CFP: Romantic and Victorian Finance (2/15/06; NAVSA/NASSR, 8/31/06-9/3/06)

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Sara Malton
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4th Annual Conference of the North American Victorian Studies Assoication
(NAVSA) and the 14th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the
Study of Romanticism (NASSR)
Purdue University, West Lafayette, Indiana
31 August -- 3 September 2006

"Romantic and Victorian Finance"

This panel will focus on the varying risks and rewards of financial
practices as they emerge in nineteenth-century literature and culture.
Especially welcome are papers that consider how financial disruptions,
controversies, or transformations in the early nineteenth century -- such as
bank failures, the Restriction Period, or the growing prevalence of paper
money -- are remembered, repressed, or refigured in the Victorian period. To
what degree were Victorian financial practices and discourses predicated --
or presumed to be predicated -- on a response to an earlier history of
marked by revolution and war? How are financial mechanisms and institutions
implicated in understandings of individual and/or national identity? Papers
may also address the shifting representation of specific financial "types,"
such as "homo economicus" or the "stock-jobber"; conceptions of financial
crime and its perpetrator in law and literature; or the relationship between
financial and literary authorship.

Proposals should not exceed two pages (500 words) and should be submitted
with a one page curriculum vitae by attachment or in the body of an email by
February 15, 2006. Please submit your prospal by emailing
and CCing the appropriate conference committee -- either

Please indicate clearly in the body of your e-mail and in your proposal the
special session to which you are submitting your paper.
Participants at the conference must have paid dues to either NAVSA or NASSR
for that year in order to participate.

Please refer to the NAVSA/NASSR conference website for further information:

Sara A. Malton
Assistant Professor
Department of English
Saint Mary's University
Halifax, NS B3H 3C3 Canada
ph. 902.496.8137
fax 902.420.5110 <>

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