8 Days and Counting*

The deadline for VSAWC conference proposals is coming up quickly. Your 250-­word abstracts (with title) and separate 75-word biographical blurb is due October 18. To submit your abstract, e-mail VSAWC14@uvic.ca.

This year’s theme is Victorian Communities, and the conference organizers welcome papers that explore Victorian concepts, representations, and experiences of community. From Chartist organizations to the Salvation Army, from women’s colleges to Mechanics ’Institutes, from Evangelical congregations to pagan gatherings, and including rituals ranging from family reading and hymn singing to maypole dancing, rugby matches, and croquet games, Victorians sought out “combinations” that were political, religious, domestic, social, artistic, academic, and/or erotic.

VSAWC is without a doubt one of my favourite conferences, and this year it’s in beautiful Banff, AB. I hope to see you there!

* note: I am bad at both maths and days, so the number in the title may be a bit off.

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