CFP: Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States 2016 Conference: Transgressions

CFP: Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States 2016 Conference: Transgressions
September 29-October 1, 2016 | Austin, Texas USA

The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States invites papers on transgressions of established boundaries, ways of seeing transgression, those who transgressed, and behaviors or beliefs that were seen as transgressive in the nineteenth century. Papers may address the following (though participants do not have to restrict their proposals to these suggestions):

Aesthetic transgressions
Social class transgressions
Socio-political transgressions
Cross-dressing
Forgeries
Criminality
Shoplifting
The New Woman
Nabobs in India
Degeneracy
Debtors’ prison
Fallenness
Deportation to the colonies
Greed
Cruelty
Pornography
Unfashionable dress
Minority religions
The Prince of Wales in France
Gambling/drinking/drugs
Marrying beneath one’s class
Faux pas in etiquette, fashion, conversation
The outré
Exhibitionism
Iconoclasm

Our Keynote Speaker will be Dennis Denisoff (Ryerson University).

Dennis Denisoff’s current monograph project, tentatively entitled Eco-Pagan Politics in British Literature and Culture: 1850-1920, explores the intersections of Victorian ecology, animality, and desire in pagan works by Florence Farr, Vernon Lee, Walter Pater, Simeon Solomon, R. L. Stevenson, and others. His books include Aestheticism and Sexual Parody, Sexual Visuality from Literature to Film, and the novels Dog Years and Winter Gardeners. He has edited Queeries: An Anthology of Gay Male Prose and The Nineteenth Century Child and Consumer Culture, and co-edited Perennial Decay: On the Aesthetics and Politics of Decadence and the ongoing dh project The Yellow Nineties Online.

To submit email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to visawus2016@gmail.com by March 15, 2016.

Each year, VISAWUS awards the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award ($600.00) to the best graduate student paper presented at the conference. All graduate students presenting at the conference are eligible for the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award.

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