural, and why should it
matter? Since the concept of affectation became current during the Renaissance (in part thanks to
texts such as Castiglione's The Courtier) many playwrights, philosophers and novelists have tried to
codify and dramatize the difference between "affected" and spontaneous or natural behavior. This
distinction, however, is frequently blurred by the ambiguity of motives and gestures. Indeed, some
might argue that the effort to distinguish between truthful, heartfelt or natural feelings and

CFP: [Romantic] The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/6/06; National PCA/ACA Conference, 3/19/08-3/22/08)

updated: 
Sunday, October 7, 2007 - 2:06pm
Louis.H.Palmer_at_sas.upenn.edu, III

CFP: [20th] The Gothic in Literature, Film and Culture (11/6/06; National PCA/ACA Conference,
3/19/08-3/22/08)
 
NATIONAL POPULAR & AMERICAN CULTURE
ASSOCIATIONS 2008 JOINT CONFERENCE
 
March 19-22, 2008
San Francisco Marriott
San Francisco, CA

SUBMISSION DEADLINE: NOVEMBER 6, 2008

 We welcome papers and presentations on any aspect of the Gothic in film, literature, or other
forms of cultural expression. All critical approaches are welcome.
 
You can propose an individual paper or a session of three or four presenters. Graduate students
are especially encouraged to submit papers or panels.

CFP: [Romantic] The Pretty that Hurts: The Cult of Pain and Violating the Body (Grad Panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08

updated: 
Monday, October 1, 2007 - 5:30pm
Want Chyi

>From self-mutilation to the rise of plastic surgery; from the Gothic
genre to representations of pain in media and art, how has transgressing
the body yielded consequences for artists and audiences? This panel seeks
critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.

Submit 350-word paper proposals by October 15 to the Southwest Graduate
English Symposium, held at Arizona State University, February 29-March 1,
2008. Please include your name, professional affiliation, home and office
numbers, mailing address, and email address. Also, please include any A/V
requirements with your submission.

CFP: [Romantic] Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics (SCSECS 2/21/08-2/23/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 24, 2007 - 8:30pm
John H. Jones

Call for Papers

Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics

Session for South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference, New
Orleans, February 21-23, 2008

All aspects of language and the self in the long eighteenth century,
including such issues as self-consciousness, self-identity, self-reference,
self-expression, autobiography, the authorial self, the politics of
language, institutional authority, language and gender, language and race,
and print culture. The official deadline for proposals is October 1, 2007,
but late submissions will be considered. Please send paper proposals by
e-mail to jhjones_at_jsu.edu.

CFP: [Romantic] Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics (SCSECS 2008 Session)

updated: 
Friday, September 21, 2007 - 7:48pm
John H. Jones

Language and the Self: From Locke through the Romantics

Session for South Central Society for Eighteenth-Century Studies
Conference, New Orleans, February 21-23, 2008

All aspects of language and the self in the long eighteenth century,
including such issues as self-consciousness, self-identity, self-reference,
self-expression, autobiography, the authorial self, the politics of
language, institutional authority, language and gender, language and race,
and print culture. The official deadline for proposals is October 1, 2007,
but late submissions will be considered. Please send paper proposals by
e-mail to jhjones_at_jsu.edu.

CFP: [Romantic] Hypertext and Intertext: Recasting the Master Narrative (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:11pm
Cynthia Calhoun

Jasper Fforde’s popular series of literary detective novels, beginning
with The Eyre Affair, popularized a little-studied literary trope:
intertextual references and devices that subvert the linear master
narrative. From farting bookworms to the “footnoterphone,” Fforde
utilizes font types, footnotes, and misspellings to argue for a multi-
textuality in his novels. How have other writers done the same? For
what purpose? How does this practice affect us as readers? This panel
seeks critical and creative presentations that explore these questions.
Topics may include self-referencing, online hypertext, multiple
narrators, and much more.

CFP: [Romantic] To (Un)Make the Pain: The Language and Empathy of Suffering (grad panel, 10/15/07; 2/29/08-3/1/08)

updated: 
Monday, September 17, 2007 - 5:01pm
Cynthia Calhoun

In Elaine Scarry’s book Body in Pain: The Making and Unmaking of the
World, she claims that pain is language destroying, essentially
establishing a barrier between the self and reality that eliminates
meaningful communication with the outside world. Therefore, not only is
it impossible to adequately describe pain, but the possibility of empathy
is all but destroyed. This panel seeks critical and creative
presentations that explore and engage the question: How can a subject
effectively communicate the experience of pain? How can a community
understand or empathize with that subject? Topics may include specific
writers â€" such as Sylvia Plath or Philip K. Dick â€" or a more general
theoretical study.

CFP: [Romantic] women and the artifacts of celebrity (collection; 11.1.07)

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Sunday, September 9, 2007 - 1:50am
ann hawkins

"Beautiful Objects: Women Writers and the Artifacts of Celebrity"

The editors seek essays for a proposed collection on women’s commodification and celebrity
prior to the twentieth-century. We have already had preliminary conversations with a publisher
who has expressed interest in the volume.

What does it mean to be a woman celebrity? In what ways does a woman writer become
commodified, and how are those commodities publicized and marketed? Are women
commodified differently than men of the same period?

CFP: [Romantic] Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies: Special Issue: Gender and Disability

updated: 
Monday, August 27, 2007 - 8:34pm
Mark Mossman

CALL FOR PAPERS
NINETEENTH-CENTURY GENDER STUDIES
SUMMER 2008
SUBMISSION DATE: March 1, 2008

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is a peer-reviewed, online journal
committed to publishing insightful and innovative scholarship on gender
studies and nineteenth-century British literature, art and culture. The
journal is a collaborative effort that brings together advanced graduate
students and scholars from a variety of universities to create a unique
voice in the field. We endorse a broad definition of gender studies and
welcome submissions that consider gender and sexuality in conjunction
with race, class, place and nationality.

CFP: [Romantic] College English Association Conference

updated: 
Tuesday, August 21, 2007 - 4:14pm
Robin Hammerman

CALL FOR PAPERS: NINETEENTH CENTURY BRITISH LITERATURE

The 39th Annual College English Association Conference
St. Louis, Missouri
27-29 March 2008

Conference Theme: PASSAGES

CFP: [Romantic] Companion to Romanticism (collection)

updated: 
Monday, August 20, 2007 - 8:27pm
Andrew Maunder

Contributors are sought for the above reference book (due for publication
in early 2009) which aims to cover British and European authors/works in
the period 1780-1850 and which are typically given the label "Romantic."

Topics 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.

Contributors will be asked to write analytical essays of varying length
(500-2000 words).

CFP: [Romantic] The Idea of America in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, 1776-1914

updated: 
Monday, August 6, 2007 - 4:08pm
Ella Dzelzainis

The Idea of America in Nineteenth-Century British Culture, 1776-1914

The Institute of English Studies, University of London 27th-28th June 2008

With the support of the Centre for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway,
University of London and the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies,
Birkbeck College, University of London

Confirmed Keynote Speakers
Tim Barringer, Kate Flint, John Mee, Clare Pettitt and Mark Philp

CFP: [Romantic] CFP: New Approaches to Prosody, 1780-1914 (UK) (10/31/07; 07/03-05/08)

updated: 
Thursday, August 2, 2007 - 7:26am
Jason Hall

***CALL FOR PAPERS***

METRE MATTERS: NEW APPROACHES TO PROSODY, 1780-1914

University of Exeter: Thursday, 3 July - Saturday, 5 July 2008

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Victorian Studies

Keynote speakers:

ISOBEL ARMSTRONG, TIM KENDALL, YOPIE PRINS, SUSAN WOLFSON

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CFP: Critical Nostalgia (9/15/07; NEMLA, 4/10/08-4/13/08)

updated: 
Thursday, May 17, 2007 - 7:28pm
Lisa Hinrichsen

Critical Nostalgia
39th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
April 10-13, 2008
Buffalo, New York

This panel seeks to explore literature and theory engaged with =20
questions of nostalgia and to explore how (and if) nostalgia can play =20=

CFP: Romanticism and War (UK) (8/10/07; 9/28/07-9/29/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, May 2, 2007 - 6:54pm
Olivia Murphy

The Romantic Realignments Conference 2007

Romanticism and War

A two day conference to be held at the University of Oxford,

28-29 September 2007

Call for papers

Possible topics include, but are not limited to:

CFP: Objections to Objects (6/1/07; ICR, 10/18/07-10/21/07)

updated: 
Sunday, April 22, 2007 - 7:34pm
Sheila Spector

Special Session: Objections to Objects=0D=0A=0D=0AAs indicated by the =
topic of the 2007 ICR conference, Romantic Objects, objects were very =
important in the post-Enlightenment era, advances in science, technolo=
gy and psychology yielding a greater focus on material culture, includ=
ing objects like the body, goals and pursuits in this world, nationali=
sm and the like. Still, there were those who, like Blake, believed tha=
t "Corporeal Friends are Spiritual Enemies," and therefore objected to=
 what they considered to be a misplaced emphasis on objects. In their =
defense, I am soliciting papers for what might be viewed as an antithe=

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