CFP: The Victorians and the Arab World (UK) (12/1/06; 4/13/07-4/14/07)

full name / name of organization: 
Francis O'Gorman
contact email: 

The Victorians and the Arab World: Creative Connections


Friday 13-Saturday 14 April 2007


School of English, University of Leeds, UK


Proposals are invited (up to 300 words) for an inter-disciplinary
conference on The Victorians and the Arab World: Creative Connections to
be held in the School of English, University of Leeds, UK, on 13-14
April 2007. Papers should be 20 minutes. The aim of the conference is
to examine ways in which the Arab world-broadly defined-had some form of
creative role to play in the formation of aspects of Victorian culture
(literary, visual, plastic, musical). The conference hopes to move
beyond stereotypes and the problematic politics described in now
familiar views of the nineteenth-century. It does not seek simply to
forget such problems, but to refocus debate on more affirmative,
generative, and productive connections with the Arab world as expressed
in writing and the non-verbal arts. The conference aims to open up, in
a new and distinctive manner, complex formations of Victorian
internationalism, and to examine a crucial element of the genealogy of
modern cultural pluralism.


Proposals should be received by 1 December 2006 and sent to


Dr Francis O'Gorman

Reader in Victorian Literature

The School of English

University of Leeds


Email: f.j.o'



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