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Romance, Revolution and Reform: Call for Submissions

Wednesday 5th of February 2020 by Victorianist

Romance, Revolution and Reform Call for Submissions: Reform From fraught restructures of the voting franchise and the education system, to vast infrastructural redevelopments and the overhaul of poor relief systems, an understanding of the reform movements of the long-nineteenth century and their various implications for politics, culture and society continue to play a central role …

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CFP: In Extremis (Edited Collection)

Friday 31st of January 2020 by Victorianist

  IN EXTREMIS: THE LIMITS OF LIFE, DEATH AND CONSCIOUSNESS IN THE LONG NINETEENTH Proposals of 500 words (please also include a short bio) due: April 30 2020 (notification by June) Final essays of 7,000-10,000 w0rds due: October 31 Proposals should be emailed to Lucy Cogan and Michelle O’Connell at inextremisconference@gmail.com Building on the exciting interdisciplinary …

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Two Decadent Events at Queen Mary in May

Tuesday 28th of January 2020 by Victorianist

Decadence and the Arts: A Symposium with Angela Dunstan, Stefano Evangelista, Hilary Fraser, Kate Hext, Ana Parejo Vadillo, Dennis Denisoff Friday 1 May Queen Mary University of London   CFP Reminder (Deadline 1 February 2020): Politics and Desire in a Decadent Age Friday 15 May Queen Mary University of London Keynote by Dennis Denisoff https://bams.ac.uk/2019/11/06/cfp-politics-and-desire-in-a-decadent-age-1860-to-the-present/ …

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Inaugural meeting of the British Genre and Narrative Painting: 1750-1870 research group, Wolverhampton Art Gallery, 11 March 2020

Thursday 23rd of January 2020 by Victorianist

In 2019-20 Liverpool Hope University will be running a new subgroup of the British Art Network (https://www.tate.org.uk/about-us/projects/british-art-network). The subgroup – British Genre and Narrative Painting: 1750-1870 – will meet for the first time on 11 March 2020, at Wolverhampton Art Gallery, from 10.45am – 4.00pm. The schedule will include a keynote talk by Professor Colin Cruise. …

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PhD Studentship – Victorian Literature – Aston University

Thursday 23rd of January 2020 by Victorianist

Aston University is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship in any subject in the School of Languages & Social Sciences, starting October 2020. The right candidate would be eligible to complete a full-time, three-year PhD in Victorian literature and culture studying under Dr Abigail Boucher. Dr Boucher will consider applications that focus on any aspect of …

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CFP reminder: Literary Juvenilia, material imagination and ‘things’

Thursday 23rd of January 2020 by Victorianist

Literary Juvenilia, material imagination and ‘things’ Young writers ranging from Pope, Chatterton and Burns in the eighteenth century, to Austen, the Brontës, Eliot and Dickens in the nineteenth, and Edith Wharton, C.S. Lewis, Judith Wright and J.K. Rowling in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries have found inspiration and example in the everyday context of their …

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V&A: Deciphering Dickens Research Fellow

Tuesday 21st of January 2020 by Victorianist

The V&A is seeking to appoint a part-time Research Fellow to join the V&A Research Institute’s Deciphering Dickens project, the aim of which is to reveal the author’s mind at work. The Project is developing a digital presence for the V&A’s Dickens manuscripts, proofs, printed publications, illustrations and related material. The writer’s methods are being …

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CFP: Irish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (INNS) Study Day

Tuesday 21st of January 2020 by Victorianist

  The Irish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (INNS) invites proposals for our second study day, to be held in UCD on Friday, April 17, 2020. The day will include quickfire work-in-progress sessions, a discussion group on a set text or image, a breakout session for postgrads, and a keynote on Victorian detective fiction by Dr …

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Victorian Studies Centre Spring Seminar Series, University of Leicester

Monday 20th of January 2020 by Victorianist

Spring Seminar Series, hosted by the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester. All are welcome at these free research-led seminars. No booking is required – just join us at 5.15pm in Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite 1, Fielding Johnson South Wing, University of Leicester, on alternate Wednesdays. (A map is available here). The programme …

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Register now: The Home in Modern History and Culture: AHRC-funded Conference at the University of Nottingham

Monday 20th of January 2020 by Victorianist

Register Now!   The Home in Modern History and Culture: AHRC-funded Conference at the University of Nottingham Monday 27 January 2020 Keynote: Professor Jane Hamlett (RHUL) Register for free here: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/conference/fac-arts/humanities/history/the-home-in-history/index.aspx   The Home in Modern History and Culture will be the second in a series of three thematic workshops for our ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home …

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CFP: Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies

Thursday 16th of January 2020 by Victorianist

Entangled Modernities: New Directions in Settler Colonial and Critical Indigenous Studies 25th-26th May 2020, University of Kent Bonnie Devine, Titled/Untitled, 2018. Ink and crayon on paper. Courtesy of the artist. Map courtesy of Ontario Council of University Libraries (OCUL). ‘There was never a single beginning point to for the history of this place. It wasn’t …

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Two Decadent Events

Saturday 11th of January 2020 by WebTeam

Decadence and the Arts: A Symposium with Angela Dunstan, Stefano Evangelista, Hilary Fraser, Kate Hext, Ana Parejo Vadillo, Dennis Denisoff Friday 1 May Queen Mary University of London CFP Reminder (Deadline 1 February 2020) Politics and Desire in a Decadent Age Friday 15 May Queen Mary University of London Keynote by Dennis Denisoff https://bams.ac.uk/2019/11/06/cfp-politics-and-desire-in-a-decadent-age-1860-to-the-present/

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Prismatic Jane Eyre Website

Thursday 9th of January 2020 by Victorianist

The website Prismatic Jane Eyre: An Experiment in the Study of Translations is now live at prismaticjaneeyre.org. Charlotte Brontë’s novel has been translated more than 500 times into more than 50 languages: the website offers interactive maps and visualisations of this phenomenon, together with some new ways of thinking about translation and world literature. Do please visit, share, subscribe to the …

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Job Vacancy: F/T Lecturer in English (6 months)

Tuesday 7th of January 2020 by Victorianist

Nottingham Trent University is looking for a Lecturer in English with 19th/20th c. interests  for a full-time, fixed-term post (Feb-Aug 2020). Closing date: 12th January Interview date: 20th January Full details here:  https://vacancies.ntu.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?jobid=7368. This post has been re-published by permission from the BAVS Postgraduates Blog. Please see the original post at https://victorianist.wordpress.com/2020/01/07/job-vacancy-f-t-lecturer-in-english-6-months/

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Encounters with the miraculous

Monday 6th of January 2020 by Victorianist

Kristof Smeyers is a final-year PhD researcher at the University of Antwerp. He studies the resonance and the range of meanings given to religious supernatural phenomena in Britain and Ireland. You can find him tweeting about the uncanny and strange @kristof_smeyers It was the year in which the poet and cultural historian John Addington Symonds …

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CFP: ‘Anthrodecentrism: Humans as Footnotes in Time and Space’

Saturday 4th of January 2020 by Victorianist

CFP: ‘Anthrodecentrism: Humans as Footnotes in Time and Space’ 12th June 2020 Catholic University of Paris This study day will consider changes in understanding of space and time that challenge traditional ways of situating ourselves as humans at the centre of our own world. In the Western world, our centrality was first called into question by the …

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CFP: Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935

Friday 3rd of January 2020 by Victorianist

Lines of Heredity: Eugenics and Gender in European Literature, 1880-1935 || May 18-19, 2020 || Leuven  http://www.mdrn.be/news/cfp-lines-heredity-eugenics-and-gender-european-literature-1880-1935   First keynote speaker: Prof. Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter). Second keynote speaker to be announced later.   During the late 19th and early 20th century evolutionary theory and new insights in heredity were becoming increasingly influential in social debates. …

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award – Eugenics, Class, and Racism in Britain.

Friday 3rd of January 2020 by Victorianist

AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award – eugenics, class and racism in Britain   Full AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award funding for a new PhD project on eugenics, class and racism in Britain – Eugenics at the Royal Society 1860-1950 – in collaboration with the Royal Society. The PhD studentship will start in September 2020. Applicants will usually have a first degree and …

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“Ultra sign of the times”: Albert Moore’s Musical Pictures of the 1860s

Monday 16th of December 2019 by Victorianist

Marte Stinis is a PhD candidate in History of Art at the University of York, England. Her doctoral research focuses on music as an aesthetic ideal for Victorian painters, especially those associated with the Aesthetic Movement. Within this framework, she is particularly interested in the correlations of the arts, the type of terminology used in …

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Britain Afraid: Imperial Insecurities and National Fears, 1798-1945

Wednesday 11th of December 2019 by Victorianist

Britain Afraid: Imperial Insecurities and National Fears, 1798-1945 Liverpool John Moores University, 11-12 June 2020 Website: ‘Britain Afraid: Imperial Insecurities and National Fears, 1798-1945’ Keynote Speaker: Professor Kim Wagner (Queen Mary, UCL) LJMU History, in partnership with the Invasion Network, invites papers discussing the interplay between cultures of anxiety and fears in British national and …

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Register now for Romance, Revolution & Reform Conference, ‘Reform in the Long Nineteenth Century’

Monday 9th of December 2019 by Victorianist

We are delighted to announce that registration for the Romance, Revolution & Reform Conference, ‘Reform in the Long Nineteenth Century’, is now open. This one-day, multidisciplinary conference will bring together nineteenth-century scholars from across the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences to share their research in a vibrant and friendly environment. With a dynamic selection of papers relating …

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GTA PhD Studentships at Edge Hill University

Friday 6th of December 2019 by Victorianist

GTA PhD Studentships at Edge Hill University   Edge Hill University has launched its annual Graduate Teaching Assistant scheme. Each GTA studentship includes a ‘package’ with a total value in excess of £20,000 for UK and EU students and £30,000 for International students per annum. This includes: A stipend of £9,180 per annum Full waiver of research …

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CFP: Women, Money and Markets (1600-1900) “Female Economies”

Friday 6th of December 2019 by Victorianist

Call for Papers Women, Money and Markets (1600-1900) “Female Economies” Fourth Annual Conference, 10-12 June 2020 University of Zurich (UZH) http://www.womenmoneymarkets.co.uk     As in previous years, the conference will address women’s relationship to money and their participation in trade, banking, finance, forms of investment, speculation, gambling, consumerism, business and household management, wage labour, care …

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The Thomas Hardy Society Patrick Tolfree Student Essay Competition, 2020, “Hardy And The Anthropocene”

Monday 2nd of December 2019 by Victorianist

THE THOMAS HARDY SOCIETY PATRICK TOLFREE STUDENT ESSAY COMPETITION 2020 “HARDY AND THE ANTHROPOCENE” Welcome to this year’s Patrick Tolfree essay competition, open to students of any academic level over the age of 18 and living anywhere in the world. Humanity’s relationship with nature is not a new theme for students of Hardy, but the …

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WSG Bursary reminder

Thursday 28th of November 2019 by Victorianist

In celebration of our thirtieth anniversary, the Women’s Studies Group 1558-1837 (WSG) has launched a bursary scheme (now in its fourth year) and also published a collection of essays. Bursary The bursary scheme is open to early career researchers, independent scholars or PhD students. This year WSG is offering two bursaries: one of £750 and …

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REPRESENTATIONS OF VICTORIAN WOMANHOOD IN WATERHOUSE’S LAMIA AND LA BELLE DAME SANS MERCI

Monday 25th of November 2019 by Victorianist

Ester Díaz Morillo is a PhD candidate in English Literary Studies at the Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia (UNED), Spain. Her doctoral research focuses on the study of the poetic language and how it can be translated, adapted or transferred into other languages or artistic means such as painting and music. You can find …

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CFP: PRINT NETWORKS / CENTRE FOR PRINTING HISTORY AND CULTURE

Sunday 24th of November 2019 by Victorianist

A VISITOR ATTRACTION PRINTING FOR TOURISTS 14 July 2020 | The Hub, Appleby-in-Westmorland, Cumbria Alfred Wainwright (1907-91) is best known for his seven Pictorial Guides to the Lakeland Fells. Published between 1955-66 these handwritten, hand-drawn works of art have become the definitive guides to walking in the English Lake District. The 2020 Print Networks / …

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CFP: Randomness

Sunday 24th of November 2019 by Victorianist

Queen University Belfast 15-17 September 2020 Keywords Accidental, arbitrary, incidental, slapdash, hit-or-miss, unplanned, unintended (e.g. consequences), unexpected, unanticipated, unpredictable, contingent, volatility, excitement, wonder, fantasy, imagination, creativity, serendipity. Chance encounters, unforeseen opportunities, and impulsive decisions play a bigger role in our life and work than we wish to acknowledge. Is reading not always random to some …

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CFP: The London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World III

Sunday 24th of November 2019 by Victorianist

16-18 April 2020 The third London Stage in the 19th-century World conference will be held at New College, Oxford, 16-18 April 2020, and will feature keynote addresses by Catherine Hindson (Bristol) and Susan Valladares (Durham). There will also be a launch event for Part I of the digital calendar of performances on the nineteenth-century London …

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CFP: Kipling Society, VPFA

Sunday 24th of November 2019 by Victorianist

Abstracts are sought for a panel at the twelfth annual Victorian Popular Fiction Association Conference, to be held 15-17 July 2020 at the University of Greenwich. The panel will be under the auspices of the Kipling Society and welcomes submissions related to all aspects of Kipling’s life and works. Possible topics could include but are …

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