November 1-3, 2012
Armstrong Browning Library, Baylor University
Waco, TX

To celebrate Robert Browning's bicentenary in 2012, the Armstrong Browning Library is hosting an international conference that will focus on Browning's importance within the broader field of Victorian poetry and poetics, and within Victorian studies more generally.
Confirmed speakers and seminar leaders include:
Herbert TuckerCharles LaPorteIsobel Armstrong
Daniel KarlinJoe PhelanLinda K. Hughes
Marjorie StoneDonald HairErik Gray
Warwick SlinnMary Ellis GibsonMatthew Campbell
Linda Peterson         John Woolford

Proposals are invited for short position papers to be circulated in advance and discussed in seminars on the themes listed here. For information on submitting proposals, click here.

In addition to these theme-based seminars, conference attendees will also have the chance to participate in seminar discussions centered around particular Browning texts, led by notable Victorian poetry scholars.

To assist postgraduate students and early career academics to attend the conference, the ABL is offering 5 bursaries of $400, open to participants who are either currently postgraduate students or are within five years of receiving their PhD. Staff holding tenure-track positions are unlikely to be considered for these bursaries unless there are special circumstances. If you wish to apply, submit your proposal and attach a one-page CV.

The conference will begin on Thursday, November 1, at lunchtime and conclude on Friday night, November 2. Optional activities are available on Saturday and Sunday, November 3 - 4. Please check back for further updates.

Any queries should be sent via email to the lead organizer, Kirstie Blair.