Friday, February 17, 2012

NCSA 2012: Spiritual Matters/Matters of the Spirit (3/22-24/2012)

Please join us for the 33rd Annual Conference of the Nineteenth Century Studies Association: Spiritual Matters/Matters of the Spirit (March 22-24, 2012) in Asheville, North Carolina.

From Romanticism's spiritual resurgence to the interrogations of Darwinism and science, the nineteenth century was immersed in conversation about the place of spirituality and religion in society, politics, and the arts. This year's NCSA conference will feature papers addressing all aspects of belief, religion, and spirituality in the long nineteenth century, from 1789 to 1914.

Our keynote speaker this year is Alexandra Owen, Professor of History and Gender Studies at Northwestern University. The title of her presentation is “Spirit, Matter: Modern Ghosts and the Haunting Effect in the Shadow of the Long Nineteenth Century.” The program also features "An Evening with the Ghosts" (a reenactment of a Victorian séance conducted by Eric Hall) and an excursion to the Biltmore Estate. The complete conference program, as well as information about travel, accommodations, and registration can be found on the conference website:

We look forward to seeing you there!