CFP for VI2019 conference in Charleston, SC

Transatlantic Cable Map

Deadline extended until July 1st! The Victorians Institute is pleased to announce its 2019 conference and welcome abstracts on the topic of

Transatlantic Connections:
Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies

To be held October 31 – November 2, 2019 in Charleston, SC. Our conference site affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

We hope our conference will foster thinking about the many and various ways that Victorian literature and culture engages the Atlantic World. We invite essays and panels that investigate the diverse possibilities of our theme and, in keeping with it, encourage work that draws connections across the spaces that divide academic disciplines. Topics may include:

  • Emigration & Immigration
  • Slavery Abroad & at Home
  • Hybrid Languages, Cultures, & Peoples
  • Economic Affiliations & Rivalries
  • Culinary Connections
  • Ecologies, Climates, & Storms
  • Treasure Islands & Dark Continents
  • Pen Pals, Alliances, & Friendships
  • Travel Narratives
  • Romanticizing the Past
  • Envisioning the Future
  • Colonial Affairs
  • Technologies of Travel & Communication
  • Exploration & Adventure
  • Diasporas & Expatriates
  • The Body: Diseases, Infections & Antidotes
  • Copyrights & Piracy
  • Grand Tours & Lecture Tours
  • Victorians in Charleston
  • Trade Routes, Raw Materials, & Cash Crops

To apply, please submit a 250-300 word abstract of your paper. To propose a panel, please supply an abstract for each paper as well as a short description of the panel. Send all applications and questions to thevictoriansinstitute@gmail.com. Abstracts must be received by June 1st July 1st, 2019.

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Apply for the 2018 Patrick Scott Prize

The editors of the Victorians Institute Journal invite submissions for the Patrick Scott Award for Best Graduate Student Paper presented at the 2018 “Consuming [the] Victorians” conference.

Please submit the complete paper (including works cited and images) without your name, along with a separate cover sheet that does include your name, institutional affiliation, and paper title to VIJ@mtsu.edu.

Selected members of the VIJ Editorial Board will adjudicate the award. The winner will receive $500 and be recognized at the 2019 Victorians Institute Conference in Charleston, South Carolina.

The deadline for submission is Friday, December 14.

Please address any questions to VIJ‘s editors, Maria K. Bachman and Don Richard Cox, at VIJ@mtsu.edu.

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CFP for VI2018: Consuming (the) Victorians

Details about the 2018 Victorians Institute conference have been announced! Please consider joining us this November 9-10, 2018 in beautiful Asheville, North Carolina, for a conference on:

CONSUMING [the] VICTORIANS
Asheville, NC
November 9-10, 2018

The 47th annual meeting of the Victorians Institute will explore the patterns, behaviors, and economies of consumption–both literal and figurative–that we’ve inherited from the Victorians, as well as the myriad ways in which millennial audiences consume the Victorians as part of our everyday lives. We invite participants to join us in considering the legacies of nineteenth century consumption, from the popular media we stream to the holiday traditions we hold dear to the consumer habits we can’t break.

For the full CFP and conference details, visit https://victoriansinstitute2018.wordpress.com/

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CFP: 2017 VIJ Annex and Patrick Scott Prize

The editors of the Victorians Institute Journal invite “Victorian Recovery” conference participants to submit their papers for possible inclusion in the peer-reviewed Victorians Institute Journal Annex, an interactive, online extension (with separate content) of the print journal.

To be considered, please submit the complete paper (including works cited and images) without your name, along with a separate cover sheet that does include your name, institutional affiliation, and paper title to VIJ@mtsu.edu. Questions may also be directed to that address.

If you wish to be considered for the Patrick Scott Award for Best Graduate Student Paper ($500), please indicate on the cover sheet your graduate student status. Selected members of the VIJ Editorial Board will serve as the selection committee and the winner will be recognized at the 2018 Victorians Institute Conference.

The deadline for submissions is Monday, November 20, 2017.

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