for faculty and graduate students in English, History, Comparative Literature, American Culture, Women's Studies and related departments and programs at the University of Michigan through Rackham Graduate School.
***We are excited to announce that we will be collaborating with the Eighteenth Century Studies Group at the University of Michigan.***
We regularly welcome visiting scholars to discuss their work in an informal setting.
We will be co-hosting an interdisciplinary graduate student conference with the ECSG, "The Economy of Scales", March 21-22, 2014.
This conference will explore the “economy” of scales in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, that is, the manner in which different scales -- temporal and/or spatial, whole or part, macroscopic or microscopic, human or non-human, and local, national, or international -- influence cultural, historical, literary and scientific practices in these periods. How do different scales influence our current understanding of these practices? What were the various scales, metrics, or ranges employed by eighteenth- and nineteenth-century figures? How did these scales organize these figures’ understanding of their world? How did these scales direct cultural or scientific inquiry towards certain objects or areas of interest over others? What influence did they have on interpretive practices? How does scale factor in the way we approach eighteenth-and-nineteenth century texts, artifacts, and practices now?
The full call for papers and further information can be found here.
In addition, we will be hosting this year's Midwest Victorian Studies Association Conference, "Victorian Violence," April 11-13.
Papers are sought for topics related to the conference theme of "Victorian Violence." Contributions may consider any aspect of conflict or resistance and its representations in art, music, history, or literature: violence in the army, the colonies, the prisons, the streets, the workplace, the family, the home, and even the animal kingdom. Papers on resistance to violence – such as anti-vivisection or the British anti-war movement – are also welcome, as are talks on indirect and systemic forms of violence. We are planning a collection of essays based on the conference.
The full call for papers and further infomation can be found here.
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