2016 MMLA Conference’s MVSA-Affiliated Panel
St. Louis, Missouri
November 10-13, 2016
“We all have our different tastes, have we not?”
---Oscar Wilde’s A Woman of No Importance
The inaugural permanent Midwest Victorian Studies Association (MVSA) affiliated panel at the 2016 Midwest Modern Language Association Conference invites proposals for presentations bridging the topics of “Border States” and “Victorian Taste.”
Possible topics may include, but are not limited to, a consideration of the following questions regarding “Victorian Taste”: How did British Victorians at home and abroad discuss, theorize, mark, judge, and consume taste? How was taste imagined and envisioned in relation to literary, visual, and musical arts? How did new knowledge of Britain’s historical and aesthetic past impact tastes of contemporary Victorians?
These concerns of “Victorian Taste” should converge with a consideration of “Border States” topics, including but not limited to:
Of special interest are presentations that align with MVSA’s goal of contributing to cross-disciplinary discussion and highlighting varied aspects of nineteenth-century British history, literature, and culture.
The deadline for proposals is May 9, 2016. Please submit a 300-word abstract and a 1-page vita (as Microsoft Word documents) for consideration to firstname.lastname@example.org.