2013 Victoria

ACCUTE (Association of Canadian College and University Teachers of English) occurs from June 1 to June 4, 2013 in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada

CFP: ACCUTE/NAVSA Joint Session: At the edge of perception: Victorian conceptions of the unseen universe

Panel organized and chaired by Lisa Surridge (U of Victoria)

We invite papers that engage with the congress theme “@ the edge,” especially as related to the Victorian conceptions of the unseen. We suggest papers related (but not limited to) the following themes::

  • Victorians and ghosts, seers, spirits, the occult
  • Victorians and ether, magnetism, energy
  • Victorians and the edge of the “real”
  • Victorians and the limits of human perception
  • Victorians and faith, agnosticism, atheism, unbelief
  • Victorians and space
  • Victorians and mapping/seeking the unknown

Please send proposals of 300-500 words, along with 100-word abstracts and 50-word bios, to Lisa Surridge, Materials must be received by November 1. All submitters must be members in good standing of either NAVSA or ACCUTE.

Lisa Surridge
Department of English
University of Victoria