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CFP: Affect, Mood, Feeling: 1748-1819

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Romanticism at Western

The University of Western Ontario: London, Ontario

25-26 April 2009

Keynote Speaker: Professor Ross Woodman (UWO Emeritus)

Recent work in Romanticism encourages us to consider the myriad manifestations and roles of affective experience in Romantic theory and criticism. In Romantic Moods, for example, Thomas Pfau locates within the folds and crosscurrents of European Romanticism “a persistent and unsettling ‘feeling’ of the irreducible tenuousness and volatility of being.” The wide-ranging implications of such an innovative re-imagination of Romantic affect may be felt in the various conscious and unconscious resistances to an Enlightenment faith in the unity of experience, a progressive concept of history, and the transparency of the public sphere, resistances that perhaps come to light in Keats’ yearning, “O for a life of Sensations rather than of Thoughts!”

As a focus for its third annual conference, the Romantic Reading Group at UWO encourages enquiry into Romantic affect, mood, and feeling. The historical timeframe suggested by the conference title aims to impose some restriction on a potentially expansive thematic: 1748 reflects the publication of Hume’s An Enquiry concerning Human Understanding and 1819 marks a watershed year in Romanticism—a year witnessing the publication of major works by Percy Shelley (The Cenci), the first two Cantos of Byron’s Don Juan, three novels by Scott, Coleridge’s public lectures at the Crown and Anchor, and much of Keats’ most well known poetry. Far less triumphantly, however, it is also the year of the Peterloo massacre.

Topics may include, but are certainly not limited to, the following:

● the nature of Romantic feeling ● the revolutionary potential of feeling ● feeling and the formation of the subject ● Romantic moods (anxiety, trauma, melancholy, boredom, paranoia) ● the socio-economics of feeling ● the historicity of sentiment ● the pathology of feeling ● symptomatic appearance of emotion ● sentimentality, sensibility, and genre ● the Gothic ● affect and embodiment ● Romantic sympathy and community ● the rhetoric of emotion ● the poetics and dramatics of passion ● affect and empiricism ● Romantic feeling and the transcendental ● the boundaries between the understanding, feeling, and judgment ● the ethics of affect ● negotiating sincerity ● confessional narratives ● moral sentiment, education, and virtue ● affect, feeling, and the Scottish Enlightenment ● excitability, irritability, and contagion ● metropolitan moods ● the psychosomatics of passion ● political feeling

We invite abstracts of 250 words that explore the ideas and implications (political, historical, literary, philosophical, aesthetic, economic, medical, scientific, and so forth) of Romantic affect, mood, and feeling.

Deadline for Abstracts: 1 March 2009

Please send abstracts to: westernromantics@gmail.com

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NCSA Emerging Scholars Award

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The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) announces the creation of the Emerging Scholars Award.

This award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author's doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author.

The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the following annual meeting of the NCSA. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA, but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award.
Eligibility
Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional.

Articles published in any scholarly journals, including on-line journals, or in edited volumes of essays are eligible.

Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award.

Only articles physically published between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are eligible for the 2008 Emerging Scholar Award.

Submission Process
An article can be submitted by an author or by the publisher or editor of a journal or essay collection.

In any given year, an applicant may submit more than one article for this award.

The winning article will be selected by a committee representing diverse disciplines.

Send three off-prints or photocopies to: Professor Maria K. Bachman, Department of English, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, SC 29528-6054; e-mail mbachman@coastal.edu

DEADLINE: Postmarked November 2, 2007.

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CEA Conference panel: The Diodati Circle

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College English Association National Conference
March 27-29, 2008
St. Louis, Missouri

We invite papers on the Diodati Circle for the 39th annual meeting of the CEA.

The famous summer of 1816 witnessed the interaction of two of the most famous poets of the early nineteenth century, one increasingly more celebrated author, and one relative unknown. In the case of the two latter figures, Mary Godwin (later Shelley) and John Polidori, most of the critical attention they have traditionally received has focused on their connections to the two former individuals, Percy Shelley and Lord Byron. Nevertheless, in the years immediately following the Genevan summer, Mary Shelley and John Polidori produced the two most enduring literary creations to arise from the ghost story contest. Shelley's Dr. Frankenstein and his creature have never gone out of print, while Polidori's aristocratic vampire Lord Ruthven altered the way in which vampires would be portrayed by later writers, culminating in the appearance of Bram Stoker's Dracula.

Papers are invited for a panel that will focus on the various literary interactions among the members of the Diodati circle, including not only the Shelleys, Byron, and Polidori, but also Claire Clairmont, Mary's step-sister. Although biographical considerations are difficult to avoid, participants are encouraged to focus on the intertextual connections among the different figures, hopefully discussing both better known and lesser known works.

Proposals should be submitted via the online database at

http://english.ttu.edu/cea/conftool

by November 1st, 2007.

When you submit your proposal, you may use a pull-down menu to indicate your topic. Indicate at that pull-down menu that your submission should be directed to L. Adam Mekler, chair of the Diodati Circle panel.

You may contact Dr. Mekler with any questions at lmekler@jewel.morgan.edu,
but submissions can not be received at that email address.

Individuals without access to computers will need to send hard copy proposals to the following address via US mail by October 15th:

Marina Favila
CEA Program Chair
English Department
James Madison University
MSC 1801
Harrisonburg, VA 22807

To preserve time for discussion, CEA limits presentations to 15 minutes.

All presenters must become members of the College English Association by January 1, 2008. For membership information, contact Joe Pestino at
jpestin5@naz.edu

For more information about CEA, the general conference theme, or other special sessions, please consult the CEA website:

http://www2.widener.edu/~cea/

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NCSA 2008 Article Prize

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NCSA 2008 ARTICLE PRIZE

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2008 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the annual meeting of NCSA hosted this year by Florida International University, Miami, FL, April 3-5, 2008.

Articles published between September 1, 2006 and August 31, 2007 are eligible for consideration for the 2008 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. Submission of interdisciplinary studies is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines.

Send three copies of published articles/essays to the chair: Professor Joan DelPlato, Department of Art History, Simon's Rock College of Bard, 84 Alford Road, Great Barrington, MA 01230. Questions should be sent to: delplato@simons-rock.edu. Applicants must document the date of actual publication by providing a letter from the editor of the journal or anthology in which the article appeared. Applicants should provide an email address so that receipt of their submissions may be acknowledged. One entry per scholar and three per publisher are allowed annually; those who submit entries are asked to note the interdisciplinary focus of the prize. Essays written in part or in whole in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is November 15, 2007.

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CFP: "Politics and Propaganda"

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Call for Papers
Politics and Propaganda
29th ANNUAL CONFERENCE
OF THE NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Florida International University, Miami, Florida April 3-5, 2008

Keynote Speaker: Sally Mitchell,
Emerita Professor of English and Women's Studies, Temple University,
“Political Women: The First Generation”

We welcome paper and panel proposals concerning any aspect of politics during the long nineteenth century, including, but not limited to political figures, movements (Chartism, socialism, communism, anarchism, trades unions, reform), parties, campaigns, immigration, imperialism, suffrage, gender politics, war, slavery, nationalism, pacifism, uprisings, and revolutions.

Equally welcome are paper and panel proposals concerning propaganda, including but not limited to advertising, periodicals, promotion (including self-promotion), news, campaign materials, songs, slogans, cartoons, souvenirs, paraphernalia, monuments, posters, and public art.

Abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers, author’s name and paper title in heading, with one-page c.v. by Oct. 1, 2007 to: Kathleen McCormack, Program Chair, Florida International University, mccormac@fiu.edu

Graduate students whose proposals are accepted can at that point submit a full-length version of the paper in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses.

Registration and accommodation information will be available on November 1, 2007:
http://www.english.uwosh.edu/roth/ncsa/index.html

The conference will include a reception and tour at the Wolfsonian Museum-FIU, a leading museum of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth-century design, which also contains the country’s largest collection of twentieth-century German, Italian, and American political propaganda, including prints, posters, drawings, books and serial holdings, and objects that document the rise and demise of fascist and other political movements.

We have also arranged a Biscayne Bay Boat Tour with local historian and scholar Dr. Paul George of the Historical Museum of Southern Florida. The tour will trace the development of Miami’s coastline in the nineteenth century, including the influence of the first and second Seminole wars, as we view the Key Biscayne Lighthouse, the Cape Florida Lighthouse, and the Barnacle, the oldest house in Miami-Dade County still in its original location.

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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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