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CFP: Hardy and Science (12/15/06; 6/14/07-6/17/07)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:28pm
anne.dewitt_at_yale.edu

HARDY AT YALE (June 14-17, 2007)
Conference organized by The Thomas Hardy Association
Yale University, New Haven, CT.

CFP: Hardy and Science?Graduate/Postdoctoral Student Panel

CFP: Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to Teach Pre-1900 Texts (4/15/06; MMLA, 11/9/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Friday, February 24, 2006 - 4:27pm
Elizabeth Coker

Old Books, New Media: Using Technology to teach Pre-1900 Texts
 
With the advent of computer classrooms, web-based archives, digital storytelling, and a host of other technological marvels, technology in the literature classroom has moved beyond the occasional Zeffirelli or Merchant Ivory film to encompass a wide range of problems and possibilities for teachers and students alike.

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Reproduction (grad) (5/1/06; 2/24/07)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 1:13am
Katherine Malone

NINETEENTH-CENTURY REPRODUCTION
An interdisciplinary graduate student conference
Temple University, Philadelphia, PA
February 24, 2007
Keynote Speaker: TBA
The Nineteenth-Century Forum at Temple University seeks papers for
its first interdisciplinary graduate student conference. Proposals
are invited for 15-20 minute presentations that consider reproduction
in the nineteenth century, broadly construed. Topics might include
but are not limited to:

CFP: Irresponsibility in Victorian Literature (Singapore) (4/10/06; 9/28/06-9/30/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:29am
Tamara Wagner

Apologies for x-posting. We are calling for papers and
panels on any aspect of discourses of
responsibility/irresponsibility in nineteenth-century
literature and culture. Please find further details on
the conference below.

Call for Papers: Irresponsibility (Singapore,
04/10/06; 9/28-30/06)

Inaugural English Literature Conference:
IRRESPONSIBILITY
Division of English, NTU, Singapore, 28-30 September
2006

CFP: Victorian Futures (3/15/06; MLA '06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Rebecca Stern

CFP: Victorian Futures: Beyond Nostalgia (Dickens Society, MLA 2006)

Narrative constructions of foresight and vision; formal engagements with the future (endings, future tenses, speculation); economic engagements (time-bargains, insurance, investments); the futures of Victorian studies. Abstracts and brief vitae by 15 Mar.; Rebecca Stern (stern2_at_gwm.sc.edu).

CFP: English Literature post-1700 (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 21, 2006 - 12:28am
Rebecca N. Mitchell

Call for Papers

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association (PAMLA) Conference
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, CA
November 10-11 2006

**Session on English Literature post-1700**
   
Proposals welcome for 15-minute paper presentations concerning any
aspect of British literature after 1700.

Please email 500-word proposals (inline or as attachment) to
rmitchell_at_writing.ucsb.edu.
Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and preferred
contact information with your proposal.

Deadline for abstracts: March 15, 2006

Conference website with details and membership information at: www.pamla.org

CFP: (Teaching) Mary Shelley and Her Circle (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 3:00pm
Webster Garrett Erin L.

**Please Post**

SECOND CFP-(TEACHING) MARY SHELLEY AND/OR HER CIRCLE

60th Annual RMMLA Convention

Tucson, AZ (October 12-14, 2006)

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DEADLINE FOR ABSTRACTS MARCH 1, 2006

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Abstracts for 15-20-minute papers on any aspect of Mary Shelley and/or
her Circle are currently invited for possible inclusion at the 60th
Annual RMMLA Convention to be held in Tucson, AZ from October 12-14.
Proposals that give attention to teaching the Shelley Coterie will be
given special consideration. Proposals may be sent either
electronically or by regular post to

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Dr. Erin Webster-Garrett

Radford University

Department of English

PO Box 6935

CFP: Modernist Writers Rewrite Victorians (4/1/06; MCBS, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, February 18, 2006 - 2:59pm
Ann Norton

CALL FOR PAPER PROPOSALS

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Paper proposals are invited for a panel at the Midwest Conference on
British Studies in Indianapolis, Indiana, October 27-29, 2006.=20

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"Modernist Writers Rewrite the Victorians." How did Modernist authors
rewrite or re-imagine their Victorian predecessors? I am looking
particularly for papers that address one to three writers rather than
Modernists or Victorians as a whole. Topics are open.

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Please send 250-word abstracts by April 1, 2006, to Ann Norton at
anorton_at_anselm.edu.

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Ann V. Norton, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, English Department

Saint Anselm College

Manchester, NH 03102-1310

603.641.7051

CFP: Popular Women's Fiction of the 18th and 19th Centuries (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Pam Washington

Rocky Mountain Modern Language Association

October 12-14, 2006

Tucson Arizona

 

This special session invites papers that explore any aspect of popular
women's fiction, both American and British of the 18th and 19th centuries,
but we are particularly interested in papers that discuss women's works that
have been traditionally categorized as "popular" in terms of how they might
be reconsidered. Popular fiction could include novels, short fiction, or
serialized fiction. Please e-mail 300-500 word proposals to
pwashington_at_ucok.edu or mail them to Pamela Washington, University of
Central Oklahoma, Box 182, Edmond, OK 73034.

UPDATE: Victorian Nature Writing (3/15/06; PAMLA, 11/10/06-11/11/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Alfred J. Drake

The PAMLA Conference dates have been changed to 11/10-11/11/2006.

Pacific Ancient and Modern Language Association Conference (PAMLA)
Panel Topic: Victorian Nature Writing
November 10-11, 2006 (updated due to change in conference schedule)
University of California, Riverside
Riverside, California

Submission Deadline: March 15, 2006

Paper proposals sought for a panel on Victorian nature writing.
Proposals are encouraged that address this topic within a literary,
philosophical, theological, ecological, or scientific framework. All
submissions acknowledged by email.

UPDATE: Victorian Female Masculinity (grad) (2/28/06; (dis)junctions, 4/7/06-4/8/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Patrick Randolph

(dis)junctions 2006: lost in translation
University of California Riverside
April 7-8, 2006
Keynote Speaker: Professor James Kincaid

The University of California Riverside's annual (dis)junctions conference is
extending the deadline for submissions to Tuesday, February 28, 2006. If
you have an idea that you wanted to submit, but missed the original deadline
of Feb. 1, we will now be accepting abstracts until the 28th of February.
CFP: Female Masculinity in Victorian Literature (dis)junctions: (grad)
(2/28/06; 4/7/06-4/8/06)

CFP: Mystery, Crime, Thriller and Detective Fiction Area (4/30/06; MPCA/MACA, 10/27/06-10/29/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 14, 2006 - 4:10pm
Tricia Anne Jenkins

The Mystery, Crime, Thriller and Detective Fiction area of the Midwest
Popular Culture and American Culture Association is now accepting proposals
for its upcoming conference. The MPCA/MACA conference will be held
Friday-Sunday, October 27-29, 2006 at the Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel &
Suites in Indianapolis, IN.

Please send proposals on any aspect of mystery, crime or thriller fiction to
the area chair via email or mail. Emailed proposals should be sent to Tricia
Jenkins, American Studies, Michigan State University at jenki172_at_msu.edu.
Mailed proposals should be sent to Tricia Jenkins, The Journal of Popular
Culture, Michigan State University, 235 Bessey Hall, East Lansing, Michigan,
48824.

CFP: English IV: Romantic and Victorian Literature (3/1/06; SAMLA, 11/10/06-11/12/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 7:16pm
Lee Anna Maynard

The English IV section (Romantic and Victorian Literature) at SAMLA
seeks papers on "The Child-Woman in Romantic and
Victorian Literature."

In texts from the late eighteenth through the late nineteenth
centuries, women are often given characteristics simultaneously
childlike and sexualized. Poems, novels, conduct books, and visual
arts of the Romantic and Victorian periods accept, foster, and
sometimes interrogate this conflation of the unripe and forbidden
with the sexually desirable. We welcome proposals analyzing the
interplay of these aesthetic and cultural values in Romantic and
Victorian literature.

CFP: The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005 (6/30/06; collection)

updated: 
Tuesday, February 7, 2006 - 6:16pm
Andrea Cabajsky

"The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005" (collection; 06/30/06)

The editors invite submissions for a collection of critical essays tentatively titled "The Historical Novel in Canada, 1832-2005." Wilfrid Laurier University Press has committed to publication of the collection.

CFP: 19th-Century English Literature (3/1/06; RMMLA, 10/12/06-10/14/06)

updated: 
Thursday, February 2, 2006 - 7:31pm
Ranum, Ingrid

CALL FOR PAPERS

Panel Topic: 19th-Century English Literature
Rocky Mountain MLA Convention, 60th Annual Meeting
October 12-14, 2006
The DoubleTree Resort Hotel at Reid Park in Tucson, Arizona

Submission Deadline: 1 March 2005

Paper proposals sought for the RMMLA panel on 19th-Century English
Literature. Papers on all aspects of 19th-Century English or British
Literature will be considered.
 

Email or send (postmark) 300-word abstracts by March 1, 2006 to:

Ingrid Ranum
Department of English
Gonzaga University
E. 502 Boone Ave.
Spokane, WA 99258
ranum_at_gonzaga.edu

CFP: The Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age (6/2/06; VISAWUS, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:46pm
George Griffith

CALL FOR PAPERS
VISAWUS 2006

THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST
IN THE VICTORIAN AGE

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies=20
Association of the Western United States=20
(VISAWUS) announces its eleventh annual=20
conference:

DATES: Oct. 26-28, 2006

PLACE: Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

HOTEL: Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard Street,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
818-887-4800
Room Rates: $109/night

The focus of this year's conference is "The=20
Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age."=20
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

CFP: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies (3/1/06; online journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Melissa Purdue

The editors of Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies welcome submissions for the
Spring 2006 issue of this peer-reviewed, online journal.

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is 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: Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies: The New Woman (6/1/06; journal issue)

updated: 
Monday, January 30, 2006 - 10:45pm
Melissa Purdue

Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies is currently accepting submissions for a
special Summer 2006 issue on "The New Woman and Sexuality." The New Woman of
the fin de siecle challenged gender norms by pushing for greater career and
educational opportunities, by arguing for the necessity of marriage reform
and by frankly acknowledging women's sexuality. Some, like Sarah Grand, were
proponents of sexual purity while others like Victoria Cross repeatedly
pushed the boundaries. In this special issue we hope to spark discussion on
this fascinating aspect of New Woman literature that has not yet been fully
explored.

Possible topics include, but are certainly not limited to:

CFP: Erasmus Darwin (2/15/06; NASSR/NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:19pm
James Allard

**With apologies for cross-posting.**
As engagements with "Romantic Science" become increasingly varied and
complex, references to the life and works of Erasmus Darwin appear
with increasing frequency in a multitude of contexts. Similarly,
treatments of Darwin's connections to contemporary literary figures,
as well as reexaminations of his own status as a popular poet,
suggest that sustained attention to Darwin can further enrich our
understandings of the relation between poetry and science. Papers
exploring any aspect of these issues in Darwin's works will be
considered. Possible topics may include: Darwin and Evolutionary
Thought; Poetics of Zoology and/or Botany; Darwin and the Lives of

UPDATE: Irish Literatures (Australia) (2/18/06; IASIL, 7/20/06-7/23/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:18pm
Patrick Lonergan - IASIL.org Online

Deadline extended:

IASIL Sydney - Thursday 20 July to Sunday 23 July 2006 inclusive
http://www.iasil.org/sydney/
Reply to irish_at_unsw.edu.au

This is a Second and FINAL Call for Papers for the 2006 meeting of the
International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures.

Proposals are warmly invited on the general conference theme: exploring
'intertextuality' in all its forms in Irish literature and culture. Papers
on any other aspect of Irish writing (in English and/or Irish) are also very
welcome.

Please submit a title and 200 word abstract to irish_at_unsw.edu.au by 18
February, 2006.

Papers should not exceed 20 minutes duration.

CFP: Trauma Theory/Victorian Studies (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Tuesday, January 24, 2006 - 10:17pm
Jill Matus

A special session at the 2006 meeting of NAVSA
(North American Victorian Studies Association)
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006
The aim of this special session is to explore the relationship between
contemporary trauma theory and Victorian studies. Particularly welcome
are papers that offer interventions in current conceptions of the
genealogy of trauma and consider the implications of a more widely
historicized conception of trauma, as well as papers that reflect on the
usefulness and applicability of trauma theory to Victorian literature.
Proposals may also address the relationship between Victorian literary

CFP: Victorian Symptoms (2/15/06; NAVSA, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 7:16pm
Matthew Rowlinson

CALL FOR PAPERS
 "VICTORIAN SYMPTOMS":
A special session at the 2006 meeting of the
North American Victorian Studies Association
Purdue University, Lafayette, IN
 31 August - 3 September 2006

UPDATE: Victorian Studies Association of Ontario Spring Conference (1/30/06; 4/29/06)

updated: 
Saturday, January 21, 2006 - 6:50pm
ahalsall_at_yorku.ca

"Splendour in the Grass":
2006 Victorian Studies Association of Ontario Spring Conference Call for Papers
(Extended Deadline: 30 January 2006)

Though nothing can bring back the hour
Of splendour in the grass,
Of glory in the flower;
We will grieve not, rather find
Strength in what remains behind.

- William Wordsworth, "Intimations of Immortality" (1803-06)

Just as Wordsworth's poem opens itself up to numerous interpretations, so too
does the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario wish to open its conference
to the consideration of a range of subjects around Victorian notions of nature,
splendour, spirit, and knowledge.

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