- explorations of the European continent in travel reports,
- historical accounts,
- discussion of political systems,
- report on revolutions (f. ex. in France, Germany, Italy),
- war correspondence,
- descriptions of national character,
- the continent as location in fiction,
- engagement with continental literature,
- fine arts and music,
- experiences of continentals in Britain,
- fashion reviews,
- visual depictions of the continent,
- reports on royal houses
- comparisons between Britain, Europe and other continents
- American/European relations and American views of Europe in periodicals
Papers might also address
- gender boundaries and their transgression
- genre borders and border crossings (within periodicals as well as between periodicals and other media)
- contacts and exchanges between British and foreign periodicals.
The programme committee invites proposals for a special session on women’s history and Victorian periodicals in memory of Sally Mitchell, a longstanding member of RSVP and pioneer in this field.
Suggestions for papers of a more general nature will also be considered.
RSVP is an interdisciplinary and international organization welcoming all scholars interested in the richly diverse world of the 19th-century British press. Please send a proposal (250 words maximum) and a short CV (no more than 200 words) to firstname.lastname@example.org by 31st January 2017. Individual presentations should be fifteen to twenty minutes, and proposals for panels of three are welcome. Please include a brief rationale for the panel along with an abstract and CV for each presenter. A limited number of travel grants will be awarded to graduate students; please indicate in your email if you would like to be considered for one of these grants.
Prof. Dr. Barbara Korte, Dr. Stefanie Lethbridge. Both lecturers at the English department of Freiburg University.