CFP for the Joint VISAWUS/VSAWC Conference “Victorian Education,” in Vancouver, British Columbia 28-29 April, 2017 is here.

2016 Conference: Transgressions

September 29-October 1, 2016

Our Keynote Speaker will be Dennis Denisoff, University of Tulsa.

Austin, Texas USA

Wyndham Garden Hotel Austin, 3401 South IH-35, Austin, TX 78741, select “Reservations” and enter your desired dates of stay. Then, click “Special Rates & Codes” and enter <09266702VI> in the Group Code field. More information about the conference hotel can be found here.

Register for VISAWUS 2016 here.

The program can be found here.

To submit email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to by March 15, 2016.

flyer2016The Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies of the Western United States invites papers on transgressions of established boundaries, ways of seeing transgression, those who transgressed and those behaviors or beliefs that were seen as transgressive in the 19th century.   Papers may address the following though participants do not have to restrict their proposals to these suggestions:

  • Aesthetic transgressions
  • Social class transgressions
  • Socio-political transgressions
  • Cross-dressing
  • Forgeries
  • Criminality
  • Shoplifting
  • The New Woman
  • Nabobs in India
  • Degeneracy
  • Debtors’ prison
  • Fallenness
  • Deportation to the colonies
  • Greed
  • Cruelty
  • Pornography
  • Unfashionable dress
  • Minority religions
  • The Prince of Wales in France
  • Gambling/drinking/drugs
  • Marrying beneath one’s class
  • Faux pas in etiquette, fashion, conversation
  • the outré
  • Exhibitionism
  • Iconoclasm

Each year, VISAWUS awards the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award ($600.00) to the best graduate student paper presented at the conference. All graduate students presenting at the conference are eligible for the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award.

To submit email a 300-word abstract and 1-page CV (name on both) to by March 15, 2016.

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