The Midwest Victorian Studies Association will hold its 2015 annual conference at the University of Iowa, Iowa City, May 1-3, 2015. Papers are sought for topics related to the conference theme of “Sense and the Senses.” We encourage papers on any aspect of this topic in art, music, history, science, philosophy, theater or literature. MVSA’s 2015 Jane Stedman Plenary Speaker will be Linda Shires, David and Ruth Gottesman Professor of English, Yeshiva University. Her talk is entitled “Coming to our Senses: Colors in the 19th Century.” The conference will also have seminars on topics related to the conference theme. Each seminar will accept 15 papers from graduate students, independent scholars and faculty, and will be led by a scholar. Send a 300-word abstract and 1-page vita as Word documents (your name on both) by October 31, 2014 to For more information, please visit www.midwestvictorian.org .