Department of Music

Victorian Modernities
Reading, May 2004


CALL FOR PAPERS

VICTORIAN MODERNITIES

University of Reading, UK,  Saturday 1 May 2004


This conference seeks to explore the modernity of the Victorians, tracing the
emergence of twentieth- and twenty-first century sensibilities through the literature
and culture of the nineteenth century. All relevant topics will be considered but we
particularly wish to encourage papers on the following:

Science, technology and medicine; innovations in form and genre; nation and empire;
sexuality and gender; popular culture and consumption; contemporary representations
of the Victorians.

Interdisciplinary papers will be welcomed.

Please send abstracts of approximately 300 words by 1 November 2003 to
c.l.spooner@reading.ac.uk (Word attachment or in the main body of the email).
Alternatively post your abstract to:

Dr. C. Spooner
School of English and American Literature,
University of Reading,
Whiteknights,
Reading,
Berkshire RG6 6AA,
United Kingdom.