[UPDATE] VISAWUS 2015 Conference: Victorian Self-Fashioning, October 22-24, 2015, Denver, CO USA, Abstracts by March 15, 2015.

full name / name of organization: 
Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
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We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

• Aestheticism
• Class mobility/class identity
• Fashion
• Portraiture
• Literary reputation
• Empire building
• National identity
• Theater
• Neo-Victorian reimaginings
• Theater
• Gender identities
• Steampunk
• Self-help/Self-improvement
• Artistic reputation
• Professionalization
• Racial identities
• Advertising
• Mediums & spiritualism
• Individualism
• Vulgarity
• Education
• Self made man/woman
• Mesmerism
• Performativity
• Madness & disease
• Demographics
• Sciences of the human
• Photography
• Private & public selves
• Crossdressing
• Personality types & stereotypes
• Christian Muscularity
• Authenticity & shams
• Regional identities
• Regimes: diet, exercise, medicine

Each year, VISAWUS awards the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award ($300.00) to the best graduate student paper presented at the conference. All graduate students presenting at the conference are eligible for the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award.
To submit email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to visawus2015@gmail.com by March 15, 2015.
For more information visit: http://www.visawus.org/?page_id=12