VISAWUS, is a non-profit scholarly organization dedicated to the study of British Victorian literature, history, music, art, and other topics.
VISAWUS was founded in 1995 by Kathleen Peck with the help of a committee of Victorianists who wanted to develop a new regional organization for interdisciplinary studies related to the British Victorian era. It held its first annual conference in 1996. Membership is open to all who share an interest in its scholarship and goals, and conference participants come from the United States, Canada, and other countries where Victorian scholars are active. Membership includes a one-year subscription to Victorian Review.
VISAWUS sponsors annual conferences in various locations in the western United States. Click here for information on the upcoming 2013 conference as well as archived programs from past conferences.
The VISAWUS Constitution (MS Word file).