2021 Victorians Institute Conference: Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing

deadline for submissions: 
May 15, 2021
full name / name of organization: 
Victorians Institute

The Victorians Institute is excited to welcome you to Charlotte, NC on 
October 22-23rd 2021 for our rebooted annual conference: 
“Reflections/Refractions: Victorian(ist) Ways of Seeing." This conference 
seeks essays that explore how Victorians saw their world, how they depicted 
what they saw, and the ways that modern scholars, in turn, see the 
Victorians. Papers or panels on poetry, prose, nonfiction, biography, 
digital humanities, or visual art are welcome, as are presentations on the 
pedagogy and ethics of teaching Victorian literature (either during or not 
during a global pandemic).

For a full CFP, see 


Deadline for Submissions: May 15th, 2021. Please send a 300-word abstract 
and 1-page c.v. to conference organizers Bonnie Shishko and Casey Cothran at 
thevictoriansinstitute@gmail.com (Word or PDF format). Individual proposals 
should include contact information. Panel proposals should include contact 
information for all participants, a synopsis of the panel, and abstracts for 
all papers.

Confirmed Keynote Speaker: Dr. Amy M. King, St. John's University

Covid-19 Update: The Omni Hotel and the Victorians Institute are working 
hard to follow Covid-19 precautions as outlined by the CDC and the NC State 
Governor. While we are confident we can provide a safe in-person conference 
experience, should you have a personal circumstance that requires you to 
participate virtually, opportunities will be available. Please feel free to 
communicate directly with the conference organizers if you have a concern.