“Victorian Collections and Collecting”

Deadline: March 14, 2014

Dates: October 16-18, 2014

Location: California State University, Fullerton

CFP Link

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS) encourages papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Collecting/Collections and commodity culture
  • Connoisseurship, expertise, and elites
  • Collected works and Oeuvres
  • Communities/coteries of taste
  • Art, museums, and curation
  • Collecting science and nature
  • Congregations, Crowds, Masses, Mobs
  • Collecting and empire
  • Competitive collecting
  • Collecting and Entrepreneurship
  • Eccentric and eclectic collections
  • Centripetal and centrifugal forces
  • Collecting among the nouveau riche
  • Periodicals as collections
  • Collecting as a response to modernity
  • Cataloging, indexing, and taxonomies
  • Neo-Victorian and steampunk collections
  • Genres of collection: Anthologies, Albums, Compilations, Compendia
  • Hoarding and obsession

Keynote speaker: Anne Helmreich (Senior Program Office, The Getty Foundation; Art History, Case Western) is the author of The English Garden and National Identity, the Competing Styles of Garden Design, 1870-1914, and numerous articles and book chapters on the art and architecture of nineteenth-century Great Britain.

To submit: Email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to visawus2014@gmail.com by March 14, 2014.


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