The Northeast Victorian Studies Association invites papers from all disciplines on topics ranging from the representation of individual sense experience to the scientific, psychological, and philosophical study of the senses; from the sensory impact of mechanization, industry, and the urban city to the extrasensory world of the Victorian sťance and spirit rapping. We welcome submissions on any topic relevant to the senses and sensation in the Victorian era, as well as papers that engage with the conceptual and methodological issues raised by these issues.
NVSA, the Northeast Victorian Studies Association, grew out of an interdisciplinary Five-College Victorian Studies Seminar, a group of scholars from Amherst, Hampshire, Mount Holyoke, Smith, and the Amherst Campus of the University of Massachusetts. The organization was formalized in 1975, its primary task being the sponsorship of a yearly conference in the Northeast US. The format of the annual conferences has remained a three-day conference, Friday afternoon through Sunday morning. Friday night always includes a reception and Saturday night a banquet and entertainment. The Saturday business lunch has over the years become a highlight with a lively debate over choosing the next year's conference topic.
The family of Sonya Rudikoff established a NVSA prize in 1999 for the best first book of the year in memory of Sonya, a long-time member of the organization.
NVSA's History and a list of the officers.
SONYA RUDIKOFF NVSA BOOK AWARD
To join the Northeast Victorian Studies Association, send $15 (students: $10) to
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