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Upcoming Conference

November 2nd - 5th, 2016 • Phoenix, AZ

The 2016 NAVSA annual conference will take place at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona from November 2-5. The theme, “Social Victorians,” encompasses the social and the anti-social, the traditional and the contested, the local and the global, the metropolitan and the colonial, the human and the non-human, and myriad forms of expression, control, and exchange. Keynote speakers include Gowan Dawson, Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture, University of Leicester, and Caroline Levine, Professor of English, University of Wisconsin-Madison. A special symposium will commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of Steven Marcus’s _The Other Victorians: A Study of Sexuality and Pornography in Mid-Nineteenth-Century England_. Check back for the conference website. The CFP deadline will be February 1, 2016. You can find more information here:

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2016 Phoenix, Arizona (Nov. 2-5)
2017 Florence, Italy (supernumerary, jointly with AVSA, May 17-20)
2017 Banff, Canada (Oct. 5-7)
2018 St. Petersburg, Florida (Oct. 11-14)
2019 Columbus, Ohio
2020 Vancouver, Canada

All conference attendees must be current members of NAVSA.

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