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>From: "George Griffith" <[log in to unmask]>
>Subject: CFP: The Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age (6/2/06; 
>VISAWUS, 10/26/06-10/28/06)
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>
>CALL FOR PAPERS
>VISAWUS 2006
>
>THE PRESENCE OF THE PAST
>IN THE VICTORIAN AGE
>
>The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies=20
>Association of the Western United States=20
>(VISAWUS) announces its eleventh annual=20
>conference:
>
>DATES: Oct. 26-28, 2006
>
>PLACE: Pepperdine University, Malibu, CA
>
>HOTEL:  Warner Center Marriott
>21850 Oxnard Street,
>Woodland Hills, CA 91367
>818-887-4800
>Room Rates: $109/night
>
>The focus of this year's conference is "The=20
>Presence of the Past in the Victorian Age."=20
>Suggested topics include but are not limited to:
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>=E0        The Arthurian Revival
>=E0        Neo-Gothic style
>=E0        The revival of classical art and literature
>=E0        Aestheticism and antiquity
>=E0        Classical philosophy and history and the=20
>Victorian political economy of art
>=E0        Pre-Raphaelites and the "Primitives"
>=E0        Victorian concepts of history and the writing of history
>=E0        The Italian Renaissance in Victorian culture
>=E0        Dante among the Victorians
>=E0        The Victorians and Anglo-Saxon history
>=E0        Victorian "heroizing" of such figures as=20
>Chaucer, Shakespeare, Milton, etc.
>=E0        The persistence of Romanticism into the later 19th century
>=E0        The historical novel after Scott
>=E0        The presence of the history of the novel in the novel
>=E0        Victorian  psychology of memory
>=E0        Religious history and its impacts
>=E0        Biblical allusions in Victorian culture
>=E0        Historicism in the 19th century
>=E0        Empire in India and Victorian mythic ties to the Moghuls
>=E0        Archaeology, artifacts, and digging up the past
>=E0        Historical appropriation of other cultures
>=E0        Victorian portraiture and 17th- and=20
>18th-century portraiture conventions
>=E0        Late-19th-century critiques of the=20
>Victorian period as past and passed.
>            
>We invite proposals for 20 minute papers or full=20
>panels (three papers) addressing any aspect of=20
>the theme topic, including discussions in both=20
>Victorian and contemporary contexts.  We favor=20
>proposals that take an interdisciplinary approach=20
>or center on issues that may be addressed by more=20
>than one discipline.  The deadline for proposals=20
>is 2 June, 2006.  Paper proposals, a maximum of=20
>the equivalent of two double-spaced pages, should=20
>be emailed to: J. Jeffrey Franklin, University of=20
>Colorado at Denver, [log in to unmask]
>
>Conference fee and keynote speaker to be=20
>announced.  Check our website at=20
><http://www.visawus.org>http://www.visawus.org=20
>for updates and further information.
>--
>George Griffith
>Professor of English
>Chadron State College
>Chadron, NE  69337=

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