Urbanism and Urbanity

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
ncsa2014@gmail.com

Urbanism and Urbanity
March 20-22, Chicago IL
deadline: September 30, 2013
to: Maria K. Bachman and Maria Gindhart, Program Co-Chairs, ncsa2014@gmail.com
http://www.ncsaweb.net/

We seek papers and panels that investigate elements of urbanism and urbanity during' the long nineteenth century, such as: urbanites (the flaneur, the prostitute,the detective, the criminal, etc.); urbanites and the rise of consumer culture; immigrants and urban communities: urban domesticity in literature and culture; architecture, urban design, and city planning; urban spaces and the gothic imagination; mobilities and forms of urban transport; the politics of urban space; the city and the natural environment; urban cartographies; urban crime and violence; urban spaces and urban peripheries (suburbs; ghettos, wastelands, industrial zones, dumps and other hybrid spaces); urbanism and public health; animals and urban environments; concert halls, opera houses, and other urban entertainment venues; restaurants, cafes, and urban eating and drinking; leisure and urbanism; city/country divides; and the anti-urban tradition in art and literature.

We welcome other interpretations of the conference theme as well. Please e-mail abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers that include the author's name, institutional affiliation, and paper title in the heading, as well as a one-page CV, by September 30, 2013 to: Maria K. Bachman and Maria Gindhart, Program Co-Chairs, ncsa2014@gmail.com Please note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend the conference if the proposal is accepted.
All proposals received will be acknowledged, and presenters will be notified in November 2013. Graduate students whose proposals are accepted may, at that point, submit complete papers in competition for a travel grant to help cover
transportation and lodging expenses. Scholars who live outside the North American continent, whose proposals have been accepted, may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant. (See the NCSA
website for additional requirements -- http://www.ncsaweb.net/)
Proposal Deadline: September 30,2013

Article Prize
The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2014 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Thirty-fifth Annual NCSA Conference, “Urbanism and Urbanity” in Chicago, Illinois (March 20-22, 2014).

Articles published between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013 are eligible for consideration for the 2014 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.

Send one PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including the publication’s name/volume/date etc. to the chair of the committee at the following email address: guernsey@fiu.edu. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Daniel Guernsey at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.

Emerging Scholars
The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2013 Emerging Scholars Award. The work of emerging scholars represents the promise and long-term future of interdisciplinary scholarship in 19th-century studies. In recognition of the excellent publications of this constituency of emerging scholars, this award recognizes an outstanding article or essay published within five years of the author's doctorate. Entries can be from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (the French Revolution to World War I), must be published in English or be accompanied by an English translation, and must be by a single author. Submission of essays that are interdisciplinary is especially encouraged.

Entrants must be within five years of having received a doctorate or other terminal professional degree, and must have less than seven years of experience either in an academic career, or as a post-terminal-degree independent scholar or practicing professional.

Only articles physically published between September 1, 2012 and August 31, 2013 (even if the citation date of the journal is different) are eligible for the 2013 Emerging Scholar Award. Articles published in any scholarly journal, including on-line journals, or in edited volumes of essays are eligible and may be submitted either by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. In any given year, an applicant may submit more than one article for this award.

The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Articles submitted to the NCSA Article Prize competition are ineligible for the Emerging Scholars Award. The winner will receive $500 to be presented at the annual NCSA Conference in Chicago, IL, March 20-22, 2014. Prize recipients need not be members of the NCSA but are encouraged to attend the conference to receive the award.

Deadline for submission is September 30, 2013.

Send a PDF of published articles/essays to the committee chair, Professor Elif Armbruster, at earmbruster@suffolk.edu. Address all questions to Dr. Armbruster at the same email address. Please note that applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility.

cfp categories: 
american
interdisciplinary
poetry
postcolonial
romantic
travel_writing
victorian