One Day Colloquium on 19 November 2011
The Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies
Leeds Trinity University College
“We welcome offers of interdisciplinary papers on any aspects of Victorian globalization, which we consider to be the growth of a global economy, subsuming in some way other regions by the development of trade, technology, and transport and communications networks. The artistic, literary, and other cultural and political exchanges, hegemonies and homogenisation, and social migrations, interactions, and integration, are among the many developments which we wish to explore. We particularly welcome papers which consider:
- the economic, commercial, technological, and socio-cultural dynamics which engendered Victorian globalization
- studies of acculturation, transculturation, biculturation, cultural appropriation and cultural imperialism
- anti-global and anti-imperialist responses and reactions in Britain and the global community
- the experience of immigration and emigration within the British Empire and the global community
- the experience of teaching the history, culture, and literature of Victorian imperialism/globalization within the HE sector
- the experience of representing within a heritage or popular cultural context the history, culture, and literature of Victorian imperialism/globalization
- the relevance of the Victorian experience of globalization to twentieth-first-century politics and culture.
Please send a brief abstract of 250-300 words to the colloquium convenor, Di Drummond, at firstname.lastname@example.org by 15 March 2011. Ideally, all papers will be published in a Leeds Working Papers volume in advance of the colloquium, and will need to be submitted by 1st August 2011.