LAST CALL: VISAWUS: Victorian Modernities, Portland, OR. Abstracts and CVs due March 15, 2013. Conference is Nov. 14-16, 2013.
2013 VISAWUS Call for Papers (CFP):
The theme of this year's conference is "Victorian Modernities."
"Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old fashioned quite suddenly." – Oscar Wilde
VISAWUS 2013 explores the Victorians' enthusiasm and apprehension regarding modern progress and innovation.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.
Keynote Speaker: Joseph Bristow (English, UCLA), author and editor of numerous works on Victorian and modern literature and theories and histories of sexuality, including Effeminate England: Homoerotic Writing after 1885 (1995), Sexuality (1997), The Fin-de-Siècle Poem: English Literary Culture and the 1890s (2005), and Oscar Wilde and Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend (2009), is currently working on a project on "The Sex of Victorian Poetry" and editing the Journal of Victorian Culture and the Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century Writing and Culture series.
Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2013
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Portland City Center, Portland, Oregon USA
To submit: By March 15, 2013, email 300-word abstracts and a 1-page CV (name on BOTH) to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note: Graduate student papers are eligible for the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award ($300.00).