CFP: [Victorian] Art, Education, and Nationalism for MLA 2008

full name / name of organization: 
Sheshalatha Reddy
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We are seeking paper proposals for a panel on nineteenth-century education
in the arts and its connections to English nationalism and/or British
imperialism at the 2008 MLA conference in San Francisco. Potential topics
could include but are not limited to the development of schools in the
“industrial arts”; the construction of a history of English art; the place
of art and literature in a modern university education in Britain and the
colonies; the adult education movement and the arts; the role of drawing in
formal and informal education; the role of British literature and art in
educating colonial subjects and/or imperialists; state-sponsored
initiatives in educating English or imperial subjects; and the
dissemination of education through mass media. Paper abstracts should be
no more than 250 words and should be emailed by March 14, 2008 to
Sheshalatha Reddy at Please feel free to contact me
with any questions or concerns.

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