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CFP: "Wild Irish Girls"

'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

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.

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Conference: Jews and British Romanticism

Announcing a one-day conference on Jews and British Romanticism, Saturday 4th February, 2006, at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London.

The conference is one of a series of collaborative events organised by the Corvey Project at Sheffield Hallam University together the Chawton House Project at the Department of English at the University of Southampton.

Participants include:

Plenary Speaker: Judith Page (University of Florida) "Shylock's Turquoise Ring: Jane Austen and the "exquisite acting" of Edmund Kean."

Roundtable on Edgeworth's Harrington including: Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary ); Anne Janowitz (Queen Mary) and Susan Manly (St Andrews); Rebecca Shapiro (St. Thomas Aquinas College, U.S.A.)

Other papers confirmed: Rebecca Shapiro, Harrington and Ivanhoe
Nadai Valman (University of Southampton) 'The Waters of Babylon: Exile, Nation and the Jews'

Proposals should be sent to Mary Peace at m.v.peace@shu.ac.uk by Friday 18th November.

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Byron Lecture: Metropolitan Museum NY

At 11:00 A.M., on November 15, in New York, a lecture will be given at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on "The Death of Sardanapalus and The Cult of Byron." The lecture is one of a series on "Romantic Masters." Tickets are $22.00.

Further information on the entire series may be found at:
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/ev_cl_program.asp?EventId={899A2174-CD64-48B6-A1FF-963189A2B74E}

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Coleridge Portraits online

Portraits of Coleridge Exhibition - 14 October to 31 December 2005

The Friends of Coleridge Website is currently hosting a small virtual exhibition of Coleridge portraits which are on temporary virtual loan by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery, Dove Cottage, and Jesus College Cambridge.

The interesting feature is an arrangement showing the original 1804 Northcote portrait alongside two other versions of it.

Paul Cheshire
Friends of Coleridge Website

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CFP(s): Three conferences (2006)

Call for Papers: The 37th Annual College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX
April 6-8, 2006. "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the
Regions."

Panel: Blake's Visionary London

Keeping with the conference theme of "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the Regions," this panel, "Blake's Visionary London," will focus upon Blake's imaginative reconstruction, critique, and interpretation of the London of his times in his mythological works. Papers reflecting a rigorous and critical historical methodology will be given special consideration.

Please submit your proposal to jamesrovira@yahoo.com by October 15th, 2005. Word, WordPerfect, and .rtf formats accepted.

Paper proposals should include the following information:

Name
Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)
Mailing Address (including zip code)
Phone Number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of no more than 500 words

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Poets on Poets: Halsey Reading Beddoes

This week, Poets on Poets MP3 archive presents more Beddoes: Alan Halsey reading "Song in the Air." Halsey's edition of the later text of Beddoes's Death's Jest-Book was published by West House Books in 2003, and his several essays on Beddoes's life and work have appeared in various journals and pamphlets.

Here's the poem:

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Poets on Poets: Monk reading Beddoes

This week, Romantic Circles' Poets on Poets MP3 Archive features Geraldine Monk--whose work has appeared in numerous major anthologies including the Oxford Anthology of 20th Century British & Irish Poetry--reading two selections from Thomas Lovell Beddoes: "If thou wilt ease thine heart" and "We do lie beneath the grass."

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