CFP: [Victorian] Transatlantic Exchanges in the Nineteenth Century (ACCUTE panel; 31 May - 3 June 2008)

full name / name of organization: 
Julia M. Wright
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Transatlantic Exchanges in the Nineteenth Century

This CFP is for a proposed panel at the annual meeting of ACCUTE
(, to take place at the University of British Columbia
(Vancouver), 31 May - 3 June 2008.

A new and burgeoning field of interdisciplinary investigation,
transatlantic scholarship contextualizes its objects of study in relation
to exchanges, interactions, and negotiations that occurred between and
among authors and other artists hailing from both sides of the Atlantic. As
a result, transatlantic research calls into question established
disciplinary boundaries that have long functioned to segregate various
national or cultural literatures and art forms, challenging as well the
traditional academic emphasis upon periodization and canonization.

We invite submissions on any aspect of transatlantic literatures from the
period circa 1750-1900. Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
* migration and settlement
* the Atlantic slave trade and transatlantic abolition movement
* comparative analyses of different colonial sites
* literary and other cultural exchanges across the Atlantic
* European attitudes towards the Americas, and vice versa
* depictions of transatlantic conflicts, from the Seven Years’ War forward
* theorizing the transatlantic

Please e-mail as attachments, a completed Proposal Submissions Information
Sheet (available at <>, 20-minute papers
or 700-word proposals, accompanied by a separate file with a 100-word
abstract and a 50-word bio-bibliographical note, by November 15 to both
Kevin Hutchings ( and Julia M. Wright

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