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Conf/CfP - The New and the Novel in the 19th Century/New Directions in 19th-Century Studies April 13-16 2016, Lincoln, Nebraska, USA

Deadline:

September 30, 2015

Event Date:

April 13, 2016 - April 16, 2016

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We invite papers and panels that investigate any aspect of the new and the novel in the long 19th century, including forms and genres (song cycles, photography, “loose baggy monsters”), fashions and roles (the dandy, crinoline, Berlin wool work), aesthetics (Pater, panoramas), the old made new (Graecophilia, dinosaurs), crimes and vices (serial murder, racial science), faiths (Mormons, Positivists), geographies (frontiers, the source of the Nile), models of heroism (Custer, Byron, F. Nightingale), times (railroad tables, the eight-hour-day), psychologies (phrenology, chirology, Freud), attractions (the Great Exhibition, sensation fiction, Yellowstone), and anxieties (Chartism, empire). Recent methods in 19th-century studies (digital humanist approaches and editing, “surface,” “suspicious,” and “deep” reading) are invited, as are theorizations of novelty itself or epistemologies of the new, and alternate, interdisciplinary, and trans-Atlantic interpretations of the theme.

Please email 250-word abstracts for 20-minute papers along with one-page CVs to the program chairs by September 30, 2015, to ncsanebraska2016@gmail.com. Abstracts should include author’s name, institutional affiliation if any, and paper title. We welcome panel proposals with three panelists and a moderator, or alternative formats with pre-circulated papers and discussion.
Please note that submission of a proposal constitutes a commitment to attend the conference if the proposal is accepted. All proposals will be acknowledged, and presenters will be notified in December 2015. Graduate students whose proposals are accepted may submit complete papers in competition for a travel grant to help cover transportation and lodging. Scholars who live outside the North American continent, whose proposals have been accepted, may submit a full paper to be considered for the International Scholar Travel Grant.

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Student and Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel GrantsMinimize

 

Travel Grant Cover Sheet can be accessed here.

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association announces the establishment of a Student Travel Grant of $500 to support the presentation of a paper [sole-] authored by a student and accepted for a session at the 2016 annual meeting of the society. The following eligibility criteria apply:

1) the paper proposal has been accepted, and the paper will be presented by the author at the conference
2) the paper is authored by the student presenting and is not co-authored
3) the paper is unpublished and has not been presented at another conference
4) the student is enrolled full-time at an accredited college or university
5) the student is traveling more than 250 miles in order to attend the conference
6) the student registers for the conference and participates fully in its activities
7) the travel grant decision is based on review of the completed paper, not an abstract

Students agree that they will not submit a proposal to participate in the conference pending receipt of a grant. There may be several student presenters competing for limited travel support [one grant per year is anticipated]. Authors of all proposals, at the time the proposal is submitted, agree to attend and present the paper if the proposal is accepted, regardless of whether or not a travel grant is later awarded. Students with accepted proposals who are interested in applying for a travel grant should immediately make known to the conference program chair their intention to apply and submit the completed paper to the conference program chair by January 15th (ncsanebraska2016@gmail.com). Final decision regarding the travel grant will be made by the conference committee and announced February 15th. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the travel grant recipient will be recognized at the Business meeting and in conference literature.

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Award was created in 2011 in order to increase the participation of international scholars who are often hampered from attending conferences in North America because of the cost of travel. This prize represents NCSA's commitment to an international scholarly exchange of ideas and the benefits to research that come from an international perspective. The first two awards were funded by generous personal gifts from founding members, William Scheuerle (2012) and Linda Zatlin (2013). Subsequent awards will be funded by the Association's endowment. The Scheuerle-Zatlin International Travel Award of $500 is offered to support the presentation of a paper [sole-] authored by an international scholar and accepted for a session at the 2016 annual meeting of the society. The following eligibility criteria apply:

1) the paper proposal has been accepted, and the paper will be presented by the author at the conference
2) the paper is authored by the international scholar presenting and is not co-authored
3) the paper is unpublished and has not been presented at another conference
4) the international scholar is traveling from outside North America in order to attend the conference
5) the international scholar registers for the conference and participates fully in its activities
6) the travel award decision is based on review of the completed paper, not an abstract

International Scholars agree that they will not submit a proposal to participate in the conference pending receipt of a grant. There may be several international scholars competing for limited travel support [one grant per year is anticipated]. Authors of all proposals, at the time the proposal is submitted, agree to attend and present the paper if the proposal is accepted, regardless of whether or not a travel award is later made. International scholars with accepted proposals who are interested in applying for a travel award should immediately make known to the conference program chair their intention to apply and submit the completed paper to the conference program chair (ncsanebraska2016@gmail.com) by January 15th. Final decision regarding the travel award will be made by the conference committee and announced February 15th. The award check will be presented at the conference, and the travel award recipient will be recognized at the Business Meeting and in conference literature.

NCSA Article PrizeMinimize

The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) is pleased to announce the 2016 Article Prize, which recognizes excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline focusing on any aspect of the long 19th century (French Revolution to World War I). The winner will receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the thirty-seventh Annual NCSA Conference, “The New and the Novel in the Nineteenth Century” in Lincoln, NE (April 13-16, 2016).

Articles published between January 1, 2014 and December 31, 2014 are eligible for consideration for the 2016 prize and may be submitted by the author or the publisher of a journal, anthology, or volume containing independent essays. The submission of essays that take an interdisciplinary approach is especially encouraged. The winning article will be selected by a committee of nineteenth-century scholars representing diverse disciplines. Applicants are encouraged to attend the conference at which the prize will be awarded.

Send one PDF file electronically of published articles/essays, including the publication’s name/volume/date etc. to the chair of the committee at the following email address: grenierk@citadel.edu. All submissions via email will be acknowledged; queries should be addresses to Professor Katherine Grenier at the same email address. Applicants must verify date of actual publication for eligibility, and one entry per scholar or publisher is allowed annually. Essays written in part or entirely in a language other than English must be accompanied by English translations. Deadline for submission is July 1, 2015.

Previous recipients of the Article Prize:

Awarded in 2015--Elizabeth Buhe. "Sculpted Glyphs: Egypt and the Musee Charles X." Nineteenth-Century Art Worldwide 13.1 (Spring 2014).

Awarded in 2014--Edward Melillo. "The First Green Revolution: Debt Peonage and the Making of the Nitrogen Fertilizer Trade, 1840-1930." The American Historical Review 117.4 (October 2012): 1028-60.

Awarded in 2013--Dehn Gilmore. "The Difficulty of Historical Work in the Nineteenth-Century Museum and the Thackeray Novel." Nineteenth-Century Literature 67.1 (June 2012): 29-57.

Awarded in 2012--Deborah Lutz. "The Dead Still Among Us: Victorian Secular Relics, Hair Jewelry and Death Culture," Victorian Literature and Culture 39.1 (2011): 127-142.

Awarded in 2011--Adriana Craciun. "The Frozen Ocean." PMLA 125.3 (2010): 693-702.

Awarded in 2010--Michael Gamer and Terry F. Robinson. "Mary Robinson and the Dramatic Art of the Comeback."Studies in Romanticism 48.2 (Summer 2009): 219-256.

Awarded in 2009--Marilyn R. Brown. "'Miss La La's 'Teeth": Reflections on Degas and 'Race,'" The Art Bulletin, Vol. 89. 4 (December 2007): 738-65.

Awarded in 2008--Holly Jackson. "Identifying Emma Dunham Kelley: Rethinking Race and Authorship," PMLA 12.3 (2007): 728-41.

Awarded in 2007--Stefan Bargheer. "Fools of the Leisure Class: Honor, Ridicule and the Emergence of Animal Protection Legislation in England, 1740-1840," European Journal of Sociology. 47.1 (2006): 3-35.

Awarded in 2006--Alan C. Braddock. "'Jeff College Boys': Thomas Eakins, Dr. Forbes, and "Anatomical Fraternity in Postbellum Philadelphia," American Quarterly, 57.2 (2005): 355-83.

Awarded in 2005--April F. Masten. "Shake Hands? Lily Martin Spencer and the Politics of Art," American Quarterly, 56.2 (2004): 348-94.

Awarded in 2004--H. Glenn Penny. "The Politics of Anthropology in the Age of Empire: German Colonists, Brazilian Indians, and the Case of Alberto Vojtech Fric," Comparative Studies in Society and History, 45.2 (2003): 240-80.

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