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CFP: Australasian Victorian Studies Association “Victorian Margins” (2/3/2016; 7/7-9/2016)

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Australasian Victorian Studies Association (AVSA) 2016 Conference
Ballarat, Australia 7-9 July 2016
Keynote Speaker: Prof. Joseph Bristow (UCLA), “Homosexual Blackmail in the 1890s”
Deadline for Abstracts:  3 February 2016

Papers (20 minutes) or panel proposals (2-3 papers) are invited on the conference theme “Victorian Margins” – some possible angles include:

  • geographic margins (in the UK; in the Empire; elsewhere)
  • marginalized groups (marginalized by ethnicity; class; sexuality; region; nationality)
  • temporal margins (1830s; fin de siècle)
  • marginalized forms of culture
  • economic margins (profits and losses; costs and benefits)
  • margins as gaps
  • margins as liminal spaces
  • marginal values
  • marginalia
  • margins and centers

The AVSA stream committee welcomes papers relating to Victorian Margins from any discipline in the humanities. Proposals consisting of an abstract (400 words), together with a brief author bio/note of affiliation (particularly for postgraduates), should be submitted to m.tasker@federation.edu.au by Wednesday 3 February 2016.

Those who would like to have their papers considered for an issue of the Australasian Journal of Victorian Studies on the theme, please indicate this with your abstract and aim to have the paper in a suitable form for publication as well as oral delivery by the time of the conference.

The Australian History Association theme is “From Boom to Bust.” AVSA members may offer papers on either theme, or neither, but all paper-givers must be financial members of either AVSA or AHA. Registration details available early in 2016, and venues will be in Ballarat CBD. Please note that this joint conference is being organized by the Collaborative Research Centre for Australian History at Federation University. General enquiries to: aha2016@federation.edu.au.

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