CFP: Neo-Victorianism: The Politics and Aesthetics of Appropriation (UK) (10/31/06; 9/10/07-9/12/07)

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Becky Munford
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CFP: Neo-Victorianism: The Politics and Aesthetics of Appropriation
(31/10/2006; 10/09/2007-12/09/2007)


"The history of the Victorian Age will never be written: we know too much
about it." (Lytton Strachey, Eminent Victorians, 1918)

An international conference hosted by the Centre for Victorian Studies at the
University of Exeter, 10-12 September 2007

Keynote speakers: Professor Cora Kaplan, Professor John Sutherland and
Professor Imelda Whelehan

Confirmed participants to include: Regenia Gagnier, Ann Heilmann, Philip
Hensher, Martina Lauster, Brian Maidment, Rick Rylance

Who were 'the Victorians', and why have they continued to exert such an
influence throughout the twentieth century and beyond? From the domestic
goddess to hegemonic globalisation, from neo-Victorian novels to the
Dickensian 'soap opera', from 'new Victorian' feminism to 'boy's own'
masculinity, and from Victorian values to the Victoria sponge, this conference
is interested in the ways in which a Victorian legacy has both inspired and
haunted succeeding national and international generations.

We welcome abstracts from those working in all areas and disciplines. Topics
will include but are not limited to:

· Architecture and interior design
· Cooking and consumption
· Drama, display and exhibitions
· Fashion, shopping and commodity culture
· Feminism and post-feminism
· Film and television adaptation
· Gender and sexuality
· Globalisation and imperialism
· Literary and visual culture
· Medicine
· Politics
· Religion
· Time, space and place
· Victoriana

Please send abstracts of 300-500 words by 31st October 2006 to Dr Becky
Munford and Dr Paul Young at:

Dr Becky Munford
Lecturer in 20th and 21st Century Literature
School of English
University of Exeter
Cornwall Campus
Penryn, Cornwall TR10 9EZ
tel. 01326 371804
fax. 01326 371859

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