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>From: "Christine Ferguson" <[log in to unmask]>
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>Subject: CFP: The Global Victorians (3/31/06; VSAWC, 11/3/06-11/4/06)
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>VSAWC 2006: The Global Victorians: Interdisciplinary and Transnational
>Approaches to the Victorian Era
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>The annual interdisciplinary conference of the Victorian Studies
>Association of Western Canada will be held 3-4 November 2006 at the
>University of Calgary in Calgary, Canada. The conference is supported by
>the Faculties of Communication and Culture, Fine Arts, Graduate Studies,
>Humanities, and Social Sciences as well as departments within those
>faculties.
>The conference theme places particular attention on extending our
>understanding of the Victorian era by stretching its scope to include
>the world beyond Britain, testing its coherence by reflecting on the
>still prevalent tendency to organize ourselves within national and
>temporal boundaries, and facilitating dialogue between and within
>disciplines. By re-evaluating the analytical boundaries of the
>nation-state and by bringing in perspectives from a range of
>disciplines, we can gain a better grasp on the history and
>characteristics of an age which, while appearing to be chronologically
>distant from our own, anticipated many of the features of globalization
>today.
>We invite proposals for papers on all aspects of the Victorian era,
>broadly defined as 1830-1914, with a particular emphasis on the global
>cultural, literary, social, economic or political currents which
>transcended national boundaries in this era. Proposals from graduate
>students are particularly welcome as are those which problematize our
>understanding of the Victorian era from interdisciplinary or
>multidisciplinary points of view and offer new points of departure for
>scholars of this era. Our intention is to capture the widest possible
>perspective and to that end we encourage applications from scholars
>working in the fields of history, literature, creative and performing
>arts, architecture, communications, cultural studies, religious studies,
>and philosophy.
>The conference will feature plenary addresses by Sven Beckert, Professor
>of International History at Harvard University and the author of The
>Monied Metropolis: New York City and the Consolidation of the American
>Bourgeoisie (2001) and Dane Kennedy, Elmer Louis Kayser Professor of
>History and International Affairs at George Washington University, and
>author of The Highly Civilized Man: Richard Burton and the Victorian
>World (2005).
>Please send 500-word proposals for papers to the address below by March
>31st, 2006. Submissions should also include a 100-word abstract, and a
>brief c.v.
>Dr. Peter W. Sinnema
>President, VSAWC
>Department of English
>3-5 Humanities Centre
>University of Alberta
>Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
>T6G 2E5
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