Friday, June 29, 2012

CFP: “Loco/Motion” NCSA 2013 Meeting

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) will hold its 34th annual meeting on March 7-9, 2013, in Fresno, California. The theme of the meeting is "Loco/Motion"—how the nineteenth century witnessed "the world on the move." As the call for papers suggests,
Travel became increasingly important for business and pleasure, for war and peace. At the same time, new forms of moving people arose: the balloon, ships, undergrounds, funiculars, the railroads. Each carried riders to great distances, different locales, and novel pursuits. But motion wasn’t purely spatial; new movements arose as well, sweeping the inhabitants of the period into fresh vistas of thought and endeavor. We seek papers and panels that capture the sense of movement at work and at play during the long nineteenth century (1789-1914).
   Abstracts (250 words) for 20-minute papers should be e-mailed to Prof. Toni Wein at NCSA-2013@sbcglobal.net by September 30, 2012. E-mails should provide the author’s name and paper title in the heading, as well as a one-page cv. For a more complete description of the conference theme, please see the full call for papers.