CFP: The Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age (6/2/06; VISAWUS, 10/26/06-10/28/06)

full name / name of organization: 
George Griffith



The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies=20
Association of the Western United States=20
(VISAWUS) announces its eleventh annual=20

DATES: Oct. 26-28, 2006

PLACE: Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA

HOTEL: Warner Center Marriott
21850 Oxnard Street,
Woodland Hills, CA 91367
Room Rates: $109/night

The focus of this year's conference is "The=20
Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age."=20
Suggested topics include but are not limited to:

=E0 The Arthurian Revival
=E0 Neo-Gothic style
=E0 The revival of classical art and literature
=E0 Aestheticism and antiquity
=E0 Classical philosophy and history and the=20
Victorian political economy of art
=E0 Pre-Raphaelites and the "Primitives"
=E0 Victorian concepts of history and the writing of history
=E0 The Italian Renaissance in Victorian culture
=E0 Dante among the Victorians
=E0 The Victorians and Anglo-Saxon history
=E0 Victorian "heroizing" of such figures as=20
Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, etc.
=E0 The persistence of Romanticism into the later 19th century
=E0 The historical novel after Scott
=E0 The presence of the history of the novel in the novel
=E0 Victorian psychology of memory
=E0 Religious history and its impacts
=E0 Biblical allusions in Victorian culture
=E0 Historicism in the 19th century
=E0 Empire in India and Victorian mythic ties to the Moghuls
=E0 Archaeology, artifacts, and digging up the past
=E0 Historical appropriation of other cultures
=E0 Victorian portraiture and 17th- and=20
18th-century portraiture conventions
=E0 Late-19th-century critiques of the=20
Victorian period as past and passed.
We invite proposals for 20 minute papers or full=20
panels (three papers) addressing any aspect of=20
the theme topic, including discussions in both=20
Victorian and contemporary contexts. We favor=20
proposals that take an interdisciplinary approach=20
or center on issues that may be addressed by more=20
than one discipline. The deadline for proposals=20
is 2 June, 2006. Paper proposals, a maximum of=20
the equivalent of two double-spaced pages, should=20
be emailed to: J. Jeffrey Franklin, University of=20
Colorado at Denver,

Conference fee and keynote speaker to be=20
announced. Check our website at=20
for updates and further information.
--George GriffithProfessor of EnglishChadron State CollegeChadron, NE 69337= ========================================================== From the Literary Calls for Papers Mailing List Full Information at or write Jennifer Higginbotham: ==========================================================Received on Mon Jan 30 2006 - 17:46:36 EST