Welcome to the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies Association of the Western United States. We aim to bring together scholars from across the disciplines with an interest in the Victorian period. Our annual conference invites faculty, graduate students, and independent scholars working on the long nineteenth century in Britain and within a broader transnational context to showcase the innovative work being performed in the field.
We place a strong emphasis on the mentoring of junior faculty and graduate students, and our conference has come to be known as a particularly generous site for networking and collaboration. Each year we award an exemplary graduate student presenter with the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award. Our annual conference includes themed pedagogy roundtables, where participants have the opportunity to discuss pedagogy with new and seasoned instructors, and to get feedback on some aspect of their teaching (an assignment, an approach to the text, or a classroom activity).
Membership in VISAWUS includes a subscription to Victorian Review.