Wednesday, 27 January 2010

CFP: BAVS – Victorian Forms and Formations

The University of Glasgow, 2-4 September, 2010
The 2010 BAVS conference seeks to address the question of 'form', in all its varied meanings, in Victorian culture. We invite papers that address the topic of forms and formations across the disciplines, including but not limited to art history, science, architecture, politics, religion and history of the book. Papers might consider the role of different social and political groupings and institutions in the Victorian period, or the formation of a particular idea or discipline. They might deal with wide-ranging debates over varied attempts at reform in the nineteenth century, or could focus on the formation or reformation of the individual. Papers considering material forms, including the fashioning of the body in medical and other discourse, are welcome, as are papers on the physical features of the Victorian landscape: urban and rural spaces, natural forms and the built environment. We also invite papers that are concerned with the reworking of Victorian forms in twentieth and twenty-first century literature and culture.
A number of postgraduate bursaries will be available for postgraduate students presenting a paper at the conference or acting as a conference reporter. Please check this site in spring 2010 for details of how to apply.
Deadline for submission of abstract: 15 March 2010; please send a 200-word abstract to

Further information is available at the conference website: