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University Assistant (post doc), University of Vienna

Thursday 21st of October 2021 by Victorianist

The University of Vienna (20 faculties and centres, 179 fields of study, approx. 10.000 members of staff, about 90.000 students) seeks to fill the position from 01.02.2022 of a University Assistant (post doc) at the Department of English and American Studies until 31.01.2028 Reference number: 12269 The Department of English and American Studies (Faculty of …

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Who fancies a Highland frisky after their Jimmy Skinner? A glossary of slang in the Reminiscences of Superintendent James Bent  

Wednesday 20th of October 2021 by Victorianist

Elaine Goodey is a Doctoral Researcher in English Literature at the University of Birmingham, examining the ‘memoirs’ of police detectives published 1880-1939. She spends her days seeking to understand: a) these texts, and other crime literatures, as a form of entertainment b) the autobiographical genre, and c) detectives’ depictions of identity. Elaine is a member …

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Southampton Centre for Nineteenth Century Research Seminar – 20th October 2021 4pm UK Time

Sunday 17th of October 2021 by Victorianist

We are delighted to invite you to our seminar series for semester one.The talk will take place on Wednesday at 4pm (UK Time) online via Teams (registration links via Eventbrite below): French Celtomaniacs in Wales in the long nineteenth century Professor Heather Williams 20th October 2021 16-17.30pm (online).https://www.southampton.ac.uk/scnr/news/seminars/2021/10/20-seminar-williams.page? This paper will trace the growing awareness of ‘Celticity’ in French-language travelogues …

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Disability as Subversive Agency in Wilkie Collins’s Poor Miss Finch

Wednesday 13th of October 2021 by Victorianist

Lauryn Collins is a recent graduate of the Masters of English program at Dalhousie University. Her thesis focused on presentations of disability and “trans possibilities” (Zigarovich) in the work of Wilkie Collins. At present, she is looking to apply the results of her thesis to material from other writers of the time, including Oscar Wilde, …

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Transnationality in the Nineteenth-Century: Decolonising Networks of Exchange, Circulation and Exhibition

Tuesday 12th of October 2021 by Victorianist

Association For Art History Annual Conference London (in-person) 6 – 8 April 2022 CFP deadline 1st November 2021 https://eu.eventscloud.com/website/5317/2022-sessions/transnationality-in-the-nineteenth-century-decolonising-networks-of-exchange,-circulation-and-exhibition/ Co-Convenors: Gursimran Oberoi, University of Surrey, Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village, g.oberoi@surrey.ac.uk, @GursimOberoi Sarah French, University of Sussex, Hastings Museum & Art Gallery, sf313@sussex.ac.uk, @sjfrenchie This post has been re-published by permission from the BAVS Postgraduates Blog. Please see the original post at https://victorianist.wordpress.com/2021/10/12/transnationality-in-the-nineteenth-century-decolonising-networks-of-exchange-circulation-and-exhibition/

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Journal of Victorian Culture – Call for Reviewing Editors

Tuesday 12th of October 2021 by Victorianist

The Journal of Victorian Culture promotes the best work on all aspects of nineteenth-century society, culture and the material world, including literature, art, performance, politics, science, medicine, technology, religion, lived experience, and ideas. It welcomes submissions which address a broad Victorian studies readership and explore new questions and approaches. Concerned with the long nineteenth century, …

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CFP: The 27th Annual Dickens Society Symposium

Tuesday 12th of October 2021 by Victorianist

Our Dickens: Dickens and His Publics July 8-10, 2022 London, UK Hosted by City, University of London Members of the Programme Committee: Chris Louttit, Michaela Mahlberg, David McAllister, Claire Wood In 2022, the 27th Annual Dickens Society Symposium will take place in London. Hosted by City, University of London, in collaboration with the Charles Dickens …

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CFP: Greece in Victorian Popular Culture

Monday 11th of October 2021 by Victorianist

International Conference https://revictoproject.com/greece-in-victorian-popular-culture-cfp/8-9 April 2022 Department of English Language and Literature National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation Call for Papers Nineteenth-century Greece figured vividly in many Victorian popular novels, short fiction, travelogues, essays, poems, articles of public opinion, and even in advertisements which appeared in magazines, newspapers, and other …

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Wilde-Holland Fellowship

Monday 11th of October 2021 by Victorianist

Wilde-Holland Fellowship This 1–2 month fellowship is available to a postdoctoral scholar, graduate student, or visiting scholar for research using materials from the Oscar Wilde collection at the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library. The fellowship, established in 2021, honors the writer and cultural figure Oscar Wilde and his grandson Merlin Holland, a scholar who has …

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CFP: “FORGING AHEAD: FAKES, FABRICATIONS, AND FACSIMILES IN CULTURAL AND LITERARY HISTORY—MEDIEVAL TO MODERN”

Monday 11th of October 2021 by Victorianist

A two-day conference: Thursday, May 5-Friday, May 6, 2022 William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles Plenary speakers: Siân Echard (Professor of English, University of British Columbia); Aaron T. Pratt (Carl & Lily Pforzheimer Curator of Early Modern Books and Manuscripts, Harry Ransom Center, University of Texas, Austin); and Robert Spoo (Chapman …

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Extraction Ecologies: A Roundtable

Monday 11th of October 2021 by Victorianist

Victorian Apocalpyse: The siecle at its fin Organized byJoseph Bristow (UCLA)Neil Hultgren (CSU LB) and Elizabeth Carolyn Miller (UC Davis) October 15, 2021 12:00-1:30 p.m. PDT This post has been re-published by permission from the BAVS Postgraduates Blog. Please see the original post at https://victorianist.wordpress.com/2021/10/11/extraction-ecologies-a-roundtable/

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CFP: Long Nineteenth Century Seminar Dickensian Special

Monday 11th of October 2021 by Victorianist

We welcome contributions from PGRs, ECRs and early career academics. This hybrid seminar will feature cross-disciplinary presentations, lasting 20-30 mins, followed by a Q and A session. Abstracts 250 words Deadline: Friday 29 October 2021long19cmmu@gmail.com This post has been re-published by permission from the BAVS Postgraduates Blog. Please see the original post at https://victorianist.wordpress.com/2021/10/11/cfp-long-nineteenth-century-seminar-dickensian-special/

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Symposium: “The Paris Commune at 150”

Friday 1st of October 2021 by Victorianist

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9.30-19:00 GMT, at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine (London) We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune with an in-person symposium. The event brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the literary, political, and artistic legacies of the Paris Commune. The symposium will consist of four …

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London Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar

Friday 1st of October 2021 by Victorianist

Thursday 21st October 2021 (18.00–20.00) In person. Room 349, Institute of English Studies, Senate House. The non-human and the post-human in Victorian Literature Dr. Briony Wickes (University College Dublin) ‘Character, Communication, Chickens: Animals Studies and the Victorian Novel’ Prof. Benjamin Morgan (University of Chicago) ‘After the End of the World: Apocalypse, Singularity, Utopia.’ Register on …

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Literary London Reading Group

Friday 1st of October 2021 by Victorianist

We have an exciting programme lined up for every second Tuesday of the month, with plenty of Victorian topics: https://literarylondonrg.wordpress.com/the-schedule/. Our first talk, on 12th October, is by BBC Radio 3 New Generation Thinker Lucy Powell on feather hangings and looks to be fascinating: https://literarylondonrg.wordpress.com/2021/09/15/mrs-montagus-feather-hangings-london-and-the-global-imaginary/ Schedule To attend any of the virtual sessions, please register via the …

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Symposium: “The Paris Commune at 150”

Friday 1st of October 2021 by WebTeam

Tuesday, 2 November 2021, 9.30-19:00 GMT, at The Royal Foundation of St Katharine (London) We celebrate the 150th anniversary of the Paris Commune with an in-person symposium. The event brings together scholars from a range of disciplines to explore the literary, political, and artistic legacies of the Paris Commune. The symposium will consist of four …

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CFP – Journal of Literary Multilingualism Special Issue: ‘Literary Multilingualism: The Future of the Field’

Friday 24th of September 2021 by Victorianist

Literary multilingualism studies is a relatively new but burgeoning area of research. With the impact of translation studies, the ‘transnational turn’ within literary studies, and the growing relevance of the ‘postmonolingual condition’ in the contemporary world, multilingual and translingual writing practices – considered in the past to be exceptional and unusual – are now at the forefront …

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Press Release: The Kelmscott Press and Its Legacies

Friday 24th of September 2021 by Victorianist

A one-day symposium hosted by The William Morris Society 6 November 2021 Venue: St Bride Foundation, London In 2021 it will be 125 years since the publication of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the crowning glory of Morris’s book printing venture. The William Morris Society is fortunate to own one of Morris’s original printing presses as well …

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The Kelmscott Press and Its Legacies

Friday 24th of September 2021 by WebTeam

A one-day symposium hosted by The William Morris Society 6 November 2021 Venue: St Bride Foundation, London In 2021 it will be 125 years since the publication of the Kelmscott Chaucer, the crowning glory of Morris’s book printing venture. The William Morris Society is fortunate to own one of Morris’s original printing presses as well …

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CFP – Comic Verse of the 19th Century: Power, Politics, Poetics

Friday 24th of September 2021 by Victorianist

Grove House, University of Roehampton, LondonWednesday 20th July, 2022 “A servant write verses!” says Madam Du Bloom;“Pray what is the subject? — a mop, or a broom?” ⎯ from Elizabeth Hands, ‘A Poem, On the Supposition of an Advertisement Appearing in a Morning Paper, of the Publication of a Volume of Poems by a Servant-Maid’ …

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BAVS@Home: Terrifying Tales of the Victorian Weird

Friday 24th of September 2021 by Victorianist

A Halloween-themed BAVS@Home session exploring nineteenth-century ghost stories Wed, 27 October 2021 17:00 – 18:30 BST ‘Of course I do not believe in ghosts; but I don’t deny, any more than other people, that there are stories which I cannot pretend to understand.’ ‘The Open Door’, Margaret Oliphant, 1881 Speakers: Dr Jen Baker (Warwick University), Dr …

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CFP: Open Cultural Studies – The Relevance of Anne Brontë

Tuesday 14th of September 2021 by Victorianist

CALL FOR PAPERS for a topical issue of  Open Cultural Studies THE RELEVANCE OF ANNE BRONTËIN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLDAND ELSEWHERE: CURRENT PERSPECTIVES “Open Cultural Studies” (www.degruyter.com/culture) invites submissions for the topical issue THE RELEVANCE OF ANNE BRONTË IN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING WORLD AND ELSEWHERE: CURRENT PERSPECTIVES, edited by Juan de Dios Torralbo Caballero (University of Córdoba, Spain). DESCRIPTIONAnne Brontë’s …

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All Aboard the London Necropolis! Cemeteries and the Victorian Dead (Fundraiser in partnership with EHU19)

Tuesday 14th of September 2021 by Victorianist

This online talk is part of a fundraiser to help our marathon runner, Andrew, make his target for London 2021. Your ticket fee and any donations will all make a huge difference to a charity like the Friends of Tower Hamlets Cemetery Park as we work to recover from the impact of Covid. You can …

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Working with COVE: Pro Tips

Thursday 26th of August 2021 by Victorianist

Hi everyone, I’ve been asked to run a Zoom workshop on using COVE Studio that goes a little deeper into what you can do with the tools and content: Tuesday, August 31 at 8 am Pacific, 11 am Eastern, 4 pm British Summer Time, 5 pm CEST. Veterans as well as the COVE curious are welcome. Rebecca Nesvet …

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Nineteenth-Century Matters 2021-22

Friday 20th of August 2021 by Victorianist

Edge Hill University Outline Nineteenth-Century Matters is an initiative jointly run by the British Association for Romantic Studies and the British Association for Victorian Studies. Now in its sixth year, it is aimed at postdoctoral researchers who have completed their PhD, but who are not currently employed in a full-time academic post. Nineteenth-Century Matters offers …

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CFP: Radicalism and Reform, 19C Studies Assoc. Conference

Tuesday 17th of August 2021 by Victorianist

RADICALISM & REFORMThe 43rd Annual ConferenceNineteenth-Century Studies AssociationRochester, New YorkMarch 16-19, 2022 Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2021 Conference Website: https://ncsaweb.net/conferences/2022-ncsa-conference-information/ Join NCSA’s mailing list: https://mailchi.mp/4b3379af336e/ncsamailinglist Inspired by the history of radicalism and reform in Rochester, New York, the NCSA committee invites proposals exploring the radical possibilities of the nineteenth-century world. From the aftershocks of the French …

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COVE announcement – Transatlantic Romanticism, 1767-1867

Monday 16th of August 2021 by Victorianist

I am delighted to share the news that the editors of Transatlantic Romanticism, 1767-1867 (Longman) have decided to have their entire collection encoded for COVE: https://tspace.library.utoronto.ca/bitstream/1807/101741/1/Koenig-Woodyard_Anthology.pdf We will be adding this 1,250-page anthology to COVE Studio so that individual titles from the collection will be available to add to your anthologies there, including the head notes. If there …

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Call for Articles: Victorian Re-Encounters

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 by Victorianist

Special Issue of Victorian Poetry, Summer 2023 Guest Editors: Dominique Gracia (University of Oxford) and Fergus McGhee (University of Cambridge) Deadline: 31 December 2021 ‘The world’, wrote Robert Browning, ‘is not to be learned and thrown aside, but reverted to and relearned.’ Victorian poetry bristles with, and inspires, re-encounters of every kind: with people, places, objects, …

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Author event with Victorianist Lee Jackson

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 by Victorianist

The Reading Agency and Yale University Press are pleased to announce an author event with Victorianist Lee Jackson, author of Palaces of Pleasure: How the Victorians Invented Mass Entertainment. In his latest book, Lee charts the rise of well-known institutions such as gin palaces, music halls, seaside resorts and football clubs, as well as the more …

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Part-time paid research assistant required for The Curran Index

Tuesday 10th of August 2021 by Victorianist

We are delighted to announce that The Curran Index is recruiting a part-time, paid research assistant to help the current editors, Dr Emily Bell and Dr Lara Atkin, to expand the attribution data that is currently incorporated into the Index. The Role  A Research Assistant is required to undertake archival work examining the Chambers Journal …

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