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Tate Britain: Constable, The Great Landscapes

A new exhibit at Tate Britain opens this month and runs through August 28, 2006: "Constable, The Great Landscapes."

"This major exhibition offers the first opportunity to view John Constable's seminal six-foot exhibition canvases together. The 'six-footers' are among the best-known images in British art and comprise the famous series of views on the river Stour, which includes The Hay Wain (1820–21), as well as more expressive later works such as Hadleigh Castle (1829) and Salisbury Cathedral from the Meadows (1831)."

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BOOKING REMINDER: "WILD IRISH GIRLS" CONFERENCE

'Wild Irish Girls': A bicentenary conference to mark the publication of Sydney Owenson’s (Lady Morgan) The Wild Irish Girl and Maria Edgeworth’s Leonora. To be held at Chawton House Library on the 20th & 21st July 2006.

KEYNOTE SPEAKERS:

Professor James Chandler, University of Chicago, ‘Edgeworth and the Edgeworthians’.

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

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

The event will 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.

CONFERENCE FEES: Full-time employed: £120 / Student, retired, unwaged: £65.

CFP: "Up-To-Date With a Vengeance"

"UP-TO-DATE WITH A VENGEANCE": NINETEENTH-CENTURY SCIENCE, TECHNOLOGY, AND MEDIA APRIL 19-21, 2007, UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI-KANSAS CITY, 22ND ANNUAL INTERDISCIPLINARY NINETEENTH-CENTURY STUDIES CONFERENCE (INCS)

Inspired by Bram Stoker's innovative narrative forms and themes in Dracula--and in particular by Jonathan Harker's statement in his journal that he is witnessing the "nineteenth-century up-to-date with a vengeance"--this conference will explore the thoroughly modern forms of communication, technological development, and scientific discovery that emerged in the period.

CALL FOR PAPERS
This conference will explore the thoroughly modern forms of communication, technological development, and scientific discovery that emerged in the period. We also encourage investigations of twenty-first century scientific and technological legacies and media representations of nineteenth-century subjects.

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Conference: Home and Abroad; Transnational England, 1750-1850

"Home and Abroad: Transnational England, 1750-1850," A One-Day, Summer Conference at Oxford University, Friday, 28 July 2006

Invited Speakers Include:
Fiona Stafford (Somerville College, Oxford University)
Michael Eberle-Sinatra (Université de Montréal)

This interdisciplinary conference aims to examine discourses between England and other countries from 1750-1850 through the lens of the national and the global. ‘Home and Abroad: Transnational England’ invites discussions concerning the formation of English identity or ‘Englishness’ through its distinction from and dialogue with other nations. In addition, it asks us to consider the role, influence, and representation of foreign cultures in England. Further, it offers the opportunity to understand how distinctions between England and other nations collapsed, as multinational cultural, ideological, political, and commercial trends merged, were filtered, and dispersed.

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Conference: Romantic Spectacle

7-9 July, 2006

Centre for Research in Romanticism, Roehampton University, London, in association with The Centre for Romantic Studies, University of Bristol

Venue: Roehampton University, London

Registration forms are now available for the forthcoming Romantic
Spectacle Conference at:

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/romanticstudies/events/spectacleregistration.html

Plenary papers:

Professor Iain McCalman, 'De Loutherbourg, Beckford and the Virtual
Saturnalia of 1781'

Professor Saree Makdisi, 'The Fading Spectacle of the Orient'

Professor John Barrell, 'Radicalism, Visual Culture and Spectacle in the
1790s'

Professor Anne Janowitz, 'Skygazing in London: Spectacular Nights'

To register or for further information log onto:

https://www.bris.ac.uk/romanticstudies/events/romanticspectacle.html

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CFP: Romantic Textualities

Romantic Textualies: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840
(formerly Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text)

Call for Papers:

As of Issue 15, Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text carries the new title Romantic Textualities: Literature and Print Culture, 1780-1840, in order to reflect its widening remit and international presence. Romantic Textualities is a fully peer-reviewed academic journal, which appears on a biannual basis in the Summer and Winter of each year. This periodical is only as substantial as the material it contains: therefore, we more than welcome any contributions that members of the academic community might wish to make.

Romantic Textualities carries 3 types of submitted publications:

1) ARTICLES

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KSAA Mentoring Project

The Keats-Shelley Association of America announces the second year of its three-year Mentoring Project. This project is designed to aid younger members of the profession in the crucial early stages of their careers by increasing the exchange of scholarly expertise and practical professional information between junior and senior scholars.

Conference: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis

Announcing a conference: "Romanticism, Environment, Crisis," 23-27 June 2006, University of Wales, Aberystwyth. The conference highlights the continuing urgency of the Romantic text at a time when changes in our biosphere threaten to realize Romanticism's prophetic anxieties, its darkest imaginings.

Plenary Speakers: Lawrence Buell, Cheryll Glotfelty, James C. McKusick, George Monbiot, Kate Soper.

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