“Victorian News: Print Culture and the Periodical Press,” MVSA 2016

Deadline: October 31, 2015

Dates: April 8-10, 2016

Location: University of Missouri, Columbia

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The Midwest Victorian Studies Association will hold its 2016 annual conference at the University of Missouri, Columbia, April 8-10. Taking as its starting point the remarkable explosion in the periodical press and the availability of cheap print in the Victorian Era, the conference aims to attract papers that reflect fresh and current thinking about the topic. Proposals for papers of twenty minutes in length are sought from scholars working in art history, musicology, history, science, philosophy, theater, and literature. We particularly encourage presentations that will contribute to cross-disciplinary discussion, a special feature of MVSA conferences.

MVSA’s 2016 Jane Stedman Plenary Speaker will be Leanne Langley, Associate Fellow at the University of London’s Institute of Musical Research, social and cultural historian of music, and leading authority on music journalism in nineteenth-century Britain.

MVSA is an interdisciplinary organization welcoming scholars from all disciplines who share an interest in nineteenth century
British history, literature, and culture. For individual papers or panels, send a 300-word abstract and 1-page vita (as MWord documents) by October 31, 2015, to conferencesubmissions@midwestvictorian.org. Even if you do not submit a paper or seminar proposal, we hope you will plan to attend the conference.

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