CFP: Victorian Emotions (2/1/07; journal issue)

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Rachel Ablow
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CFP: Victorian Emotions (2/1/07; journal issue)

Victorian Studies seeks essays for a special issue on "Victorian
Emotions." Possible topics include -- but are not limited to -- the
role of the emotions in Victorian notions of psychology, physiology,
science, history, politics, or art. This special issue will provide a
forum for discussing Victorian concerns about the emotions that remain
at issue today: What are the political stakes involved in the emotions?
  What is the relation between the emotions and reason? What is the
role of historical specificity in emotional experience? It will also
engage questions that arise for intellectual, literary, and social
historians of the emotions – as well as for those working in the field
of Victorian studies more generally: What are the limits to what we can
know about other historical moments? What tools are available to us for
reconstructing past understandings or experiences? To what extent do
these tools necessarily cross or complicate disciplinary boundaries?

Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2007. Please direct all queries to
guest editor Rachel Ablow ( Essays may not exceed
8,000 words. Please send hard copies of each submission to Rachel
Ablow, Department of English, University at Buffalo, SUNY, Buffalo, NY

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