RaVoN 57-58: Romantic Cultures of Print, eds. Andrew Piper and Jonathan Sachs

The Hoarding has discovered the latest double-issue of Romanticism and Victorianism on the Net — a special issue on “Romantic Cultures of Print” edited by Andrew Piper and Jonathan Sachs — in pre-release from Erudit. The issue contains the following essays:

  • Andrew Piper and Jonathan Sachs, “Introduction: Romantic Cultures of Print – From Miscellaneity to Dialectic” [HTML] [References]
  • Sanja Perovic, “Mediating Print Culture: Censorship, Revolutionary Journalism and the Manifesto of Equals[HTML] [Abstract]
  • Andrew Franta, “What Jane Austen Read (in the Hampshire Chronicle)” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Carlos Spoerhase, “Reading the Late-Romantic Lending Library: Authorship and the Anxiety of Anonymity in E. T. A. Hoffmann’s Late Work” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Tim Fulford, “Virtual Topography: Poets, Painters, Publishers and the Reproduction of the Landscape in the Early Nineteenth Century” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Matthias Buschmeier, “Fantasies of Immediacy, or, the Boundaries of the Book in Eighteenth Century Travel Narratives” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Mary Fairclough, “Radical Sympathy: Periodical Circulation and the Peterloo Massacre” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Chris Lendrum, “‘Periodical Performance’: The Figure of the Editor in Nineteenth-Century Literary Magazines” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Sean Franzel, “The Romantic Lecture in an Age of Paper (Money): Jean Paul’s Literary Aesthetics across Print and Orality” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Mark Algee-Hewitt, “Acts of Aesthetics: Publishing as Recursive Agency in the Long Eighteenth Century” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • Tom Mole, “Spurgeon, Byron, and the Contingencies of Mediation” [HTML] [Abstract]
  • John Savarese and Colin Jager, “Cognition, Culture, Romanticism : A Review Essay” [HTML] [References]
  • Emily Steinlight, “Speculation and Its Discontents: Economic Criticism, Literary History, and the Unpredictable Pleasures of Victorian Fiction : A Review-Essay” [HTML] [References]

In addition, the double-issue contains reviews of recent books by Rothenberg and Robinson, Chandler and McLane, Wright, Mason, Gamer and Porter, Graver, Tetreault and Hannon, Levin, Henderson, Mahood, Koropeckyj, Esterhammer, Schlutz, Mole, Sha, Walker, Hay, Stewart, Agathocleous, Hadley, Butler, Smajić, Ablow, Livesey, Armstrong, Bristow, Betensky, Morgan, Sanders, Alù, McAllister, Watson, Kennedy, Kreuger, Delafield, Bolus-Reichert, McGuire, Stevens, Norcia, Kapila, Logan, Ofek, Hager, Frost, Gilooly and David, and Sadoff.


New Romantic Praxis volume, “Romanticism, Forgery, and the Credit Crunch,” now available

Romanticism, Forgery, and the Credit Crunch
A Romantic Circles Praxis Volume
Edited by Ian Haywood


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CFP: International Conference on Romanticism: “Catastrophes,” Arizona State, November 2012


The 2012 International Conference on Romanticism

Arizona State University

November 8 – 11, 2012

For its 2012 conference, the International Conference on Romanticism returns to the Sonora Desert and will be held on the campus of Arizona State University in its Memorial Union, the site for the 2006 conference. Mark Lussier and Ron Broglio, the conference organizers, have adopted the theme of “catastrophes,” which should be interpreted in its broadest possible context, including aesthetic, colonial, dramatic, ecological, economic, geographic, literary, military, and political catastrophes (and other approaches are equally welcome). Angela Esterhammer (University of Zurich) and Paul Youngquist (University of Colorado) have agreed to deliver plenary lectures for the conference. The website for the conference (http://english.clas.asu.edu/icr2012 ) is now activated, and content regarding special sessions and other information will continue to be added across this week. However, abstracts and paper proposals are due April 1st, and special session proposals are due April 15th. We hope you will join us in November 2012.

Call for Articles: “The History and Future of the 19th-Century Book,” GRAMMA Special Issue (2013)



Journal of Theory and Criticism

“The History and Future of the 19th-Century Book”

Issue number 21 (2013)

In the period between 1740 to 1850, the systematization of the entire process of making and selling books through a network of printers, publishers, booksellers, writers, readers, and critics led to the evolution of the book trade into a profit-making machine. The resulting professionalization and commodification of literature created not only professional authors and critics, making authorship itself undergo significant change,  but set up an entirely new way of conceiving of reading, writing, and selling literary materials. The changing nature of books, media, information and communication defined the literary culture of the period and was central to the establishment of national identity.

Today, the late twentieth-century emergence of digital media has led to a massive-scale migration of our paper-based inheritance to digital forms, forcing a return to textual scholarship and its various problematics, as well as placing literature within a complex interactive matrix of multiple collaborating agents, individual as well as institutional. Though digitization was not a concern in the nineteenth century, the drastically changing relationship of literature to its socio-historical milieu invites parallels with today’s re-inventing of the writing and dissemination of literature and of the digital transformation in the humanities. The debate becomes even more urgent as more and more eighteenth and nineteenth-century print literary materials are being modeled in digital environments. What does digital technology has to offer literary and cultural history? What are the stakes involved in the translation of print materials into digital forms?

For the 2013 volume of Gramma on the history and future of the book with a focus on British and American 19th-century literary materials, papers are invited on the following or related areas:

·               book production and publishing history

·               gender, class, and audiences as mediated by print/digital text

·               authorship and its redefinition

·               periodicals; serial publication; copyright and pirated editions

·               editing 19th-century British writers

·               interfaces, platforms, and technologies of 19th-century books

·               archiving, preserving, and collecting material and digital records

·               the impact of digitization on teaching and scholarship in 19th-century studies

·               bibliography, textual criticism, and digital technologies

·               the public domain and the creative commons for the 19th and 21st centuries

Papers should not exceed the length of 7,000 words (including footnotes and bibliography) and should be double spaced. They should adhere to the latest MLA style of documentation and should be submitted electronically in the form of a Word document to the editors of the issue, Maria Schoina and Andrew Stauffer, at the following email addresses: schoina@enl.auth.gr and amstauff@gmail.com

Deadline for submissions: 31 December 2012

New Issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long 19th Century” Now Available: “Revisiting the Victorian East End”

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long 19th Century

No. 13 (2011): “Revisiting the Victorian East End”

Table of Contents


Introduction: Revisiting the Victorian East End Abstract PDF HTML
Emma Francis, Nadia Valman
Bedraggled Ballerinas on a Bus Back to Bow: The ‘Fairy Business’ Abstract PDF HTML
Anne Witchard
‘Playing Deaf’: Jewish Women at the Medical Missions of East London, 1880–1920s Abstract PDF HTML
Ellen Ross
Jews in the East End, Jews in the Polity, ‘The Jew’ in the Text Abstract PDF HTML
David Feldman
Reading Room Geographies of Late-Victorian London: The British Museum, Bloomsbury and the People’s Palace, Mile End Abstract PDF HTML
Susan David Bernstein
‘Long Trudges Through Whitechapel’: The East End of Beatrice Webb’s and Clara Collet’s Social Investigations Abstract PDF HTML
Gabrielle Mearns
Arthur Morrison, Criminality, and Late-Victorian Maritime Subculture Abstract PDF HTML
Diana Maltz
The City of Others: Photographs from the City of London Asylum Archive Abstract PDF HTML
Caroline Bressey

CFP: “Romantic Voyagers – Voyaging Romantics,” Wellington, NZ, September 2012

Romantic Voyagers – Voyaging Romantics
Wellington, New Zealand, 29-30 September 2012
A two-day International Conference

Hosted by the School of English, Film, Theatre, and Media Studies, Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand, and the Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington, New Zealand.
We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on all aspects of Romantic voyaging, the period, its context and its authors. Papers which address the larger issues of ‘voyaging’ will be welcome too. The conference will include an opportunity to admire some of the treasures of the Rare Book collection of the Alexander Turnbull Library. There will also be time to explore the bracing sea-front and beautiful streets of Wellington with its numerous restaurants and bars, and to ascend via the famous cable car to the Botanical Gardens.

The keynote speakers are:
Dr Ruth Lightbourne (Alexander Turnbull Library)

Professor Vincent O’Sullivan, DCNZM

Professor Nicholas Roe (St Andrews University, Scotland)

250 word proposals for papers of no more than 2750 words together with a brief c.v. should occupy no more than 2 sides of A4 in a Word document (they will be copied into a composite file). Please do not send as a pdf. E-mail to the Conference Organizer Heidi Thomson heidi.thomson@vuw.ac.nz by 1 April 2012. All other enquiries should also be e-mailed to this address.
The Charles Brown Bursary of NZ$ 550 will be available to enable one unfunded postgraduate scholar working in the field of Romantic Literature (currently enrolled at either MA or PhD level) to travel to and deliver a paper at this conference. Please bring this announcement to the attention of qualified applicants.
Registration and website details are to follow.
Delegates need to arrange their own accommodation. There are a large number of Hotels and B&Bs in Wellington. Hotels within walking distance of the conference venue include: Novotel, Rydges, Intercontinental, Ibis, Bolton, Kingsgate Hotel.  The following website is useful for arranging accommodation: http://www.wellingtonnz.com/accommodation