UPDATE: Wild Irish Girls conference (UK) (2/13/06; 7/20/06-7/21/06)

full name / name of organization: 
White S.
contact email: 


Professor James Chandler, University of Chicago, 'Edgeworth and the

Ms Norma Clarke, 'Laetitia Pilkington: The Original Wild Irish Girl'.

Dr Claire Connolly, Senior Lecturer, Cardiff University, 'Theorising
affectivity in Irish Romanticism'.

Call for Papers

'Wild Irish Girls': A bicentenary conference to mark the publication of
Sydney Owenson's (Lady Morgan) The Wild Irish Girl and Maria Edgeworth's

Keynote speakers: James Chandler (University of Chicago) and Claire
Connolly (Cardiff University)

To commemorate the publication of these texts in 1806, proposals are
invited for papers for a conference to be held on the 20th and 21st of
July 2006. The event will be take place at Chawton House Library, the
centre for the study of early women's writing, which holds first
editions of both novels, as well as many other editions of works by
Edgeworth and Owenson. It is jointly organised by Chawton House Library
and the English Department at the University of Southampton.

In light of increasing interest in both these writers' works, and in the
rise of the national novel more generally, this timely conference seeks
to unite scholars working on any aspect of Edgeworth or Owenson's
writing. Paper and panel proposals (for presentations of no more than 20
minutes) are therefore invited and should be sent for the attention of
Emma Clery, Gillian Dow and Sandy White at the following email address -
sw17_at_soton.ac.uk or by post to Sandy White: English Discipline, School
of Humanities, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17
1BJ, UK.

Please note deadline for abstracts: 13th of February 2006

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