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Call for Book Chapters on Florence Nightingale: Insights for Pandemic from History

Friday 5th of March 2021 by Victorianist

Concept Note: Communicable disease outbreaks have been rampant in the history of a tropical country like India. As public health agencies in the country rigorously prepare for the current threat of Covid-19 pandemic, it becomes imperative to investigate the cultural, historical, biomedical and literary spheres to look for directives that can modify social behaviour amidst …

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Call for Papers: Modern Visuality and Nineteenth-Century Performance

Thursday 4th of March 2021 by Victorianist

Theatre and Visual Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century AHRC-Project  Conference at Exeter University, 31 August – 3 September 2021  DEADLINE FOR PROPOSALS 17 MAY 2021  Keynote speakers:  Michael Gamer, University of Pennsylvania   David Taylor, Oxford University  The nineteenth century is associated with the transformation of traditional ways of life, rapid technological advances, radical changes …

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CFP: Victorian Ecologies (deadline extended)

Thursday 4th of March 2021 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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BAVS Newsletter Editor

Tuesday 2nd of March 2021 by Victorianist

BAVS are looking for a new Newsletter Editor to join the Executive Committee. As Editor, you will be responsible for compiling and distributing the triannual Newsletter, sourcing and administering the book reviews process, and maintaining regular communication between the BAVS Commitee and members. The role is a good opportunity for early career colleagues looking to …

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BAVS@Home: Victorian Valentines with Dr Alice Crossley

Wednesday 24th of February 2021 by Victorianist

Monday 8 March, 17.15 (GMT) The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is delighted to announce BAVS@Home – a series of public-facing online talks, panel events, and Q&As taking place in 2021. The first event in this series is scheduled for Monday 8 March at 17.15 (GMT) and explores the fascinating world of Victorian Valentine …

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(Rescheduled) Dickens and Decadence

Wednesday 24th of February 2021 by Victorianist

Stockholm University, Sweden Deadline for submissions: 30 April 2021 Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics Stockholm University 2-3 September 2021 Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277 Keynote speakers: John Bowen (York), Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa), and Claire Wood (Leicester) Owing to the ongoing situation with the Covid-19 pandemic, the conference organisers have been forced to reschedule the …

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Nineteenth-Century Fashion Trends and Streetwalker Stereotypes: Mistaken Identity and Male Pests

Wednesday 24th of February 2021 by Victorianist

Hollie Geary-Jones is a second 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 …

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BAVS AGM – 25th February

Monday 22nd of February 2021 by Victorianist

Notice is hereby given that the virtual Annual General Meeting of the British Association for Victorian Studies will be held on Thursday 25th February at 3pm, via Zoom:   Topic: BAVS AGM Feb 2021  Time: Feb 25, 2021 03:00 PM London  Join Zoom Meeting:  https://zoom.us/j/98596848136?pwd=aEQ0NkVOcGdXQkU5TWRPTHQxYmdDZz09 Meeting ID: 985 9684 8136  Passcode: 242351  All members are welcome to attend. There …

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Desperately Seeking Users: Victorian periodical correspondents and their Web 2.0 counterparts

Monday 22nd of February 2021 by Victorianist

Annisa Suliman recently submitted her thesis “Being-in-Print”: Manufacturing Identities in the House of Cassell at Leeds Beckett University. In it she uses Cassell’s Illustrated Family Paper (1853-1865) as a case study to examine reader writer interactions and asks whether readers accepted a construction of self conferred upon them by the publication or whether they were active negotiators …

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Survey for Approaches to Teaching Sherlock Holmes Stories

Friday 19th of February 2021 by Victorianist

This survey is designed to gather information about the methods and materials used by instructors when teaching Arthur Conan Doyle’s novels and short stories about Sherlock Holmes or later adaptations that feature the character. The purpose is to develop a new volume on the topic in the MLA series Approaches to Teaching World Literature. Respondents …

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Job Vacancy: Research Associate, Lancaster University

Thursday 18th of February 2021 by Victorianist

English & Creative WritingSalary:   £28,331 to £32,817Closing Date:   Monday 15 March 2021Interview Date:   To be confirmedReference:  A3294 The Department of English Literature and Creative Writing is seeking to appoint a Research Associate on a full-time basis to work on the AHRC-funded Davy Notebooks Project. You will assist the Project’s Principal Investigator (PI), Professor Sharon Ruston, and …

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Vinegar Valentines – Trolling the Victorian Way

Sunday 14th of February 2021 by Victorianist

Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan is a Research Associate in the Department of Sociological Studies at the University of Sheffield. 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 rise of social media has brought attention to the …

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North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar: ’19th-century women’s ghost stories’

Friday 12th of February 2021 by Victorianist

North West Long Nineteenth-Century Seminar Wednesday March 24th 2021, 4 – 6.30 pm GMT ‘Nineteenth-Century Women’s Ghost Stories’ The third of our online research seminars hosted by Manchester Metropolitan University. To find out more about the seminar series or to offer a paper, please contact Dr Emma Liggins e.liggins@mmu.ac.uk and Dr Sonja Lawrenson s.lawrenson@mmu.ac.uk. Please …

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BAVS AGM – 25th February 3pm (GMT)

Friday 12th of February 2021 by Victorianist

The 2021 BAVS AGM will take place at 3pm (GMT) on Thursday 25th February. All members are welcome to attend. There will be a short formal agenda, and then an opportunity for ‘Any Other Business’ to be discussed.  A zoom link and the AGM agenda/report will be circulated to members shortly. This post has been …

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2021 Spring Seminar Series: Global Victorians

Friday 12th of February 2021 by Victorianist

The University of Leicester’s Victorian Studies Centre presents ‘Global Victorians’ – a Spring Seminar Series dedicated to exploration of the global dimensions of Victorian literature and culture. These free research seminars take place at 5.15pm on Wednesdays and will be hosted via Zoom. All are welcome – external audiences can join the seminars by registering …

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Introduction to COVE: uses for online teaching and research

Thursday 4th of February 2021 by Victorianist

February 5th, 4pm and 7pm BST, via Zoom COVE – the Central Online Virtual Educator – is a digital platform that publishes peer-reviewed material and supports students with a number of online tools. It started life as an English- and Victorian-focused project, but is now in an exciting phase of expansion to include other eras …

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Dickens in the Digital Age

Thursday 4th of February 2021 by Victorianist

Thursday 18 February 2021, 13.00 – 18.00 GMT Online via Microsoft Teams Live Register here: https://www.vam.ac.uk/event/aZxjXkWK/dickens-in-the-digital-age-feb-2021 Charles Dickens left behind a remarkably complete record of his literary output, including handwritten drafts for most of the major novels, marked-up page proofs, and working notes. In addition, the V&A holds a wealth of artworks related to Dickens: …

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Victorian Network Call for Book Reviewers – Victorian Ecologies

Thursday 4th of February 2021 by Victorianist

Victorian Network, an MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed online journal, is looking for book reviewers. We are looking for book reviewers for our forthcoming issue on ‘Victorian Ecologies’, please email victoriannetwork@gmail.com with your status/job, affiliation, research interests, and (if you have any) ideas of books you would like to review in connection to the theme. We also welcome more general enquiries about …

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Hardship Grants for BAVS members

Wednesday 3rd of February 2021 by Victorianist

The BAVS committee have been working hard to implement financial support for those members adversely affected by COVID. In the first stage (August 2020) 5 x £400 hardship bursaries targeted at those struggling to cover the cost of the most basic needs as a result of financial hardship were granted. The Committee has now made …

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EHU Nineteen’s Virtual Seminar Series

Thursday 28th of January 2021 by Victorianist

EHU Nineteen’s Virtual Seminar Series welcomes some exciting speakers in February and March: Dr Will Tattersdill, ‘Mars in the Magazines’. Wednesday 10th February. 6pm. Pre-recorded talk + live Q&A. Tickets available now: https://eventbrite.com/e/ehunineteen-seminar-series-will-tattersdill-mars-in-the-magazines-tickets-137799316465… Dr Eleanor Dobson, ‘Performing Egyptian Magic’. Wednesday 10th March. 6pm. Pre-recorded talk + live Q&A. For more information please contact Laura Eastlake …

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CFP: Breaking the Network: Infrastructure and Community (Fractures) in the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday 28th of January 2021 by Victorianist

University College Cork, Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd September 2021 https://breaknet2021.wordpress.com/ Keynotes: Prof. Claire Connolly (University College Cork), Dr Nicola Kirkby (Royal Holloway), Prof. Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway), Dr Nitin Sinha (Leibniz-Zentrum Moderner Orient) Recent studies in nineteenth-century culture have investigated the connectedness of individuals, places, nations and markets, shaped by uneven development and asymmetric power relations. The rapid but asymmetric development of infrastructure …

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CFP: Hannah More and Material Culture

Thursday 28th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Hannah More and Material Culture A Digital Conference, 24-5 June 2021 Call for Papers Hannah More, one of the most prominent intellectual figures of the late eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries, left multiple material traces of her work and activities. From the buildings that housed her Sunday Schools across the Mendips, to the 1,800 surviving …

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Call for Submissions — Women In Power: Female Agency in the Nineteenth Century

Tuesday 26th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Edited by Dr. Fern Riddell, Dr. Emma Butcher, and Dr. Bob Nicholson, ‘Women In Power: Female Agency in the Nineteenth Century’ will seek to challenge the view that the public sphere was overwhelmingly male, and reveal the many places in which Victorian women wielded power and agency.  This edited collection will showcase both the professional and domestic power held by …

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Roundtable: Nineteenth-Century Archives and Handwriting in the Digital Age

Monday 25th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Thu, 4 March 2021 18:00 – 19:30 GMT Join us on Zoom for a roundtable with five experts in nineteenth-century archives and handwriting. Free and open to all! About this Event Join us on Zoom on the 4th March at 6pm for a roundtable with five experts in nineteenth-century archives and handwriting from a range …

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Thomas Hardy: Desperate Remedies and Life that Endures

Monday 25th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Thomas Hardy: Desperate Remedies and Life that Endures[1] Martina Saric is a PhD researcher writing on the aesthetics of sensuality at the University of Glasgow, under the supervision of Dr Andrew Radford. The project highlights sensual vitalism, human re-integration in the natural and mythological world, focusing on the work of Thomas Hardy, Pre-Raphaelite art and …

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Session 67: “Of Water and Women in the Victorian Imagination”

Wednesday 20th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Reposted from victorianpersistence The next session of our seminar will take place on zoom on Friday the 22nd of January 2021 at 5pm. John William Waterhouse, Undine (1872) Pr. Béatrice Laurent (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne) will give a paper entitled “Of Water and Women in the Victorian Imagination”. Her respondent will be Pr. Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London). Zoom link: https://zoom.us/j/99889159321?pwd=QWpoL0xJeC8wczVGenNVb2M4S1kwZz09 All are …

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Breaking Barriers. Nineteenth-Century Visual Culture in the Woke Age

Wednesday 20th of January 2021 by Victorianist

Register via EventBrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/breaking-barriers-nineteenth-century-visual-culture-in-the-woke-age-tickets-137601422559 About this Event Fri, March 12, 2021 3:00 PM – 6:30 PM GMT MeToo, BLM, LGBTQ+ rights, Extinction Rebellion – these are just some of the social movements that have contributed to the woke age. Moments of great change and reflection often make us think about our own social responsibility, be …

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Call for New Editors – Victorian Network

Monday 18th of January 2021 by Victorianist

We’re recruiting for two new editors at Victorian Network! Victorian Network (https://www.victoriannetwork.org/) 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 looking for a Peer Review Editor and a Media Editor to join the …

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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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