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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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Call for Bloggers

Thursday 26th of September 2019 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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Locating the Brontës Symposium

Wednesday 25th of September 2019 by Victorianist

Co-hosted by Brontë Parsonage Museum and University of Sheffield Symposium date: 22 November 2019 Location:  University of Sheffield Keynote speaker: Dr Jo Waugh, York St John University Patrick Brontë was first offered the curacy at Haworth in 1819 and Brontë Parsonage Museum is marking 2019 with a focus on the remarkable father of the Brontë …

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CFP: Work-in-Progress Quickfire Session Irish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (INNS) Inaugural Event

Monday 23rd of September 2019 by Victorianist

The Irish Network for Nineteenth-Century Studies (INNS) invites submissions for our first Quickfire session at the INNS Inaugural Event at the Moore Institute in NUI Galway, to be held on Thursday 5 December 2019. This Quickfire Session of the NUI Galway INNS symposium is an informal occasion, providing a chance to present your ideas and …

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Course: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp’

Friday 20th of September 2019 by Victorianist

Free online course (MOOC) starting 28 October 2019 – Open to all Sign up today at http://www.futurelearn.com/courses/humphry-davy Produced by Lancaster University and the Royal Institution of Great Britain: ‘Humphry Davy: Laughing gas, literature and the lamp’. The MOOC is intended for anyone with an interest in Humphry Davy, or early nineteenth-century literature, science, or history. It …

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London Nineteenth Century Seminar – Autumn 2019

Thursday 19th of September 2019 by Victorianist

  Image: ‘Evening on the Thames’, by Gustave Doré All seminars will be held at King’s College London’s Bush House (South East Wing, SE2.09). Entrance to the Souh-East Wing is via the north side of Strand. Seminars run from 6pm to 8pm. Thursday 3 October 2019, 18.00-20.00 Mediations Dr. Sarah Crofton (King’s College London): ‘“Late …

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CFP: ESSE 2020 Dickens: Heirs and Heirlooms

Thursday 19th of September 2019 by Victorianist

31 August – 4 September 2020 Lyon, France Convenors: Emily Bell, Loughborough University (e.bell@lboro.ac.uk) Georges Letissier, Université de Nantes (georges.letissier@univ-nantes.fr) Céline Prest (celine.prest@gmail.com) The 150th anniversary of Dickens’s death in 2020 offers a powerful impetus to revisit,reimagine and reinterpret the author’s relationship with legacy in his works, and the waysthat legacy has been realised in …

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CFP Reminder: Special Issue of Victorian Poetry: Alfred Tennyson 

Tuesday 17th of September 2019 by Victorianist

Submissions are invited for articles concerning any aspects of the style, influences, and literary connections of Alfred Tennyson, to feature in a special issue of Victorian Poetry planned for publication in the spring of 2021. Appearing against the backdrop of a series of new monographs on Tennyson’s verse and literary inheritance, the special issue will feature seven …

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

Thursday 12th of September 2019 by Victorianist

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 medicine in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Spurred on by public experiments and mass casualties resulting from war, …

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Eastern Questions: New Perspectives on British Orientalism – Registration Open

Wednesday 11th of September 2019 by Victorianist

16 – 17 October 2019 A collaborative two-day conference at Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village and Royal Holloway, University of London. Register for your tickets here: http://bit.ly/Eastern-Questions This interdisciplinary symposium, a collaboration between Watts Gallery Artists’ Village (WG-AV) and Royal Holloway (University of London), aims to explore new perspectives on the intersection between Orientalism and visual …

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PhD Opportunity: ‘Manchester Goods’, trading a global commodity: the role of the merchant community in the rise of Manchester as a world centre for cotton textiles in the 19th century

Monday 9th of September 2019 by Victorianist

Location: Norwich (UEA) Start Date: January 2020 Closes: (Deadline) 6/10/19 No. of positions available: 1 Hours: part time or full time Contract: Contract Supervisor: Prof E Griffin Project description: This collaborative doctoral award is jointly supervised between the Science and Industry Museum, Manchester and the School of History, UEA. Manchester was the world’s foremost cotton …

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CFA: Anne Bronte: Special 2020 issue of Victorians Journal

Monday 2nd of September 2019 by Victorianist

As Editor of Victorians Journal, I’m pleased to invite new work on Anne Bronte for our special 2020 number marking Anne’s birth bicentenary. This is the third part of Victorians‘ trilogy marking the Bronte sisters’ bicentenaries: Charlotte in 2016, Emily in 2018, and Anne in 2020. Guest Acquisitions Editor is Deborah Denenholz Morse; Assistant Guest Editor and …

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Conan Doyle and London Symposium

Monday 2nd of September 2019 by Victorianist

15 November 2019, 9.15am – 6.30pm, Room G7, Senate House “Dickens’ London. And Conan Doyle’s—just as legendary, in its own way.” Franco Moretti, Atlas of the European Novel 1800-1900. Our symposium will explore the relationship between Arthur Conan Doyle and the city most associated with him. London was not just the place where hansom cabs …

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Upcoming Bicentenary Celebrations at Windsor Castle

Thursday 29th of August 2019 by Victorianist

Please see the attached flyer Recording Raphael: Prince Albert’s visionary project Tuesday, 8 October 18:30 – 20:00 Join our curators as they explore how Prince Albert combined his love of Raphael with his interest in photography to create this extraordinary resource. Victoria & Albert: A love of literature Saturday, 16 November 10:00 – 16:15, last …

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Registration Open – New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Periodical Studies Conference

Thursday 29th of August 2019 by Victorianist

Registration is now open for the New Directions in Nineteenth-Century Periodical Studies Conference, taking place at the University of Leeds on 20th September 2019, 09:00-19:00. New Directions is a conference to promote discussion of innovative research amongst those working in the field, at all levels. The recent passing of one of the founders of periodical studies, Michael Wolff, makes …

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The Biographical Dictionary of Greater Manchester Architects, 1800-1940

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 by Victorianist

On behalf of the Manchester Group of the Victorian Society, The Biographical Dictionary of Greater Manchester Architects, 1800-1940 is now live on-line, at www.manchestervictorianarchitects.org.uk providing details of over 1,000 architects, 400 partnerships and 10,000 buildings. The title “Biographical Dictionary” is important as it is essentially a text-based resource dealing with architects known to have been born, …

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#Dickens2019: Prisons, Barnaby Rudge, and Educational Poppy-Growing

Wednesday 28th of August 2019 by Victorianist

Lydia Craig is a fifth-year PhD candidate in the Nineteenth-Century Studies program at Loyola University Chicago, co-chair of the Dickens Society communications committee, and founding member of the Loyola University Chicago Victorian Society (LUCVS). A forthcoming article, “‘A Horrid Female Waterman’: The Contentious Legacy of Grace Darling in Charles Dickens’s Our Mutual Friend” will appear …

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Sex, Blood and Vampires: A Review of ‘Stoker’s Wilde’ 

Monday 26th of August 2019 by Victorianist

Alan D.D. is an author, journalist and blogger from Venezuela. He has worked with books, comics, music, movies and anything else that catches his attention. 99% of the time, it’s something about witches. He’s currently studying for a Masters in Communication and Development and searching for a 24/7 chocolate supplier. Could you imagine two Gothic …

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The Gissing Journal

Friday 23rd of August 2019 by Victorianist

The Gissing Journal publishes essays by academics and enthusiasts, book reviews, lists of recent publications, as well as current news about George Gissing and his circle. It has been published since 1965 and is one of the best single-author journals in existence. It is indexed by the Modern Language Association, the Victorian Studies Bulletin, reviewed …

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Call for nominations: BAVS postdoctoral representatives

Friday 23rd of August 2019 by Victorianist

Following the alert in July from the Victorianist team, this is a reminder that BAVS wishes to appoint two postdoctoral representatives to its executive board. The nomination form is below and should be submitted by noon, Monday 26 August. Voting will take place online during the BAVS conference (27-30 August), and the new representatives will …

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A Dickens of a Mystery: Interview with Jean C. Briggs, author of the Charles Dickens Investigates novels

Wednesday 21st of August 2019 by Victorianist

José Viera is an independent scholar based in Barcelona, Spain. He holds an MA in Advanced English Studies and intends to start a PhD in the near future. His current research focuses on biofictional representations of Charles Dickens, analysing novels published around his 200th anniversary, celebrated in 2012. Other research interests include the representation of …

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Conference Report – Work/Leisure, Duty/Pleasure: 2019 Annual Conference of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals

Monday 19th of August 2019 by Victorianist

Mariam Zarif is a PhD candidate at King’s College London with interests in New Woman writing, ninteenth-century women’s penny weeklies and New Journalism. You can find her on twitter @MariamZarif1 ‘What Pompeii was to the Romans that Brighton is to Londoners’ exclaimed one Brighton Resident in his report of 1889. He elaborated on the city’s …

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Message for BAVS Standing Order Members

Friday 16th of August 2019 by Victorianist

We now have a new payment system: Stripe. Like PayPal (which we will continue to support), Stripe enables subscriptions to automatically recur each year and is fully integrated with our online membership system. We are asking all members who currently pay via standing order to transfer onto this new Stripe system. There are a number …

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Call for Papers: Romance, Revolution and Reform Conference

Friday 9th of August 2019 by Victorianist

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 and society continue to play a central role in …

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Call for Nominations: BAVS Postgraduate Representatives

Wednesday 31st of July 2019 by Victorianist

Elections to positions on the committee of the British Association for Victorian Studies from September 2019 will be confirmed at the Annual General Meeting, on Friday 30 August 2019, 13:15 – 14:00 in Lecture Theatre 3 at Dundee University. All members of the Association, whether attending the conference as delegates or not, are welcome to …

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