VSAWC 2016 • Victorian Intimacies

Nineteenth-century artifacts in the Dalnavert Museum. Photo by Megan Redmond.

Winnipeg, Manitoba • April 22–23

Publication Workshop April 21 and 24

The Victorian Studies Association of Western Canada invites proposals for its 2016 conference, “Victorian Intimacies.” The conference will explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of intimacy. We invite papers that examine Victorian studies’ enduring interest in the intimate relationships among bodies, things, environments, and practices. For further information about the conference, please check out the conference website: http://web.uvic.ca/vsawc/vsawc-conferences/2016-conference/.

Please send 250-word abstracts with titles plus a separate 75-word biographical statement to Dr. Daniel Martin (vsawc16@gmail.com) by September 14, 2015.

If you are interested in the publication workshop, please send your paper title plus a separate 75-word biographical statement and CV to Lisa Surridge (lsurridg@uvic.ca) by September 14, 2015. Participants will submit 20–25-page essays one week before the first workshop day. Workshop participants need not present a conference paper.

The 2016 conference will also feature a Plenary Workshop on nineteenth-century albums led by expert Jason Camlot from the Department of English at Concordia University. In lieu of making a formal presentation, Dr. Camlot has kindly agreed to lead delegates in a unique hands-on experience with Victorian albums and scrapbooks from his own collection.

In preparation for Jason Camlot’s exciting pleanary, take a few minutes to watch the following video documenting Vanessa Warne’s hands-on seminar “Books Without Ink” at VSAWC 2015:

Books Without Ink @ VSAWC 2015 (Video)


Books Without Ink @ VSAWC 2015 (Audio)

Click here for audio version

We hope to see everyone next year!


For updates on all things VSAWC and Victorian, follow us on Twitter: @vsawc