NAVSA 2007 (with VSAWC)
Proposals are due soon for this year's conference Here's the CFP:
The North American Victorian Studies Association and the Victorian Studies
Association of Western Canada will join forces for a joint conference to be
held 10-13 October 2007. The conference will take place at the Laurel Point Inn on Victoria's beautiful inner harbour. Featured presenters include Stephen Arata, Peter Bailey, Kirstie Blair, Nicholas Daly, Jennifer Green-Lewis, Donald E. Hall, Gail Turley Houston, Linda K. Hughes, Lorraine Janzen Kooistra, Philippa Levine, Lynda Nead, John Picker, Erika Rappaport, Talia Schaffer, and others.
The theme for the NAVSA/VSAWC 2007 conference is Victorian Materialities.
Conference threads include all aspects of Victorian material culture: Victorian objects and things; the language of the material world; Victorians and the senses;
Victorian sounds, smells, textures, tastes, and fluids; Victorian bodies;
Victorian dress and costume; Victorian interiors and exteriors: homes, parks,
parlours, cities, and cinemas; Victorian commodities, displays, advertising,
and shopping; Victorian book history: page, print, printers, bindings, covers,
and illustration; colonial materialities; Victorian anxieties about materialism;
Victorian materiality and religion; Victorian dirt, dust, dung, rubbish,
pollution, sewers, mud, rocks, fossils, cliffs, grottoes, germs, microbes,
and bacteria; the digital world and Victorian materiality; teaching Victorian
materialities; Victorian immaterialities. We warmly invite proposals for papers on these and related threads.
Proposals for the general call for papers will be due February 15, 2007. They should be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The conference will also include a number of interdisciplinary Special Sessions. (For detailed descriptions and titles, please see our web site: http://web.uvic.ca/~navsa/). Proposals should be sent to session organizers by February 1, 2007. Papers that are not accepted for particular sessions will automatically be included in the general call for papers and will be considered for inclusion in the program at large.
All proposals should be two pages (500 words) long; please include in addition a one-page curriculum vitae. Please submit documents electronically as an attachment in .doc or .rtf format. All participants must have paid 2007 NAVSA or VSAWC dues.
Questions should be directed to Dr. Lisa Surridge, University of Victoria: email@example.com.