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BOOKING REMINDER: "WILD IRISH GIRLS" CONFERENCE

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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. 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.

Accommodation is available at an additional cost. Details will be on the Registration Form.

BOOKING DEADLINE: 23 June 2006. Please contact: Kathy Quinn at Chawton House Library:

T: +44 (0)1420 541010
E: Kathy.Quinn@chawton.net

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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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Samuel Palmer at the Met

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Exhibtion at New York's Metropolitan Museum: "Samuel Palmer (1805-1881): Vision and Landscape." March 7-May 29, 2006.

An audio file on the exhibit is available here.

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KSAA Mentoring Project

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The Keats-Shelley Association of America announces the second year of its three-year Mentoring Project. This project is designed to aid younger members of the profession in the crucial early stages of their careers by increasing the exchange of scholarly expertise and practical professional information between junior and senior scholars. If a senior scholar (who has earned tenure) would like to be a mentor (for one protégé), he or she should notify the Mentoring Committee, outlining briefly for us his or her range of scholarly or professional areas of expertise (e.g., Charlotte Smith, grant writing). Junior scholars who have earned the Ph.D. but not yet received tenure can request a mentor by describing their own scholarly interests and professional concerns. All offers and requests should be submitted by April 2. The Mentoring Committee of the KSAA will match prospective mentors with prospective protégés in late April. Mentors and protégés commit to one year of conversation (vocal, written, and/or electronic).

A full description of the Project, prepared for its inaugural year, can be found on the Keats-Shelley Association Website:

http://www.rc.umd.edu/ksaa/ksaa.html

If you would like to participate, have questions, or would like the current
full description, contact Gina Luria Walker, walkerg@newschool.edu.

The Keats-Shelley Association Mentoring Committee:
Gina Luria Walker (Chair)
Alan Richardson

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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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Gothic Nightmares at Tate Britain

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Through May 1 Tate Britain, London, is presenting an exhibition on "Gothic Nightmares," with a special focus on Fuseli and Blake. Here's the museum's own page about the exhibit and here's a review in The Guardian. Here's another in The New York Times (may require reogstration).

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