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Two conference announcements came today. First, for the latest Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers Conference:

The Thirteenth Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference: "Women's Texts and Cultural Contexts" April 14-17, 2005, Hilton Lafayette, Hosted by the Department of English, University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Keynote speakers: Catherine Burroughs (Wells College), Linda Hughes (TCU), and Susan Staves (Brandeis University).

There will be a performance of Fanny Burney's The Witlings during the conference. We welcome a wide range of papers on the conference theme and related issues. Topics might include but should not be limited to the following:

Women Writing Culture, Performing Culture, Sensation Fiction, Religion and Women's Writing, Women and Science, Women's Professions, Women in Journalism, New Women and their Impact, Domestic Ideologies, Writing for Children, Images of the Woman Poet, Subversive Women, Women's Bodies Bodies of Women, Mothers as Cultural Icons, Women and Empire, Women and the Public Sphere.

Please submit 1-2 page abstracts for individual presentations and panel proposals by October 31, 2004. Please include a cover sheet with your name, address, phone number, email address, institutional affiliation and a brief biographical paragraph. Please do not include any identifying information
on your abstract. Proposals may be sent via regular mail to:

British Women Writers Conference
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
Department of English
PO Box 44691
Lafayette, LA 70504

Abstracts may also be submitted by email (include name, phone number, mailing address, institutional affiliation and brief biographical paragraph) to: bwwc@louisiana.edu

Additional details about the conference including registration and hotel
information can be found at our website:

http://www.louisiana.edu/bwwc

Christine DeVine
University of Louisiana at Lafayette
And this one from the U.K.:

Midlands Romantic Seminar:
Romanticism and the Midlands Enlightenment

One Day Conference, sponsored by University of Central England and Nottingham Trent University, Saturday 3rd July, 10.00am-5.00pm.

Birmingham and Midland Institute
Margaret Street,
Birmingham,
B3 3BS

Keynote Speakers: George Rousseau and Desmond King-Hele

Registration fee £25.
For further details, please contact:
Dr Gavin Budge
gavin.budge@uce.ac.uk

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