The 15th Annual Conference of the Victorian Interdisciplinary Studies
Association of the Western United States (Visawus) will be held in Honolulu,
Hawaii, October 28-30, 2010.
Conference theme: “Oceania and the East in the Victorian Imagination”
The conference will focus on the complex relationships between the
Victorians and the East, including India and China, Malaya and the East
Indies, Australia and New Zealand, and the South Sea Islands. This
international conference will bring together specialists in Asian and
Victorian art history, literature, gender studies, science, history,
literature, politics, and biographical studies, among others, to explore how
the Victorians perceived the East, and how they were perceived in the East.
We invite paper proposals (300 word abstract plus 1-page CV) on political,
cultural, social, religious, artistic, scientific, economic, agrarian, and
other aspects of this rich interaction.
Possible topics include (but are not limited to):
Investors and the East Indigenous Women and English
Australia in literature Art and the South Seas
South Seas and Paradise The marketing of Australia
Malays and the Anthropologists The East and the Crystal Palace
The East and the Military Clash of Cultures and
Settling in the South Seas The South Seas and World
Cannibals and Paradise The Empire in Australian
Sex and the Sailor Imperial Vision of the
Island Kings and the British Empress Women Travelers in Oceania and the
Robert Louis Stevenson and Hawaii The Scots in the Islands
For a complete CFP and more information about the conference and visawus,
please see our web site at www.Visawus.org
Deadline for abstracts to be emailed to Richard Fulton at Fulton@hawaii.edu
is March 19, 2010.