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CFP: Special Neo-Victorian Issue of the Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies (4/1/2013)

The Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies (AJVS) invites submissions for a special edition on neo-Victorianism to be published in September 2013. AJVS is a fully refereed journal published by the Australasian Victorian Studies Association, with articles covering topics as diverse as archaeology, architecture, art, economics, history, literature, medicine, philosophy, print culture, psychology, science, sociology and theatre appearing in its pages. 

The past decade has seen increasing scholarly interest in what Marie-Luise Kohlke, editor of Neo-Victorian Studies, calls "the afterlife of the nineteenth century in the cultural imaginary". This edition aims to contribute to the growing interdisciplinary dialogue about the ways in which the Victorian period is re-imagined in contemporary culture. The guest editor invites research papers on any aspect of the neo-Victorian, including, but not limited to:

  • Neo-Victorian literature, popular fiction, graphic novels and comic books;
  • Film, television and dramatic adaptations of Victorian literature;
  • Steampunk fiction, art and fashion;
  • Neo-Victorianism and cultural conservatism;
  • Neo-Victorianism and its significance for Victorian Studies;
  • Nostalgia and remembering;
  • Gender, sexuality and class politics and neo-Victorianism.

Papers of no more than 7,000 words in length should be emailed as a Word document with an accompanying abstract of approximately 200 words to Dr Michelle Smith, msmith@unimelb.edu.au  by 1 April 2013.

Author guidelines for AJVS are available at the journal website: http://www.nla.gov.au/openpublish/index.php/AJVS/about/submissions#authorGuidelines

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