Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies
announces its Fifteenth Annual Conference, to be held at the Yale Center for
British Art, Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut on April 6-8, 2000.
Proposals are invited for papers and panels on the general topic of
"CENTERS AND PERIPHERIES."
This conference focuses on the interdisciplinary issues of how both
ideologies and material practices construct, maintain, and challenge centers
and peripheral spaces in geographic, political, and psychological terms; we
are interested in exploring the ways such practices are reflected and
produced in the arts, sciences, commerce, history, and societies of the 19th
Possible themes for papers include, but are not limited to:
Fame and anonymity
The Cultures of Trade
Avant-gardes and Rear-Guards
Maps and inventions
Aliens and other strange beings
That's entertainment? Street culture
Literary and Popular culture
Theaters and Theatricals
Paris and London
Architecture and Class
Cities, Suburbia, Exurbia
Rags and Riches
Representations of Empire a.. Gender and Power
On the Margins: Gender and Sexuality
Crime and Punishment
Servants, Masters, Mistresses
Professional, Aristocrats, and the service industry
The Business of Education
Foreigners at home
Empiricism and Colonialism
Travellers and Travel Writing
Government and other rule(r)s
Our keynote speaker will be the noted feminist art historian Griselda
Pollock and an interdisciplinay plenary session will feature materials from
the Yale Center for British Arts.
Longer versions of INCS conference papers are regularly published in the
Affiliated journal, NINETEENTH-CENTURY CONTEXTS: AN INTERDISCIPLINARY
Please e-mail 200-400 word abstracts by October 16, 1999 to Mark Schoenfield, INCS President. Emailed proposals and queries preferred.
Alternatively, please mail to the address below.
Notification of acceptance will be (e)mailed in December. INCS sessions are
devoted to discussion. Ten page papers are made available to attendants in
advance;presenters make brief opening statements and respond to discussion.
This format allows for lively, informed discussion that pursues
methodological, interpretive, and theoretical issues.
Sponsored by Vanderbilt University, Yale University, and the Yale Center for
Mark Schoenfield, INCS President
Department of English
Nashville, TN 37235
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