CFP: Gender and Victorian Reform (6/1/06; 10/20/06)

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Rose, Anita R.
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Call for Papers
The Victorians Institute
October 20, 21, 2006
Converse College
Spartanburg, SC

>From Mrs. Jellyby to Edwin Chadwick:
 Gender and Reform in Victorian Culture

Keynote speaker: Alison Booth, University of Virginia
Author: "How to Make it as a Woman"

Possible topics may include:

- Vegetarianism
- Middle-class women and the working classes
- Women as advocates for children and the poor
- Male reformers or activists who had good (or bad) working relationships with women
- Women writers addressing social reform
- Women and missionary work, in the empire as well as at home
- Education
- The abolitionist movement
- The anti-vivisection movement
- Women utopian writers
- Women in utopia
- Reform and the engendering of empire
- Theosophy, spiritualism and reform
- Parodying reform
- Gender, genre and the discourse of reform
- Gender in the administration of reform

These are suggestions. Papers are welcome on other topics, as are proposals for panels. Proposals should include name, title, mailing address, email address and telephone number. Proposals for panels should provide contact information for all participants, a synopsis of the panel and abstracts of all papers to be included. The deadline for proposal submission is June 1, 2006.

Send 250 word abstracts for individual papers as well as panel proposals to or Anita Rose, Department of English, Converse College, 580 E. Main St. Spartanburg, SC 29302. Electronic submissions are encouraged as MS Word or Word compatible attachments.

Anita R. Rose, Ph. D.
Department of English
Converse College
580 E. Main St.
Spartanburg, SC 29302

Ph: 864/596-9114

Converse College: The College of Choice for Women

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