Call For Papers

CFP: "Wild Irish Girls"

'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.

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Conference: Jews and British Romanticism

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 by Friday 18th November.

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CFP(s): Three conferences (2006)

Call for Papers: The 37th Annual College English Association Conference, San Antonio, TX
April 6-8, 2006. "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the

Panel: Blake's Visionary London

Keeping with the conference theme of "Reading the Regions/Writing the Regions/Teaching the Regions," this panel, "Blake's Visionary London," will focus upon Blake's imaginative reconstruction, critique, and interpretation of the London of his times in his mythological works. Papers reflecting a rigorous and critical historical methodology will be given special consideration.

Please submit your proposal to by October 15th, 2005. Word, WordPerfect, and .rtf formats accepted.

Paper proposals should include the following information:

Institutional Affiliation (if applicable)
Mailing Address (including zip code)
Phone Number
Email address
Title for the proposed presentation
Abstract of no more than 500 words

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Conference: Romantic Correspondence(s)


A one-day conference held by the centre for regional cultures, School of English Studies, University of Nottingham and the School of English, Nottingham Trent Unviersity, in Association with Newstead Abbey and the Midlands Romantic Seminar.

In the past decade and a half, scholarship on late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century writing has highlighted both the narrowness of traditional conceptions of Romanticism’ and the possibilities inherent in activities such as expanding the canon and rehistoricising authors, texts and contexts. In so doing, the multiple correspondences and connections of romantic period culture are finally starting to be revealed.

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CFP: British Women Writers Conference

The 14th Annual Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference
March 23-26, 2006
The University of Florida

Call for Papers

This year's theme, "(Re)Collecting British Women Writers," encourages interdisciplinary approaches to writers of the period, with a special interest in issues related to archival scholarship and memory and how those issues manifest themselves in collections, exhibitions, and canons.

We are very pleased to announce that our keynote speakers will be Talia Schaffer (CUNY-Queens College), Carolyn Steedman (University of Warwick), and Lynne Vallone (Texas A&M University).

We encourage proposals focusing on but not limited to:

Collections and Archives:

- Politics of display and archiving
- Textual and physical collections
- Intersections of written and visual arts
- Collecting in the (pseudo)sciences
- Exhibiting the empire
- The family: children's culture
- Collections and archives in the classroom

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CFP: James Hogg and Romanticism

CALL FOR PAPERS: "Crossing Borders: James Hogg and the Global Context of British Romanticism"

Twelfth James Hogg Society Conference
Mississippi University for Women
Columbus, Mississippi, USA
April 6-8, 2006

The twelfth James Hogg Society Conference will be held April 6-8, 2006, on the campus of Mississippi University for Women, Columbus, Mississippi.

Papers are invited on any aspect of James Hogg. The conference is open to papers on all topics related to the life and works of James Hogg, as well as Hogg’s literary connections and influence. The conference organizers would especially welcome papers that address Hogg’s publication and reception in North America, as well as papers that make connections between Hogg’s works and North American writers. Reading time should not exceed twenty minutes.

Inquiries are welcomed at any time. Proposals or abstracts should be sent by
December 15, 2005, to

Dr. Thomas Richardson
Mississippi University for Women

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Keats-Shelley Memorial Association prize

THE KEATS–SHELLEY MEMORIAL ASSOCIATION invites applications for the Keats-Shelley Prize for 2005. Supported by the John S. Cohen Foundation and The School of English, University of St Andrews.

2005 Chairman of Judges: Stephen Fry, – Author, Actor, Comedian, Film Director. Judging Panel: Matthew Sweeney, John Hartley-Williams (Poetry). Professor Peter Kitson, Dr Seamus Perry (Essays).

Two competitions, open to all: an essay and a poem, £3,000 IN PRIZES, the winners’ work to be published.

The essay can be on any aspect of Keats’s or Shelley’s work or life, and should be of 2,000-3,000 words, including quotations. Preference will be given to entries showing originality of thought and written in a clear and accessible style. All sources must be acknowledged.

The poem (which may be a narrative) must be original, unpublished and not a parody. It should focus on a Romantic theme associated with "ghosts." It may be of any length up to 50 lines.

Other conditions of entry:

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CFP MLA 2005: Wordsworth-Coleridge Association

The Wordsworth-Coleridge Association invites papers for its sessions
at the Modern Language Association Convention in Washington, D.C.,
December 27-30, 2005.

SESSION TOPIC: Landmark Works. Inspired by Seamus Perry's essay in honor of the fiftieth anniversary of Meyer Abrams' The Mirror and The Lamp (Essays in Criticism 54 [2004] 260-82), we invite paper proposals focusing on landmark critical works in the field of Romanticism during the last fifty years, including books by M.H. Abrams, Carl Woodring, Geoffrey Hartman, Karl Kroeber, Earl Wasserman, Robert Langbaum, David Erdman, Kenneth Neil Cameron, E.P. Thompson, Harold Bloom, Marilyn Butler, indeed all the great scholars who shaped our field and our thinking in the U.K. or in North America. Essays should describe the contribution made by specific critical work(s) to the discipline of Romantic studies and their continued significance.

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