The 2010 Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies (INCS) Conference invites proposals for papers and panels on Family/Resemblance in the 19th Century. The conference will consider how both family and resemblance were conceived/constructed in the 19th century from multiple interdisciplinary perspectives, including and/or integrating Literature, History, Art History, Law, Science, Sociology, Anthropology, Philosophy, Music, Economics, and Theology.
Topics may include:
- extended families; metaphoric families
- evolution and Darwin
- replication, reproduction
- sisterhoods, brotherhoods
- sister arts and sibling rivalry
- portraiture and family; portraiture and resemblance
- mimesis, imitation, parody
- law and the family
- the animal family; animal resemblances
- cyborgs and robots
- gender and family; the gender of family
- artistic/literary/historic families
- dynasties (monarchies, Napoleon)
Hosted on the campus of the University of Texas at Austin, the 2010 INCS Conference will take place 25-27 March and will include a reception at the Harry Ransom Center and a plenary address by Elizabeth Helsinger, John Matthews Manly Distinguished Service Professor, University of Chicago.
Please submit 250 word abstracts by 1 November 2009 to Alexandra Wettlaufer at firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information on INCS, see www.nd.edu/~incshp/. Selected conference papers will be published in Nineteenth-Century Contexts.