'Crossing the Line' is a student-led postgraduate conference that will explore and interrogate affinities between the Victorian and Modernist cultures. It focuses on the cross-currents of attraction and repulsion at the turn of the century. This event asks whether affinities exist innately in the body as psychological and emotional connections, and investigates those affinities which are cultural constructions. It questions whether affinities are permanent or can be eroded by the passage of time.
We invite research students from the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to present papers considering affinities across the threshold of the Victorian and Modernist worlds.
Possible topics include, but are not limited to:
- Intellectual partnerships and borrowing
- Historical / political affinities: Does history repeat itself?
- Colonial / Post-colonial / Trans-cultural affinities
- Alliances and conflicts within and between social classes
- Sexual attractions and repulsions
- Dealing with inheritances: the Victorian legacy and shaping of Modernism
- Afterlives: rereading, rewriting, revisioning Victoriana
We welcome proposals for 20 minute papers that demonstrate a clear interdisciplinary focus. Please send abstracts of approximately 250 words with a short biographical note to: firstname.lastname@example.org
*** Deadline for proposals: 15TH SEPTEMBER 2009 ***
A selection of the best papers will be published in the AHRC funded Victorian Network journal.
Venue: University of Liverpool
Date: Thursday 28th - Friday 29th January 2010
Please visit the conference website for more information:
Organising committee: Katharine Easterby, Kim Edwards, Jane Ford, Hana Leaper and Gemma Lucas.
'Crossing the Line' Organising Committee,
School of English,
University of Liverpool,
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