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GERMAN-CFP-L August 2009

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CFP: ASECS all panels (3/18-3/21/2010)

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The Call for Papers for the 2010 ASECS Annual Meeting, March 18-21 is
now available at: http://asecs.press.jhu.edu/.

_________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________
Sessions seeking submissions:

"Moving Vegetation: Collecting, Transplanting, and Acclimatizing Plants
in the Long Eighteenth Century."

This panel will examine the history of collecting, transplanting, and
acclimatizing live plants in the long eighteenth century. Topics of
interest could include: the  work of botanist-travelers; state or
private botanical gardens and nurseries; methods and materials of
transplantation and acclimatization; debates for and against
transplantation; representations of these activities and issues in
eighteenth-century literature or art. Papers might also want to consider
the ways in which the physical constraints of transplanting called into
question the mobile-immobile binary: How rooted is a plant?

Please send proposals by September 15 to Giulia Pacini, College of
William & Mary. Email: [log in to unmask]

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Birth of a Discipline: Alternative Accounts of the Origins of
Comparative Literature"  Pamela Cheek, Foreign Languages and
Literatures, 1 U. of
New Mexico, Ortega Hall 229, MSCO03 2080, Albuquerque, NM 87131-0001;
Tel: (505)
277-3810; Fax: (505) 277-3599; E-mail: [log in to unmask]

"Comparative Literature," as Haun Saussy has written, "has a particular
origin in the era of nationalisms, which created the need for it."  Our
particular association of comparative literature with the era of
nationalisms has shifted our attention away from a range of experiences
and practices that informed the late eighteenth-century architects of
the new discipline: exile, travel, translation, multilingualism,
conversation, and gendered sociability.  This panel seeks to examine how
an alternative account of the birth of the discipline might yield
insights into contemporary debates about it.  Discussions of the
fiction, theoretical work, correspondences, translations, lives, travels
and relationships that gave birth to comparative literature are welcome.

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Midwest Conference on British Studies 55th Annual Meeting
October 9-11, 2009, Pittsburgh

The Midwest Conference on British Studies is proud to announce its
fifty-fifth annual meeting, hosted by the University of
Pittsburgh<http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/> at the Holiday
Inn<http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/>, Pittsburgh University Center, and it is
also pleased to have the following keynote
speakers<http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/>:
Walter Arnstein
Emeritus Professor of History at the
University<http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/> Illinois, Urbana-Champaign,
Author of Queen Victoria

Troy Boone
Associate Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh
Author of Youth of Darkest England: Working Class Children at the
Heart of the Victorian Empire

There will also be a series of panels honoring the work of
Seymour Drescher
on the transatlantic slave trade
Program: available at
http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/conferences/2009-conference-program/
Location: Holiday Inn, Pittsburgh University Center (Oakland), 100
Lytton Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15213

  *   To reserve rooms at the conference rate of $121 plus tax per
night, please call 412-682-6200 and ask for the MWCBS rate. Their
website is
http://www.ichotelsgroup.com/h/d/hi/1/en/hotel/pitsp/event-facilities
  *   Please book your room by September 18 to secure the group rate.
  *   Airport Transportation: As Pittsburgh International Airport is 23
miles from the hotel, the hotel offers a shuttle at $21 each way.
Contact the hotel for information.
Registration Fee: $80; graduate students: $60; registration form
available at
http://mwcbs.edublogs.org/conferences/2009-conference-registration/
Registration fee includes access to all panels, as well as Friday's
reception (including one drink ticket) and plenary session.
Saturday Luncheon: $22
The brief annual MWCBS business meeting and second plenary session will
coincide with lunch. To secure attendance at the luncheon, please
respond by September 18.





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