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At this year's MLA convention in Washington DC, the Committee on Information Technology is sponsoring a session on tools for electronic scholarship to be held on Thursday, December 29th from 12:00-1:15 pm in Delaware Suite A at the Marriott. Co-organized by Michael Groden and Kenneth Price, the panel is entitled "New Technologies of Literary Scholarly Investigation." It will be structured as an electronic poster session, with five or six presenters stationed at computers around the room demonstrating their projects and speaking informally to whoever stops by. As someone who has been affiliated with the William Blake Archive (http://www.blakearchive.org) since 1996, I will be discussing how the WBA has been and is being used by researchers and teachers. If you have incorporated the WBA in your own scholarship or teaching, I would very much like to hear from you. I'm interested in compiling a bibliography of scholarship that cites the WBA, locating syllabi that include it, and collecting examples of assignments that ask students to make use of it in some way. Please email me citations, urls, handouts, attachments, or project descriptions offlist at karimkraus at gmail.com.

Kari Kraus

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We should add that there is another electronic poster session being sponsored by the CIT December 29th, this one on Electronic Journals, at which Romantic Circles' Praxis Series will be represented. Session 351: 8:30-9:45 a.m., Delaware Suite A, Marriott.

--RC Editors

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Poets on Poets: Fanny Howe reading Bronte (and podcast)

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This week's Poets on Poets MP3 archive features Fanny Howe reading Bronte's "No Coward Soul is Mine."

Now you can subscribe to Poets on Poets as a podcast. Just look for the "RSS Podcast" button on the home page and copy the link into your podcast aggregator or player (such as iTunes) in order to receive automated updates with new postings every week.

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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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Conference: Jews and British Romanticism

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Announcing a one-day conference on Jews and British Romanticism, Saturday 4th February, 2006, at the Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London.

The conference is one of a series of collaborative events organised by the Corvey Project at Sheffield Hallam University together the Chawton House Project at the Department of English at the University of Southampton.

Participants include:

Plenary Speaker: Judith Page (University of Florida) "Shylock's Turquoise Ring: Jane Austen and the "exquisite acting" of Edmund Kean."

Roundtable on Edgeworth's Harrington including: Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary ); Anne Janowitz (Queen Mary) and Susan Manly (St Andrews); Rebecca Shapiro (St. Thomas Aquinas College, U.S.A.)

Other papers confirmed: Rebecca Shapiro, Harrington and Ivanhoe
Nadai Valman (University of Southampton) 'The Waters of Babylon: Exile, Nation and the Jews'

Proposals should be sent to Mary Peace at m.v.peace@shu.ac.uk by Friday 18th November.

Subject to peer-review papers delivered at this conference will feature in a special issue of the CW3 (Corvey Women Writers on the Web) Journal, which will appear at start of 2007. See http://www2.shu.ac.uk/corvey/cw3journal/index.html for details.

If you are interested in attending this conference please visit the conferences homepage for the Institute of English Studies,(where you will find full details about our events schedule, registration and accommodation, as well as links to organisers' guidelines and conference facilities.

Dr Mary Peace
Senior Lecturer in English Studies
Sheffield Hallam University

Director of Corvey Project
Editor of Corvey Women Writers on the Web Journal (CW3)

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Byron Lecture: Metropolitan Museum NY

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At 11:00 A.M., on November 15, in New York, a lecture will be given at the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium of the Metropolitan Museum of Art on "The Death of Sardanapalus and The Cult of Byron." The lecture is one of a series on "Romantic Masters." Tickets are $22.00.

Further information on the entire series may be found at:
http://www.metmuseum.org/events/ev_cl_program.asp?EventId={899A2174-CD64-48B6-A1FF-963189A2B74E}

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Coleridge Portraits online

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Portraits of Coleridge Exhibition - 14 October to 31 December 2005

The Friends of Coleridge Website is currently hosting a small virtual exhibition of Coleridge portraits which are on temporary virtual loan by kind permission of the National Portrait Gallery, Dove Cottage, and Jesus College Cambridge.

The interesting feature is an arrangement showing the original 1804 Northcote portrait alongside two other versions of it.

Paul Cheshire
Friends of Coleridge Website

www.friendsofcoleridge.com

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