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CFP: Vicarious Victorians: Transmitting Experience in the Nineteenth-Century (2/5/2016; 4/30/2016)

Victorian Studies Association of OntarioVictorian Studies Association of Ontario

Toronto, Ontario

Saturday 30 April 2016

The theme of the 2016 VSAO conference is “Vicarious Victorians: Transmitting Experience in the Nineteenth-Century.” Professors Rachel Ablow (U Buffalo) and Jules Law (Northwestern U) will serve as our two plenary speakers.

Proposals are invited that interpret the theme of vicariousness – across spaces, eras, bodies, genres, and media – in broad, interdisciplinary, and imaginative ways. Papers might address:

  • virtual tourism, armchair imperialism
  • simulations, dioramas, panoramas, maps
  • translation, adaptation, reenactment
  • identification, sympathy, empathy
  • embodiment, psychosomatic phenomena, hypnotism and mesmerism
  • photography, telegraphic realism, sound and film technologies

Please send electronic copies of proposals (300–500 words) and brief biographical sketches to tinayc@yorku.ca by 5 February 2016.

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