THE OSCHOLARS August 2003 BEING TALKED ABOUT : CALLS FOR PAPERS A monthly page advertising Conference and Journal Calls, of interest or potential interest to Wilde scholars. « N'eus nemet undra gwashoc'h eget tud o komz diwar ho penn, hag eo den ebet o komz diwarho penn » These Calls are posted in a rolling list, in chronological order of deadline. Calls are removed on expiry. Those without deadline have the month of entry printed and will remain posted for three months. Those with expired deadlines are included as we received them too late for the last issue of THE OSCHOLARS, and we hope that the deadline may be extended, or at least to alert readers of the conference to which they refer. Please note that these Calls are reproduced by copy and paste. All details should be checked with the organisers, not with THE OSCHOLARS. Please mention THE OSCHOLARS if you are applying. Click for the Table of Contents; click to jump the next Section. Click to return to the August 2003 edition main pages. Click on for quick access to any of these calls. Calls in bold have a specific reference to Wilde. TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. The Age of Experiments 1800-1900. 24. Shaw in the Here and Now 2. Nineteenth-Century British Dramatists 25. The Pre-Raphaelite Ideal 26. Cultural Change in the Nineteenth 3. Victorian Studies Bulletin Century 4. Rethinking the 1880s 27. The Sacred and the Profane 28. Narrative: An International 5. Agora Conference 6. Comparing Literatures through 29. Re-Imagining the Ancient World in Translation: Theoretical and Practical 19th-Century Britain Challenges 30. Location, Location, Location: Textual 7. Salon Culture & Literary Influence Spaces and Places 8. Reading Children 31. Sex and the Body Politic 9. Hawaii International Conference on Arts 32. Empire & Imperial Culture and Humanities 33. Mary Augusta Ward: A Collection of 10. t o r q u e r e Critical Essays 11. On the Page Performance 34. Ireland and The Victorians Research 35. The Undying Fire: The Journal of the 12. Henry James and New Formalisms H.G. Wells Society 13. Polyamory and Bisexuality: Theories 36. Gender and Practices in Responsible Nonmonogamies 37. Special Issue, Interdisciplinary 14. Queer As Folk Perspectives on French Literature and History 15. Popular Cultures/Cultures of the 38. Confluence: Ideas, Identities, and Popular: 1870-1945 Place 16. Women's Writing 39. Victorian Taxonomies 17. Wilde's Short Fiction and 40. Decadence Essays 18. 'Oscar Wilde in a Minor(ity)Key' 41. on the subject of PLEASURE 19. Voyeurism and Exhibitionism 42. Transcultural English Studies 20. The Ugly American: Anti-Americanism 43. A Queer Call for Submissions in British Literature, 1776-1945 21. Victorian Landscape Descriptions 44. Studying the History of Sexuality: Theory, Methods, Praxis 22. The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for 45. International Conference on Disraeli Queer Research 2004 46. Reconsidering the Nineteenth 23. Perform: State: Interrogate Century Go to column 2 47. Children's Literature and the Literary 2003 1. CALL FOR PAPERS: THE AGE OF EXPERIMENTS 1800-1900 4th Annual Conference of the British Association form Victorian Studies hosted by the University of Wales, Aberystwyth 4th-6th September 2003 Plenary lecturers: Sally Shuttleworth & Aled Jones Plenary Panellists: Kathryn Gleadle, Cora Kaplan, Roger Luckhurst, Jo McDonagh, Rick Rylance, Shearer West. We are pleased to announce an exciting, interdisciplinary mix of panels examining the conference theme of experiments and experimentation from a range of perspectives, including aestheticism, art, Dickens, inventions, legal debates, new disciplines, New Woman, periodicals, poetry, photography, science, social experiments, technologies. The conference organisers still accept the submission of postgraduate posters. Please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org For a registration form, please go to: http://www.qub.ac.uk/en/socs/bavs/Aber-booking-form.doc Further details: http://www.qub.ac.uk/en/socs/bavs/Aber-further- details.doc Contact: Professor Lyn Pykett, Department of English, University of Wales Aberystwyth, Penglais, Aberystwyth, Ceredgion SY23 3DY, Wales. E-mail: email@example.com Posted July 2003: No deadline yet announced 2. CALL FOR PAPERS: NINETEENTH-CENTURY BRITISH DRAMATISTS I am currently seeking contributors for a new volume in the Dictionary of Literary Biography series. This volume will be the first one in the series to focus on Nineteenth-Century British Dramatists. The assignments vary in length from 5,000-12,000 words, but should all combine a bio-bibliographical narrative with a critical assessment of the author's works. If you are unfamiliar with DLB format, see http://www.bcl- manly.com for a sample entry and style guidelines, or consult your library reference section for examples of previous volumes in the series. Authors of published entries receive a small honorarium and a copy of the volume. For a list of available authors and essay lengths, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with a brief cv, or write Angela Courtney/ Bibliographer for English and American Literature / Main Library E1060/ 1320 E. 10th Street / Indiana University / Bloomington, IN 47401. 3. CALL FOR INFORMATION: THE VICTORIAN STUDIES BULLETIN The Victorian Studies Bulletin is beginning to collect information and copy for the September 2003 issue on the following subjects Book/journal announcements Brief reviews of past conferences/exhibits CFPs Grant/scholarship/fellowship opportunities and awards Requests for information News/information of interest to Victorianists (upcoming exhibits or conferences, new websites, etc.) Copy should be submitted via e-mail to the Editor at email@example.com (questions about the Bulletin can also be directed here). Please place 'Sept. VSB Submission' in the subject line of your email. The deadline for the September issue is 8th August, but submissions are always welcome for upcoming issues. The Victorian Studies Bulletin is published quarterly (March / July /September /December); subscriptions are $7 for 1 yr./$15 for 3 yrs. Send your check (payable to VSB) to Hartley Spatt, English, SUNY Maritime College, Bronx, NY 10465 Rachel M. Bright, English Department, Temple University. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 4. CALL FOR PAPERS: RETHINKING THE 1880S 19th-20th April 2004, Centre for English Studies, Senate House, University of London, UK More details through: http://www.sas.ac.uk/ies/ We envisage this conference as offering an opportunity to explore a decade peculiarly available to alternative readings. At one level, the 1880s have been customarily acknowledged as a transitional period; but at another, the decade has been noticeably absent from literary and cultural histories of the Victorian period. This conference will provide an occasion to delve into its doubleness as a period of intriguingly crossed generations, as a time when a sense of newness and the past, of modernity and belatedness, were intriguingly present. Freshly investigating the 1880s and the complex patterns of its culture will provide various opportunities to bring back a period easily marginalized in current debates and perhaps facilitate new engagement with the idea of the Victorian itself. The four plenary speakers will be addressing themes as follows: Dr Peter Mandler, Progress and its discontents: who was disappointed by the 1880s and why? Dr Matthew Campbell, Irish poetry and the question of the United Kingdom Professor Dinah Birch, Mary Ward and the Duplicities of the Modern Professor Elleke Boehmer, Margaret Noble and radical cross-currents in London in the 1880s Conference organizers: Dr Gail Marshall (University of Leeds), Dr Francis O'Gorman (University of Leeds) email@example.com Dr Clare Pettitt (Newnham College Cambridge) Dr Francis O'Gorman, School of English, University of Leeds, Leeds LS2 9JT, England. Tel. 0113 343 4798 Fax. 0113 343 4774 http://www.leeds.ac.uk/english/staff/pages/o'gorman.html Posted August 2003: No deadline yet announced. 5. CALL FOR PAPERS: CONTRIBUTIONS ARE INVITED FOR THE NEXT GENERAL ISSUE OF AGORA Agora (ISSN 1496-9580 http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/agora/) is an internationally refereed online graduate journal that provides a public forum for dialogue and debate about literary criticism and pedagogy. The journal is indexed in the MLA Bibliography and the Canadian Literary Periodical Index; it is also archived in the National Library of Canada (http://collection.nlc-bnc.ca/100/201/300/agora/). Based in the Department of English at the University of Alberta in Canada and published three times a year, Agora invites submissions by graduate students and new scholars from around the world. The journal is comprised of an international board of Associate Editors interested in a wide variety of approaches and disciplines ranging from English literature and cultural history to communication theory and information technologies. Agora welcomes submissions in electronic and/or multimedia formats(i.e. images, audio files, etc) that examine issues or media in the Humanities, literature, literary culture, and the history of communication from the eighteenth century to present-day. Submissions on teaching in the Humanities and scholarly research that use a multimedia format in its exposition are especially welcome. Manuscripts, with a 200-250 word abstract, are accepted in either hard-copy or electronic format, although accepted papers must be submitted electronically in accordance with current MLA guidelines and the Agora on-line style sheet. The authors name should not appear on the manuscript, but on a separate cover page, or for submissions in the body of the stating name, mailing address, address and the title of the paper. Electronic submissions may be sent to Agora on a 3.5 diskette, or via firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject heading Submission. Documents should be formatted in MS Word, HTML, or Rich Text Format. Print submissions may be sent in duplicate to: Agora: Online Graduate Humanities Journal, Department of English 3-5 Humanities Centre, University of Alberta Edmonton, Alberta, Canada T6G 2E5/ Hard-copy submissions and diskettes will not be returned. Please note that the journal enthusiastically supports the inclusion of relevant multimedia materials. Images and photographs are accepted in either .gif or .jpg format and audio files in RealAudio (.ram), MP3, or wavefile (.wav) format and must be included with the submission of the electronic copy. All contributors are requested to specify any applicable copyright restrictions if multimedia material is not strictly the copyright of the author or the public domain. For more information, please contact the editors at: email@example.com Posted August 2003: No deadline yet announced 6. CALL FOR PAPERS: COMPARING LITERATURES THROUGH TRANSLATION: THEORETICAL AND PRACTICAL CHALLENGES Gramma: Journal of Theory and Criticism. Contributions from the following areas are welcome: current translation theories; comparative literary theory; cultural studies; post-colonial theory; stylistics; discourse analysis; pragmatics; aesthetics. Papers should not exceed the length of 5000 words (including footnotes and bibliography). They should follow the MLA Handbook (5th edition). Contributions can be submitted in either English or Greek. Papers should be submitted in double-spaced format (two hard copies and a disk) to the editor of the issue Nikos Kontos, School of English, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki 54, 124 Thessaloniki, Greece. firstname.lastname@example.org Posted August 2003: No deadline yet announced JULY 7. CALL FOR PAPERS: SALON CULTURE & LITERARY INFLUENCE The deadlines for the Left Bank Review's Salon Culture& Literary Influence Issue have been extended. The abstract due date has been extended until 31st July. The paper due date has been extended until 30th September. The Left Bank Review will address the influence of salon culture in the lives of the early Modernists living in Paris – beginning with the world of Marcel Proust. The LBR will also explore the transformation ofsalon culture as it applies to contemporary writers living and working in today's metropolitan environments. Abstracts: 650 words or less by 31st July. Papers: 1,200 - 2,500 words by 30th September. Languages accepted: English, French, Spanish or Italian Student participation/research: open Payment: nominal $25.00 fee on publication. The topics will include, but will not be limited to: Influences of Impressionism in early Modernist Literature Salon Culture and Its Influence on 20th and 21st Century Literature The Power and Influence of Shared Creativity in Cityscapes French Symbolist and Decadent Writing of the 1890's Profiles/Features may include, but will not be limited to: Diaghilev's Ballet Russe The Dreyfus Affair The Making of the Ritz Courtesan Subtexts Marcel Proust George Sand Duchess de Clermont-Tonnerre Jean Cocteau Madame de Sévigné Madeleine Lemaire Genevieve Halévy Jacques Bizet Reynaldo Hahn Natalie Clifford Barney Renée Vivien (Pauline Tarn) Alice Pike Barney Liane de Pougy Kiki of Montparnasse Remy de Gourmont Paula DiTallo – Publisher/Editor. email@example.com The Left Bank Review/Echo Magazine www.leftbankreview.com (877) 877 - 4878 x5484 (Voice) (770) 235-1159 (Cell) (208)475 - 9567 ( Fax) AUGUST 8. CALL FOR PAPERS: READING CHILDREN The English Department, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, will host an international conference from 11th to 13th December 2003 to consider the entire range of texts written for children as well as the presentation of children in other texts. Given that the venue is a Department of English in India with interests in book history, two areas of special focus will be Encounters between European and Indian children's texts: circulation, reception, interaction, adaptation, translation. The presentation of Europe in Indian and India in European texts for children. Production (including such matters as design and illustration), publishing and circulation of children's texts. Special sessions will be devoted to these issues. Other areas covered will include (but need not be restricted to) School texts and other educational writings Imaginative literature for children Writings by children Children's periodicals The presentation of children in 'adult' literature Children's reading habits and demands The focus will not be on the analysis of texts per se but on the role of such texts in social formations and transactions. The conference will explore the ways in which texts shape the concepts of 'childhood' and 'the child'. Intending participants are invited to submit synopses (not exceeding one A4 page) of their papers by 15th August. Papers should be of 30-45 minutes' duration . The full paper need not be submitted in advance. Participants must arrange and fund their own travel to Kolkata. (Limited funds may be available for travel within India.) Jadavpur University will provide local hospitality. Intending participants are requested to let the organisers know whether they require the University to make arrangements for their stay. All enquiries and correspondence to: Professor Sukanta Chaudhuri, Conference Director, Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata 700 032, India. Phone: Office: (+91-33) 2414- 6681 (direct), 2413-7903 (direct), 2414-6666 extension 2224. Residence: (+91- 33) 2337-2516. Fax: (+91-33) 2413-7903. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org 9. CALL FOR PAPERS: HAWAII INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON ARTS AND HUMANITIES 8th-11th January 2004. Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel, Honolulu Hawaii, USA. Submission Deadline: 18th August Web address: http://www.hichumanities.org/; Email address: email@example.com The 2004 Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities will be held from 8th January (Thursday) to 11th January (Sunday), 2004 at the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. The conference will provide many opportunities for academicians and professionals from arts and humanities and related fields to interact with members inside and outside their own particular disciplines. Cross-disciplinary submissions are welcome. Topic Areas (All Areas of Arts and Humanities are Invited) American Studies Archeology Architecture Landscape Architecture Art Dance English Ethnic Studies Film History Languages Literature Linguistics Music Performing Arts Philosophy Religion Second Language Studies Speech/Communication Theatre Other Areas of Arts and Humanities Cross-disciplinary areas of the above related to each other or other areas The Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities encourages the following types of papers/abstracts/submissions for any of the listed areas: Research Papers - Completed papers. Abstracts - Abstracts of completed or proposed research. Student Papers - Research by students. Poster Sessions/Research Tables - informal presentation of papers or abstracts. Work-in-Progress Reports or Proposals for future projects. Reports on issues related to teaching. Panel Discussions, Practitioner Forums and Tutorials are invited. Workshop proposals are invited. For more information about submissions see: http://www.hichumanities.org/cfp_artshumanities.htm Submissions may be made electronically via e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or mailed. Electronic submissions are preferred. Submissions will be acknowledged within 48 hours. If submissions are mailed, submit two copies of your paper, report, abstract, proposal or study. Submissions imply that at least one author will register for the conference and be present at the time designated in the conference program. Submissions must be received by 18th August. E-Mail, fax or mail submissions to: Hawaii International Conference on Arts and Humanities, P.O. Box 75036, Honolulu HI, 96836, USA. Tel.: (808) 949-1456; Fax: (808) 947-2420; E-mail: email@example.com There is a limit of two contributed papers per lead author. Each submission must include a separate title page as outlined below: a. title of the submission, b. topic area of the submission (available at http://www.hichumanities.org/cfp_artshumanities.htm), c. two or three keywords that describe the submission, d. name(s) of the author(s), e. mailing address(es), f. e-mail address(es), g. phone number(s), h. fax number(s), i. corresponding author if different than lead author. Correspondence regarding receipt of submission will be made by e-mail unless another mode of correspondence is requested. BE SURE AND INCLUDE THE TOPIC AREA AND TWO OR THREE KEY WORDS DESCRIBING THE SUBMISSION. Submissions will only be published in the conference proceedings if at least one of the authors attends the conference. Instructions for submitting a computer readable format for the proceedings will be providedwhen the submission is accepted. If you wish to be a reviewer, session chair, or discussant, please e-mail your request to firstname.lastname@example.org and indicate the topic area in which you are interested. Registration for the conference is required to be a session chair or discussant. 10. CALL FOR PAPERS: TO R Q U E R E JOURNAL OF THE CANADIAN LESBIAN AND GAY ASSOCIATION / REVUE DE LA SOCIÉTÉ CANADIENNE DES ETUDES LESBIENNES ET GAIES SPECIAL ISSUE CALL FOR PAPERS Volume 6, 2004 MEMORIALIZING QUEERS /20 QUEERING REMEMBRANCES Quilts. Vigils. Memorial runs. Video testimony. Museum exhibitions. News reports. Historical accounts. Each of these and more are contemporary cultural practices through which people and events associated in various ways with 'queerness' are being publicly memorialized. While absences, silences, and fissures in meaning continue to matter, they matter differently in 2003–after more than two decades of AIDS activism and remembrance, when questions of gay marriage are on the Canadian public agenda in an unprecedented manner, and an internet search on memorials to Matthew Shepard, Brandon Teena or Aaron Webster return many hundreds of hits. In initiating this special issue of torquere, we are taking this to be a timely and productive moment for deliberation and reflection on what is at stake in queer memorial practices and interests: publicly, collectively, personally, politically, pedagogically, ethically. Such deliberation may be guided by the following types of questions: * How do contemporary identities and identifications of gender/sexualityshape which histories and whose stories are remembered and/or forgotten? * How are 'queer' histories being passed on across generations? What issues are at stake in these cross- generational engagements? * What does it mean to teach and learn from queer memories / memories of queers? What obligations and responsibilities might such learnings accrue? * How does an attention to queerness challenge and/or complicate collective memories of events marked by the assumption of heterornormativity? What is forgotten when queer lives are forgotten? * How are complex relationships of remembrance and activism, mourning and moving on, being played out in contemporary memorializing of queer deaths? Contributors are not limited to these questions; they are offered as suggestions.20 We welcome a diversity of approaches to the central problematic of the issue: from analyses of specific memorial practices, to theoretical deliberations on the stakes of queer memorializing, to creative submissions that enact a remembrance. We are particularly interested in creating a collection that crosses discipline and genre boundaries, includes contributions that challenge conventional academic practices of form and voice, and is critically attentive to the ways in which markings of gender/sexuality risk an un- marking of 'other' relations and identifications. While work by Canadian scholars and artists and/or work on Canadian memorial practices is particularly encouraged, this special issue of torquere is not restricted to work on these terms. Special Issue Editor: Sharon Rosenberg, University of Alberta Abstracts due: 29th August. Please send one-two page abstracts indicating the substantive focus for a paper, key questions, the character of the argument that the paper will put forth, methodological approach(es), etc. Papers will be due: 27th February 2004. Please send enquiries, abstracts and final papers to: Dr. Sharon Rosenberg, Assistant Professor Theory / Culture, Department of Sociology, 5-21 Tory, University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB T6G 2H4. http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/socweb/faculty/rosenberg/rosenberg.h tm To learn more about torquere check the website at: http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/%7Etorquere/ 11. CALL FOR PAPERS: ON THE PAGE PERFORMANCE RESEARCH 9:2 (JUNE 2004) Issue Editors: Ric Allsopp & Kevin Mount On the Page will be the second issue of Performance Research, Vol. 9, Nos. 1-4, 2004, which explores a theme of transaction, transmission and exchange, between performance and its sites and contexts, between performance and its histories, between performance and its agencies in four relatedissues: On Correspondence, On the Page, Generations and On Shame. The issue is jointly edited by Ric Allsopp, editor and co-founder of Performance Research, Dartington College of Arts, UK; and Kevin Mount, designer, and co-founder of DeMo Design, UK. Deadlines are as follows: Proposals: 30th August; Draft manuscripts: 30th October; Finalised material: 15th December. Publication Date: June 2004 The Editors are interested in contributions from practitioners and scholars who are considering the future of the printed paper page in its relation to/ with performance, and with the newer performance media that live at a comfortable distance from print publishing hypermedia, cybertexts, multimedia, web-based media. We invite contributions to On the Page in three broad categories: 1. Scholarly writings, essays, reflections concerning the (material)substance of the page; these may offer historical perspectives but should deal with material qualities of the page that have endured - pulp, glue, stitching, inking, wood, animal - and those aspects of the page that may bear witness to the performance of the book - page turning, marking, dog-earing, marginalia. We anticipate that these contributions would be in the form of conventional, linear, block-set texts from keepers of manuscripts, archivists, forensic archæologists, historians of writing and the book, theorists of visual and spatial poetics. 2. Contributions from artists/ writers who may consider the page as a site of performance and/ or its traces including typographers and typographical designers, concrete poets and their contemporary descendants, book designers and graphic designers. We are especially interested in work that may be taken as a defence of the materiality and mutability of the printed page, and varying perceptions of its unique characteristics and qualities. 3. Performers and performance artists who may consider their work to depend on the page as the key to, or foundry of performance, including scriptwriters, storyboard writers, writers of dance or choreographic notations, who may wish to contribute extracts, examples of working drawings, layerings or handmade or machine-made scripts. We are also interested in connections to other forms of performance scripts, for example the specifications of architects, engineers or programmers. ALL proposals, submissions and general enquiries should be sent direct to: Linden Elmhirst, Administrative Assistant, Performance Research, Dartington College of Arts, Totnes, Devon TQ9 7RD, tel. 0044 1803 861683 fax. 0044 1803 866053. e-mail: performance- email@example.com. web: http://www.performance- research.net Issue specific enquires should be directed to: Kevin Mount firstname.lastname@example.org or Ric Allsopp email@example.com For complete Guidelines for Submissions please see: http://www.performance-research.net/pages/guidelines.html Performance Research is MAC based. Proposals will be accepted in hardcopy, on CD or by e-mail attachment (Apple Works, MS-Word or RTF). Please DO NOT send images without prior agreement. Please note that submission of a proposal will be taken to imply that it presents original, unpublished work not under consideration for publication elsewhere. By submitting a manuscript, the author(s) agree that the exclusive rights to reproduce and distribute the article have been given to Performance Research. SEPTEMBER 12. CALL FOR PAPERS: HENRY JAMES AND NEW FORMALISMS Long discredited as a conservative, parochial, and even 'oppressive' critical practice, 'close reading' is showing signs of return. Yet this return is marked by considerable anxiety: conference speakers apologize in advance for their indulgence in close reading; 'formalism' is referred to questions of the social and the political; critics disagree about the legacy of the New Criticism; questions arise about the exact location of 'formalism' in style, structure, syntax, or other domains connoted by 'form.' In what sense are New Formalisms new? In what ways might they return to the New Criticism yet discern its limitations? What are the protocols of new formalism in the wake of the analytic projects of deconstruction and queer theory? Is the return to formalist practice inflected in anyway by the new historicism, or other academic movements that its return sets out to resist? In the work of close reading, what is the precise relation between the adjective and the gerund? How, finally, might one conceptualise the chiastic relation between theory and analysis? These questions are necessarily of considerable (i.e., life-long) interest to Jamesians. If Jamesians engage with obscurity, silence, complex syntax, recessive subjects, can reading ever not be 'close?' How might one construct a genealogy of Jamesian criticism that tracks the fate of close reading? In order to grapple with these (and other) questions about the function of Jamesian criticism at the present time, Sheila Teahan and Eric Savoy are organizing a workshop-conference on 'Henry James and New Formalisms' to be held at Université de Montréal in mid-May 2004. This workshop-conference will be conducted as a seminar, limited to about twenty participants and held over three days; participants will be asked not–or at least not primarily–to read a conventional conference paper, but rather to work between conceptualisation and demonstration. (Think of it, perhaps, as the class you always wanted.) We hope to publish a collection of papers arising from the conference. Please submit proposals by 1st September to both organizers. E-mail submissions are encouraged. Queries are most welcome. Eric Savoy: firstname.lastname@example.org Sheila Teahan: email@example.com 13. CALL FOR PAPERS: POLYAMORY AND BISEXUALITY: THEORIES AND PRACTICES IN RESPONSIBLE NONMONOGAMIES For the 2005 Volume, The Journal of Bisexuality is planning a (double) issue on Possible foci are polyamorous practices like polyfidelity, group eroticism, and compersion; polyamorous social and family organizations like triads, quads, and pods, primary, secondary, and tertiary relationships; as well as polyamorous styles of child bearing and rearing. Possible related topics are vegetarianism, veganism, nudism, naturism, neopaganism, ecology, holism, spirituality, as well as past and/or non-Western models of polyamorous social and family organizations. We are interested in theoretical, critical, and research articles, reports from the field, personal narratives, reviews, poems, and interviews. Please send complete submissions by 1st September (including text, abstract, keywords, and bio) to Serena Anderlini-D'Onofrio, Via Roma 96, POSTA (Rieti) 02019, Italy. New submissions will be considered in September. Complete contributions will be finalized on 1st October. Submissions by e-mail accepted, at firstname.lastname@example.org and/or email@example.com 14. CALL FOR PAPERS: QUEER AS FOLK Contributions are sought for a collection of essays (tentatively) titled: "Queer as Text: Critically Cruising Gender, Performance and Sexuality in 'Queer as Folk'." Press in negotiation. Essays may focus on both the British and American versions of the show, and analyses that critically compare both versions are especially welcome. Topics may include: intersections of gender performance, sexuality and class within the show deconstructions (and interpellations) of 'queer' (that is, how the show aligns or disaligns itself with current traditions of queer theory) themes of alterity, alienation and exile vs power, pride and inclusion within the show performances of nationality within both the British and American versions treatment of national and urban spaces gazes; televisual and cinematic techniques; gay and lesbian bodies absences (or ambivalent presences) within the show (i.e., trans-folk, drag, HIV/AIDS) fantasia (or hyperreality) vs 'authentic' gay/bi/lesbian/trans voices critical audience reception (gay vs straight audiences) and other discursive aspects of the 'viewing experience.' Abstracts (1-2pp.) due by 1st September. Send to: Jes Battis, Department of English. Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, Canada V5A 1S6 or email (either in body of text or as attachment) to: firstname.lastname@example.org 15. CALL FOR PAPERS: POPULAR CULTURES/CULTURES OF THE POPULAR: 1870-1945 From the mid-nineteenth century to the mid-twentieth century critical judgements about popular culture remained extremely diverse; theorists both celebrated the emergence and preservation of popular cultural forms and lamented the rise of new market-driven cultural commodities. Perhaps because of such diversity, there are areas in which a thorough assessment of the relationships within and between these positions remains to be done. Popular culture was itself extremely diverse and developments in critical studies have helped to produce a more detailed picture of the forms that popular culture took at that time. Recent work in nineteenth century and modernist studies has also begun to question the degree to which 'high' and 'low' literary forms remained separate during this period. Nevertheless, the interaction between and within these different cultural modes is still requires further elaboration. The English Literature Group at the University of Hertfordshire is launching a series of research seminars intended to explore the questions around popular culture and theories of the popular during this period. These papers might address the following areas: Do the attempts to theorise the popular from this period offer any future directions for literary studies? Have the contributions of mass literacy and literary commodification been adequately theorised in terms of their contribution to either popular cultural forms or the changing attitudes towards such cultural formations? Are the conventional explanations of how the relations between popular culture and 'high' literary culture changed and developed during this period still adequate? How coherent or diverse was popular culture at any time during these years? What sort of interaction occurred between the apparently contradictory attitudes towards popular culture and/or literary culture? How much influence did the theorising of popular culture have upon popular cultural formations? Paper abstracts approximately 500 words in length, should be sent to Liam Connell email@example.com by 1st September. A selection of papers from this series will be published in the journal Critical Survey. http://www.herts.ac.uk/fhle/faculty/humanities/web%20pages/literature/criti cal_survey.htm 16. CALL FOR PAPERS: WOMEN'S WRITING (JOURNAL) Contributions are invited for a special issue on Nineteenth-Century Women's Poetry. Proposals, or papers not exceeding 7,000 words, on any aspect of this topic should be sent to the editor by 1st September. Dr Harriet Devine Jump, Department of English, Edge Hill College, St Helen's Road, Ormskirk, Lancs L39 4QP, England. tel. (+44) 1695 584426. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 17. CALL FOR PAPERS: WILDE'S SHORT FICTION AND ESSAYS Abstracts or paper proposals dealing with the links between Oscar Wilde's short fiction (fairy tales and short stories) and his essays are invited for a session at Northeast MLA in March 2004 in Pittsburgh. Papers should seek to illuminate the fiction using the essays or vice versa. Papers that focus on Wilde's ideas on both art and individuality are especially welcome. Abstracts are due by 15th September. Panellists must be members of NEMLA or join the organization by December, 2003. Please address abstracts (include the abstract in the body of your e-mail; no attachments, please ) and any queries to: Susan Bernardo, Associate Professor of English, Dept. of Language and Literature, Wagner College Staten Island, New York 10301. email@example.com 18. CALL FOR PAPERS: 'OSCAR WILDE IN A MINOR(ITY) KEY' Northeastern Modern Language Association (NEMLA) 2004 Pittsburgh, PA, 3rd to 7th March. ‘Set in this stormy Northern sea, Queen of these restless fields of tide, England! what shall men say of thee, Before whose feet the worlds divide'. Ave Imperatrix, ll. 1-4 The worlds of scholarship on Oscar Wilde themselves often appear to be divided into two: the first devoted to Wilde's major plays and his only novel, The Picture of Dorian Gray, and the second devoted to Wilde's critical essays, periodical materials, and letters. Seldom studied are the many minor works that distinguish Wilde as a challenging author of a multitude of literary forms: the sketches, the short stories, the children's literature, the poetry. Largely under- examined, these branches of Wilde's literary corpus also make significant inroads into the discourses that characterize the most current and vital Wilde scholarship today, in particular, postcolonial and gender studies. The aim of this session is to provide a forum for scholarly discussion of not only Oscar Wilde's minor works of prose, poetry, and drama but also Wilde as a representative of a political and/or sexual minority in England. While all paper proposals on Wilde's minor works are welcome, I am especially interested in papers that attend to a political-aesthetic critique of England and English rule in Ireland (and elsewhere) or papers that attend to Wilde's radical re-imagining of gender and sexual politics contrary to English standards. Papers that consider the literary legacy of Wilde's minor works and their influence on later (in particular, modernist) writers are also welcome. Abstracts are due by 15th September. Panelists must be members of NEMLA or join by December 2003. Please send 250-300 word abstracts and inquiries (preferably via e-mail) to Sebastian T. Bach, English Department, Boston University, 236 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02215. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org 19. CALL FOR PAPERS: VOYEURISM AND EXHIBITIONISM NEMLA Conference. Pittsburgh, PA, 3rd-7th March 2004. Panel Title: 'Why, Jenny, as I watch you there:' the Dynamics of Voyeurism and Exhibitionism in the Literature of Victorian England. This panel will explore the various dynamics of watching and being watched as they are found in the literature of Victorian England. Such sites of desire, as they are charted out by the age's novelists, poets, and essayists, are often represented as erotic and /or violent, at times perhaps even pathological, and certainly political, implicating not only the characters or speakers of the literary texts themselves, but the artist and reader as well. Questions that might be considered include, but are not limited to, those of pleasure, shame, gender, body, desire, and the gaze. Proposals (one page) should be sent to: Robert E. Lougy, Department of English, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA 16802. E-mail: email@example.com. Fax: (814) 863-7285 Deadline for submission: 15th September. 20. CALL FOR PAPERS: THE UGLY AMERICAN: ANTI-AMERICANISM IN BRITISH LITERATURE, 1776-1945 2004 NEMLA Convention Pittsburgh, PA, 3rd-7th March 2004 On the surface it appears that the values of Britain would naturally be promulgated in the United States. After all, the tw ocountries shared a language, a religion, and many cultural practices. It is no coincidence that England was still called 'Home' and the 'Mother' country by many in the nineteenth (and even early twentieth) century. But while Canada was the dutiful 'Eldest Daughter of Empire', the United States was the 'Prodigal Son,' who rebelled against his parent to stand in direct competition with her. Such disloyalty was particularly hurtful because America was perceived as Britain’s best and brightest 'child.' As it became increasingly clear that England’s world dominance was being challenged by the young republic, writers discussing the rebel nation were often pushed to take sides, though many retained mixed feelings about the former colony. In fact, America appears in countless British texts written in this period, sometimes merely mentioned, sometimes explored more fully. While the United States continued to be portrayed in literature as a land of plenty, a country of vast riches and endless opportunity, it also came under fire by authors who saw it as a nation of hypocrisy, self-righteousness, violence, greed, and ill manners. This panel will include papers that explore this sort of anti-Americanism in British literature from the time of the colonial revolt (i.e. American Revolution) to the end of World War II. While panelists may focus on any genre, preference will be given to papers written about works of fiction. Inquiries and 1-2 page abstracts should be sent (via e-mail, fax, or post) by 15th September to: Diana_Archibald@uml.edu Diana C. Archibald, Assistant Professor of English, University of Massachusetts Lowell, 61 Wilder Street, Suite 3, Lowell, MA 01854. tel (978) 934-4199 fax (978) 934-3097 21. CALL FOR PAPERS: VICTORIAN LANDSCAPE DESCRIPTIONS The NEMLA Victorian Landscape Descriptions panel invites abstracts of papers which discuss landscape descriptions of the Victorian period, fictional or actual, in prose or verse. Papers should address oneor more of the periods cultural issues and concerns: art/aesthetics, ethics, exploration, psychology, religion, science, social and/or political theory. The panel holds to the view expressed by Simon Schama that landscapes–as opposed to actual places–are cultural before they are natural. NEMLA will hold its 2004 conference from 3rd to 7th March in Pittsburgh. Send abstracts e-mail by 19th September to Bill Mistichelli firstname.lastname@example.org 22. CALL FOR PAPERS: THE(E)ORIES: ADVANCED SEMINARS FOR QUEER RESEARCH 2004 University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland email@example.com OR www.ucd.ie/~werrc/dublin_queer.html The convenors invite proposals for The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for Queer Research 2004. The(e)ories is a multi-disciplinary, methodologically eclectic, and internationally diverse forum for the theoretical examination and discussion of all (non-) normative acts, identities, desires, perceptions, possibilities, and propensities. Papers, which display the intersections between queer discourse and other emerging and/or more traditional lines of enquiry, are particularly sought. Seminars are convened monthly, last two hours, and are held at University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. Papers should have a reading time of 45-50 minutes (5,400-6,000 words). Those interested should send an abstract of their paper (c.150 words) and a biography, detailing their publications and/or research interests (c. 100 words) to Noreen Giffney & Michael O'Rourke, The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for Queer Research 2004, c/o Women's Education, Research and Resource Centre (WERRC), Arts Annexe Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. These details can also be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org Those interested should also recommend five readings (short chapters/articles, 15-25 pages) relevant to their proposed paper, and mail two copies of one of these readings to the convenors at the above address. The convenors regret that they will be unable to contribute towards speakers' travel and/or accommodation expenses. Professor Judith Halberstam, University of California, San Diego, USA is the plenary speaker for The(e)ories 2004. All papers accepted will be considered for publication in Queeries: An International Journal of Queer Studies, a new journal, the editorial board of which numbers over eighty-five of the world's foremost experts on queer studies. For further information about Queeries: An International Journal of Queer Studies, e-mail Noreen Giffney & Michael O'Rourke, General Editors: email@example.com. Further information about The(e)ories: Advanced Seminars for Queer Research can be obtained by visiting www.ucd.ie/~werrc/dublinqueer.html The closing date for receipt of submissions is Friday 19th September. 23. CALL FOR PAPERS: PERFORM: STATE: INTERROGATE Performance Studies International no. 10: 15th to 18th June Singapore 2004 The Organizing Committee of Performance Studies International no. 10 invites proposals for papers to be presented at the conference Perform: State: Interrogate: which will take place from 15th to 18th June 2004 in Singapore. I. Preamble Performance Studies International (PSi) was launched by the Department of Performance Studies at New York University in 1995. In its nine years of existence, the conference has staged gatherings that have attracted a wide range of scholars and artists working in the field of performance. PSi has become internationally recognized for creating an opportunity for dialogue among artists and academics in a variety of disciplines whose concerns converge in the still-evolving areas of performance research and practice. Its coalition of the diverse field of performance studies has resulted in the formation of a worldwide membership association. PSi conferences have been held in the United States, Wales, and Germany. PSi #9 was held in Christchurch, New Zealand, in 2003. PSi no. 10 will take place in Singapore in 2004. II. PSi no. 10 Perform: State: Interrogate: Singapore 2004 PSi no. 10 Singapore 2004 aims to bring the field of Performance Studies to the attention of researchers, theorists, artists and activists across diverse practices and disciplines in the 'Asian' region, while introducing the current state of 'Asian' performance theory and practice to researchers, theorists, artists and activists from other regions. This will be the first time the Performance Studies international (PSi) conference is taking place in an Asian country. But it is precisely our intention to interrogate the issue of a 'PSi Conference in Asia'–to precipitate a high level of critical reflexivity about PSi #10 itself, PSi conferences, and our constructions of 'Asia'. We aim to address the present state of performance discourse in Asia, and to represent a diversity of Asian perspectives in performance studies. However, the point is not to frame these perspectives as representations of 'otherness'–as new local authenticities for consumption and appropriation by the global gaze of theory. Beyond the parameters of a single conference, our purpose is to mobilize individuals and organizations to dialogue and develop the language through which performance can be understood, examined and debated in Asia. We also invite, of course, issues that cut across questions of cultural or geographic identity (please refer to the list of Interest Group themes below), regardless of whether they engage with Asian performance issues per se. The title, 'Perform: State: Interrogate:', comprises three verbs related to articulation that have multiple resonances. The critical reflexivity we demand is echoed by the word 'interrogate,' which implies the questioning of power, both in the sense of being directed at and originating from power–as in the power of theory, practitioners, the 'people' or the state. Indeed the 'state' figures centrally in much of performance in Asia–from patronage to engagement to resistance to complicity. Arguably the central 'performance' that takes place in a nation like Singapore is that of stating the concerns of the 'state.' While 'perform' connotes the more conventional understandings of the term (theatrical performance, etc.,) there is also the question of how theory 'performs'–what are the ways in which it can be tested, evaluated? What are its effects? How does it contain, domesticate, obfuscate, and appropriate, or liberate, enable, and enlighten? III. Structure of the Conference PSi no. 10 Perform: State: Interrogate: Singapore 2004 has a three-part structure.–MAIN SESSIONS where all participants meet.–PARALLEL SESSIONS offer different sets of presentations running simultanæously.–INTEREST GROUPS will meet daily throughout the conference, with registered participants seeking to intensify discussion around specific shared concerns, and to establish relationships and networks that will extend beyond the parameters of the conference. III. Deadlines & Details PLEASE NOTE: The closing date for submission of proposals for papers is 30th September 2003. Proposals should not be more than 500 words and should be sent as hard copy as well as an e-mail attachment to the organizers at the following addresses: Papers for PSi no. 10, c/o Lee Weng Choy, The Substation, 45 Armenian Street, Singapore 179936. tel: (65) 6337 7535 fax: (65) 6337 2729. firstname.lastname@example.org OCTOBER 24. CALL FOR PAPERS: SHAW IN THE HERE AND NOW This is to announce a Shaw Conference on 17th-21st March, 2004, at the University of South Florida in Sarasota, Florida, and to issue a call for papers. The conference topic is 'Shaw in the Here and Now.' Deadline for Abstracts: 1st October. Cash prizes for Best Papers by Students. Deadline for Student Papers: 1st December FOR FULL DETAILS see ‘SHAVINGS' by clicking 25. CALL FOR PAPERS: THE PRE-RAPHAELITE IDEAL Proposals (300 words) are invited for papers that address the art, literature or cultural context of the Pre-Raphaelites and their circle, along with influences on and responses to their work. Papers that adopt an inter-disciplinary approach are especially sought, but studies with a narrower focus are also welcome. Deadline: 1st October. A selection of the papers will be published as Volume 7 of the Leeds Working Papers in Victorian Studies, and distributed in advance to all participants. Send proposals to: Paul Hardwick, Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Trinity and All Saints, Brownberrie Lane, Leeds, LS18 5HD; email@example.com; telephone (+44) 113 2837294. 26. CALL FOR PAPERS: CULTURAL CHANGE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY For the 25th Annual Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference St. Louis, Missouri, 11th-13th March, 2004 During the nineteenth century, increased production, colonial expansion and unstable economic conditions fuelled competition among nations for commercial and cultural dominance. Exhibitions, world' s fairs and contests developed as important venues for displaying prowess in commercial, athletic and cultural arenas while promoting the pride and identity of nations. New publications, such as The Illustrated London News, provided coverage of contemporary events and revealed unfamiliar places, peoples and customs to readers living in an age of heightened curiosity and rapid transformation. Abstracts for papers are encouraged on the themes identified and on all aspects of cultural change within the long nineteenth century. Papers are limited to twenty minutes. Proposals should include a one-page, single-spaced abstract (12 point font), with the title of the paper and author as heading, and a one-to two-page vita, including the name, mailing address, telephone number and e-mail address of the author/presenter. Proposals will be accepted by mail or e-mail but must arrive by 1st October and should be sent to the Program Chair, Dr. Carol A. H. Flores, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, IN 47306 (firstname.lastname@example.org). The conference will be held in St. Louis, MO and will celebrate the 200th Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition, the 100th Anniversary of the St. Louis World's Fair and 1904 Olympics, and the 25th Anniversary of NCSA. Dr. Robert M. Craig will serve as Local Arrangement Chair, in association with William Seibert, member of Landmarks Association of St. Louis. The Conference will be held at the Westin St. Louis at Cupples Station, a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel which occupies four adaptively reused 19th-century warehouses located within walking distance of the St. Louis Arch. The Metrolink stop from the airport is right at the doorstep of the hotel. Further information about the hotel and program will be available at a later date. Inquiries concerning the academic program should be forwarded to Dr. Flores at the address above. Inquiries concerning local arrangements (hotel, travel, etc.) should be forwarded to Prof. Robert Craig, College of Architecture, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA 30332-0155. E-mail is preferred: email@example.com 27. CALL FOR PAPERS: THE SACRED AND THE PROFANE Northeast Victorian Studies Association 2004 Conference 30th Annual Meeting, 16th-18th April 2004 at Cornell University, Ithaca, NY. Our topic looks not only at religion but at all facets of the nineteenth- century world as religion sees it. The profane differs from the secular in that it connotes not merely a material world, but a merely material one: ordinary language may be secular, but blasphemy is profane. We are interested in looking into nineteenth-century attitudes toward religion, nineteenth-century religious movements, but also the workings of religion in culture and society. Many of the topics suggested below also lend themselves to the question of why this issue was once so important to Victorian Studies, why it went out of fashion, why it is coming back into fashion. Topics include (but are not limited to): Science and Religion: Darwin, alternative cosmologies, pre- histories, anthropology. Eschatological thought in general. Religion and Culture: Connections between religious attitudes and beliefs and class and gender. Atheism, agnosticism, the Charles Bradlaugh case. Jews and anti-semitism. Religion and social work: the Salvation Army, temperance and anti- vivisection movements. Material manifestations of religion. Religion and other Cultures: Islam and Orientalism. Missionaries, going native. Religion and imperialism. Exposures to non-Western religions, traditions, beliefs. Victorian explorers and religious issues: Richard Burton, Henry Stanley. The Profane and the Secular: Profanity, blasphemy, sexuality, pornography. Oppositions between the material and the spiritual. Sacred cows and sacred truths. Sacred and profane blood: transfusions and vampires. Demons and exorcism. Religion, art and literature: The useful, the aesthetic and the religious. Commercial religious literature. Devotional literature. Religious poetry and fiction. Secularism and the clergy in the novel. Sacred music. Religious art. Religious rhetoric. Relics. Gothic revivalism. Religion and the Higher Criticism. Hermeneutic theory. Fin-de-siècle art and religion. And, of course, you could write about god. Paper Proposals (no more than two double-spaced pages) by 15th October to Professor Aviva Briefel, English Department, Harvard University Barker Center, 12 Quincy Street Cambridge, MA 02138. E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Fax (attn: Aviva Briefel): (617) 496-8737 Please do not send complete papers. Please do not include your name on your proposal: we review proposals anonymously. Please do include your name, institutional and e-mail addresses, and proposal title in the cove rletter that accompanies the proposal. Finished papers should take 15 minutes(20 minutes maximum) so as to provide ample time for discussion following each panel. Roundtable: In an attempt to allow more participation in the program, and to augment the conference’s interest in teaching, we are continuing the roundtable discussions on pedagogy that we initiated five years ago. This year’s topic is Integrating the Study of Religion into the Teaching of Victorian Literature and Culture. If you would like to make a presentation, please contact Professor Don Ulin, Division of Humanities, University of Pittsburgh at Bradford, 300 Campus Drive, Bradford, PA, 16701 (fax: 814-362- 5094; e-mail: email@example.com),describing briefly (no more than one double- spaced page) the aspects of pedagogy that you would like to share. Keep in mind that being a presenter means creating an atmosphere for stimulating discussion rather than presenting a paper. The Coral Lansbury Travel Grant ($100.00) and George Ford Travel Grant($100.00) given in memory of key founding members of NVSA are awarded annually to the graduate student, adjunct instructor, or independent scholar who must travel the greatest distance too give a paper at our conference. Apply by indicating in the cover letter of your proposal that you wish to be considered . Mention also if you have other sources of funding. All who wish to join NVSA, and all members who have not yet paid their dues for the 2001-2002 membership year should return the attached tear-off. And Dr. Hartley Spatt (24 Center Street, Woodmere, NY 111598) urges all members to send him a note subscribing to the Victorian Studies Bulletin ($5.00 a year). 28. CALL FOR PAPERS: NARRATIVE: AN INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE 22nd-25th April, 2004 Burlington, Vermont Co-sponsored by Middlebury College and the University of Vermont Plenary Speakers to include Jane Gallop, Peggy Phelan, and Slavoj Zizek. The nineteenth annual conference of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature is dedicated to the investigation of narrative, its elements, techniques, and forms; its relations to other modes of discourse; and its power in cultures past and present. The Conference generally features 250-300 participants. We welcome papers or panels on all aspects of narrative theory and practice, from any genre, period, nationality, discipline, or medium. We encourage literary subjects (including poetry, pre-modern narrative, and film), as well as cross-cultural and interdisciplinary topics (including art history, folklore, history, law, music, philosophy, politics, and science). Papers will receive preference if they make a point about narrative, the significance of which extends beyond the text or texts in question. Papers should be fifteen to twenty minutes long and in English; panels consisting of three to four papers are especially encouraged. Panels may be chaired by one of the presenters, but no individual may present more than one paper or organize more than one panel Presenters must join the Society for the Study of Narrative (SSNL) once their papers have been accepted. For more information on SSNL visit www.vanderbilt.edu/narrative/. For paper proposals, maximum 500 word abstract and brief curriculum vitae. For panel proposals, maximum 700 word abstract – summarizing the panel’s rationale and describing each paper – and a brief curriculum vitae for each speaker. For hard-copy submissions, please include two copies of all submitted material. Make sure your proposal specifies the following information: Paper (and panel) title(s). Presenter or panel organizers name, institutional affiliation, discipline or department, mailing address, phone, fax, and address. Deadline: 15th October. Narrative Conference, Department of English, 400 Old Mill, University of Vermont, Burlington VT 05405. firstname.lastname@example.org (Send attachments readable in Word or RTF) http://www.uvm.edu/~english/narrative/ For further information, contact Anne Moore at the above e-mail address. Co-ordinating Committee: Robyn R. Warhol, UVM, Chair. At UVM: Mary Lou Kete (English), Todd McGowan (English & Film), Valerie Rohy (English), Helga Schreckenberger (German & Womens Studies); At Middlebury: Daniel Brayton (English), Carole Cavanaugh (Japanese), John Elder (English & Environmental Studies), Antonia Losano (English), Yumna Siddiqi (English). 29. CALL FOR PAPERS: RE-IMAGINING THE ANCIENT WORLD IN 19TH- CENTURY BRITAIN An Interdisciplinary Conference hosted by Contexts for Classics, the Department of English Language & Literature, the Department of Classics, and the C.P. Cavafy Professorship in Modern Greek at the University of Michigan Ann Arbor, Michigan Friday, 30th January, 2004. Deadline for Abstracts: 15th October. In the past twenty years, several scholars have focused broadly on the ways in which 'the Classical tradition' informed the cultural milieu of 19th-century Britain. These studies explore why and how Classical studies contributed to the shaping and validating of English political ideologies, social hierarchies, academic institutions, and aesthetic values. However, this current work also seems to suggest that the 19th-century Britons relationship with antiquity derived from an unexamined sense of cultural heritage, a common ancestry located in ancient Rome and Greece. This conference seeks to interrogate this relationship between antiquity and the 19th century: is it still useful to rationalize 19th-century Classicism as an effect of mythologized national genealogies? How else might we account for the reception and transmission of Classics in this period? In what ways did educators, writers, artists, and musicians engage with the ancient past? Are there manifestations of this engagement that intimate a greater heterogeneity of response to antiquity than the term 'Classical tradition' implies? This international, interdisciplinary conference brings together faculty and graduate students from various fields within the humanities (e.g., literature, Classics, history, art history, anthropology, music, drama) to explore collectively representations of antiquity from the beginnings of British Romanticism to the early 20th century. Primary in focus are the ways in which British artists re-imagined the ancient world in the fine arts: literature (drama, fiction, poetry, or nonfiction); art (painting, sculpture); architecture; and music. However, the conference will also encourage dialogue about the ways in which the period re-considered knowledge of the ancient past through advances in the professional fields of archaeology, history, philology, anthropology, ethnology, palæontology, and mythography. Papers may be about the use of Classical themes or subject matter, translations of ancient texts, Classical education, and other creative or scholarly representations of ancient civilizations (including Greek, Roman, Egyptian, and Assyrian cultures). Papers should be 15-20 minutes in length. Please send paper proposals (maximum: two double-spaced pages) by 15th October to: Meilee D. Bridges, Department of English Language & Literature, University of Michigan, 3187 Angell Hall Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109- 1003. By e-mail: email@example.com (attachments welcome) NB: As abstracts will be reviewed anonymously, please include your title but no other identifying information on your proposal. Please do include your name, institutional and e-mail addresses, phone number, proposal title, and potential audio-visual needs in a cover letter that accompanies the abstract. A forthcoming conference website will provide this call for papers as well as any relevant updates and further information: http://www.umich.edu/~cfc/c19antiquity.htm. Please contact Meilee D. Bridges at the e-mail above if you have any questions. 30. CALL FOR PAPERS: LOCATION, LOCATION, LOCATION: TEXTUAL SPACES AND PLACES The Twelfth Annual Eighteenth and Nineteenth-Century British Women Writers Conference invites proposals for its 2004 conference to be held 25th-28th March, 2004 at the University of Georgia. This year's theme "Location, Location, Location: Textual Spaces and Places," focuses on interdisciplinary approaches to and discussions of British women's writings during the period. While we welcome scholarship on all aspects of eighteenth and nineteenth-century British women writers, we particularly encourage papers on the following subjects: Gendered Spaces and Locations Location in the Canon Domestic Spaces Closet Space The Body as Location, the Located Body Travel: Geographical Spaces Country and City: Landscapes and Cityscapes Locating the Self or (An)other Sacred and Secular Spaces Genre and the Role of Generic Spaces Performance Spaces Locating the British Empire Time and Space/Place Cyberspace Classical and Modern Spaces National, Transnational, International, and Regional Spaces Classed Spaces Public and Private Spaces Place, Pedagogy, and Profession Please send 1-2 page abstracts for papers and proposals for panels to firstname.lastname@example.org by 15th October. Please include your name, address, phone number, and e-mail address. (If you submit a panel, please provide a moderator.) Proposals may also be sent via regular post to: British Women Writers Conference, c/o Monica Smith, University of Georgia, Department of English, 254 Park Hall, Athens, GA 30602 Please visit our website for more information: http://www.english.uga.edu/~bwwc. 31. CALL FOR PAPERS: SEX AND THE BODY POLITIC 13th Annual Cultural Studies Conference, 4th-6th March, 2004, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS Plenary Speakers: Elizabeth Grosz, author of Space, Time and Perversion: Essays on the Politics of Bodies and Volatile Bodies: Toward a Corporeal Feminism, editor of Sexy Bodies: The Strange Carnalities of Feminism. Carl Phillips, author of In the Blood, Pastoral, Cortige. Donald Hall, author of Queer Theories, The Academic Self: An Owner's Manual, editor of Representing Bisexualities: Subjects and Cultures of Fluid Desire. Topic: From clerical sexual abuse in the Catholic church, to repressive Taliban policies toward women in Afghanistan, to same sex marriage, to debates about how gender should be determined, sex is a topic that garners lavish popular and critical attention. From Michel Foucault's examination of our garrulity about sex, to Judith Butler's theory of performativity, to Elizabeth Grosz's emphasis on the diversity of sexually specific bodies, important contemporary thinkers have brought issues of sexuality and society to the forefront of debates within cultural studies. 'Sex and the Body Politic' considers the construction of sexual identity as a function of political, social, and economic forces. We invite papers or paper proposals that explore the intersections between structures of 'sex' and the discourses of law, science, medicine, history, religion, empire, and cultural taste, to name a few. We invite papers on all periods from ancient to the future. Possible paper or panel topics: sex and travel sex and race sex and gender sexual selection (plants/animals/humans) sex & the market sex and crime sex rituals and practices sex and education sex and discourse reproduction/childbirth/maternity sex and religion sex and the media sex and beauty sex and war Send 1-page abstracts to: Michele Janette, Director, Cultural Studies Program, English Department, Kansas State University, 106 Denison Hall Manhattan KS, 66506-0701. Email submissions are encouraged: send to email@example.com. Deadline: 20th October. 32. CALL FOR PAPERS: EMPIRE & IMPERIAL CULTURE In an effort to facilitate a wide-ranging, interdisciplinary conversation about empire, California State University/Stanislaus will host a conference on 'Empire & Imperial Culture' Friday and Saturday, 27th-28th February 2004. To situate these topics in as broad a context as possible, we seek scholars working in such disciplines as Architecture & Art History, Economics, Education, Ethnic & Gender Studies, History, Literature, Philosophy, Politics & Public Policy, and the sciences. We will feature three plenary speakers: Prof. Robert Bernasconi, (Philosophy, University of Memphis). 'Race and the Imperial Idea.' Prof. Thomas Metcalf, (History, UC /Berkeley).'Recentering Empire.' Prof. Richard Roberts, (History, Stanford). 'Africa and Empire: The Unintended Consequences.' We hope participants will address issues of empire from antiquity to postmodernity, on every continent and from many cultures. Suggested topics might include, but are by no means limited to, the following: Empire, Science, & Technology Imperialism & Visual Culture Biopower Theories of Empire Imperialism & Genre: the Epic, Lyric, Fiction, Drama Empire in Popular Culture Border Culture: Diaspora, Immigration, & 'Crossing Over' Imperialism & Language: Dominance, Discrimination, & Assimilation. Gender & Empire Dialectism & Resistance: Black English, Chicanismo, Indigenous Groups, & Linguistic Minorities Reverse Colonization: the Latinisation of North America Imperialism, Education & Aid. Submission deadline: 25th October 2003. You can send hard copies to, Empire Conference Committee, Department of English, California State University, Stanislaus 801 W. Monte Vista Avenue, Turlock, CA 95382, USA. One page vitas and proposals for 20-minute papers can be e-mailed to Scott Davis (firstname.lastname@example.org)or Arnold Schmidt (email@example.com). We welcome panel proposals. No attachments please. 33. CALL FOR PAPERS: MARY AUGUSTA WARD: A COLLECTION OF CRITICAL ESSAYS Submissions are invited for a collection of critical essays centring upon the life and work of Mary Augusta Ward (Mrs Humphry Ward) [1851-1920]. The essays should be in the region of 4000-6000 words, and may treat of any aspect Ward's career, but the special emphasis will be upon Ward's fiction. Some topics for consideration may include (but are not limited to) the following: Critical readings of fiction and/or non-fiction work Autobiographical writing, including letters Relationship with contemporaries Reception of Wards work in Europe and America Political writing, including lectures and correspondence Attitude (and activities) as part of the Anti-Suffrage League Position with regard to the theological and philosophical debates of theVictorian period Relations with family, including the Arnolds and Huxleys Serialization Images of women Metaphysics Aesthetic Movement History of Ward criticism Gothic Portraits of associates Historical consciousness Popularity of fiction Loss of critical esteem. Contributors should submit 200-300 word proposals before 31st October to Dr J. D. Ballam at firstname.lastname@example.org, with the subject line, Ward: Critical Essays. Completed essays are likely to be expected by June/July 2004. 34. CALL FOR PAPERS: IRELAND AND THE VICTORIANS An International Conference 2nd-4th July 2004 Chester College Centre for Victorian Studies. This broad-based interdisciplinary conference, commencing on the evening of Friday 2nd July 2004 and concluding after lunch on Sunday 4th July, seeks to explore aspects of the complex relationship between Britain and Ireland during the long nineteenth century. Speakers include Roy Foster, John Belchem, D. George Boyce, Virginia Crossman, Fintan Cullen, Melissa Fegan, Christine Kinealy, Don MacRaild, Alan O'Day, Roland Quinault, Jeremy Smith, Roger Swift and Diane Urquart. The organisers are particularly keen to provide a platform for new researchers in the field as well as for established scholars. Offers of suitable papers(to read for approximately 20 minutes) within the study of Victorian art, culture, history, literature, politics and religion will be particularly welcome. Abstracts (no more than 300 words) should be submitted no later than Friday 31st October to Professor Roger Swift, Director, Centre for Victorian Studies, Chester College, Parkgate Road, Chester CH1 4BJ, England. NOVEMBER 35. CALL FOR PAPERS: THE UNDYING FIRE: THE JOURNAL OF THE H.G. WELLS SOCIETY The Undying Fire is devoted to the study of H.G. Wells, and critical essays on any topic relating to Wells's life and work will be considered for publication. Interdisciplinary essays welcomed. Published annually, each volume includes from five to seven essays ranging from 10-25 pages in length. MLA documentation preferred. Submit paper copy and the file on disk (in Word format) Be sure to include your address on your cover letter. We also accept shorter pieces (2-7 pages) for our 'Bits' section following the submission guidelines above, in addition to book and movie reviews concerning Wells and Wellsiana. Essays will be weighed by juried selection of our editorial board. Submission deadline for the next edition (no. 3) is 1st November. Anticipated publication is June 2004. Submissions should be sent to: Eric Cash, Editor, The Undying Fire, ABAC 32, 2802 Moore Highway, Abraham Baldwin College, Tifton, GA 31793-2601. Rejected manuscripts will be returned, if so requested, with SASE. Membership dues for the society are $15 for one year. Please write for more information concerning membership. Membership in the H.G. Wells Society of the Americas is NOT a requirement for submission/consideration. Back issues of Volume 2 of The Undying Fire are currently available for $7, post paid; Volume 1 for $8, post paid. 36. CALL FOR PAPERS: SESSION ON GENDER SW/Texas Popular Culture Association Conference The Southwest Texas Popular Culture Association/American Culture Association will once again be sponsoring a at the 25th Annual meeting to be held April 7th- 10th, 2004 at the San Antonio Marriott River Center in San Antonio, TX. This year we will be co joined with the National Popular Culture Association Conference. Papers on any aspect of gender or related areas relating to gender will be reviewed for acceptance. Please provide an abstract of no more than 500 words no later than 1st November for review. Although I will accept abstracts up until 25th November 2003, I cannot guarantee that you will be placed in this year's conference. Presentations will be limited to no more than 20 minutes. Please adhere to this limitation since we are always on a tight time constraint and everyone deserves a chance to be heard. All correspondences may be sent to email@example.com. Gypsey Teague, Director, Library, Langston University/OKC, Area Chair, Gender, SW/Texas Pop Culture Association. 37. CALL FOR PAPERS: SPECIAL ISSUE, INTERDISCIPLINARY PERSPECTIVES ON FRENCH LITERATURE AND HISTORY FRENCH HISTORICAL STUDIES The Editors of French Historical Studies would like to issue a call for papers for a special edition of the journal on 'Interdisciplinary Perspectives on French Literature and History.' This forum responds to an increased interest in recent years among historians and literary scholars in the many ways that French literature and history intersect. Given the importance of literature and literary traditions in French history, the elevated status of writers in French public life, the global reach of French language and literature, and the historical relationship between the French state and literature, it seems fitting that FHS provide a forum for French literary scholars and historians to consider connections between literature and history from their different disciplinary perspectives. Papers on both the early modern and modern periods are welcome. For the early modern period, submissions would ideally address such themes as: the relationship of writers or savants to established institutions, such as court, academy and salon; gens de lettres and their public; the Republic of Letters as both an ideal and a reality; patrons and writers; hierarchies and status among writers and savants; the question of the literary' field' ; quarrels and controversies among writers; and the like. Themes relevant to the modern era include the following: politics and engagement in literary production; gender and the emergence of women as writers; popular literature or paralittérature and issues of methodology in the analysis of comics, detective fiction, and the like; literary representations of French and Francophone history; literature, writers, and the publishing industry; race, identity, and the status of writers in French and Francophone communities. Though it is assumed that many, if not most, contributions will focus on single writers and specific periods, articles that cross chronological boundaries and cover an assortment of writers will be welcome. Guest editors Robert Schneider (for the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries) and Whitney Walton (for the nineteenth and twentieth centuries) welcome inquiries about potential submissions. In accordance with the guidelines of French Historical Studies, articles can be in English or French. Inquiries should be addressed to: firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com. Manuscripts can be sent electronically to the editors of French Historical Studies, Jo Burr Margadant and Ted W. Margadant [firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com] and to the Managing Assistant, Eteica Spencer [firstname.lastname@example.org]. Manuscripts can be sent by mail to Eteica Spencer, French Historical Studies, History Department, University of California at Davis, Davis, CA 95615. The deadline for submissions is 1st November. 38. CALL FOR PAPERS AND PROPOSALS FOR MEMBER ORGANIZED PANELS: CONFLUENCE: IDEAS, IDENTITIES, AND PLACE Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE) Conference at The University of Manitoba. 29th May- 1st June 2004. GENERAL CALL. There will be a General Call for Papers for the 2004 ACCUTE Conference at the University of Manitoba in the September 2003 ACCUTE Newsletter. We are always interested in strong and promising proposals on any aspect of English studies, and so please consider submitting something in response to this general call. Individual papers emerging from your own specific work in your fields always dominate the ACCUTE Congress program. You may submit only one proposal. Please note presenters must be members of ACCUTE in good standing. If you are interested in submitting a paper, we urge and invite you to join the Association if you are not already a member. Please visit us on the web at http://accute.uwinnipeg.ca MEMBER-ORGANIZED PANELS. ACCUTE Members who are interested in proposing member-organized sessions for the 2004 conference at the University of Manitoba are reminded that announcements for such sessions must appear in the September Newsletter. Announcements must therefore be sent to the ACCUTE office (email@example.com) by August 15, 2003. Organizers of the sesessions should ask that three copies of papers and proposals, accompanied by three copies of a 100-word abstract and a 50-word bio-bibliographical note, be sent to them by 15th November. An e-mail or disc copy of the proposal or paper should also be submitted. Proposals should be 300-500 words in length, and should clearly indicate the originality or scholarly significance of the proposed paper, the line of argument, the principal texts the paper will speak to, and the relation of the paper to existing scholarship on the topic. A 'Works Cited' section should also be included. Completed papers should fulfill these criteria, and should be no longer than 12-13 double-spaced pages. Session organizers should forward all submissions received, including electronic versions, along with a list of their selections and an explanation of their choices, to the ACCUTE office no later than 5th December. Please note: Members organizing sessions are not permitted to submit to their own sessions since the member acts as the first reader for the session submissions. All member-organized sessions are then read by an independent assessor and the ACCUTE President. After the vetting process is complete, it is the duty of the organizers of the sessions to notify those who responded to the calls if their papers have been accepted or not. Proposals and inquires may be sent electronically to firstname.lastname@example.org. ACCUTE, Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English, Department of English, University of Winnipeg, 515 Portage Avenue, Winnipeg, Canada. T: 204-786-9094 F: 204-774-4134 DECEMBER 39. CALL FOR PAPERS: VICTORIAN TAXONOMIES Victorian Literature and Culture is seeking articles for an upcoming Editors' Topic on 'Victorian Taxonomies'. Essays should be 20-30 pages long and follow MLA guidelines. Please send two copies by 1st December to Professor Allison Pease, Department of English, John Jay College, CUNY, 445 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019. Inquiries may be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org. 40. CALL FOR PAPERS: DECADENCE pacific REVIEW, a West Coast Arts Review Annual submission deadline: 5th December The 2004 edition of pacific REVIEW focuses on the ideas of DECAY and DECADENCE. The Decadence movement of the late nineteenth-century began in France, moved to England, and drew its energy from the refined beauty of art while subtly revealing the underlying decay of society. Decadent qualities included high art, bizarre subject matter, stepping away from nature, and a preference for the sophisticated over the simple, the aesthetic over the natural. A continuation of the Decadence movement can be found in the deliberate rearrangement of conventional artistic works by the Beat generation and the countercultures that have followed. Our goal in this issue is to find inspiration through the Decadence movement. We are seeking contributions that will further explore the themes of Decadence and Decay as a compass to a wider field of implication and reinvention. We welcome short stories, academic essay and review, poetry, art, photography (b/w), graphic narrative (comics), and one-act scripts for our 2004 issue. The following are a few ideas and topics you may want to consider: The beauty and necessity of excess and decay, or why excess and decay is necessary for creative beginnings. What lingers and clings in the afterwards: fossils, artifacts, scars, memories, bridges burned, new directions. Explore any aspect of decadence and decay in culture, personality, consciousness, invention, communication, nature, politics, religion, and physical/mental health. A focus on ruin: What do we learn from what has been destroyed or deteriorated, be it the ancient pyramids or a modern day love affair. How does substitution/replacement occur? What comes next? Are there drives and desires for decadence/decay? Does one follow the other? Other possible topics to submit: drugs, deviancy, shame, breaking laws, breaking stereotypes, indulgence, disease, new sensations, memory, nightmares/dreams, inclinations, scars, morbid fantasies, fascinations, hidden experiences, life interruptions, déjà vu, unexpected symbols, and encountered temptations. Your prose, art, graphic narrative, essay, poetry, photography, one-act scripts could touch upon the above, but we wish to stress that these are only suggestions. We welcome you as a contributor to submit any work that falls within the decadence/decay theme For complete submission guidelines, visit our website at http://pacificREVIEW.sdsu.edu. To read excerpts from issues past or present or for further information regarding submission or subscription to pacific REVIEW, please visit our website at http://pacificREVIEW.sdsu.edu. Address enquiries to Camille Tèrese Tallon, Editor-in-Chief, pacific REVIEW, San Diego State University, Department of English & Comparative Literature, 5500 Campanile Drive (MC 8140), San Diego, CA 92182-8140 email@example.com 41. CALL FOR PAPERS: ON THE SUBJECT OF PLEASURE Dalhousie Review Is pleasure a social good? An ethical good? Is pleasure an emotion? An aesthetic category? Are the accounts of pleasure offered by Bentham and Freud, for example, still persuasive? Are pleasure and pain indeed opposites, as most informal discourse about them would imply? How can we account for the investment in renouncing pleasure that recurs in the history of culture? Have the critical languages of our own day developed an adequate vocabulary for discussing the notion of pleasure? Articles that address these, or any other questions related to the idea of pleasure, are invited for a special issue of The Dalhousie Review to be published in 2004. Manuscripts should be double-spaced, on plain white paper, and should not exceed 7,500 words. Documentation, including footnotes, should follow the conventions observed in recent issues of The Dalhousie Review; these are consistent with the guidelines in Joseph Gibaldi, MLA Handbook for Writers of Research Papers, 4th ed. (New York: Modern Language Association of America, 1995) 241?56. Hard copy only should be sent with the first submission. The deadline for receipt of contributions is 15th December. Mail submissions to: Ronald Huebert, Editor, The Dalhousie Review, Dalhousie University, Halifax, Nova Scotia B3H 4R2, Canada. E-mail inquiries to: firstname.lastname@example.org 42. CALL FOR PAPERS: TRANSCULTURAL ENGLISH STUDIES Annual Conference of the Association for the Study of the New Literatures in English (ASNEL/GNEL) Johann Wolfgang Goethe University Frankfurt/M, 19th- 23rd May, 2004 After some four decades of international research and teaching in the field variously designated as 'Commonwealth Literature', 'Postcolonial Literature' or 'The New Literatures in English', a major paradigm shift seems to be on the way. Where previous approaches had emphasized cultural difference and sought to establish various forms of 'literary area studies', a spate of recent work has focussed on transcultural dimensions of (both 'diasporic' and 'regional') anglophone literatures. This development has arguably followed the trajectory of the New Literatures themselves: transcultural experiences, opportunities and predicaments are no longer exclusive concerns of what used to be conveniently labelled as 'migrant writing', but have become central features of anglophone literatures across the globe - a process that increasingly undermines the habitual classification of literary texts in terms of national or regional literatures. The ASNEL Conference on 'Transcultural English Studies' seeks to explore the challenges posed by this process for the future development of English Studies on an international scale. What theoretical and methodological resources are currently available for meeting these challenges? How can theories of transculturality and transnationality developed in other disciplines such as the social sciences or cultural anthropology be used productively in literary and cultural studies? How have neighbouring disciplines such as American Studies responded to transnational and transcultural challenges? How do transcultural issues and problematics emerge in anglophone literatures and in other media such as film? How do writers, artists and film-makers position themselves on issues of transculturality? These and other related questions will be explored in a number of thematic sections dedicated to the following topics: 'Inter-', 'Multi-', 'Trans-': Cultural Theory on the Move Diasporic Images: Bollywood and Beyond Transculturation and 'the Americas' Colonial Memory: British Perspectives Transnational Connections in African Literature Postcolonial Postmortems: Crime Fiction in the New Literatures in English Transcultural Native America: Indigenous Visual Arts in Canada and the US 'Celtic Fringes' and their Diasporas Jewish Literature(s) in English? Transculturalism in the Classroom (Teachers Forum) In addition, a number of anglophone writers and film-makers from all over the world have been invited to present their works and to share their perspectives on transculturality with the conference delegates as well as with a wider audience at public readings and discussions. The organizers welcome contributions pertinent to the conference theme that may not fit into the thematic sections outlined above. For further information on these thematic sections as well as all matters of registration and organisation please consult our conference website: www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb10/ieas/abt/nelk/conf2004 Please address all correspondence to Prof. Dr. Frank Schulze-Engler, Abteilung Neue Englischsprachige Literaturen und Kulturen (NELK), Institut fuer England- und Amerikastudien, Johann Wolfgang Goethe-Universitaet Frankfurt am Main Grueneburgplatz1, D-60323 Frankfurt a.M., Germany. Tel. (069) 798-32354, -32352 (Secr.), - 32353 (Fax). email@example.com Website: www.uni-frankfurt.de/fb10/ieas/abt/nelk/nelk-infosite Deadline for abstracts: 31st December 2004 January 43. CALL FOR PAPERS: A QUEER CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS Queer Issues area of the on-line peer-refereed journal, The Writing Instructor. Aneil Rallin, Area Editor; Rob Koch, Jr. and Trixie Smith, Associate Editors. Submissions are now being accepted for the Queer Issues area of the on-line peer-refereed journal, The Writing Instructor. For the debut issue of this area, we encourage multi-genre/multi-media/queer/ 'experimental' works that explore the many ways in which queernesses intersect with literacy, learning, social and cultural histories, politics, and ideology. Topics/practices may include but are not limited to the following: Queer Theories and Practices of Writing Cultural and Political Intersections of Queerness with Class / Nationality / Race / Gender / Religion / (Dis)ability Queer Rhetorics, especially as Political / Social Action and Critique Construction/s of Identity/ies Construction/s of Body/ies Queerness and Issues of Literacy/Learning, including Process Theory Critiques Technology WAC / WID Composition Pedagogies and Practices Queerness and Rhetorics of Terrorism/War Length: 2500-8500 words, depending on format. TWI encourages submission of hypertexts and other multimedia projectsin addition to traditional essays. Please send submissions and queries to Aneil Rallin, Department of Literature and Writing Studies, California State University–San Marcos, San Marcos, CA 92096-0001, or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. For detailed submission and format information, see www.writinginstructor.com. Deadline for submissions is 7th January 2004. Dr. Trixie G. Smith, Middle Tennessee State University, Department of English, Box 70 Murfreesboro, TN 37132. Office: KOM 154 phone/voice mail 615-904- 8153 44. CALL FOR PAPERS: STUDYING THE HISTORY OF SEXUALITY: THEORY, METHODS, PRAXIS. Journal of the History of Sexuality Special Issue Guest editors Lesley A. Hall (Wellcome Library for the History and Understanding of Medicine) and Julian Carter (Draper Program, New York University) invite proposals for a special issue of the Journal of the History of Sexuality on "Studying the History of Sexuality: Theory, Methods, Praxis." The deadline for submitting proposals to the guest editors is 31st January, 2004; the deadline for submitting completed manuscripts is 31st October, 2004. The issue will be published in 2005. Proposals may be submitted electronically (by e-mail attachment) to Julian Carter at email@example.com or to Lesley A. Hall at firstname.lastname@example.org. In this issue JHS seeks to represent the best current thinking about major conceptual and practical issues at the heart of our professional practice. Possible topics include (but are not limited to) the following: The relations of the history of sexuality to other fields within history: – women's/gender history – lesbian/gay/transgender history – history of childhood/child-rearing/education – "age studies" and ideas of the life-cycle more generally – colonial and postcolonial studies – political history, history of the state – legal history – history of medicine/science/technology– demographic history The relations of the history of sexuality to, and the influence upon it of: – queer theory – feminist theory – literary criticism – ethnology/anthropology– geography and spatial relations – developments in the social sciences– developments in the life sciences – activism Methodological approaches and problems: – theorizing pre- modern sexualities– using participant observation & community membership as sources of data; e.g., the intersection of ethnographic methods and oral history – locating and interpreting medical sources – locating and interpreting legal and/or governmental sources The position of the scholar in history of sexuality: – past and current employment, research, and educational opportunities for sexuality scholars–who gets hired, where, with what job descriptions (i.e. are many historians of sexuality "passing" as something else? Independent researchers? etc.) – teaching and mentoring within secondary and post-secondary contexts – the expansion of electronic media & its implications for sexuality scholarship. We would also be interested in analyses of the reasons that certain issues get constituted as central to inquiries about particular time-place fields (e.g. homosexuality and sexology in late nineteenth-century Europe; race and prostitution in early twentieth-century North America; eugenics and reproduction in colonial India). We welcome contributions from employed and independent scholars in all geographical and temporal subfields and of any disciplinary affiliation. Lesley Hall email@example.com; website http://www.lesleyahall.net 45. CALL FOR PAPERS: INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON DISRAELI University of Paris X - June 2004 To mark the two-hundredth anniversary of the birth of Benjamin Disraeli, the 'Groupe de Recherches sur les Juifs dans les Pays Anglophones' will hold an international conference on 17th/18th June 2004 on the subject: 'Disraeli and Europe. The Statesman and the Man of Letters.' Historians, specialists in British, European cultures, specialists in Jewish history as well as specialists in literature are invited to contact/submit their proposals for papers to J.F. Moisan, Senior lecturer, Université de Paris X, Nanterre France. JFMoisan@aol.com FEBRUARY 46. CALL FOR PAPERS: CANADIAN JOURNAL OF IRISH STUDIES SPECIAL ISSUE: RECONSIDERING THE NINETEENTH CENTURY The interdisciplinary Canadian Journal of Irish Studies invites submissions for a special issue, 'Reconsidering the Nineteenth Century'(scheduled to appear at the end of 2004). Possible topics, very broadly defined, include (but are not limited to): nationalist movements that challenged the division of Ireland by religious affiliation reconsiderations of the effects, and causes, of the famines Irish music after the Belfast Harper's Festival religious debates within (rather than between) religious communities(e.g., the Veto Controversy) nineteenth-century Irish historiography Irish influence outside of Ireland (through the circulation of Irish culture, including translations, and/or the diaspora) – Irish literature's engagement with other national literatures the Anglo-Irish gothic from Maturin to Stoker the Irish periodical press Submitted essays should be approx. 5000-6500 words in length (including notes etc.) and should follow either the MLA Style Sheet (literatures and languages) or the Chicago Manual of Style (other disciplines). The author's name should appear only on the cover sheet in order to facilitate blind vetting. Please send two hard copies and one electronic copy (MS-Word or WordPerfect), by 15th February to the guest editor: Julia M. Wright, Canada Research Chair in English, Department of English & Film Studies, Wilfrid Laurier University 75 University Avenue W., Waterloo, Ontario, Canada N2L 3C5, E-mail enquiries: firstname.lastname@example.org Founded in 1974, the Canadian Journal of Irish Studies is the official scholarly publication of the Canadian Association for Irish Studies (CAIS). For further information about the journal, CAIS, and CAIS's annual conferences, please see the CAIS website (http://www.arts.ualberta.ca/~cais). http://www.wlu.ca/~wwweng/faculty/jwright/ Bibliography of 19th-c. Irish Literature: http://www.wlu.ca/~wwweng/faculty/jwright/irish MARCH 47. CALL FOR PAPERS: CHILDREN'S LITERATURE AND THE LITERARY Session at the Modern Language Associations annual meeting in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, 27th-30th December, 2004. Sponsored by the MLA Children's Literature Division. In recent years, children's literature studies has increasingly explored children's material and popular culture, embraced critical models from cultural studies, and expanded its concerns to include interdisciplinary childhood or children's studies models. In light of the changes in children's literature studies and literary studies in general, this panel seeks to explore the role of literariness in children's literature. Is literariness still a meaningful concept? How do we define the literary in our discussions of children's texts? How does the history of children's literature studies, such as the struggle to get English departments to recognize children's literature as 'literature' rather than 'sub-literature,' continue to inform our critical theory and practice? What do 'literary' criteria have to offer children's cultural studies, and what does children's cultural studies have to offer children's literature? Papers are invited that explore these questions, or related ones. Both discussions of the role of the literary as it relates to children's literatures disciplinary status and discussion of specific texts are encouraged. Please send detailed abstracts to Richard Flynn, Department of Literature and Philosophy Georgia Southern University, Statesboro, GA 30458-8023; email@example.com. Deadline: 1st March 2004. Panelists must be members of the MLA by 1st April 2004. « N'eus nemet undra gwashoc'h eget tud o komz diwar ho penn, hag eo den ebet o komz diwarho penn » Click for the Table of Contents; click to jump the next Section. Click to return to the August 2003 edition main pages.
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