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LINGUIST List 22.1794

Thu Apr 21 2011

Calls: Ling & Literature, Text/Corpus Linguistics/United Kingdom

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        1.     Victorina Gonzalez-Diaz , Language of Women's Fiction, 1750-1830

Message 1: Language of Women's Fiction, 1750-1830
Date: 21-Apr-2011
From: Victorina Gonzalez-Diaz <vgdiazliv.ac.uk>
Subject: Language of Women's Fiction, 1750-1830
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Full Title: Language of Women's Fiction, 1750-1830

Date: 24-Feb-2012 - 25-Feb-2012
Location: Alton, Hampshire, United Kingdom
Contact Person: Victorina Gonzalez-Diaz
Meeting Email: < click here to access email >
Web Site: http://www.languageapproachesatchawton.co.uk/

Linguistic Field(s): Ling & Literature; Text/Corpus Linguistics

Call Deadline: 01-Jul-2011

Meeting Description:

The Language of Women's Fiction, 1750-1830
A Conference at Chawton House Library, Hampshire
24th-25th February 2012

Recent scholarship has questioned established accounts of the eighteenth
and early nineteenth centuries, revising traditional periodisations in
order to foreground continuities, overlaps, and dialogues. The nature of
current scholarship itself reflects the move to dissolve former boundaries,
with the linguistic turn of literary scholarship in the 1980s contributing
to revisionist discussions of style during periods traditionally described
as Enlightenment or Romantic. However, although there has been steady
linguistic interest in the poetry of the late eighteenth and early
nineteenth centuries, developments in the style of prose fiction of the
period remain largely unexplored. Fiction written by women offers a
particularly rich site of investigation.

A glance at an archival resource such as that at Chawton House Library
(http://library.chawton.org/heritage/) confirms that women writers made
significant contributions to fiction throughout the period 1750-1830. Women
writers worked in a variety of genres, ranging from the gothic and
historic, to novels of sentiment and manners; they produced hybrid forms,
such as gothic romance or the moral novel, and hybridizations which drew on
European fiction through their work with translations; women writers
experimented with form also, producing innovative narrative strategies, and
metafictional narrations. Such novels allowed their writers to engage with
contemporary debates on gender, class, regionalism, nationalism, language,
identity and other social and political issues.

This conference aims to bring together scholars working at the interface of
language and literature, who are interested in the historicization of
literary language, style practices and effects in the fiction of this broad
period. In particular, the conference invites contributions from scholars
interested in works by women, or works traditionally categorized as being
predominantly for female reception.

Keynote Speakers:

Dr. Joe Bray (Sheffield University, UK)
Prof. Ingrid Tieken-Boon van Ostade (Leiden University, The Netherlands)
Prof. Sylvia Adamson (Emeritus Professor, University of Sheffield, UK)

Call for Papers:

The organisers invite papers which consider:

1. How writers made choices of language for generic or thematic purposes
2. How far writers' linguistic choices were influenced by contemporary
attitudes to standard or regional Englishes, and by contemporary
theorizations of language that related it to notions of thought, 'truth',
ethics and identity.
3. In what ways editorial decisions and printing conventions manifest
themselves in stylistic features in fiction
4. The extent to which the aestheticization of literary style by periodical
reviews influences writers' language choices

Contributors are invited to submit a 300-word abstract for a twenty-minute
paper, using the conference website:
http://www.languageapproachesatchawton.co.uk/

Important Dates:

Abstract submission deadline: 1st July 2011
Notice of acceptance: 1st September 2011



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