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Keats-Shelley Prize offered

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The Keats-Shelley Memorial Association prize 2007 (click to download PDF poster with details of the competition):

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CFP: "Byron and Modernity"

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Submissions are invited for "Byron and Modernity" an international conference, sponsored by the University of British Columbia, to be held in Vancouver at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites October 26-28, 2007.

Keynote speakers: Professor Christopher Ricks, Professor Jerome McGann, and Professor Tilottama Rajan

We welcome papers that explore the way Byron and Byronism have been interpreted since the Romantic period, in Byron's reception through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the place of Byronism in fashion, popular, and print culture. But we are especially interested in papers that take Byron's presence in modern culture as an opportunity to address wider questions surrounding modernity and modernism. If "the modern" marks the time when the subject left the safety of the local to experience the world, if modernism celebrates change itself as the driving force of global power, to what extent is Byron, the cosmopolitan wanderer and genius of self-promotion, an exemplary, if not pivotal figure of modernity? The Byron circle might be called the first avant-garde: what part did the figure of Byron play in other modern avant-garde movements or in the development of criticism, theory, and culture that followed them? Byron was a social critic and a fashion icon: his work straddles high and low culture, aristocratic pretension and bourgeois consumerism, the power of the mind and the experience of the body. What can his influence tell us about similar contradictions in modern poetry and literature? What might Byron's presence in popular culture and, by contrast, his relative absence from critical culture tell us about culture generally in the modern world? We are less interested in Byron the man than we are in "Byron" the idea, a specter of art, power, and transgression that haunts modern consciousness.

Proposals of 500 words for 20 minute papers may be sent by email to: byron07@interchange.ubc.ca

Deadline for submissions: March 1, 2007 (Original deadline: January 31, 2007)

Conference website: http://www.english.ubc.ca/PROJECTS/byron_conference

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2 CFPs for MLA 2007

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CALL FOR PAPERS

The Wordsworth-Coleridge Association invites proposals for its sessions at the Modern Language Association Convention in Chicago, Illinois, 27-30 December 2007. SESSION TOPIC: "Romanticism, Reading, and Translation: The Processes of Literacy."

Essays should address the history, theory, representation, and practice of reading and translation, and the normative or transgressive roles of readers, writers, and translators in the British Romantic period. Abstracts by 15 March 2007 to James McKusick: james.mckusick@umontana.edu
The John Clare Society of North America invites proposals for its session at the 2007 MLA Convention. SESSION TOPIC: "John Clare in History."

Papers on John Clare in relation to various histories: natural, literary, political, cultural. Abstracts are due by 15 March 2007 to Scott McEathron: McEath@aol.com

NOTE: All MLA program participants must be members of the Modern Language Association by 1 April 2007. (This MLA membership requirement can be waived for program participants who reside outside North America.) It would be helpful to us (in preparing program copy) if you would provide your full name and academic affiliation. For further information on the MLA Convention, go to: http://www.mla.org/convention

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CFP: Race and Ethnicity in the Nineteenth Century

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"Race and Ethnicity in the Nineteenth Century"
28th Annual Conference of the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA)
Susquehanna University, Selinsgrove, PA, March 8-10, 2007

We invite submission of papers and panel proposals that explore all aspects of race and ethnicity in the 19th century, from all disciplinary and interdisciplinary perspectives. Topics might connect race and ethnicity with social identity or social control; with land use, ecology, city planning or industrialism; with emigration and immigration patterns; with aesthetics or with the sciences; with gender and sexuality. The organizers encourage the broadest interpretation of the topic, and the widest application to cultural phenomena.

The wealth of racial and ethnic history in Pennsylvania’s Central Susquehanna Valley will provide an excellent focal point for wide ranging discussions. Fergus Bordewich, author of Bound for Canaan: The Underground Railroad and the War for the Soul of America (2005 Amistad), will present the first public lecture; Malcolm Dick, author of Joseph Priestley and Birmingham (Studley 2005), will present the second public lecture on race, religion, and the legacy of Joseph Priestley. Karen James of the PA Historical and Museum Commission will anchor a roundtable discussion on research methods for recovering African American involvement in the Underground Railroad. Local scholars will lead special tours of Underground Railroad sites and 19th-century architecture, including buildings of Joseph Priestley, Thomas Edison, and Eli Slifer.

Submit a one page abstract of a 20 minute paper, with author and title in heading, and one page vita by Nov. 1, 2006. Send materials or inquiries to Drew Hubbell, Conference Organizer: hubbell@susqu.edu. Registration, transportation, and accommodation information available in the Fall:

http://www.msu.edu/~floyd/ncsa/

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Conference: "Byron and Modernity"

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Submissions are invited for “Byron and Modernity” an international conference, sponsored by the Department of English and Faculty of Arts at the University of British Columbia, to be held in Vancouver at the Coast Plaza Hotel and Suites October 26-28, 2007.

We welcome papers that explore the way Byron and Byronism have been interpreted since the Romantic period, in Byron’s reception through the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, and the place of Byronism in fashion, popular, and print culture. But we are especially interested in papers that take Byron’s presence in modern culture as an opportunity to address wider questions surrounding modernity and modernism. If “the modern” marks the time when the subject left the safety of the local to experience the world, if modernism celebrates change itself as the driving force of global power, to what extent is Byron, the cosmopolitan wanderer and genius of self-promotion, an exemplary, if not pivotal figure of modernity? The Byron circle might be called the first avant-garde: what part did the figure of Byron play in other modern avant-garde movements or in the development of criticism, theory, and culture that followed them? Byron was a social critic and a fashion icon: his work straddles high and low culture, aristocratic pretension and bourgeois consumerism, the power of the mind and the experience of the body. What can his influence tell us about similar contradictions in modern poetry and literature? What might Byron’s presence in popular culture and, by contrast, his relative absence from critical culture tell us about culture generally in the modern world? We are less interested in Byron the man than we are in “Byron” the idea, a specter of art, power, and transgression that haunts modern consciousness.

Proposals of 500 words for 20 minute papers may be sent by email to:

byron07@interchange.ubc.ca

Deadline for submissions: January 30, 2007

Conference website: http://www.english.ubc.ca/PROJECTS/byron_conference

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CFP: "Anglo-European Romanticism and the origins of psychiatry"

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Special Issue of History of Psychiatry: "Anglo-European Romanticism and the origins of psychiatry"

This special issue, to be published in late 2008, seeks to explore and test the commonplace that the rise of psychiatry is chronologically commensurate with European Romanticism. Towards this goal it inquires whether the claim can hold up and, if so, under what specific conditions. It invites broad, interdisciplinary approaches capable of assessing the psychiatry, or its equivalents, of different historical periods to make the case for, or against, Romanticism and the origins of psychiatry. The Romanticism addressed is focused on the generations from 1770 to 1830, and especially includes its literature and philosophy. Papers on the wide role of such thinkers as Kant are especially welcome, as are those on developments in depression, hysteria and suicide. Self-contained studies of individual thinkers (e.g., Burton, the early English psychiatrists, Pinel, Esquirol, Freud and the Germans) or writers (e.g., Coleridge, Shelley, the German nature philosophers) are not encouraged except insofar as they relate to the larger comparative matter of origins and development.

Authors are invited to contribute papers of not more than 7000 words inclusive of notes and references, and must be formatted in the journal’s house style. Scholars in all disciplines of the humanities and sciences, including medicine and its history, are invited to submit their proposals containing not more than 500 words describing their approach to Professor George Rousseau at george.rousseau@ntlworld.com by 1 February 2007. The deadline for finished contributions is 30 November 2007.

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2007 BARS/NASSR conference

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Emancipation, Liberation, Freedom
26-30 July, 2007, University of Bristol

The Board of the 2007 joint BARS (British Association of Romantic Studies) and NASSR (North American Society for the Study of Romanticism) Conference, to be held at Bristol University 26-29 July 2007, invites papers under the conference theme "Emancipation, Liberation, Freedom." Each of these three terms has significant and overlapping resonances in the Romantic period, reaching across a range of disciplines including philosophy, history, art history, music, aesthetics, political theory, legal theory, and European literature. The online call for papers (deadline 1 December 2006) can be found at:

http://www.bristol.ac.uk/romanticstudies/events/2007callforpapers.html

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British Academy Symposium: "Romanticism and Science"

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The British Academy is hosting a one-day symposium on "Romanticism and Science," in association with the British Association for Romantic Studies to be held on 15th September 2006 at the British Academy, 10 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1. All are welcome.

In the past, Romanticism has been seen as opposed to science, held as promoting the transcendental and otherworldly above the material and physical. This symposium seeks to interrogate this view, exploring a time before the sciences and the arts had been divided into "two cultures." Science pervaded every aspect of Romantic life and literature, as the secondary object of exploration detailed in travel narratives, the emergence of new print technologies, the use of anatomy in religious arguments for evidence of Design in nature, or physiological accounts of the effects of an encounter with the sublime in aesthetic theories. The speakers in this symposium will challenge traditional notions of Romanticism, revealing that even the most canonical Romantic writers were aware of and interested in scientific knowledge and discoveries.

9.30-10am: Registration and Tea/coffee

10-11am: Professor Richard Holmes (FBA, University of East Anglia),
'Scientific discovery and the poets'

11am-12pm: Dr Neil Vickers (King's College, London), 'Carcase Coleridge or
Coleridge and the rhetoric of the eighteenth-century medical case'

12-1pm: Lunch

1-2pm: Dr Sharon Ruston (University of Wales, Bangor), 'Natural Rights and
Natural History'

2-2.30pm: Tea/coffee

2.30-3.30pm: Professor Peter Kitson (University of Dundee), 'The Limits of
the Human: Frankenstein, Anatomy and Racial Science'

3.30-4.30pm: Professor Timothy Fulford (Nottingham Trent University), 'The
Anatomy of Racism: What Natural History Saw in Native People's Skulls'

Organiser: Sharon Ruston, University of Wales, Bangor

To register for this event, please contact:
The Meetings Department
Telephone: 020 7969 5246
Email: events@britac.ac.uk
For further details and to book, please refer to
http://www.britac.ac.uk/events/2006/romanticism/prog.html

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CFP: "The British Periodical Text, 1796-1832"

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Centre for Romantic Studies, University of Bristol

Plenary Speakers: Gregory Dart (University College London), John Strachan
(University of Sunderland), Tim Webb (University of Bristol)

A one-and-a-half-day conference organized by the Department of English, taking place in Bristol on Thursday 28th and Friday 29th September, 2006.

"Is there no stopping the eternal wheels of the Press for half a century or two, till the nation recover its senses? Must we magazine it and review [it] at this sickening rate for ever? Shall we never again read to be amused? but to judge, to criticise, to talk about it and about it": "Lepus" (Charles Lamb), "Readers Against the Grain," The New Times (January, 1825).

We welcome papers discussing any aspect of magazine publication during a period marked by a highly prolific, competitive, and innovative milieu.

Subjects could include: the city, the country, and the periodical; modes and uses of advertising; the general cultural status of the periodical; juxtapositions of worded and visual texts; cartoons and satire; travel writing and foreign correspondence; the commercial and other implications of technological innovation; inter-periodical rivalries and disputes; reporting the war; the periodical and reform; sport and leisure and the periodical; the critical issues surrounding periodical texts later revised for book-publication.

Proposals for 20-minute papers are now invited, from new scholars and established academics alike. These proposals should take the form of a title and 200-word abstract and should be submitted electronically to Simon Hull at: romantic-studies@bristol.ac.uk in the body of an email or as an attachment in .doc format. Please include institutional affiliation and position in the body of the text.

Deadline for submission: 30 June, 2006

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

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"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.

TOPICS MIGHT INCLUDE:
* Inventions: Telegraphs, Electric Lights, Typewriters, Railroads and Other New Forms of Transportation
* Print Culture: Scientific Periodicals, Political Pamphlets, Illustrated Newspapers, and Penny Magazines
* The "Pseudo-Sciences": Phrenology, Physiognomy, and Eugenics
* Technology and Empire
* Amateur Scientists, Scientific Tourism, and Collectors
* Botany and Geology; Darwin and Evolution Controversies
* Innovation and Popular Entertainment; Photography, Magic Lantern Shows, and Moving Pictures
* Gendered Uses of Technology
* Science Fiction; Responses to "Modernity" in Literature and Art
* Nursing, Medicine, and Psychology
* The "Nineteenth-Century Up-to-Date" in Recent Film and Fiction

Longer versions of INCS conference papers are regularly published in the affiliated Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal.

Send 250-500 word abstracts in .pdf or .doc format by December 1, 2006 to incs2007@umkc.edu.

Please include your name, institutional affiliation, and contact information within that document, as well as within the body of your email.

For more information, see the conference Website.

Questions? Please contact incs2007@umkc.edu

ORGANIZERS (at the University of Missouri-Kansas City):
Jennifer Phegley and Daniella Mallinick

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