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11th International George Moore One-Day Online Conference, Saturday 24 April 2021

Thursday 14th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Reminder! Deadline for proposals January 31st 2021 11th International George Moore One-Day Online Conference Saturday 24 April 2021 George Moore at Home: with Women, Writers, Dramatists, Artists, in France and Ireland, in Salon and at Newgrange. Courtesy National Gallery of Art, Washington The George Moore conference will now be a fully online conference.   This …

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New Dissertation Prize for Scholars Working on Victorian Periodicals – Apply Now

Friday 8th of January 2021 by WebTeam

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals happily announces the creation of a new $1000 prize named in honor of Sally Mitchell for her pioneering research and invaluable contributions to our society.  If you defended a dissertation in the calendar year of 2020, and if it explores the 19th c British periodical press (including magazines, newspapers, …

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Introduction to COVE Workshop

Wednesday 6th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Monday 14 December, 4pm BST Register here All BAVS members now have access to COVE, The Central Online Victorian Educator. COVE is a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material and supports students with a number of online tools. This workshop on COVE tools will walk participants through the use of: 1) COVE content …

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Deciphering Dickens: Online Transcribe-a-thon

Tuesday 8th of December 2020 by Victorianist

Thursday 10 December 2020, 2.30 pm – 5.30 pm  Online event, via Zoom The V&A holds one of the most important authorial archives in the English-speaking world and yet it is largely unknown. Dickens left behind a remarkably complete record of his literary output, including handwritten drafts for most of the major novels; marked-up page …

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Introduction to COVE Workshop

Tuesday 8th of December 2020 by Victorianist

Monday 14 December, 4pm BST Register here All BAVS members now have access to COVE, The Central Online Victorian Educator. COVE is a scholar-driven open-access platform that publishes peer-reviewed Victorian material and supports students with a number of online tools. This workshop on COVE tools will walk participants through the use of: 1) COVE content …

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Panel: Race and Victorian Studies

Tuesday 8th of December 2020 by Victorianist

Following the ground-breaking publication of the special issue of Victorian Studies, ‘Undisciplining Victorian Studies’, this panel will introduce some of the research on race, identity, and the Victorian era that is already happening – but will explore, too, what Victorian scholars on both sides of the Atlantic can do to undiscipline the field and open it …

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ASTENE Postgraduate Research Competition

Monday 7th of December 2020 by Victorianist

Saturday 15 May 2021 Deadline for abstracts: Monday 1 February 2021 The Association for the Study of Travel inEgypt and the Near East (ASTENE) invites proposals for the inaugural Postgraduate Research Competition. This competition is intended to reward the most promising and engaging research in the interdisciplinary and cross-period fields of Near Eastern studies and travel …

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CALL FOR PAPERS: TESS OF THE D’URBERVILLES

Thursday 3rd of December 2020 by Victorianist

A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day Saturday, 10th April 2021 at 10.00am The Corn Exchange, Dorchester KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Professor Roger Ebbatson (University of Lancaster) Professor Oindrila Ghosh (Diamond Harbour Women’s University) Dr Karin Koehler (University of Bangor) Dr Tony Fincham (Thomas Hardy Society Chairman) Reverend Richard Franklin (Honorary Curator of the Thomas Hardy Archives) And …

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ASTENE Postgraduate Research Competition

Thursday 3rd of December 2020 by Victorianist

Saturday 15 May 2021 Deadline for abstracts: Monday 1 February 2021 The Association for the Study of Travel in Egypt and the Near East (ASTENE) invites proposals for the inaugural Postgraduate Research Competition. This competition is intended to reward the most promising and engaging research in the interdisciplinary and cross-period fields of Near Eastern studies …

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New BAVS Prize for a Second Monograph

Wednesday 2nd of December 2020 by Victorianist

**Please note: these revised rules of 4 September 2020 replace those circulated previously.*** The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is delighted to announce its new Book Prize! Unlike other book prizes, this is specifically intended to honour the work of mid-career Victorianists in all disciplines who publish a monograph in 2020. The Prize will …

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Collaborative Doctoral Award: Queen Victoria’s Library

Monday 30th of November 2020 by Victorianist

Queen Victoria’s Library: The Place of Reading and Writing in Victoria’s Political Education, Self-Improvement, and Self-Curation ‘Queen Victoria’s Library’ will illuminate an unexplored aspect of the Queen’s life and experience, aiming to overthrow traditional histories that cast her as a grey, disempowered pawn in the political life of Britain and its empire in the 19th …

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Virtual Symposium: Irish Women’s Writing Network 4-5 September 2021

Monday 30th of November 2020 by WebTeam

The period 1880-1940 was marked by the emergence of a diverse range of Irish women writers into both the public sphere and public consciousness. This development was not accidental but was instead fostered by a variety of networks and collaborations that connected Irish women to one another across space and time. Katharine Tynan and Dora …

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Femininity and Convention in Jude the Obscure

Monday 30th of November 2020 by Victorianist

Hannah Bury is a first-year PhD student at the University of Salford. Her interdisciplinary doctoral project analyses intersectional representations of femininity, madness, and disability in nineteenth-century children’s literature and film adaptation. You can find Hannah on Twitter @hannah_bury_ and can contact her at h.j.bury@edu.salford.ac.uk. ‘“Human nature” itself is not a fixed constant but something constantly …

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Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 13th Annual Virtual Conference

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 by Victorianist

‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ 14th – 16th July, 2021University of GreenwichHosted online with MS Teams Keynote: ‘Excluding the Maternal Body in Victorian Popular Literature’, Jess Cox (Brunel University, London) Reading Group: ‘Against the Grain: Reparative Readings for Victorian Popular Fiction’, hosted by Jesse Erikson (University of Delaware) Training Session: ‘Doing Things Digitally: An Introduction to …

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The Emerging Beardsley Scholar Prize

Thursday 19th of November 2020 by Victorianist

To mark the foundation of the Aubrey Beardsley Society, a prize for the best short essay on any aspect of Beardsley’s work, life, and reception will be awarded to an outstanding emerging scholar. The Society aims to encourage new work that is intellectually adventurous and stylistically accomplished, and seeks submissions that highlight Beardsley’s relevance today. …

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CFP: Victorian Ecologies

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 by Victorianist

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis). …

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Victoriographies Research Group Seminar Series

Monday 16th of November 2020 by Victorianist

The Victoriographies Research Group at the University of Surrey is launching a new online seminar series for 2020-21. The seminars will take place via Zoom at 17:00-18:30 (5-6.30pm) GMT. Places are free and can be booked via Eventbrite. We will release the links before each talk. Programme 19 November – Talia Schaffer (CUNY), “The Fortunate …

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“Shelfies” as Identity Performances in Edwardian Britain

Monday 16th of November 2020 by Victorianist

Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan is a Researcher in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, Sweden. Her research interests and publications focus largely on class conflict, literacy practices and consumer culture in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain using a multimodal ethnohistorical lens. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a renewed interest in what …

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GLOBAL NEW VOICES: ART, CRAFT & INDUSTRY

Monday 9th of November 2020 by Victorianist

19 – 20 November 2020, Online Association For Art History Keynote Speaker: Christina Michelon, Boston Athenæum, Printcraft: Making with Mass Images The relationship between art and ideas of craft and industry is long and complex. The latter are often conceived in antithetical terms, with hand-produced, unique ‘art’ objects positioned on the one hand, and mass-produced, industrially made …

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CFP: Cities and Fantasy: Urban Imaginary Across Cultures, 1830–1930

Wednesday 4th of November 2020 by Victorianist

The long nineteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion and modernization of cities around the globe. It is often also heralded, by critics working with Anglo-American literature, at least, as the starting point for studies of the fantastic. Nonetheless, despite the claims of critics such as Rosemary Jackson and Stephen Prickett that modern fantasy is, in …

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Southampton Centre for Nineteenth Century Research Seminars

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020 by Victorianist

We are delighted to invite you to our seminar series for semester one. Both talks will take place on Wednesday at 4pm (UK Time) online via Teams (registration links via Eventbrite below): 11th November 2020 4pm-6pm  Dr OsKar Cox Jensen  University of East Anglia  When London Cried: Life on the street and how to write about it.  If …

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Call for Papers: Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic: Edited Collection

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020 by Victorianist

Deadlines: Abstract submission: 4 December 2020 (notification for abstract acceptance provided with a four-five week period). Chapter submission: 30 April 2020. Full Name/Name of Organization: Nicole Dittmer and Sophie Raine Contact emails: nicole.dittmer@stu.mmu.ac.uk and s.raine@lancaster.ac.uk Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic Edited Collection, Call for Papers Famed for their scandalous content and supposed pernicious influence on …

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BAVS Funding Grants – forthcoming deadline

Monday 2nd of November 2020 by Victorianist

Just a reminder that the deadline for the next round of BAVS funding applications is 30 November. Full details can be found on the BAVS website at http://bavs.ac.uk/funding This post has been re-published by permission from the BAVS Postgraduates Blog. Please see the original post at https://victorianist.wordpress.com/2020/11/02/bavs-funding-grants-forthcoming-deadline-4/

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Re-Reading Performative Behaviour in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair (1848): Why Rebecca Sharp is an English Courtesan

Monday 2nd of November 2020 by Victorianist

Hollie Geary-Jones is a first year PhD Candidate and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester. Her interdisciplinary thesis is titled ‘Dressing the Self: Infectious Performance and the Nineteenth-Century Prostitute’. Her research interests include infection, dress, and prostitution in nineteenth-century France and England. You can follow Hollie on Twitter @HollieGJ1 or contact her at h.gearyjones@chester.ac.uk …

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‘In company with the strange ship’: Oceanic encounters between the neoslave narrative and neo-Victorianism.

Wednesday 21st of October 2020 by Victorianist

Lewi Mondal is a doctoral researcher and graduate tutor in English at Teesside University. His thesis is entitled Intimate Encounters:  Between Neoslave Narrative and Neo-Global Neo-Victorianism. His thesis asks whether a ‘global’ neo-Victorianism can be considered as located at a critical interstice between contemporary representations of the nineteenth-century and twentieth- and twenty-first-century slave narratives. With both of these …

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Call for Syllabi (CFS) – Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom

Monday 19th of October 2020 by Victorianist

Yoshio Markino. “Earl’s Court Station.” In A Japanese Artist in London, by Yoshio Markino, 196. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. Public domain image. Deadline: November 15, 2020 Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom is a new, digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian Studies through a positive, race-conscious lens and advocates for engaging Black, Postcolonial, Indigenous, Asian-American, Latinx, …

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Online Archival Research Methods

Tuesday 6th of October 2020 by Victorianist

A NAVSA Data Caucus Roundtable and Workshop 16 October, 1pm EST Register by 14 October: forms.gle/TjhrC3W5fht8i6cdA Leading participants: Alison Hedley (McGill University, afhedley@gmail.com) Anne Helmreich (Getty Research Institute, alhelmreich@gmail.com) Meredith Martin (Princeton University, mm4@princeton.edu) Adrian Wisnicki (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, awisnicki@yahoo.com) Moderator: Megan Ward (Oregon State University, megan.ward@oregonstate.edu) Session proposal: In response to NAVSA member interest …

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CFP – London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar Graduate Conference: ‘Struggle, Upheaval, Transformation’

Tuesday 6th of October 2020 by Victorianist

Saturday 16th January 2021 Keynote Speaker: Dr Fariha Shaikh (University of Birmingham) Our moment is defined by the explosion of social movements, from Black LivesMatter, to #metoo, to the Climate Strike, and to calls to decolonise the university. This conference invites papers which look back to social, political and cultural change in the nineteenth century, …

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Call for bloggers

Monday 5th of October 2020 by Victorianist

Are you interested in expanding your CV, gaining exposure for your research, and creating a professional online presence? Come blog for BAVS! Our two blogging platforms are aimed at bringing together BAVS postgraduates and ECRs from across the humanities focusing on the Victorian period. Researcher Blog: We want to celebrate the diverse and groundbreaking research …

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G.W.M Reynolds PG Rep

Tuesday 29th of September 2020 by Victorianist

The Reynolds Society are currently looking for a new postgraduate representative to join the team! We are looking for someone with an avid enthusiasm for Reynolds, his life and his works. As a postgraduate representative, your role will include: Reaching out to Reynolds enthusiasts to feature their research on our monthly blog Publishing monthly blogs …

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