CFP [Reminder]: Urbanism and Urbanity

full name / name of organization: 
Nineteenth Century Studies Association
contact email: 
sternk@longwood.edu

Urbanism and Urbanity
March 20-22, Chicago IL

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

cfp categories: 
african-american
american
bibliography_and_history_of_the_book
childrens_literature
cultural_studies_and_historical_approaches
gender_studies_and_sexuality
interdisciplinary
poetry
religion
romantic
science_and_culture
theatre
theory
travel_writing
victorian