CFP: Periodicals in Romantic Edinburgh, 1802-1832 (3/10/06; MLA '06)

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Sharon Alker
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Posted for Ian Duncan:

MLA Special Session: Periodicals in Romantic Edinburgh, 1802-1832

Call for proposals

I would like to put together a proposal for a Special Session at the
December 2006 meeting of the MLA Convention, in Philadelphia, on Periodicals
in Romantic Edinburgh, 1802-1832. I am organizing the session around the
three key moments of 1802 (the founding of the Edinburgh Review), 1817
(Blackwood's Edinburgh Magazine) and 1832 (Chambers' Edinburgh Journal,
Tait's Edinburgh Magazine). I already have something on Blackwood's, so I am
looking for papers on the Edinburgh Review and the liberal periodicals that
sprang up around the Reform Bill, especially Chambers', but also Tait's
and/or the periodicals edited by Christian Johnstone.

If you are interested in participating please send me a brief (100-word)
proposal by March 10 at iduncan_at_BERKELEY.EDU.

Ian Duncan

Professor and Chair
English Department
322 Wheeler Hall
University of California
Berkeley, CA 94720-1030, U.S.A.
tel. 510 642 2770 / fax 510 642 8738

Dr. Sharon Alker
Assistant Professor of English & General Studies
Whitman College
Walla Walla WA.

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