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CFP: Dickens Society panel at the Nineteenth-Century Studies Association (NCSA) (11/1/2015; 4/13-16/2016)

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Abstracts due November 1, 2015

Conference April 13-16, 2016 in Lincoln, NE

The Dickens Society is pleased to invite abstracts for a special session on Charles Dickens at the 2016 NCSA Conference in Lincoln, NE. The theme for the NCSA meeting is “The New and the Novel in the 19th Century / New Directions in 19th-century Studies.” In other words, it is tailor made for scholars of Dickens, the self-proclaimed “Inimitable” of Victorian literature.

Proposals are welcomed on newness and innovation in Dickens’s fiction and journalism; on his transformative role as an editor, philanthropist, and social reformer; on new directions in Dickens studies in this remarkable age of digital archives, corpus analysis, and distant reading; or on any other aspect of Dickens’s life and work that suits the broader conference theme. Please submit 250-word abstracts and 1-page CVs to Sean Grass scgrass@iastate.edu for consideration. All proposals will be acknowledged, and accepted presenters will be notified in December 2015.

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