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Date: Fri, 23 Jan 2004 15:05:19 -0500
Subject: North American Victorian Studies Association CFP: 2/16/04



Victorian Frontiers 

The Second Annual Conference of the
NORTH AMERICAN VICTORIAN STUDIES ASSOCIATION
Toronto  28-31 October 2004

CALL FOR PAPERS

NAVSA was established in 2002 to encourage a wide variety of theoretical and
disciplinary approaches to the study of the Victorian period and to further the
interests of Victorianists in the profession.  Annual conferences bring together
Victorianists and facilitate the networking of scholarship across regional and
national boundaries.  The theme of the 2004 conference is "Victorian Frontiers."
 The conference will be located at the downtown campus of the University of
Toronto and is sponsored by the Victorian Studies Association of Ontario (VSAO)
in association with the University of Toronto, York University, Ryerson
University, and Trent University.

Plenary speakers and Seminar leaders include JAMES ELI ADAMS, PATRICK
BRANTLINGER, KATE FLINT, LINDA and MICHAEL HUTCHEON, AUDREY JAFFE, DIANNE SACHKO
MACLEOD, JEROME MCGANN, HARRIET RITVO, and JAMES VERNON.  Special panels are
organized by Annmarie Adams, Richard Dellamora, Andrew Miller, Kathy Alexis
Psomiades, Dianne Sadoff, Ann B. Shteir, and Marjorie Stone, and by the Dickens
Project, HBA, INCS, MVSA, NCSA, VISAWUS, VSAWC, and WMS (see website for their
topics).

We are accepting proposals for papers on any topic related to the conference
theme, including geographical, scientific, technological, aesthetic, economic,
and philosophical frontiers; publishing frontiers and boundaries; frontiers of
gender and sexuality; relations with settler colonies and indigenous peoples;
the construction of Englishness in relation to the rest of Britain; class
relations, democracy, and reform; urban frontiers of the slum and the East End;
domestic frontiers and a re-evaluation of separate spheres; aestheticism and the
frontier of literary or artistic form; the impact of technology on notions of
the frontier; the idea of the infinite; the frontiers of subjectivity.  Papers
are also welcome on the current tools being used to understand the Victorian
period, the theoretical frontiers (and their limits) of Victorian Studies itself.

Please send in the post THREE paper copies of your proposal (250-400 words) for
a 15-minute talk to ONE of the addresses below by 16 FEBRUARY 2004.  Include
with your proposal a one-page CV and your institutional and e-mail addresses. 

David Latham
208 Stong College
York University
Toronto, ON  M3J 1P3

Jill Matus
7 King's College Circle
University of Toronto
Toronto, ON  M5S 3K1

Please see our conference website for more information:
http://www.utoronto.ca/english/navsa

Submit one proposal only to either a special panel organizer, to an association
panel organizer, or to our general Call for Papers.  Do not send complete
papers.  Proposals (in triplicate) should be postmarked no later than 16
February 2004.  Direct enquiries to dlatham-AT-yorku.ca (or) jmatus-AT-chass.utoronto.ca



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