CFP: “Victorian Poetry: Forms and Fashions,” 50th Anniversary of Victorian Poetry (April 2013)


Call for Papers

 Victorian Poetry: Forms and Fashions


A Conference in Celebration of the 50th Anniversary of Victorian Poetry


19-20 April 2013 at West Virginia University


Please send 300-500 word proposals for papers and a 1-page c.v. via email to by 15 December 2012.


Papers on any aspect of Victorian Poetry and Poetics are invited, especially those devoted to: the reconsideration of poetic forms and formal innovations; fashions, trend, and modes in poetry; the publication and commerce of poetry; poetry book history; and Victorian prosody and stanzaic forms.  Papers devoted to the “fashions” of scholarship on Victorian poetry for the last fifty years are also invited.

Keynote address by Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at Texas Christian University.  Professor Hughes’ books include The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry, Graham R.: Rosamund Mariott Watson, Woman of Letters, and The Manyfaced Glass: Tennyson’s Dramatic Monologues.


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