The third annual conference of the North American Victorian Studies Association will be held 30 September - 2 October 2005 at the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, site of Thomas Jefferson’s Monticello in the foothills of the Blue Ridge. The conference will feature plenary addresses by George Levine and by Mary Poovey. Seminars on work in progress will be offered by Jay Clayton, Linda Colley, Helena Michie, and Anthony Wohl. In addition, and as a new conference development, Isobel Armstrong, Neil Hertz, and U. C. Knoepflmacher will each conduct a master class on an assigned Victorian text. To participate in the conference, one must be a member of NAVSA.
NAVSA 2005 welcomes submission of paper proposals, for delivery as 20-minute conference talks, on any topic in Victorian literature, history, and culture, with a view to showcasing the best of current work in the intersecting fields that make up Victorian studies. Any topic of interest within the NAVSA compass is eligible.
Proposals, 2 pages in length (500 words) with a 1-page curriculum vitae, should be submitted electronically in attachment form to the e-mail address provided below by 1 FEBRUARY 2005.
Further information about NAVSA and the 2005 conference may be found at the following web address.
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