CFP: The Edwardians (UK) (3/30/06; 7/24/06-7/26/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Andrew Maunder
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CFP: The Edwardians (conference) University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield,
UK. This three-day conference to be held at the University of
Hertfordshire, Hatfield offers a forum to scholars and students from a
variety of disciplines whose research is concerned with The "Edwardian"
period in its broadest sense. The aim of the event is threefold: to review
this often overlooked decade, to bring together a variety of approaches to
important texts, personalities, themes and events and to include
discussion of key issues including definition of the term "Edwardian." The
scope of the conference encompasses literature, journalism, drama, the
visual arts, historical studies and other allied disciplines.

Proposals for 20-minute papers are invited on any aspect of the conference
theme including (but not limited to):
Edwardians and Victorians: Continuities? Or Changes?
Figuring modernity
Nostalgia – the Edwardian era as the last pre-war Golden Age
Anxieties and Tension – Nationality and Empire; the rise of the United
States; the 'great powers' of Europe.
Impacts of Mass Media (Cinema, Tabloid Press, the continuing developments
of the New Journalism)
Genre and Mode – popular and 'high' cultural forms
Politics – from women's suffrage to debates about Nationalism
Technological 'advance' and Scientific Discoveries – and their cultural

Please send an email abstract of 300 words to one of the Conference
Organisers at the addresses below by 1 March 2005.

Dr Ruth Robbins, Leeds Metropolitan University
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Dr Alex Warwick, University of Westminster
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Dr Andrew Maunder, University of Hertfordshire
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Dr Andrew Maunder
English Literature Group
School of Humanities
University of Hertfordshire
DeHavilland Campus
AL10 9AB

01707 285641 (with voice mail)

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