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CFP: Forgotten Books and Cultural Memory (2/1/2016; 5/27-28/2016)

Forgotten Books

Victorianists living in or visiting Asia are invited to consider joining the conference, Forgotten Books and Cultural Memory, to be held May 27–28, 2016, in Taipei. Companion cultural events on May 26–28 include a visit to the National Palace Museum, the Suho Memorial Paper Museum, and a historic teahouse.

The conference is not solely for Victorianists, but the organizers are very pleased to have Dr. James Mussell of the University of Leeds as one of the keynote speakers (Science, Time and Space in the Late Victorian Periodical [2007] and The Nineteenth-Century Press in the Digital Age [2012]), and look forward to discussions about how the mass-digitization of Victorian texts and periodicals impacts the way we understand and remember (or forget) books.

Twenty-minute papers on any topic related to the conference theme are welcome. As the conference is in Taipei, Taiwan, the organizers also particularly hope to organize several panels that address the forgetting and remembering of texts in interactions between the East and the West.

Those interested can find out more information about the conference, the CFP, the keynote speakers, companion cultural events, and archives in Taiwan (and Hong Kong—which is an hour away by plane) at http://forgottenbookstaipei.wordpress.com.

The abstract deadline is February 1, 2016, but scholars who need more time to make travel plans may apply for early consideration by January 4. Abstracts will be considered in two batches, with notification given two weeks after each deadline.

Please feel free to contact Sharin Schroeder (Taipei Tech) at sharinschroeder@mail.ntut.edu.tw with any questions.

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