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UPDATE: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (10/1/06; 1/20/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:54pm
Beth Palmer

UPDATE: CFP DEADLINE EXTENDED TO 1st OCTOBER 2006 FOR

'Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900'

A One-Day Conference, English Faculty, University of Oxford

20th January 2007

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

 - Laurel Brake, Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck,
University of London

  - Simon Eliot, Professor of History of the Book, IES, University of
London

Exhibition of nineteenth-century print media materials from the Bodleian
Library's John Johnson collection.

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies

Wine Reception sponsored by Proquest

CFP: Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship (9/18/06; NEMLA, 4/1/07-4/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Jillmarie Murphy

Psycho-Traumatology and 19th Century Authorship: 38th Annual NEMLA =
Convention, March 1-4, 2007 Baltimore, Maryland. This panel proposes to =
examine the connection between the real-life trauma of nineteenth =
century authors and their body of work. In what ways did their childhood =
and/or adolescent traumas inform and shape 19th century writings? How =
much narrative distance is there between the traumatized author and =
his/her work? What are the various traumas that serve to influence =
writers of the nineteenth century? Possible trauma topics include: Death =
and/or Suicide and/or Murder; Poverty; Incest; Physical and/or Emotional =

UPDATE: Victorian Binaries: The Beautiful & the Ugly (grad) (UK) (9/15/06; 10/21/06)

updated: 
Saturday, September 9, 2006 - 2:53pm
Rhian Williams

* DEADLINE EXTENDED *

Victorian Binaries: The Beautiful and The Ugly

Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar

Postgraduate Conference

In association with the Birmingham Midlands Institute;

Sponsored by British Association for Victorian Studies & University
of Birmingham, School of Humanities

21 October 2006

Keynote speaker: Professor Barrie Bullen

CFP: Victorian Binaries: The Beautiful & the Ugly (grad) (UK) (9/6/06; 10/21/06)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:13pm
Rhian Williams

Victorian Binaries: The Beautiful and The Ugly

Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar

Postgraduate Conference

In association with the Birmingham Midlands Institute;

Sponsored by British Association for Victorian Studies & University
of Birmingham, School of Humanities

21 October 2006

Keynote speaker: Professor Barrie Bullen

The Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminars are held
regularly in Birmingham, UK as a research forum for academics working
in the Victorian period. This study day will be a special session of
MIVSS at which we invite the postgraduate community to explore
notions of beauty and ugliness in Victorian culture.

UPDATE: Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France and Beyond (9/15/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:12pm
Mark Samuels Lasner

DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS EXTENDED TO 15 SEPTEMBER

=93Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France, =
and=20
Beyond=94

The Bibliographical Society of America invites proposals for papers to=20=

be delivered at =93Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in=20
Britain, France, and Beyond,=94 a conference on book history to be held=20=

in New York on 29-31 March 2007.

The nineteenth century saw enormous changes in the world of books. The=20=

rise of a mass readership, the invention of machine-driven=20
technologies, new reproduction methods, and an astonishing variation in=20=

literature, authorship, publishing, periodicals, printing, typography,=20=

CFP: Southern Regional Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies (10/9/06; 3/8/07-3/10/07)

updated: 
Wednesday, August 23, 2006 - 9:10pm
Quintelli-Neary, Marguerite A

Winthrop University, in Rock Hill, SC, will host the Southern Regional
Conference of the American Conference for Irish Studies March 8-10,
2007. The theme of the interdisciplinary conference will be "A Piece of
the Irish Dream," although the committee welcomes papers proposals on
all aspects of Irish Studies.

=20

Please submit a one-page paper proposal by October 9, 2006 to:

=20

Marguerite Quintelli-Neary (nearym_at_winthrop.edu), or send hard copy to
her at:

English Dept., 250 Bancroft Hall, Winthrop University, Rock Hill, SC
29733.

=20

CFP: Romantic and Victorian Entertainments (grad) (12/1/06; 3/23/07-3/24/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 - 9:15pm
Melissa Edmundson

Romantic and Victorian Entertainments

Graduate Student Literature Conference
University of South Carolina, Columbia

March 23-24, 2007

>From the Grand Tour to gambling, and grand balls to opium dens, nineteenth-century authors represented entertainment in various ways. The virtues and vices of nineteenth-century amusements and leisure activities were themes in both British and American literature of the period, and these areas of life reflected and defined the historical, social, and literary climate of the century.

UPDATE: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
Beth Palmer

UPDATE: Plenary speakers announced
                Nineteenth-Century Print Culture Exhibition now
included
                Updated webpages now live

Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900
A One Day Conference, English Faculty, Oxford University
20th January 2007

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS

Laurel Brake, Professor of Literature and Print Culture, Birkbeck,
University of London

 Simon Eliot, Professor of the History of the Book, IES, University of
London

The conference will now be supported by a new exhibition of
nineteenth-century print media materials from the Bodleian Library's John
Johnson collection.

Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies

CFP: 18th/19th Century Literary Palimpsests (12/1/06; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 11, 2006 - 7:28pm
DARBY LEWES

Hi folks,
>
> I have a new project in the works: Revealing Texts: Eighteenth and
> Nineteenth-century Literary Palimpsests. I am looking for articles
> exploring the manner in which some eighteenth and nineteenth-century
> texts reveal their histories and those of their real or imagined
authors
> (examples: Blake's annotations to Reynolds Discourses, pregnancy in
Tristram Shandy) and will
> welcome a variety of subjects: analogies, fragments, graffiti,

CFP: Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900 (UK) (9/1/06; 1/20/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Beth Palmer

'Print Culture and the Novel: 1850-1900'

A One-Day Conference, English Faculty, University of Oxford

No longer was it possible for people to avoid reading matter; everywhere
they went it was displayed - weekly papers at a penny or twopence, complete
books, enticing in their bright picture covers, at a shilling, and all fresh
and crisp from the press. No wonder that the fifties, which saw the spread
of Smith's stalls to almost every principal railway line in the country,
were also the period when the sales of books and periodicals reached
unprecedented levels.

             Richard Altick.

CFP: Cultural History of Reading 1865-1913 (no deadline noted; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:26pm
Sara Quay

Author sought for chapter 6 of the Cultural History of Reading (Greenwood,
2007).

 

The Cultural History of Reading examines written documents (books,
pamphlets, treatises, plays, poems, essays etc.) that shaped, and were
shaped by, crucial cultural events throughout the world and in the United
States.

 

For more information, please contact Dr. Sara Quay, Editor at
squay_at_endicott.edu

 

___________________________________

Sara E. Quay, Ph.D.

Dean, School of Education & Chair, Humanities

Endicott College

376 Hale Street

Beverly, MA 01915

office: 978/232-2200

Fax: 978/232-3100

UPDATE: Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France and Beyond (9/1/06; 3/29/07-3/31/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
Mark Samuels Lasner

UPDATE: plenary speakers announced

"Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in Britain, France, and
Beyond"

The Bibliographical Society of America invites proposals for papers to
be delivered at "Birth of the Bestseller: The 19th Century Book in
Britain, France, and Beyond," a conference on book history to be held
in New York on 29-31 March 2007.

CFP: Adaptation: British Lit of the 19th C and Film (12/31/06; collection)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
abiga52088_at_aol.com

Call for Papers for a Collection of Essays
Adaptation: British Literature of the Nineteenth Century and Film
The recent surge of literature and film courses and use of film clips in the
classroom has led to an increase in studies on adaptation. By bringing
together many different approaches to the topic, this book will provide an
overview of the subject of the adaptation of nineteenth-century British works, as
well as examinations into the creation of adaptations and their use in the
classroom. Although a wide range of critical approaches will be considered,
the emphasis should be on what particular adaptations reveal about the ways in

CFP: The Discourse on Gambling in England (9/10/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Friday, August 4, 2006 - 1:25pm
Chad B. Cripe

The False God "Favourable Chance" or "Lady Luck?": The Discourse on Gambling in England

Gambling has existed in British literature since Chaucer and before, yet the discourse on gambling exploded in Victorian England. Why was gambling such a divisive topic in the 19th century? High church, low church, secular elite, middle class: each faction opposed games of chance, but for widely disparate reasons. Where did the conflict begin? Why did the debate erupt in the Victorian age? Where has it led since? Papers could approach gambling from literary, historical, cultural, social, and/or philosophical perspectives.

Submit abstracts to Chad Cripe <cripec_at_student.gvsu.edu>

CFP: Victorian Cosmopolitanism (10/15/06; NVSA, 3/30/07-4/1/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
jrrudy_at_umd.edu

UPDATE: Please note added information below for
graduate student travel grants and registration
for NVSA.

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CFP: NVSA 2007 -- VICTORIAN COSMOPOLITANISM
Harvard University: March 30-April 1, 2007

"A certain attenuated cosmopolitanism has
replaced the old home feeling."
--Thomas Carlyle, Letters, 1828.

The Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA) solicits submissions for its annual conference; the topic this year is Victorian Cosmopolitanism.

The conference will feature a special presentation of rare Victorian holdings at the Houghton Library as well as a keynote panel including Antoinette Burton and Bruce Robbins.

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CFP: International Jane Austen (Australia) (6/1/07; 11/29/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, August 1, 2006 - 2:01am
Laura Carroll

First Call for Papers
INTERNATIONAL JANE AUSTEN: Jane Austen's Comedy

La Trobe University, Melbourne, Australia
November 29th – December 2nd 2007

http://austen2007.net

'Remember the country and the age in which we live. Remember that we are English, that we are Christians.' Henry Tilney's rebuke to Catherine Morland can be read in many ways, but it is certain that Jane Austen, unlike many of her contemporaries - Ann Radcliffe, Charlotte Smith, Maria Edgeworth or Scott - never ventures outside England, and never presents a foreigner. Yet her novels are increasingly read, enjoyed and studied in cultures quite distinct from the one in which she wrote.

CFP: fragment, c. 1300-2000 (UK) (12/16/06; 6/29/07-7/1/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, July 18, 2006 - 9:44pm
elisabeth salter

CONFERENCE TITLE: "fragment, cultural histories and vocabularies of the
fragment in text and image c. 1300-2000"

3 day Interdisciplinary Conference, hosted by Department of English, and
Institute for Medieval & Early Modern Studies, University of Wales,
Aberystwyth, UK

500 word abstracts for discussion papers, creative workshops,
performances/installations by 16th December 2006

Themes might include: making/unmaking, text/intertext, pastiche bricolage,
narratology and poetics, embodiment, artefacts, figments,
interdisciplinarity, memory and remembrance, archaeologies of meaning,
remnants/remainders

Selected papers to be published by Manchester University Press

UPDATE: Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's Writing (9/15/06; collection)

updated: 
Wednesday, July 12, 2006 - 8:31pm
Jen Chambers

*** Please note the updated deadline for papers***

CALL FOR PAPERS

"Diversity and Change in Early Canadian Women's
Writing" (collection)
UPDATED DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

This spring's Congress conference call for papers on
"Diversity and Change: Early Canadian Women Writers"
yielded the attention of Cambridge Scholars Press
(http://www.cambridgescholarspress.com), who is
interested in publishing an edited collection of
essays on the subject. This is a call for complete,
developed, critical essays on diversity and change in
early Canadian women's writing for this collection of
essays.

CFP: Ford Madox Ford - Networks and Transitions (7/31/06; 9/14/06-9/15/06)

updated: 
Sunday, July 9, 2006 - 1:30pm
DTMoore726659371_at_aol.com

Proposals are invited for 20-minute papers or for panels (with three=20
participants) on Ford=E2=80=99s work as a novelist, poet, essayist, propaga=
ndist, critic,=20
biographer, travel writer, historian, or raconteur. The emphasis of the=20
conference is on Ford as a transitional figure spanning various cultural ph=
ases from=20
Victorian to Pre-Raphaelitism, through Impressionism and early Modernism, t=
o=20
post-WW1 Paris and the USA.=20

CFP: Mystery and Detective Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:14am
Bob Winston

Call for Papers

Mystery and Detective Fiction

38th Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland

This open session welcomes proposals concerning any aspect of mystery
and detective fiction. Please send abstracts or completed papers,
preferably as Microsoft Word attachments to e-mail, to Bob Winston at
winston_at_dickinson.edu or by mail to Department of English, Dickinson
College, P.O. Box 17013-2896.

Please include:
Name and Affiliation
E-mail address
Postal Address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any)

DEADLINE: September 15, 2006

CFP: Transatlantic Studies (10/15/06; journal)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
holcom31_at_comcast.net

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.

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction (9/15/06; NEMLA, 3/1/07-3/4/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Jaime Lynn Jordan

38th Annual Northeast Modern Language Association Conference
March 1-4, 2007
Baltimore, Maryland
www.nemla.org

CFP: Reverse Colonization in Victorian Fiction

This panel will examine the colonial adventure setting within the very
streets of London, including fiction that describes London in the same
manner in which the colonies are described and addresses the fear of
the colonies "coming home" and taking over London. A variety of
approaches is welcome in discussing the Victorian concerns of progress
and decline. Please send 250-word abstracts via email to Jaime Jordan,
University of Texas at Dallas: jlj048000_at_utdallas.edu.

CFP: Words &amp; Notes in the 19th Century (UK) (11/1/06; 7/2/07-7/3/07)

updated: 
Saturday, July 1, 2006 - 11:12am
Geoffrey Chew

CALL FOR PAPERS

Words and Notes in the Nineteenth Century (London, 2-3 July 2007)

Focusing on a century that fostered a growth industry in musical writing
of many kinds (musical novels, programme notes, musical poetry, music
appreciation texts, journalism, scientific treatises, biography, etc.),
this conference seeks to address three main questions. How is music
conceptualized in various textual situations/locations between c.1789 and
1914? How can we best approach the relationships between music and texts?
In what ways might comparative study of different languages, genres or
cultural contexts help us explore the workings of word-music
relationships?

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