"The Vulgar and the Proper: Victorian Manners and Mores" October 13-15, 2011, Houston, Tx

full name / name of organization: 
VISAWUS: Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States
contact email: 
Laurel.Williamson@sjcd.edu

The 16th annual conference focuses on Victorian obsessions with vulgarity and propriety. We invite proposals on manners and mores in politics, culture, society, religion, art, science, economics, rural life, and other Victorian matters of decorum and propriety and what Victorians deemed vulgar, crude or crass. We encourage papers across all disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature, gender, history of science, history, material culture, political science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular culture, and economics.

By March 15, 2011 email 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on BOTH) to: Laurel.Williamson@sjcd.edu

For further information on the conference, visit VISAWUS.org

cfp categories: 
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
ethnicity_and_national_identity
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
popular_culture
postcolonial
science_and_culture
travel_writing
victorian