1 February: Call for Papers for Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

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Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure CALL FOR PAPERS Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals 25-27 July 2019 University of Brighton, UK Proposals are invited for 20 minute papers or panels of three or four related papers that address any aspect of the Victorian periodical or newspaper press. Proposals relevant to the Conference theme of Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure would be particularly welcome. Topics that might be considered include, but are not limited to: • The ‘work’ of making periodicals (authorship, editing, printing, illustrating, designing). • The depiction of work or leisure in the periodical press. • The responsibilities of the press. • The pleasures of reading or writing for magazines and newspapers. • The growth of entertainment as an aspect of the periodical press. • Specialist periodicals on sports and pastimes. • Carnal pleasures – sexuality, pornography. • Gastronomy, dining out, drinking. • Travel and tourism, the rise of the seaside resort, the pleasures of opulence. • Holidays and social commingling. Proposals should be submitted before 1 February, 2019 at the RSVP application portal at https://rs4vp.fluidreview.com/ Applicants will complete a short information form and upload the following documents to the portal: • Proposals for papers: A 250-word abstract with a title plus a separate 75-word biographical statement. • Panel Proposals: A set of three or four 250-word abstracts with titles plus a general title for the session. Include 75-word biographical statements for each participant. Graduate students and independent or retired scholars may indicate on the form that they wish to be considered for RSVP travel awards for attending the conference and presenting a paper. All those giving a paper at the RSVP conference are required to be members of the Society. RSVP is an interdisciplinary and international association of scholars dedicated to the exploration of the richly diverse world of the 19th-century press. RSVP makes available a range of grants and fellowships to assist researchers. To find out more about the Society, visit its website at http://rs4vp.org/