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

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"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.

Papers are not limited to literary investigations, but their relevance for the study of literature between 1750 and 1850 should be addressed.

We invite abstracts for 20-minute papers on any topic pertaining to “Home and Abroad: Transnational England.” Possible topics may include:

Art, Architecture, Landscape
Sculpture, Paintings, Cathedrals, Palaces, Factories, Gardening, Design,

History, Politics and Society
Reform Movements, Revolution, State Constitutions, Trade, Slavery, Colonialism, Gender, Fashion, Conduct, Education, Journalism, Media, Theaters, Museums, Migration, Travel,

Literature and Drama
Sensibility, Sentimentality, Nature, Self, Poetic Genius, Theatre, Performance, Performativity, Novels, Poetry, Literary Criticism,

Philosophy
Empiricism, Idealism, Aesthetics, Common Sense, Rationalism, Skepticism,

Religion & Theology
Religious Dissent, Anglicanism, Methodism, Pietism, Unitarianism, Calvinism, Catholicism …

Please submit proposals via email (no more than 300 words) by Friday, 26th May to both of the conference organizers:

Monika Class (Balliol College, Oxford University) monika.class@balliol.oxford.ac.uk

and

Terry F. Robinson (University of Colorado at Boulder) terry.robinson@colorado.edu

Conference Web Page: http://users.ox.ac.uk/~bodl0773/

Sponsored by the Oxford University English Faculty.

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Conference: Romantic Spectacle

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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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J Halliwell,
Research Assistant,
Centre for Romantic Studies,
University of Bristol.
romantic-studies@bristol.ac.uk

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CFP: Romantic Textualities

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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
Articles we would be most interested in publishing include those addressing Romantic literary studies with an especial slant on book history, textual and bibliographical studies, the literary marketplace and the publishing world, and so forth. Submissions for articles (5-8,000 words) should be sent to the Editor (mandal@cardiff.ac.uk).

2) REPORTS
We also supply reports on ongoing research, in the form of author studies, snapshots of research, bibliographical checklists, and so on. This material is not peer-reviewed, but provides a useful platform for scholars to disseminate information about their collaborative or individual research projects. Submissions for reports should be sent to the Editor (mandal@cardiff.ac.uk).

3) REVIEWS
As of Issue 15, the journal carries reviews of recent publications relating to Romantic literary studies. In the first instance, publishers of suitable texts or potential contributors should contact the Reviews Edito (KillickPT@cardiff.ac.uk).

Any essays supplied for prospective publication will be seriously considered, undergoing a process of assessment by members of the Romantic Textualities Advisory Board: Peter Garside (Chair, Edinburgh); Jane Aaron (Glamorgan), Stephen Behrendt (Nebraska), Emma Clery (Sheffield Hallam), Benjamin Colbert (Wolverhampton), Ed Copeland (Pomona College), Caroline Franklin (Swansea), Isobel Grundy (Alberta), David Hewitt (Aberdeen), Gillian Hughes (Stirling), Claire Lamont (Newcastle), Robert Miles (Stirling), Rainer Schoewerling (Paderborn), Christopher Skelton-Foord (Durham), Kathryn Sutherland (Oxford).

You can see the latest issue of Romantic Textualities (no. 15, Winter 2005) online by visiting http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/romtext.
Anthony Mandal (Editor)

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Dr A A Mandal ( mandal@cardiff.ac.uk )

Centre for Editorial & Intertextual Research, Cardiff School of
English, Communication and Philosophy, Cardiff University, Humanities
Building, Colum Drive, Cardiff CF10 3EU (http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/ceir)

'Cardiff Corvey: Reading the Romantic Text' [ISSN 1471-5988]
(http://www.cf.ac.uk/encap/corvey)

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Conference: Romanticism, Environment, Crisis

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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.

Conference homepage: http://www.aber.ac.uk/english/rec/
Richard Marggraf Turley
Co-director, Centre for Romantic Studies
University of Wales, Aberystwyth
Co-organizer, Damian Walford Davies

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Coleridge Summer Conference

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The Coleridge Summer Conference 20-26 July 2006. For the Call for Papers and the latest information on Speakers, Conference Arrangements, and Funding Opportunities, including the new Charles Lamb Society Bursaries, please go to the conference page at the Friends of Coleridge Website..

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CFP: "Wild Irish Girls"

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'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.

In light of increasing interest in both these writers’ works, and in the rise of the national novel more generally, this timely conference seeks to unite scholars working on any aspect of Edgeworth or Owenson’s writing. Paper and panel proposals (for presentations of no more than 20 minutes) are therefore invited and should be sent for the attention of Emma Clery, Gillian Dow and Sandy White at the following email address – sw17@soton.ac.uk or by post to Sandy White: English Discipline, School of Humanities, University of Southampton, Highfield, Southampton, SO17 1BJ, UK.

Please note deadline for abstracts: 13th of February 2006

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