This session investigates objects and practices of self-adornment, including jewelry, cosmetics, accessories, and clothes, as presented in nineteenth-century British novels. Papers might consider realism’s emphasis on detail, the rise of commodity culture, or gendered readings as approaches; papers which consider the special role of self-adornment within specific genres such as the sensation novel, or silver fork fiction are also invited. Abstracts of 500 words or less should be submitted to Danielle Barkley, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline: September 30, 2012
Please include with your abstract:
Name and Affiliation
A/V requirements (if any; $10 handling fee with registration)
The 2013 NeMLA convention continues the Association's tradition of sharing innovative scholarship in an engaging and generative location. The 44th annual event will be held in historic Boston, Massachusetts, a city known for its national and maritime history, academic facilities and collections, vibrant art, theatre, and food scenes, and blend of architecture. The Convention, located centrally near Boston Commons and the Theatre District at the Hyatt Regency, will include keynote and guest speakers, literary readings, film screenings, tours and workshops.
Interested participants may submit abstracts to more than one NeMLA session; however, panelists can only present one paper (panel or seminar). Convention participants may present a paper at a panel and also present at a creative session or participate in a roundtable. http://www.nemla.org/convention/2013/cfp.html