OCT 28-30, 2010 Oceania and the East in the Victorian Imagination: deadline for proposals March 19, 2010

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Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Assoc. for Western US
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The 15th Annual Conference will focus on the complex relationships between the Victorians and the East, including India and China, Malay and the East Indies, Australia and New Zealand, and the South Sea Islands. This international conference will bring together specialists in Asian and Victorian art history,literature, gender studies, science, history, literature, politics, and biographical studies, among others, to explore how the Victorians perceived the East and how the Victorians were perceived in the East. We invite paper proposals on political, cultural, social, religious, artistic, scientific, economic, agrarian, and
other aspects of this rich interaction.

KEYNOTE SPEAKER: Jane Samson, History, University of Alberta, author of Imperial
Benevolence: Making British Authority in the Pacific Islands; Race and Empire; editor of The British Empire; British Imperial Strategies in the Pacific, 1750-1900 and co-editor of Pacific Empires