“Too Little, Too Late: Decadence and Incompleteness in the Victorian Era" (Due: 7 Feb 2014)

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Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO)
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The VSAO executive invites proposals for three 20-minute papers to be presented at the Association's 47th annual conference at Glendon College, York University, Toronto, on 26 April 2014.

The theme of this year’s conference is “Too Little, Too Late: Decadence and Incompleteness in the Victorian Era,” and Professors Stephen Arata (University of Virginia) and Barbara Leckie (Carleton University) will serve as our two plenary speakers.

We invite proposals to interpret the conference theme in broad and imaginative ways. Papers might address:

• belatedness
• inattention or indifference
• embellishment, ornament, frills
• unfinished, underdeveloped, or unfulfilled work
• superfluity and superficiality
• the un/de/dis-composed
• decay, degeneration, and extinction
• sketches, drafts, notes

Please send electronic copies of proposals (300-500 words) and a brief biographical statement to Alison Syme alison.syme@utoronto.ca by 7 February 2014.

website: http://vsao.apps01.yorku.ca/

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