CFP: [Victorian] "Victorians and Their Relation to the Unconscious" NeMLA '09

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Call for Papers

“Victorians and Their Relation to the Unconscious”

40th Anniversary Convention, Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
Feb. 26-March 1, 2009
Hyatt Regency - Boston, Massachusetts

The Victorians didn’t lack theories of sleep, dreams, hypnosis, mesmerism, hysteria, memory,
and fantasy. This panel invites papers on the Victorians’ contributions to the unconscious and its
influence on them. Especially welcome are papers that take representation into account. Possible
topics include: the role of dreams in literature; the role of fantasy in visual arts; histories of the
unconscious; representations of the body and fetishism or symptom in literature, art, or
nonfiction; the role of jokes, laughter, or group psychology. Send abstracts to: Alexander Bove,

Deadline: September 15, 2008

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