ACCUTE

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, lsurridg@uvic.ca. 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
lsurridg@uvic.ca