“Victorian Intimacies,” VSAWC 2016

Deadline: September 14, 2015

Dates: April 22-23,2016

Location: Winnipeg, Manitoba

CFP Link

The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2016 conference, “Victorian Intimacies.” The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of intimacy. We invite papers that examine Victorian studies’ enduring interest in the intimate relationships among bodies, things, environments, and practices.

The conference organizing committee welcomes papers from scholars working in different disciplines and employing varied methodologies (history, art history, architecture, music, theatre, literary studies, popular culture, digital humanities, media history/archaeology, disability studies, affect theory, postcolonialism, critical race theory, phenomenology, gender studies, and queer theory). We also encourage would-be participants to propose panels of three papers on related themes.

As well, the conference will also once again feature at no additional cost VSAWC’s highly successful Publication Workshop for Emergent Scholars. This two-day intensive workshop, scheduled for April 21 and 24 and bracketing the main conference, will be led by Victorian Review co-editors Lisa Surridge and Mary Elizabeth Leighton. Graduate students and junior faculty are warmly invited to this two-day hands-on workshop designed to hone a scholarly paper to publication standard. The workshop will start on the morning of April 21 with a three-hour interactive presentation on “How to Get Published: Ten Tips from Two Editors.” Participants will meet individually during the afternoon of April 21 with workshop leaders to receive feedback on their paper and then will be free to attend the regular conference. The conference will be followed on April 24 by a three-hour writing workshop in which participants will apply the knowledge gained during the presentation and feedback sessions, revise their papers, and share results. Previous workshop participants have enjoyed considerable publication success coming out of the workshop.

Conference CFP: Please send 250-word abstracts with titles plus a separate 75-word biographical statement to Dr. Daniel Martin (vsawc16@gmail.com) by September 14, 2015. Please visit http://web.uvic.ca/vsawc/vsawc-conferences/2016-conference/ for more information.

Publication workshop CFP: Please send your paper title plus a separate 75-word biographical statement and CV to Lisa Surridge (lsurridg@uvic.ca) by September 14, 2015. Participants will submit 20–25-page essays one week before the first workshop day. Workshop participants need not present a conference paper.

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