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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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BAVS Funding Grants – forthcoming deadline

Friday 22nd of November 2019 by Victorianist

A reminder that the deadline for the next round of BAVS funding applications is 30 November 2019. 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/2019/11/22/bavs-funding-grants-forthcoming-deadline-3/

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CFP: Women and Humour in the Long Nineteenth Century, 25th-26th June, Kings College London

Thursday 21st of November 2019 by Victorianist

Women and Humour in the Long Nineteenth Century 25-26th June 2020 King’s College London   Wit is a prominent feature of nineteenth-century culture that encompasses genres from satire to nonsense. Well-known examples range from Dickens’s humorous sketches to joke pages in magazines, and from political cartoons in the tradition of Cruikshank and Gillray to music …

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CFP: Politics and Desire in a Decadent Age: 1860 to the Present

Friday 15th of November 2019 by Victorianist

Politics and Desire in a Decadent Age: 1860 to the Present — a one-day symposium — Call for Proposals Hosted by the Department of English and the Sexual Cultures Research Group Queen Mary University of London Friday 15 May 2020 Keynote Speaker: Dennis Denisoff (McFarlin Chair of English, University of Tulsa, author of Aestheticism and …

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CFP: Romance, Revolution and Reform Conference, 15th January 2020

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 by Victorianist

  Call for Papers Romance, Revolution and Reform Conference 15th January 2020 University of Southampton ‘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 …

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Irish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (INNS) Inaugural Event NUI GALWAY, December 5, 2019

Wednesday 6th of November 2019 by Victorianist

Irish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (INNS) Inaugural Event NUI GALWAY December 5, 2019 The INNS Inaugural Symposium has been designed as a study day to allow Irish-based scholars of all areas and regions of the nineteenth century to discuss their work and the state of the field. The day is built around work in progress …

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CFP: ‘Poetry & Painting: Conversations’ – An Interdisciplinary Conference; University of Oxford, 23 March 2020.

Monday 4th of November 2019 by Victorianist

  CFP: ‘Poetry & Painting: Conversations’ – An Interdisciplinary Conference; Faculty of English, University of Oxford, 23 March 2020. You know how I feel about painters. I sometimes think poetry only describes. Frank O’Hara, ‘John Button Birthday’ (1957) The supposed similarity between poetry and painting was famously characterized in Horace’s ‘Ars Poetica’ by the dictum …

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**Extended deadline** In Extremis: The Limits of Life, Death, and Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth Century

Thursday 31st of October 2019 by Victorianist

***Extended deadline November 15th*** In Extremis: The Limits of Life, Death and Consciousness in the Long Nineteenth Century University College Dublin, 10-11 January 2020 Keynote Speaker: Professor Angela Wright This interdisciplinary conference seeks to explore the ways in which the fundamental understanding of embodied human life and consciousness was challenged by developments in science and …

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CFP: The Trumpet-Major, A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day

Tuesday 29th of October 2019 by Victorianist

THE TRUMPET-MAJOR A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day in association with the University of Exeter Saturday, 4 April 2020 at 10.00am The Corn Exchange, Dorchester   KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Professor Mary Rimmer (University of New Brunswick) Jerry Bird (Folklore Society, Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society) Andrew North (Military Historian) and Mark North (Dorset County Museum) …

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Victoria and Albert at Osborne, 6-8th November

Monday 28th of October 2019 by Victorianist

Join English Heritage for a three day international conference to mark the bicentenary of the births of Queen Victoria and Prince Albert. Bringing together academics, authors and heritage professionals, this conference offers a unique opportunity to examine the political, cultural, and social significance of Victoria and Albert’s activities at Osborne. The royal residence of Osborne …

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London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar Graduate Conference

Monday 28th of October 2019 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/2019/10/28/london-nineteenth-century-studies-seminar-graduate-conference/

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CFP: Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’, 27 January 2020, University of Nottingham

Friday 25th of October 2019 by Victorianist

Workshop: ‘The Home in Modern History and Culture’ 27 January 2020, Council Room, Trent Building, University of Nottingham Email: nightingale2020@nottingham.ac.uk Website: https://www.nottingham.ac.uk/Conference/fac-arts/Humanities/History/The-Home-in-History/index.aspx.aspx Keynote speaker: Professor Jane Hamlett, Royal Holloway CFP deadline: 22 November 2019 The University of Nottingham’s AHRC-funded project ‘Florence Nightingale Comes Home for 2020’ (see www.florencenightingale.org) is arranging the second of a series of three thematic project workshops. …

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‘Dickens, ‘Madness’, and Marriage’ – Victorian Studies Centre Annual Public Lecture, University of Leicester

Thursday 24th of October 2019 by Victorianist

Professor John Bowen, from the University of York, will be speaking on ‘Dickens, “Madness” and Marriage’ at the University of Leicester’s Victorian Studies Centre Annual Public Lecture on Wednesday 20 November 2019. Professor Bowen’s talk is based on his research into newly discovered letters which show that Dickens attempted to have his wife, Catherine, put in a …

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Inaugural meeting of the British Genre and Narrative Painting: 1750-1870 research group, Liverpool Hope University, 27 November 2019

Tuesday 22nd of October 2019 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 27 November 2019, at Liverpool Hope University, from 11am – 4.15pm. The schedule will include a keynote talk by Professor Colin …

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Locating the Brontës conference

Wednesday 16th of October 2019 by WebTeam

Registration is now open for ‘Locating the Brontës’, a one-day symposium being held at Sheffield University on November 22nd 2019. This symposium is a collaboration between Dr Amber Regis of Sheffield University and PhD candidates Tamsin Crowther of Sheffield University and Victoria Clarke of Leeds University, and in partnership with The Brontë Society. We are …

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‘The Labour of Our Body and the Work of Our Hands’: Working-Class Women Intellectuals of Victorian England

Monday 14th of October 2019 by Victorianist

Shantanu Majee is currently pursuing his PhD on ‘Intellectual Labour and Victorian Women’ at the Department of English, Jadavpur University, Kolkata, India. He has published on the works of Mrs. Margaret Oliphant, whose writings comprised the subject of his M.Phil thesis. “This book addresses a question which, until recently, was considered unanswerable. It proposes to …

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George Eliot 2019: An International Bicentenary Conference

Friday 11th of October 2019 by Victorianist

By Dr Sarah Barnette, Lady Margaret Hall, University of Oxford Read George Eliot at your own risk. She is not a writer of pithy quotations for your tote bag or feel-good narratives to assuage the ego. George Eliot prepares us to lead other kinds of life, to inhabit other kinds of minds and bodies. She …

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‘A spurious abortion of an impure brain’: What did the London street traders think about Henry Mayhew?

Thursday 3rd of October 2019 by Victorianist

Ole Münch recently submitted his PhD thesis at the University of Constance, Germany. In his study he investigates how people of different religions interacted and affiliated at the Rag Fair street market of early Victorian London. Ole’s thoughts on Mayhew and the STPA are further elaborated in an article he published in The London Journal …

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CFP: The Twenty-Fourth International Thomas Hardy Conference And Festival

Tuesday 1st of October 2019 by Victorianist

Dorchester, Dorset, UK Saturday 11th—Saturday 18th July 2020 The Twenty-Fourth International Hardy Conference marks the 180th anniversary of Thomas Hardy’s birth. Paper proposals are welcome on any aspect of Hardy’s life, work and legacy. Papers should be planned for delivery times of a maximum of 20 minutes (approximately 2000 words). Like its predecessors, the 2020 …

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CFP: London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar 2020 Graduate Conference

Tuesday 1st of October 2019 by Victorianist

The London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar 2020 Graduate Conference will be held on the 18th January 2020, at the Arts Two Lecture Theatre – Queen Mary University, London, and our Keynote Speaker will be Beth Palmer from the University of Surrey! Please, could you also circulate the CFP, which can be found on our blog, and …

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