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>From: Lucy Morrison <[log in to unmask]>
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>Call for Papers
>for the 25th Annual
>Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference
>Cultural Imperialism and Competition:
>Travel, World's Fairs and National/Colonial Image
>St. Louis, Missouri,  March 11-13, 2004
>
>During the nineteenth century, increased production, colonial expansion and
>unstable economic conditions fueled competition among nations for
>commercial and cultural dominance.  Exhibitions, world's fairs and contests
>developed as important venues for displaying prowess in commercial,
>athletic and cultural arenas while promoting the pride and identity of
>nations.  New publications, such as The Illustrated London News, provided
>coverage of contemporary events and revealed unfamiliar places, peoples and
>customs to readers living in an age of heightened curiosity and rapid
>transformation.
>
>Abstracts for papers are encouraged on the themes identified and on all
>aspects of cultural change within the long nineteenth century.  Papers are
>limited to twenty minutes.  Proposals should include a one-page,
>single-spaced abstract (12 point font), with the title of the paper and
>author as heading, and a one-to two-page vita, including the name, mailing
>address, telephone number and e-mail address of the
>author/presenter.  Proposals will be accepted by mail or e-mail but must
>arrived by October 1, 2003 and should be sent to the Program Chair, Dr.
>Carol A. H. Flores, Department of Architecture, College of Architecture and
>Planning, Ball State University, Muncie, IN  47306 ([log in to unmask]).
>
>The conference will be held in St. Louis, MO and will celebrate the 200th
>Anniversary of the Louisiana Purchase and Lewis and Clark Expedition, the
>100th Anniversary of the St. Louis World's Fair and 1904 Olympics, and the
>25th Anniversary of NCSA.  Dr. Robert M. Craig will serve as Local
>Arrangement Chair, in association with William Seibert, member of Landmarks
>Association of St. Louis.  The Conference will be held at the Westin St.
>Louis at Cupples Station, a AAA Four Diamond-rated hotel which occupies
>four adaptively reused 19th-century warehouses located within walking
>distance of the St. Louis Arch.  The Metrolink stop from the airport is
>right at the doorstep of the hotel.  Further information about the hotel
>and program will be available at a later date.  Inquiries concerning the
>academic program should be forwarded to Dr. Flores at the address
>above.  Inquiries concerning local arrangements (hotel, travel, etc.)
>should be forwarded to Prof. Robert Craig, College of Architecture, Georgia
>Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA  30332-0155.  E-mail is
>preferred:  [log in to unmask]
>Assistant Professor of English
>76 University Drive
>Penn State Hazleton
>Hazleton, PA 18202
>(570) 450-3103
>(570) 450-3182 (fax)

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