Welcome to VISAWUS, an organization whose aim is to bring together
all those with an interest in the Victorian era as defined by Britain
and its empire from 1837 to 1901. Membership in VISAWUS includes a
subscription to Victorian Review. Please use the navigation bar above to explore our website.
2013 Call for Papers (CFP):
The theme of this year's conference is "Victorian Modernities."
“Nothing is so dangerous as being too modern; one is apt to grow old fashioned quite suddenly.” – Oscar Wilde
VISAWUS 2013 explores the Victorians’ enthusiasm and apprehension
regarding modern progress and innovation.We encourage papers across all
disciplines, including (but not restricted to) art history, literature,
gender, history of science, history, material culture, political
science, performance, life writings, journalism, photography, popular
culture, and economics.
Keynote Speaker: Joseph Bristow (English, UCLA), author and editor of
numerous works on Victorian and modern literature and theories and
histories of sexuality, including Effeminate England: Homoerotic
Writing after 1885 (1995), Sexuality (1997), The Fin-de-Siècle Poem:
English Literary Culture and the 1890s (2005), and Oscar Wilde and
Modern Culture: The Making of a Legend (2009), is currently working on
a project on “The Sex of Victorian Poetry” and editing the Journal of
Victorian Culture and the Palgrave Studies in Nineteenth-Century
Writing and Culture series.
Dates: Nov. 14-16, 2013
Location: Courtyard by Marriott, Portland City Center, Portland, Oregon USA
To submit: By March 15, 2013, email 300-word abstracts and a 1-page CV (name on BOTH) to email@example.com.
Please note: Graduate student papers are eligible for the William H. Scheuerle Graduate Student Paper Award ($300.00).
For more information, see our conferences/call for papers page.
Looking for a past VISAWUS conference program?
For members' convenience, the 2005-2011 conference schedules are archived online. Click here to view and download them or browse the list at the bottom of the conferences/call for papers page.