CFP: Victorian Visuality, Visible Victorians (9/15/05; NEMLA, 3/2/06-3/5/06)

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Sebastian Bach
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Victorian Visuality, Visible Victorians: Vision, Spectacle, and Image
in Victorian Literature and Culture
NEMLA 2006
Philadelphia, PA
March 2-5, 2006

Assisted by technological revolutions in visual media, Victorians
entered into a social exchange of images that would uniquely frame
cultural discourse well into the new century. This panel invites papers
that explore both Victorians' particular modes of seeing and Victorians
who self-consciously forge an image, public or private, of themselves.
Possible topics could include, e.g., ideology and Victorian visuality,
literary representations of the act of looking and the witnessed
object, periodical and book illustration, portraiture, the moving
image, public spectacle and its impact on the private, the use of
visible characteristics in scientific classification, Victorian
Orientalism, and gothic voyeurism.

Send 250-300 word abstracts by September 15, 2005, to Sebastian T. Bach
at or via post:

Sebastian T. Bach
English Department
Boston University
236 Bay State Road
Boston, MA 02215

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