The Victorian Studies Association of Ontario is soliciting paper proposals for its annual conference, which is happening on April 28th this year, at York University’s beautiful Glendon campus in Toronto.

The call for papers might be of interest to those working on or around 19th-century borders, boundaries, hybrids, peripheries, dusks, dawns, doorways, vestibules, amphibians, fringes, frontiers, ambiguities, or other similarly delicious ideas that relate to that of  “the threshold.”

If you’re withing shouting distance of Toronto, consider sending in a proposal – the VSAO conference is a lovely, intimate, and very collegial one!

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Victorian Thresholds: Between Literature and Anthropology, 28 April 2012

The theme for this year’s VSAO conference at the Glendon College campus of York University is “Victorian Thresholds: Between Literature and Anthropology.”

The executive invites faculty and students to please take the opportunity to
submit a proposal for 20-minute papers before the end-of-the-month deadline
(January 28th).

The plenary speakers for this exciting conference will be Prof. Kathy Psomiades
and Prof. Audrey Jaffe.

Please send electronic copies of proposals (300-500 words) and a brief
biographical statement to Matthew Rowlinson ( by 28 January 2012. Alternatively, hard copies can be sent by mail to Matthew Rowlinson / Department of English / University of Western Ontario/ London, ON CANADA N6A 3K7.

Matthew welcomes questions anyone may have about the topic.

Engraved image of George Pinwell’s “At the Threshold” (1874) scanned by Simon Cooke for The Victorian Web.

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