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n Oct 23-26, 2013, the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) celebrated its tenth anniversary with a conference at Pasadena, CA, organized by Kate Flint (U Southern California), Anne Helmreich (Getty), Erika Rappaport (UC Santa Barbara), and Amy Woodson-Boulton (Loyola Marymount). Also in 2013 (July 3-6) , NAVSA completed a supernumerary conference in Venice, Italy, run jointly with BAVS and AVSA; the conference was run by Michela Vanon Alliata (Ca' Foscari U), Dino Franco Felluga (Purdue U), and Emma Sdegno (Ca' Foscari U). In addition, the year of 2013 saw our tenth year with a NAVSA panel at the Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English (ACCUTE; May 28-31, Victoria, BC), a tradition we hope to continue every year. The 2013 panel was organized by Lisa Surridge (U Victoria). Our panels for the 2014 ACCUTE conference at Brock U will be organized by Martin Danahay. For news about the organization, see our 2013 winter newsletter.

2014 will be NAVSA's 12th regular conference and will see our return to Canada. The conference will occur at Western U in London, Canada from Nov. 13-16 and will be run by Christopher Keep (Chair).

If you are not yet a member, we encourage you to join. Note that regular membership costs only a few dollars more than a Victorian Studies subscription, which is one of the benefits of membership. Also, student, unaffiliated, and retired members receive a subscription to Victorian Studies for much less than the advertised cover price. Members may attend our annual conference and will benefit from other resources and initiatives (a graduate-student award for best essay at the annual conference; the password-protected NAVSA Directory and members-only web space; and a web-based archive for Victorian scholarship and pedagogy that we are aiding to establish, named NINES or Networked Infrastructure for Nineteenth-century Electronic Scholarship). NAVSA members also receive a 30% discount at both Oxford UP and Ohio UP on almost a thousand titles of interest to Victorianists. If you are a member in good standing and would like to know the discount codes, you can e-mail Dino Franco Felluga at navsa@purdue.edu.

NAVSA maintains a listserv to keep members informed of NAVSA business. To share news from other organizations, we also maintain a twitter feed and a blog, which can be accessed by anyone. "Of Victorian Interest" is NAVSA’s blog: http://navsa.blogspot.com, featuring CFPs and announcements from other organizations. You can follow NAVSA on Twitter at: http://www.twitter.com/navsa/. NAVSA publishes the publications of our members on our publications blog: http://navsapub.blogspot.com. NAVSA also has a Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/North-American-Victorian-Studies-Association/163185293754089; I encourage you to visit the page to indicate you 'like' NAVSA.

Our Executive Council and Advisory Board eagerly invite suggestions about the organization’s composition and aims; questions and comments can be sent to navsa@purdue.edu. For the e-mails of the current Executive Council and Advisory Board, click on "Contact NAVSA" in the left-hand menu. The members of the Council and Board are listed below.

2003 Conference: Indiana University

2004 Conference: U Toronto

2005 Conference (Sept. 30 to Oct. 2): U of Virginia

2006 Conference (Aug. 31 to Sept. 3): Purdue U

2007 Conference (Oct. 11-14): Victoria, Canada

2008 Conference (Nov. 14-16): Yale U

2009 Conference (July 13-15): Cambridge University

2010 Conference (Nov. 11-13): Montreal, Canada

2011 Conference: Vanderbilt U (Nov. 3-6, 2011)

2012 Conference: U of Wisconsin, Madison (Sept. 28-30, 2012)

2013 Supernumerary Conference: Venice, Italy (jointly with BAVS and AVSA: June 3-6, 2013)

2013 Conference: Pasadena, CA (October 23-27, 2013)


2014 Conference: U of Western Ontario, Canada (November 13-16, 2014)

2015 Conference: Honolulu, Hawaii (July 9-12, 2015)

2016 Conference: Arizona SU, Phoenix

2017 Conference: Banff, AB (jointly with VSAWC)

2018 Conference: St. Petersburg, Florida

2019 Conference: Ohio SU, Columbus, Ohio


Executive Council   Advisory Board
Deborah Denenholz Morse (Executive Secretary)   Alison Chapman (Canadian Representative)
Pamela K. Gilbert (ex-officio, editor of NINES)   Cannon Schmitt (Canadian Representative)
Dino Franco Felluga (Chair)   Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Canadian Representative)
Meagan Timney (Webmaster)   Alison Booth (American Representative)
Rae Greiner (ex officio, editor of Victorian Studies)   Teresa Mangum (American Representative)
Andrew Miller (ex officio, editor of Victorian Studies)   Pamela K. Gilbert (American Representative)
Sean Grass (Executive Secretary)   Nancy Rose Marshall (Disciplinary: Art History)
Chris Vanden Bossche (Secretary-Treasurer)   Sharon Marcus (Disciplinary: Non-British Literature)
Jason Camlot (Canadian Representative)   Amy Woodson-Boulton (Disciplinary: History)
Melissa Valiska Gregory (Executive Secretary)   Maha Jafri (Graduate-Student Representative: West)
Christopher Keep (ex officio, NAVSA 2014)   John MacNeill Miller (Graduate-Student Representative: East)
Stephen Hancock (ex officio, NAVSA 2015)    
Marlene Tromp (ex officio, NAVSA 2016)    
Susan Hamilton (ex officio, NAVSA 2017)