Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies
The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce the theme and location of our 2019 conference.
Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies will take place Oct 31-Nov 2 in Charleston, SC.
Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.
We hope our conference will foster thinking about the many and various ways that Victorian literature and culture engages the Atlantic World. We invite essays and panels that investigate the diverse possibilities of our theme and, in keeping with it, encourage work that draws connections across the spaces that divide academic disciplines.
Topics may include...
Emigration & Immigration
Slavery Abroad & At Home
Hybrid Languages, Cultures, & Peoples
Economic Affiliations & Rivalries
Ecologies, Climates, & Storms
Treasure Islands & Dark Continents
Pen Pals, Alliances, & Friendships
Romanticizing the Past
Envisioning the Future
Technologies of Travel & Communication
Exploration & Adventure
Diasporas & Expatriates
The Body: Diseases, Infections & Antidotes
Copyrights & Piracy
Grand Tours & Lecture Tours
Victorians in Charleston
Trade Routes, Raw Materials, & Cash Crops
Submit 250-word paper and panel proposals by June 1 to firstname.lastname@example.org
Find conference information at www.victoriansinstitute.org