30th Annual Conference
of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association
Milwaukee, Wisconsin March 26-28, 2009
We welcome paper and panel proposals concerning any aspect of “green” studies in the long nineteenth century, including, but not limited to “ecocriticism” in nineteenth-century studies; nature writing; history of ecological science, environmental ethics, and environmentalist activism; nineteenth-century studies and animal welfare; ecofeminist philosophy and gender politics; contemporary discourses on nature; nineteenth-century ecotourism; Romantic “ecopoetics” and the politics of nature; “green” program music and tone poems; sustainability, including sustainable architecture and interior design; landscape painting; dramatic scenery; gardening and farming; conservation movements; and the idea of the “natural” or “unnatural.”
Equally welcome are proposals for papers and panels on Irish studies, earth-centered religions, the idea of the “new,” and other understandings of “green” studies in the nineteenth century.
Abstracts (no longer than 250 words) for 20-minute papers that provide author's name and paper title in heading, as well as a one-page c.v., due by Oct. 3, 2008 to
Christine Roth, Program Chair
University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
Graduate students whose proposals are accepted can, at that point, submit a full-length version of the paper in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging expenses.
Note: Bringing people together for conferences can impact the environment through the smog and greenhouse gas emissions associated with air and ground travel, as well as the paper, plastic, and food waste associated with the event. For this reason, the 30th annual meeting of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association will also incorporate as many “green” options and resources as possible to reduce the conference-related environmental impact.
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