Victorian Studies Association
Offers of papers from scholars
in any discipline relevant to Victorian
Papers should be of 20 or 30
mins duration. Please send an abstract of
Closing date: 1 October 2004
We welcome a wide range of papers on the conference theme and related issues. Please submit 1-2 page abstracts for individual presentations and panel proposals (including the name of a moderator) by October 31, 2004 to:
Call for Papers
Proposals for the 2005 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies (INCS) Conference are due by Oct. 1 2004. (Please submit to Elsie Michie, firstname.lastname@example.org). The conference will be held April 21-23 2005 (scheduled at the same time as the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival) at Lousiana State University. Its theme is "impurities." See the INCS website for a detailed Call For Papers, www.nd.edu/~incshp/. The conference organizers apologize that the conference overlaps passover. Sessions will begin midday on thursday and end midday on saturday in order to give participants time to return home for the seder.
IN SIGHT & SOUND
The Twenty-Ninth Annual Midwest Victorian Studies Association meeting will be held in Chicago once again. In keeping with its long interdisciplinary and inclusive tradition, MVSA welcomes proposals from any disciplinary perspective dealing with any aspect of Victorian visual and aural culture.
About the conference: We will meet at the historic Omni Ambassador East Hotel in downtown Chicago. Our keynote speaker will be Elaine Hadley, from the University of Chicago, author of Melodramatic Tactics (1995) and the forthcoming volume, Living Liberalism. As always, music and art will figure prominently throughout the two days. It should be an aesthetically engaging conference and we invite all members to attend, whether presenting or not. Victorianists studying and working in the midwestern United States are especially encouraged to attend at MVSA, and to make a home in this distinguished scholarly organization.
Graduate students are especially welcome as attendees and presenters at MVSA conferences, where they will find a stimulating and collegial atmosphere, and conference fees are adjusted to make attendance more affordable. MVSA annually awards the Bill and Mary Burgan Prize for an outstanding paper by a graduate student at the conference, while the prestigious Arnstein Prize supports dissertation research of an interdisciplinary kind. Conference news can be found on the website at http://www2.ic.edu/MVSA/
Submissions: By October 31st, email a 500-word (only) abstract to Alisa Clapp-Itnyre, Asst. Professor of English, Indiana University East: email@example.com. Please mention “MVSA 2005 Paper Submission” in the Re: line and include your own name, title, institution, email and snail mail addresses, and a phone number in the text. If you do not receive an email confirmation of receipt, please re-submit.
During the nineteenth century,
you couldn’t turn a corner – or a page – without some
broom-wielding urchin, be-ribboned cherub, or herd of baby buggies getting
in your way. How much of this was due to an actual change in population
and how much of it was the result of a shift in cultural focus? The NCSA
invites proposals for papers addressing ways in which the nineteenth century
developed, interpreted, or invented infancy, childhood, adolescence, and
youth both as ontological categories and as phases in human and national
development. The conference will be held in Augusta, Georgia (at the historic
Partridge Inn) and Aiken, South Carolina. Augusta’s airport has
frequent connections to Atlanta.
- toys, clothing, and other
Proposals should consist of a one-page, single-spaced abstract (12 point font), with the title of the paper and author as heading; the paper must be able to be presented within 20 minutes. Proposals should be accompanied by a one-to-two page vita. Send materials to Program Director Ann Ross. E-mail submission to <firstname.lastname@example.org> (or <email@example.com> ) is preferred; for “snail” mail, address to Ann Ross / Dept. of English / California State University, Dominguez Hills / 1000 E. Victoria Street / Carson, CA 90747-0005. The deadline for submissions is October 15, 2004.
Further information about registration and accommodations will be available in the Fall from Local Arrangements Director Suzanne Ozment, who may be contacted at <firstname.lastname@example.org> or Office of Academic Affairs, University of South Carolina, Aiken, SC 29801.
Nineteenth Century Studies, the interdisciplinary journal of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA), announces volume 18 (2005).
This issue’s articles and reviews are densely interrelated with studies in British, French, and Italian nineteenth-century culture; Victorians and Romantics; painting, literature, and music; and women’s studies and queer studies.
An introduction to volume 18 by members of NCSA:
Dennis Denisoff and Marlene Tromp, “Men’s Needs, Women’s Desires, and the Arts”
Alexandra K. Wettlaufer, “Dibutades and Her Daughters: The Female Artist in Postrevolutionary France”
Zahi Zalloua, “Power and Identity in Stendhal’s Le Rouge et le noir”
Mary A. Armstrong, “Multiplicities of Longing: The Queer Desires of Bleak House and Little Dorrit”
Sarah Annes Brown, “The Double Taboo: Lesbian Incest in the Nineteenth Century”
Antonia Losano, “East Lynne, The Turn of the Screw, and the Female Dopplegänger in Governess Fiction”
Roberta Montemorra Marvin, “Commercial Intrigue, National Identity, and the Italian Premiere of Rossini’s Petite Messe solennelle”
Wendell V. Harris, “A Handlist of Nineteenth-Century London Art Societies and Their Predecessors”
Carole Kruger, “Border
Crossings: Recent Scholarship on Literature and the Visual Arts”
Sharon Aronofsky Weltman, “Women, Creativity, and the Künstlerroman”
Lee Orr, “Writing the
Muse: George Eliot, Thomas Hardy, and Music”
Jadviga M. da Costa Nunes, “Revolution/Evolution: How the French Became Modern”
The Once and Future Medievalism conference takes as its theme the afterlife of medieval culture, whether this takes the form of historical reconstruction or imaginative recreation, in the academy or in high or popular culture, from the late medieval and early modern period to the contemporary era. Submissions are invited on any aspect of medievalism, from a range of disciplinary fields and cultural practices: literature, history, cultural studies, film, art, ritual practice, architecture, religion, music, television, children's literature, re-enactment groups, etc..
Preference may be given to proposals that foreground theoretical issues. For example, is there a distinctive methodology of medievalism studies? what does it mean to study or recreate the medieval in a modern or post-modern era? what is the relationship between medievalism and gothic? how do we differentiate present and future practice from the past history of medievalism? how has the meaning and signification of 'medieval' changed since the close of the Middle Ages?
Abstracts (for papers of 20 minutes) should be approximately 200 words long, and should be sent to the conference secretary, Helen Hickey: email@example.com by June 2. FOR ENQUIRIES PLEASE CONTACT HELEN HICKEY: firstname.lastname@example.org
Once and Future
|Society for the Study of Narrative Literature||
for the Study of Narrative Literature
We invite submissions for individual papers or panels at the 2005 International Narrative Conference, the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Narrative Literature. The 2005 Conference, which is sponsored by the University of Louisville, will be held April 7-10, 2005 in Louisville, KY at the Brown Hotel. The Narrative Conference 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. 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 folklore, history, law, philosophy, and science).
Plenary speakers for the 2005 Conference include
Terry Castle, Walter A. Haas Professor in Humanities. Dept. of English. Stanford University.
Wai Chee Dimock, William Lampson Professor of English and American Studies. Dept. of English. Yale University.
Kathryn Montgomery, Director, Medical Ethics and Humanities Program. Northwestern University.
Barbara Stafford. William B. Ogden Distinguished Service Professor. Dept. of Art History. Univesity of Chicago.
Presentations should be fifteen
to twenty minutes long and in English. Panels should consist of three
to four papers and may be chaired by one of the presenters, but no individual
may present more than one paper or organize more than one panel. The Conference
generally features 250-300 participants. Deadline for proposals is October
15, 2004. For paper proposals, maximum 500 word abstract and brief vitae;
for panel proposals, maximum 700 word abstract-summarizing the panel's
rationale and describing each paper-and a brief vitae for each speaker.
Panels will be accepted or rejected as a whole. Proposals must include
titles of papers (and panel if appropriate); presenter's (and panel organizer's)
name(s) and institutional affiliation(s); mailing address, phone, fax
and email address; two (2) copies of submitted materials (for hard-copy
proposals). Send proposals either by electronically to email@example.com
(Send attachments readable in Word or as a .rtf file) Or by regular mail
(two copies of all material) to:
Conference Directors: Beth
Boehm and Debra Journet. Assistant Directors: Sonya Borton and Stephanie
NVSA welcomes proposals for papers on the topic of Victorian Collaboration. The topic can be broadly construed to include partnerships, organizations, corporations, companies, collectives, coalitions, conspiracies, alliances, movements, unions, collusion, productive friendships, brotherhoods and sisterhoods, and political collaboration (as well as differences among these concepts). We especially encourage papers in which analysis of particular collaborations, or representations of collaboration, might pose larger questions about collaborative agency in cultural production generally. How might reflection on collaboration, that is, change our understandings of authorship, art, scientific discovery, technological innovation, economic and social development, political action, and other forms of creation and change?
Topics might include (but are not limited to): Literary and artistic collaboration: Collective authorship (e.g. Michael Field); collaborative authorship (Dickens and Collins, Marx and Engels); collaborative narratives (Jekyll and Hyde, Woman in White); authors and illustrators; editorial collaboration (formal or informal) in journalism or book publishing; artists, models, and patrons; theatrical and operatic companies; music and dance; artistic collectives and societies (Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood, Society of Authors, etc.); debate over copyright and patents Scholarly and scientific collaboration: The DNB, the OED, scholarly (or pseudo-scholarly) organizations and societies (BAAS, the Anthropological Society, the Browning Society, etc.), scholarly disciplines and academic organizations (including new universities and faculties), intellectual journals (Mind, Nature, Notes & Queries, etc.); scientific expeditions; surveying and cartography; standardizing measurement; the laboratory (in academia, industry, and fiction); museums, libraries, and archives Business, economic, and technological collaboration: "the firm," the partnership, the corporation; debate over limited liability; banking and finance; the factory and industrial production; international trade; new technologies and their development (railways, the telegraph, electric lighting.); engineering; international exhibitions (e.g. the Crystal Palace); housing development; public architecture and public works (e.g. the Thames Embankment); advertising; professional societies; economic cooperatives; insurance (Lloyd's, burial societies, etc.); trades unions Social and Political Collaboration: Victoria and Albert; Parliamentary ministries, major legislation (Reform Bills, Divorce Act, Education Act, etc.), investigations and Blue Books; political movements (the Anti-Corn Law League, Young England, Chartism, women's suffrage, Fenianism, etc.); religious orders and affiliations; voluntary organizations and charitable societies; public health initiatives; "urban investigation"; the Post Office; the police force; criminal collaboration; secret societies (including espionage); collaborating with the enemy; international alliances, in peace and war; colonial administration (including the East India Company)
Paper Proposals (no more than two double-spaced pages) by Oct. 15, 2004 to:
Please do not send complete papers, and do not include your name on your proposal: we review proposals anonymously. Please do include your name, institutional and email addresses, and proposal title in a cover letter. Papers should take 15 minutes (20 minutes maximum) so as to provide ample discussion time.
Teaching Roundtable: The program will include a roundtable discussion on pedagogy. This years topic is Victorian Studies and Collaborative Teaching. 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; email: firstname.lastname@example.org) 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 giving 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 to give a paper at our conference. Apply by indicating in your cover letter that you wish to be considered (and mention if you have other sources of funding).
Literature and Culture
Victorian Literature and
Culture seeks articles for an upcoming special
Inquiries may be directed to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.
IN THE 21ST CENTURY"
Papers are invited on any aspect of William Morris's life, work, circle and influence in Britain and elsewhere. Please send a 300-word abstract by 31 January 2005 to:
Morris in the
In addition the Journal of William Morris Studies (published twice a year) welcomes submissions at any time.