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Patrick McCarthy <[log in to unmask]>
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Sat, 29 Oct 1994 11:17:40 -0700
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An Interdisciplinary Conference
August 3-6, 1995
Kresge College, University of California
at Santa Cruz

The Dickens Project of the University of California announces an
interdisciplinary conference on Victorian Mind to be held 3-6 August 1995 on
the Santa Cruz Campus.  The keynote speaker will be Garrett Stewart. We
invite proposals for twenty-minute papers on any topic related to the
conference theme, including papers on Victorian writers other than Dickens.
Possible topics for conference panels include the following:

"The Victorian Mind":
New problems in intellectual history
The character of an age
Victorian philosophy and philosophers

The "Deviant" Mind:
The history/invention of madness
Inversions and Conversions
Hysteria and narrative
Secrecy and Confession

The Gendered Mind:
The gendering of subjectivity
The problem of female intellect
Darwin and the "science" of gender difference

The Growth of the Mind:
Autobiography and memory
Romanticism and Victorian consciousness
Education and enlightenment
Literature and/of subjectivity

Phrenology and the sciences of the mind
Mechanics of consciousness
Spiritualism and spirituality

Two-page proposals will be accepted through 10 February 1995. Address
inquiries and submissions to:
Robert Newsom and Hilary Schor, Associate Directors
The Dickens Project
University of California
Santa Cruz, CA 95064
(408) 459-2103,  fax: 459-4424

From: Linda Hooper <[log in to unmask]>