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CFP: Victorian Making / Making Victorians (Deadline: 10/31/22)

Victorian Making / Making Victorians Conference

The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada

Winnipeg, Canada

Conference Dates: May 5-6, 2023

The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for papers and panels for their 2023 Conference: Victorian Making / Making Victorians. The conference, to be held in Winnipeg’s historic Exchange District on May 5 and May 6, 2023, will welcome Dr. Tina Choi (York University) and Dr. Lorraine Janzen Kooistra (Toronto Metropolitan University) as plenary presenters.

VSAWC invites proposals for papers, panels, and workshops. Topics for exploration include (but are not limited to): the history of craft; book history; food history; legislation and law; homemaking; the history of machines; literary and artistic depictions of the activity of making, broadly construed (as in the making of not only objects but connections, reputations, discoveries, and claims); collaboration and/or competition; and sites of production.

VSAWC also welcomes papers that explore the development and/or re-imagining of the field of “Victorian” studies. In the same spirit of self-reflection, VSAWC invites proposals for papers that reflect on hands-on making as it relates to either research or teaching as well as papers that explore things we make as “Victorianists,” such as digital exhibitions, syllabi, anthologies, podcasts, and edited collections. Proposals for experiential or object-based workshops are also welcome.

Please submit a proposal (maximum of 300 words) and a biographical statement (maximum of 75 words) via this link no later than October 31, 2022. For panels, applicants are asked to share the title of the proposed panel in addition to the individual paper title. Please send questions or comments to conference co-hosts, Dr. Carla Manfredi (University of Winnipeg) and Dr. Vanessa Warne (University of Manitoba), at VSAWC2023@gmail.com. For more information on the conference, please visit the Events page of the VSAWC site.

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