CFP: 2010 Research Society for Victorian Periodicals Conference at Yale

Call for Papers

“The Material Cultures of Periodicals”
Research Society for Victorian Periodicals
Annual Conference
Yale University, September 10-11, 2010

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will hold its annual conference at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut, September 10-11, 2010. Proposals for papers that address any aspect of nineteenth-century British magazines or newspapers will be welcome. This year, we particularly seek proposals dealing with the conference theme, “The Material Cultures of Periodicals,” including ones that integrate displays of related material, either from private collections or (by special arrangement with the conference host) from Yale’s libraries.

Please e-mail two-page (maximum) proposals for individual presentations or panels of three to  Include a one-page C.V. with relevant publications, teaching, and/or coursework. The deadline for submissions is Feb 1, 2010. Final papers should take 15 minutes (20 minutes maximum) to present.

The program will also include a plenary speech named in honor of Michael Wolff and a presentation by the winner of the 2010 Colby Scholarly Book Prize. More information about the conference can be found at

Thanks to the generous sponsorship of Ashgate Publishing, RSVP is able to award partial travel funding to three graduate student presenters. Graduate students who would like to be considered should include a cover letter explaining how their conference proposal fits into their long-term research plans as well as any other special considerations. Recipients will be notified in early spring 2010.


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