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Romance, Revolution and Reform: Postgraduate Board Member Recruitment 2024

Monday 26th of February 2024 by Victorianist

Application Close: Friday, 8 March 2024 We are looking for four new postgraduate board members to join the Editorial Board of Romance, Revolution & Reform. Candidates can be at any stage of postgraduate study and can be specialising in any area of the Arts, Humanities, or Social Sciences. Whilst previous editorial experience is of course welcome, no …

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Call for Submissions: Labour in the Long Nineteenth Century

Monday 26th of February 2024 by Victorianist

This post has been re-published by permission from the BAVS Postgraduates Blog. Please see the original post at https://victorianist.wordpress.com/2024/02/26/call-for-submissions-labour-in-the-long-nineteenth-century/

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CfP: Fin de Sexe? – A Symposium on Sexuality

Wednesday 21st of February 2024 by Victorianist

Fin de Sexe? A Symposium on Sexuality 25th June 2024, EdinbughKeynote: Professor Heike Bauer “Fin de siècle, fin de sexe”, quipped Jean Lorrain, locating ‘historical exhaustion’ within gender and sexual modernity (Felski, 1996). At this symposium, we push back against doomsday/naysay voices (from Lorrain to the present) that would prefer we neither know nor live …

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Event: Country Walks Through Colonial Britain – A Labourer’s Walk Through Dorset

Wednesday 21st of February 2024 by Victorianist

This year we are pleased to welcome Professor Corinne Fowler (Professor of Colonialism and Heritage in Museum Studies at the University of Leicester), who will speak on ‘Country Walks through Colonial Britain: A Labourer’s Walk Through Dorset’. The lecture will take place in-person on 6 March 2024, at 5.15pm-6.15pm, Lecture Theatre 1, Ken Edwards Building, University of Leicester. The event is free …

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CFP: Patchwork and Authorship

Tuesday 20th of February 2024 by Victorianist

Call for Papers: Patchwork and Authorship (May 3, 2024, University of Exeter)Keynote Speakers:Professor Jennie Batchelor, University of YorkDr Mathelinda Nabugodi, UCLInvitationThe University of Exeter’s AHRC-funded “The Art of Fiction” project invites proposals for 15-minutepapers on the theme of “patchwork and authorship”. As part of “The Art of Fiction” project, a series of handmade little magazines, …

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CFP: Victorian Sustainability Study Day

Thursday 15th of February 2024 by Victorianist

10th June 2024, Senate House, University of London Keynote speakers: Professor Paul Young, University of Exeter / Professor Lesa Scholl, University of Melbourne *** ‘All England may, if it so chooses, become one manufacturing town; and Englishmen, sacrificing themselves to the good of general humanity, may live diminished lives in the midst of noise, of …

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DEADLINE APPROACHING: CFP- APPROACHES TO TEACHING GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Tuesday 13th of February 2024 by Victorianist

DEADLINE APPROACHING 1 March 2024 Call for Proposals: Approaches to Teaching Great Expectations Michelle Allen-Emerson and Peter J. Capuano are developing a new volume in the MLA’s Approaches to Teaching World Literature series: Approaches to Teaching Dickens’s Great Expectations. The editors and the MLA are interested in pedagogical approaches from the broadest range of perspectives possible. Interested contributors …

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New Book Announcement: The Personal History of Charles Dickens by Michael Allen

Thursday 8th of February 2024 by Victorianist

The personal history of Charles Dickens by Michael Allen Oxford-Stockley Publications. ISBN 9798866523627. hardback; 549pp; 250 illus; bibliography; index; 7 x 10 inches. date of publication: 9th November  2023. Price: £74.95 Essential for Dickens Studies – this is a book immaculately researched by the foremost Dickens scholar, Michael Allen. He has trawled resources at the National …

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Extended CFP: The Aesthetics of Outdoor Spaces in the Victorian Period

Tuesday 6th of February 2024 by Victorianist

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Additional CFP: Collins and Dickens

Tuesday 6th of February 2024 by Victorianist

In addition to our previous CFP (see below), we are also looking for papers for ‘Collins OR Dickens’: various panels intended to compare Dickens and Collins with each other. Ideally, for these we are looking for one speaker to talk on Dickens, and the other to speak on Collins, after which discussion can be had …

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Queer Kinship: Affects, Families, Bonds CFP

Tuesday 6th of February 2024 by Victorianist

University for Foreigners of Siena, 9-10 April 2024 In recent decades, critical, cultural, political and legal discourses on the family have undergone significant shifts leading to new perspectives on the ways in which societies conceive of, recognise and experience affective bonds. New legislation, such as civil partnerships, same-sex marriages and increased access to technologies of reproduction, …

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VPFA Study Day: “Knowledge in the Victorian Periodical” 

Tuesday 6th of February 2024 by Victorianist

Friday 19 April 2024, Manchester Metropolitan University (and with hybrid options for audience members)  From Newgate novels and silver-fork fiction at the start of the period to science fiction and a gothic resurgence at the end of the century, nineteenth-century periodical fiction presented a wide variety of ways through which to conceptualise, depict, and understand …

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“Unlocking the Mary Hamilton Papers” Seminar

Tuesday 6th of February 2024 by Victorianist

This joint seminar with Edge Hill University’s Linguistics Research Group explores the life of courtier, diarist and social networker extraordinaire, Mary Hamilton (1756-1816). We will be talking historical sociolinguistics, 19thC reading practices, literary friendships, and what it takes to create a digital open access edition of an author’s work. Thurs 29 February. 6pm – 7pm …

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CfP: Emotion and Affect

Friday 2nd of February 2024 by Victorianist

Forum: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture & the Arts: Call for Papers (Issue 35): Emotion and Affect Affect theory turns our attention towards a re-contextualisation of emotional and affective experiences within past and contemporary constructions of race, gender and sexuality. It leads us towards the para-rational zones of lived experience (sensations, disturbances, intensities, etc) …

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CfP: BAVS EVENT 2024

Monday 22nd of January 2024 by Victorianist

EVENT 2024 – Information for Members of BAVS Submission Deadline: Extended to 1 February 2024 In 2024, BAVS will not hold its normal annual conference. Instead, BAVS, NAVSA, AVSA, VI and DACH-V are collaborating on EVENT (https://www.event2024.org/), an international ‘flightless’ conference, with seventeen hubs across the globe. As a result, in place of a large-scale …

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Orchid Fever Symposium: Propagating and Hybridizing Orchids from the Nineteenth Century to the Present

Thursday 18th of January 2024 by Victorianist

Saturday 16th March, 2024 The Liverpool Botanic Garden Trust and LJMU Research Institute for Literature and Cultural History are pleased to announce a symposium focusing on the cultural and scientific history of orchid collections. Liverpool has an important place in the ‘Orchidelerium’ or orchid mania which swept Victorian Britain.    Our one-day event will be held …

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Announcements from Victorian Poetry

Tuesday 16th of January 2024 by Victorianist

Victorian Poetry has undergone a few significant transitions over the last year. The journal has a new editor, Devin M. Garofalo (University of North Texas), and a new publisher, Johns Hopkins University Press. Scholars wishing to submit their work for potential publication should do so via the new Scholastica submissions portal, which includes guidelines for …

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Call for Contributions to a Patchwork Object

Saturday 13th of January 2024 by Victorianist

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Open-Assembly Teaching, Making, & Publishing: COVE Editions & Studio Course (3-7 June, 2024, in Victoria, British Columbia)

Saturday 13th of January 2024 by Victorianist

Is there a c19 text that you would teach if only there were a good OER edition? Do you want or need to publish a critical edition of an overlooked text in your field? You can achieve those aims at the Digital Humanities Summer Institute (DHSI), at the beautiful campus of the University of Victoria, British Columbia, in …

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CFP (Extended Deadline): THE TWENTY-SIXTH INTERNATIONAL THOMAS HARDY CONFERENCE AND FESTIVAL

Friday 12th of January 2024 by Victorianist

Dorchester, Dorset, UK July 27th—August 3rd 2024 Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work, and legacy for the Twenty-Sixth International Hardy Conference and Festival. Several significant Hardy anniversaries occur in 2024, including the 150th anniversary of Far from the Madding Crowd, the 130th anniversary of Life’s Little Ironies, and the 90th …

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CFP: Translation, Transposition, and Travel in the Global Nineteenth Century (due 31-01-24)

Wednesday 10th of January 2024 by Victorianist

Individual Paper and Panel Proposals The period between 1750 and 1914 was marked by change, motion, and mobility. Advances in transport and the expansion of imperial powers brought together an array of peoples and facilitated contact between different cultures. These cultural encounters spurred the discovery of new information and of efforts to transmit, mask, or contain …

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CFP: Dickens and Collins; Collins and Dickens 

Tuesday 9th of January 2024 by Victorianist

The University of Buckingham is proud to host a two-day conference on 20-21 June 2024 exploring the dynamic between Wilkie Collins and Charles Dickens to commemorate the bicentenary of Collins’s birth. The two authors were not only great friends but also collaborated together a number of times in their work, with Collins frequently contributing to …

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Gender Polarity and the “Invisible Hand” in G. W. M. Reynolds’s “Mary Price” (1851–1852) and “Joseph Wilmot” (1853–1855)

Monday 8th of January 2024 by Victorianist

Lourdes E. Salgado completed her PhD at the University of Salamanca, Spain. Her thesis, ‘We forge the chains we wear in life’: The Intellection of Servitude in Mary Price (1851–1852) and Joseph Wilmot (1853–1855) by G. W. M. Reynolds”, which received a Cum Laude, centred on power dynamics between servants and masters in Victorian sensationalist fiction with particular reference to the novels of Dickens’s …

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CfP: The Transitional – George Moore at the Fin de Siècle

Friday 5th of January 2024 by Victorianist

The Transitional: George Moore at the Fin de Siècle Hosted by the Department of English, University of Liverpool, with the George Moore Association | Liverpool, 8th–10th May 2024  This Liverpool conference will focus on the multiple transitions which coincided with, and characterised, Moore’s life and career. These include transitions between the nineteenth and the twentieth centuries; naturalism, …

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Prize: The David Paroissien Prize

Friday 5th of January 2024 by Victorianist

The David Paroissien Prize is awarded each year to the best peer-reviewed essay on Dickens published in a journal or edited collection. The Prize is named for David Paroissien, a founding member of the Dickens Society and also the founder of Dickens Quarterly, which he edited from its first issue in 1983 until his final issue …

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In-Person Event: Dr George Legg on dynamite violence and print culture

Thursday 4th of January 2024 by Victorianist

Dr George Legg (Senior Lecturer in Liberal Arts, KCL) will be kicking off 2024 with a session on dynamite violence and print culture. As usual, the group is open to all and informal (with refreshments), taking place in person at Senate House, London – Room 35, Ground Floor – on 9th January 2024, 6:00pm – 7:15pm. For …

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CFP: The Indigenous Nineteenth Century

Thursday 4th of January 2024 by Victorianist

The Indigenous Nineteenth Century  4-5 June 2024, University of Kent Keynote: Professor Chris Andersen (Métis, University of Alberta), Professor David Stirrup (University of York) and Métis community members: ‘”On the trail of Alexander Isbister: 19th Century Métis Nationhood in Motion” The Victorian Diversities Research Network, in collaboration with the Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial …

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PRS: Pre-Raphaelite Society Graduate Network

Saturday 9th of December 2023 by Victorianist

The Pre-Raphaelite Society Graduate Network was launched in 2023 with the aim of bringing together an international community of post-graduate students and early-career researchers (including academics, curators, independent researchers, educators and creative practitioners &c.) whose interests encompass the works of the Pre-Raphaelites, their associates and successors. Our monthly online seminar series continues in January 2024 …

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CFP: Leslie Stephen: Thinking With and Against His Time

Saturday 9th of December 2023 by Victorianist

Sorbonne Nouvelle University, Paris. SEW – Société d’Études Woolfiennes International Conference 24-25 October 2024 Call for papers: Early advocate of evolutionism, one of the first openly declared agnostics, editor of the Cornhill Magazine, pioneering mountaineer, moral philosopher, founder and general editor of the DNB: there are so many more facets to Leslie Stephen (1832-1904) than …

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CFP: The Aesthetics of Outdoor Spaces in the Victorian Period 

Friday 8th of December 2023 by Victorianist

23rd May 2024  University of Chester  Conference Organisers: Alison Newbold and Jessica Thomas  One-day PGR Study Day at the University of Chester to explore the aesthetics of outdoor spaces during the Victorian period.    This inter disciplinary study day will chart the changing social and cultural perceptions of the outdoors during the nineteenth century.    Dr Jude Piesse, …

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