BAVS 2015: “Victorian Age(s)” (International)

Deadline: March 2, 2015

Dates: August 27-29, 2015

Location: Leeds Trinity University, Yorkshire

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The Victorians were highly preoccupied by the passage and experience of time in their own personal lives and their lifetimes.  Anxious to explain and express the historical changes around them, to arrange and categorise time(s) according to new disciplines and discourses, to explore and differentiate the experiences of different stages in the life-cycle, they strove to relate their era to preceding ones, to measure modernity, and to imagine possible futures.  Their experience of both of aging and living in an ‘age’ are among the themes of this conference, as too our own attempts to define the Victorian period.

The conference theme marks the ‘coming of age’ of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, which will celebrate its twenty-first anniversary in 2015.

We will welcome papers on, but not limited to, the following topics:

  • The Victorian ages of man (and woman)
  • The Victorian period and periodization
  • Issues and experience of time and temporality in Victorian cultures
  • Victorian relations to/appropriations of other periods

All conference presenters are required to be members of BAVS or an affiliated organisation (eg AVSA, NAVSA). Associates of the Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies should note that their normal discount does not apply for this event.

Please submit a proposal of 250-300 words to by the deadline of 2 March 2015.

Papers will be limited to 20 minutes. Proposals for panels of two or three papers will be particularly welcome, especially those related to the above strands.


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