Thursday, May 30, 2013

CFP: NeMLA "Apparitions and Illusions: The Spectral in the Victorian Cultural Imagination" (9/30/2013;4/3-6/2014)

45th Annual Convention (NeMLA)
April 3-6, 2014
Harrisburg, Pennsylvania
Host: Susquehanna University

This panel invites submissions that explore Victorian fascination with the supernatural and the spirit world. Suggested topics include, but are not limited to, the following: mesmerism, the occult, and the popular press; the black art of spirit photography; clairvoyant authority; gender and psychic intuition; authenticating the invisible; misgivings about faith and science; the creepily inexplicable in a good ghost tale. 

Send 300-word abstracts to Joellen Masters, with ‘Victorian Supernatural’ in the subject line.

Deadline:  September 30, 2013
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)