May 2006

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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