“Bigger, Better, More! – Growth and Expansion in the Victorian Press”

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Dates: September 9-10, 2016

Location: Kansas City, MO

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The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals invites proposals for its 2016 conference on the theme of growth and expansion in the Victorian press.We encourage broad interpretation of what “Bigger, Better, More!” means for Victorian newspapers and magazines, with possible topics including:

  • Proliferation of news events, headline stories, scandals
  • Serialization, sequels, symposia, rejoinders, recurring columns
  • Developments in printing technology, formats, editorial vision
  • Increased readership, population, urban and imperial expansion
  • Economic growth, profits, investments, windfalls, boom-and-bust cycles
  • Excess, hyperbole, filler
  • Malignant growth, plagues, floods, parasites
  • Natural growth, plants, parks, green spaces
  • Education, maturation, age, experience, longevity
  • Emerging taxonomies, catalogs, indexes, censuses
  • Developing networks, movements, professional and amateur organizations, bureaucracies
  • Growth of periodical studies, methodologies, pedagogies, archives

RSVP is an interdisciplinary and international organization welcoming all scholars interested in the richly diverse world of the 19th-century British press. Please send a proposal (250 words maximum) and one-page CV to rs4vp2016@gmail.com by February 1, 2016. Individual presentations should be fifteen to twenty minutes, and proposals for panels of three are welcome; be sure to include a brief rationale for the panel along with an abstract and CV for each presenter. A limited number of travel grants will be awarded to graduate students; please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for one of these grants.

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