The Nineteenth Century Studies Association (NCSA) 40th Annual Conference. March 7-9, 2019. Kansas City, MO. Theme: "Explorations." The NCSA conference committee invites proposals that examine the theme of explorations in the history, literature, art, music and popular culture of the nineteenth century. Topics for investigation include encounters between Western explorers and indigenous people; the impact of steamships and railways upon changing perceptions of time and space; resistance and accommodation between traditional folkways and mass-produced culture; and the development of new idioms in literature, art, and music to express the broader horizons of nineteenth-century self-awareness. The committee invites proposals for papers and proposals for roundtable discussions. For paper proposals, send 300-word abstracts (as an email attachment in MS Word format) and a one-page CV to firstname.lastname@example.org. For roundtable proposals, send a single 300-word abstract to email@example.com describing the general topic of the roundtable. Be sure to confirm the participation of all presenters before submitting your abstract. Deadline: September 30, 2018. For more information, visit www.ncsaweb.net/Current-Conference.