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CFP: VISAWUS 2015 Conference. “Victorian Self-Fashioning” (3/15/2015; 10/22-24/2015)

Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States (VISAWUS)
Sheraton Downtown, Denver, CO USA
October 22-24, 2015
Deadline: March 15, 2015.

“Victorian Self-Fashioning”

Keynote Speaker: Bernard Lightman, York University

The organizers encourage papers across all disciplines. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Aestheticism
  • Class mobility/class identity
  • Fashion
  • Portraiture
  • Literary reputation
  • Empire building
  • National identity
  • Theater
  • Neo-Victorian reimaginings
  • Theater
  • Gender identities
  • Steampunk
  • Self-help/Self-improvement
  • Artistic reputation
  • Professionalization
  • Racial identities
  • Advertising
  • Mediums and spiritualism
  • Individualism
  • Vulgarity
  • Education
  • Self made man/woman
  • Mesmerism
  • Performativity
  • Madness and disease
  • Demographics
  • Sciences of the human
  • Photography
  • Private and public selves
  • Crossdressing
  • Personality types & stereotypes
  • Christian Muscularity
  • Authenticity and shams
  • Regional identities
  • Regimes: diet, exercise, medicine

Each year, VISAWUS awards the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award ($300.00) to the best graduate student paper presented at the conference. All graduate students presenting at the conference are eligible for the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award.

To submit email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to visawus2015@gmail.com by March 15, 2015.
For more information visit: http://www.visawus.org/?page_id=12

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