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NOV 9–11


Call for Papers

Bloomington, IN | Nov 9 - 11, 2023

2023 will be the 20th anniversary of the North American Victorian Studies Association Conference, and NAVSA will return to the site of the inaugural meeting – Indiana University Bloomington. 

In this moment of transition within the field, the organizers have chosen a theme of “Revision, Return, Reform.” Our field has been under revision in recent years, with calls to attend to the present, to adopt new methods of reading, to undiscipline the Victorians, and to reform our classrooms, our research, and our institutional practices in the interests of greater diversity, equity, and justice. We invite conference participants to reflect on these recent developments within our field, and to consider aspects of revision, return, and reform within the Victorian period.



The deadline for proposals for individual papers, panels, and roundtables is March 20, 2023. 

Keynote Speakers

Revision, Return, Reform

Our keynote speakers will be Rachel Ablow (Professor of English, University at Buffalo), Sukanya Banerjee (Associate Professor of English, UC Berkeley), and Lydia Murdoch (Professor of History, Vassar). 



Indiana University Bloomington

We will host most conference events at the Indiana Memorial Union Biddle Hotel and Conference Center located on campus.

Our Sponsors

The North American Victorian Studies Association

Victorian Studies Program, Indiana University Bloomington

Department of English, Indiana University Bloomington

Department of History, Indiana University Bloomington

Department of Art History, Indiana University Bloomington

Department of History and Philosophy of Science and Medicine, Indiana University Bloomington

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