Transatlantic Connections conference – Extended Deadline

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July 1, 2019
South Carolina, United States
Subject Fields: 
Atlantic History / Studies, British History / Studies, Colonial and Post-Colonial History / Studies, Literature, African History / Studies

Transatlantic Connections: Africa, the Caribbean, the Americas, & Victorian Studies

Victorians Institute 2019 -- Charleston, SC Oct 31-Nov 2

Our conference site for 2019 affords an opportunity to think about transatlantic connections in the 19th century, when Charleston was a prominent intersection on a web that connected Britain, Africa, the Caribbean, and the Americas.

We hope our conference will foster thinking about the many and various ways that Victorian literature and culture engages the Atlantic World. We invite essays and panels that investigate the diverse possibilities of our theme and, in keeping with it, encourage work that draws connections across the spaces that divide academic disciplines.

Topics may include...

  • Emigration & Immigration
  • Slavery Abroad & At Home
  • Hybrid Languages, Cultures, & Peoples
  • Economic Affiliations & Rivalries
  • Culinary Connections
  • Ecologies, Climates, & Storms
  • Treasure Islands & Dark Continents
  • Pen Pals, Alliances, & Friendships
  • Travel Narratives
  • Romanticizing the Past
  • Envisioning the Future
  • Colonial Affairs
  • Technologies of Travel & Communication
  • Exploration & Adventure
  • Diasporas & Expatriates
  • The Body: Diseases, Infections & Antidotes
  • Copyrights & Piracy
  • Grand Tours & Lecture Tours
  • Victorians in Charleston
  • Trade Routes, Raw Materials, & Cash Crops

Extended Deadline: July 1

Submit 250-word paper and panel proposals to

Find all conference information at

Contact Info: 

Timothy L. Carens
Professor of English 
Director, British Studies
English Department
College of Charleston
5 College Way
Charleston, SC 29424


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