“Victorian Self-Fashioning,” VISAWUS 2015

Deadline: March 15, 2015

Dates: October 22-24, 2015

Location: Denver, CO

CFP Link

We encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Aestheticism
  • Class mobility/class identity
  • Fashion
  • Portraiture
  • Literary reputation
  • Empire building
  • National identity
  • Theater
  • Neo-Victorian reimaginings
  • Theater
  • Gender identities
  • Steampunk
  • Self-help/Self-improvement
  • Artistic reputation
  • Professionalization
  • Racial identities
  • Advertising
  • Mediums & spiritualism
  • Individualism
  • Vulgarity
  • Education
  • Self made man/woman

  • Mesmerism
  • Performativity
  • Madness & disease
  • Demographics
  • Sciences of the human
  • Photography
  • Private & public selves
  • Crossdressing
  • Personality types & stereotypes
  • Christian Muscularity
  • Authenticity & shams
  • Regional identities
  • Regimes: diet, exercise, medicine

To submit email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to visawus2015@gmail.com by March 15, 2015.

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