Proposals due: November 15, 2013
Dates: March 27-30, 2014
Location: University of Houston
“We do not exactly know what energy is, but we recognize it,” wrote engineer William Carpenter in 1883. For INCS 2014 (Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies), the committee solicits proposals that recognize nineteenth-century energies in all their multiple, mutable forms. What made the nineteenth century move, tick, and turn? How were its energies instigated, exchanged, conceived, and converted? Who was most animated, and who sought lethargy? What shapes—literal, figurative, material, textual, painted, embodied—did its energies assume? And how were nineteenth-century energies contained?
Deadline: November 15, 2013. For individual papers, send 500-word proposals; for panels, send individual 500-word proposals for each paper plus a 250-word panel description.
Please include a one-page cv and your name, affiliation, and email address on your proposal. Proposals that are interdisciplinary in method or panels that involve multiple disciplines are especially welcome. Submit proposals at incs2014.org; send questions to firstname.lastname@example.org.