Victorian Studies Associations
Many of the Victorian studies associations below sponsor conferences and prizes for graduate students. For more general literary studies calls for papers, please the consult The University of Pennsylvania Calls For Papers List.
  • The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) -- BAVS (founded in 2000) is a multi-disciplinary organisation, dedicated to the advancement and dissemination of knowledge about the Victorian period. It has 300 members, drawn from the academic community and the general public, in both the UK and abroad (qtd. from the site itself). The association sponsors an annual conference in Victorian studies and lectures. BAVS also publishes regular newsletters and an annual directory.
  • Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) -- The NCSA is an interdisciplinary association for the study of nineteenth-century cultures — British, American, and continental. Its membership includes scholars whose disciplinary focus ranges from art, architecture, and literature to religious, scientific, and legal writing, to social, political, and economic debate (qtd. From the site itself). This association sponsors an annual conference and is affiliated with the scholarly journal Nineteenth Century Studies.
  • North American Conference on British Studies (NACBS) -- NACBS is a scholarly society dedicated to all aspects of the study of British civilization. The NACBS sponsors scholarly publications, an annual conference, as well as several academic prizes and graduate fellowships. The NACBS is closely associated with six regional conferences on British studies: the Mid-Atlantic (MACBS), the Midwest (MWCBS), the Northeast (NECBS), the Southern (SCBS), the Western (WCBS), and the Pacific Coast (PCCBS).
  • North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) -- NAVSA was established in 2002 to provide a continental forum for the discussion of the Victorian period, to encourage a wide variety of theoretical and disciplinary approaches to the field, and to further the interests of scholars of the period within such larger bodies as the MLA, the AHA, and ACCUTE (qtd. From the site itself). This association sponsors an annual conference and is affiliated with the scholarly journal Victorian Studies.
  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies Association (INCS) -- INCS is an international group of scholars dedicated to interdisciplinary discussion and research. The organization sponsors annual meetings (one in the United States and one in London) and enjoys a collaborative relationship with Nineteenth-Century Contexts: An Interdisciplinary Journal. INCS encourages scholarly work that transcends disciplinary boundaries in its approach to cultural studies (qtd. from the site itself).
  • The Victorians Institute -- The Victorians Institute is an organization of scholars and students centered in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA. They sponsor an annual meeting, which features papers by speakers from around the country (and sometimes world), as well as the Victorians Institute Journal, an award-winning annual that publishes articles, reviews, and newly edited texts of interest to Victorianists.(qtd. from the site itself).

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