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CFP: ACCUTE 2014 “The Senses in Victorian Literature” (11/1/2013; 5/24-27/2014)

2014 ACCUTE Conference 
May 24-27, 2014
Deadline: November 1, 2013a
Organizer: Ann Gagne (Seneca College)
“The Senses in Victorian Literature”
A recent turn in sensory studies has seen an increased focus on how the senses are valuable to literary study. This session seeks to explore the relationship of the senses as narrated and depicted in Victorian literature. The senses, particularly touch, can be used to portray a character’s knowledge; often functioning as boundary markers between the self and others. Moreover an emphasis on the senses can be indicative of larger historical or societal preoccupations. Papers addressing any of the senses (touch, taste, hearing, sight, smell) as present in Victorian texts will be considered. Readings of embodiment in relation to the sensory (how senses highlight borders of the body) or broader aspects of the sensory relative to class and societal negotiations (how senses address boundaries in society) are particularly welcome.

Please send a 300-500 word proposal, a 100 word abstract, a 50 word bio, and a completed Proposal Submission Information form (Found here: http://accute.ca/general-sessions/)

by November 1, 2013 to ann.gagne@senecacollege.ca

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