CFP: Harriet Martineau (UK) (6/1/06; 4/21/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Ella Dzelzainis
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Call for Papers

Harriet Martineau: Subjects and Subjectivities

21 April 2007

Institute of English Studies, University of London

This interdisciplinary one-day conference considers the making of political, imperial and individual identities in the work of Harriet Martineau (1802-1876). Organized by Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary) and Ella Dzelzainis (Birkbeck) in association with the University of London’s Institute of English Studies, it will be held at the Senate House, Bloomsbury on Saturday 21 April 2007. Confirmed speakers include the leading scholars Catherine Hall (UCL), Deborah Anna Logan (Western Kentucky) and Linda Peterson (Yale).

We are now seeking proposals for 20-minute papers on panels arranged along three broad themes: Politics; Empire; Mind and Body. Possible topics include tyranny and slavery; the politico-economic subject; mesmerism; Liberalism; racial thinking; the imperial subject; worker and machine; positivism; sickness and health; utopianism; feminism. Papers which explore Martineau’s role as a popularizer of ideas under any of these rubrics are also welcome.

Please send an abstract (300 words maximum) to Ella Dzelzainis ( by 1 June 2006.

Further queries to either Cora Kaplan (,uk) or Ella Dzelzainis (as above).

Dr Ella Dzelzainis
School of English and Humanities
Birkbeck College
University of London
Malet Street
London WC1E 7HX

020 7631 6167

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