"Post-Then" in Victorian Culture

deadline for submissions: 
April 15, 2022
full name / name of organization: 
Midwest Victorian Studies Association-affiliated panel at the Midwest Modern Lanugage Association Conference
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2022 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel

Minneapolis, Minnesota

November 16-21, 2022

“Post-Then” in Victorian Culture


In keeping with the MMLA conference theme, “Post-Now,” the Midwest Victorian Studies Association panel welcomes proposals that explore myriad examples of “Post-Then” moments in 19th century Britain that mirror our 21st-century “Post-Now” movements.

Victorian England was filled with the following “Post-Then” indicators:

  • Socially relevant dialogues
  • Reflexive practices promoting communities
  • Embracing, negotiating, and navigating differences
  • Recognizing and stressing diversities across wide spectrums
  • Interrogating political and personal biases and privileges
  • Ruptures, reconciliations, and reactions to previous historical and cultural shifts, thinkers, writers, and texts

Possible venues through which to explore the above aspects of “Post-Then” Victorian culture include but are not limited to:

  • Arts
  • Sciences
  • Religions
  • Travel
  • Empire
  • Economics
  • Industrialization

We welcome papers about diverse genres and media and particularly encourage proposals with significant interdisciplinary/cross-disciplinary engagement, highlighting varied aspects of nineteenth-century British history, literature, and culture.

The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2022.

Please submit a 250-word abstract and a 1-page vita (as Microsoft Word documents) for consideration to Gretchen M. Frank at mvsaatmmla@gmail.com.

For more information about the MMLA Conference, visit https://www.luc.edu/mmla/convention/.