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CFP: Dickens Society Panel at NeMLA (9/30/22; 3/23-26/23)

Monday 13th of June 2022 by Victorianist

I am pleased to announce the Charles Dickens Society’s sponsored panel at the Spring 2023 NeMLA Conference coming up March 23-26, 2023 at the Sheraton Niagara Falls. If you can only go to one conference in western NY next year, make it the Dickens Society Symposium in Rochester in July! But if you can go to two, …

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Call for Syllabus Clusters: Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom

Thursday 9th of June 2022 by Victorianist

Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (UVC) is a digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian Studies through a positive, race-conscious lens. Our site launched in 2021 with the publication of peer-reviewed syllabi, peer-reviewed lesson plans, and Zoomcasts (i.e., video interviews with scholars engaged in important antiracist classroom work). The site has since been well-received by …

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NCSA Announcement: JULY 1st deadlines for Emerging Scholars Award and Article Prize

Tuesday 7th of June 2022 by Victorianist

NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATIONAward Submission Deadline July 1, 2022. Submissions to the Emerging Scholars Award and the Article Prize are due July 1, 2022. Winners will each receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Annual NCSA Conference.  2023 Conference CFP Remaking the Past: https://ncsaweb.net/2023-conference-information/ The Emerging Scholars Award The work of emerging scholars represents …

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Job Alert: Lecturer in English Literature (Maternity Cover)

Monday 6th of June 2022 by Victorianist

Job Alert: Lecturer in English Literature (Maternity Cover) https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?isPreview=Yes&jobid=22514 Applications are invited for the fixed-term post (ten months) of Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Manchester. This is a fixed-term replacement post for a ten-month period of maternity leave in the Department of English, American Studies, and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester …

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CFP: Aston REACH lecture series

Monday 6th of June 2022 by Victorianist

The Research Centre for the Humanities (REACH) at Aston University invites proposals for its ongoing monthly lecture series (commencing July 2022). The remit of the series is the humanities from an interdisciplinary perspective, so we want to hear from humanities scholars whose research interacts with other subjects — but also from scholars of other disciplines …

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Upcoming talk at Warwick

Wednesday 25th of May 2022 by Victorianist

Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies is delighted to announce that Dr Kristin Mahoney of Michigan State University will be joining us on 6 June at 5pm in FAB2.31 (Faculty of Arts Building, 2nd floor) for a seminar on “Queer Kinship after Wilde: Transnational Decadence and the Family.”   She will be talking through her approach …

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Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom – Call for Assessments (CFA)

Tuesday 24th of May 2022 by Victorianist

Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (UVC) announces a new call for assessments that will model inclusive, antiracist, antiableist, and anticolonial assessment practices for Victorian Studies at large. Anyone with relevant professional interests is encouraged to apply, but we are especially interested in submissions from early-career scholars and those with backgrounds that are under-represented in Victorian Studies. …

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Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences Symposium

Thursday 19th of May 2022 by Victorianist

Please join us in LONDON for the 3rd Annual Symposium at the Institute for Humanities and Social Sciences, followed by a drinks reception, 5-7pm on the 14th June at QMUL.  Professor Helen Small (Oxford) will be discussing the place of the Humanities in discussion with Professor Simon Reid-Henry (QMUL and IHSS Director).  This symposium will cover numerous themes of …

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CFP: Power and Knowledge from the 18th Century to Today

Wednesday 18th of May 2022 by Victorianist

International ConferenceUniversity of Lorraine (Nancy, France), 24-25 November 2022 Call for Papers Dating back to the beginnings of Greek democracy and the Platonic conception of the philosopher king, the relations between power and knowledge have recently come back to the fore with the rise of populism or the sanitary crisis. Whether an obstacle to democracy, …

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Victorian Literary Languages Network Call for Papers Trinity College Dublin on 25-26 August 2022

Monday 16th of May 2022 by Victorianist

We are delighted to invite you to participate in the following WORKSHOP OPPORTUNITY which includes funds to support the participation of PhD students and ECRs without institutional affiliation. The AHRC-funded ‘Victorian Literary Languages’ network aims to bring together research across literary studies, historical linguistics, Irish studies, Scottish studies, Welsh studies, periodical studies, digital humanities and cultural …

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CFP: Recovering the Vampire – From Degeneration to Regeneration

Friday 13th of May 2022 by Victorianist

4th – 5th November 2022 Speakers Professor Catherine Spooner (Lancaster University) Dr Xavier Aldana Reyes (Manchester Metropolitan University) and featuring a Q&A and dramatic reading by Dacre Stoker How can vampires help us heal? In the 125th anniversary year of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, this interdisciplinary project examines the continuing history of the vampire from the …

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Victorian Persistence Seminar – May 25th 2022

Wednesday 11th of May 2022 by Victorianist

The next session of the Victorian Persistence seminar will take place on May 25th 2022 at 5pm Paris time (4pm-6pm BST) at the Université Paris Cité (Bâtiment ODG, salle 165) and on Zoom. Pr. Susan Zieger (University of California, Riverside) will give a paper entitled “Artificial Life: The Cold Chain and Dracula’s Logistical Network.” Her respondent will be Pr. Sara Thornton (Université …

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CFP: Hardy and Gothic Wessex – 28-30 October

Wednesday 11th of May 2022 by Victorianist

CALL FOR PAPERS HARDY AND GOTHIC WESSEX – 28-30 October 2022 at Dorchester Corn Exchange Keynote Speakers: Jeremy Harte (Curator of Bourne Hall Museum): ‘Fate and the Folk: Vernacular Roots for Hardy’s View of Life’ Dr Jen Baker (University of Warwick): ‘A gruesome fragment of humanity: Hardy’s Gothic Children’ Jerry Bird (British Folklore Society): ‘God, …

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AHRC-funded Doctoral Studentship: Black and Indigenous Collectors in the Material and Digital Archive

Tuesday 10th of May 2022 by Victorianist

How did Black and Indigenous people shape eighteenth- and nineteenth-century knowledge? Birkbeck, University of London and the Linnean Society are pleased to announce a fully-funded doctoral award to start in Oct 2022. The successful applicant will carry out research on rich archives covering trans-Atlantic networks, investigating the lives of Black and Indigenous individuals crucial to …

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Royal Asiatic Society 2022 Book Launch: Cartooning China: Punch, Power, and Politics in the Victorian Era

Tuesday 10th of May 2022 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/2022/05/10/royal-asiatic-society-2022-book-launch-cartooning-china-punch-power-and-politics-in-the-victorian-era/

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Victorian Literary Languages, 26-27 May

Friday 6th of May 2022 by Victorianist

The first workshop of the “Victorian Literary Languages” research network, co-organised by Gregory Tate (St Andrews) and Karin Koehler (Bangor), will be taking place in St Andrews and online on Thursday 26 and Friday 27 May. The aims of the network are to study the multilingualism of literature written in Victorian Britain and Ireland, and …

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CALL FOR PAPERS: Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Making of the Modern Middle East: Global Histories 1800–1939

Thursday 5th of May 2022 by Victorianist

CALL FOR PAPERS: Archaeology, Antiquity, and the Making of the Modern Middle East: Global Histories 1800–1939 25–26 May, 2023, University of Warwick, Global History and Culture Centre This conference will explore the role played by discoveries and debates about the ancient past in the development of ideas about the Middle East in the nineteenth and …

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English: Shared Futures Conference 2022

Thursday 5th of May 2022 by Victorianist

English: Shared Futures aims to celebrate and explore the discipline’s intellectual strength, diversity and creativity and explore its futures in the nations of the UK and across the world. This summer will be hosted by by Manchester Metropolitan University, the University of Manchester, and the University of Salford, and will be attended by around 300 …

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Undisciplining, Widening and Diversifying Nineteenth-Century Studies

Tuesday 3rd of May 2022 by Victorianist

Tuesday 9th August 2022, University of Kent This workshop, organised by the Centre for Indigenous and Settler Colonial Studies at the University of Kent and the Victorian Diversities research network aims to bring together scholars engaged in seeking new methodologies to ‘widen’ and ‘undiscipline’ historical literary fields. Breaking the geotemporal linkage between literature and the …

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ASLE-UKI online seminar: Victorian Ecologies

Thursday 28th of April 2022 by Victorianist

Thursday, May 26, 2022, 5-6.30 pm BST Please register through eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/asle-uki-online-seminar-victorian-ecologies-tickets-302129897657 ASLE UK & Ireland warmly invite you to an evening of talks exploring Victorians through their relationship with the world around them. Topics will emphasise the great width of Victorian engagements with the environment, ranging from New Zealand to the English countryside, from …

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PhD studentship – Place, space, health: representing the North-South divide in literature and culture

Tuesday 26th of April 2022 by Victorianist

PhD studentship – Place, space, health: representing the North-South divide in literature and culture Wellcome Trust funded 3-year studentship in the School of English Literature, Language and Linguistics at Newcastle University Supervisors Dr Ella Dzelzainis, School of English, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences Professor Clare Bambra, Population Health Sciences Institute, Faculty of Medical Sciences …

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Call for Papers: Dickens Day 2022

Monday 25th of April 2022 by Victorianist

‘Beginning Dickens’ Saturday 8th October 2022, Senate House London, UK Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. After a hiatus of two years, we are very happy to announce that Dickens Day is returning in …

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Call for Papers: Dickens Day 2022

Thursday 21st of April 2022 by WebTeam

‘Beginning Dickens’ Saturday 8th October 2022, Senate House London, UK Whether I shall turn out to be the hero of my own life, or whether that station will be held by anybody else, these pages must show. After a hiatus of two years, we are very happy to announce that Dickens Day is returning in …

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Call for Chapters: Selling Healthy Lifestyles with Science: Transhistorical Perspectives on Food and Drink Marketing

Wednesday 20th of April 2022 by Victorianist

CALL FOR CHAPTERS FOR EDITED VOLUME  Selling Healthy Lifestyles with Science:           Transhistorical Perspectives on Food and Drink Marketing Today, there is a growing interest in investigating the use of science in food and drink marketing. However, most studies continue to explore and frame this as a contemporary phenomenon, meaning that little is known …

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CLiC Call for Papers: Patterns and Particulars in Nineteenth-Century Prose

Tuesday 19th of April 2022 by Victorianist

We invite 250-word proposals for articles between 800-1,500 words that focus on particular details or overarching patterns within the CLiC corpora. Submissions can be limited to just one author or text or cover a range of nineteenth-century texts. Previous guest posts have covered a wide variety of topics relating to the nineteenth century: from Emma Curry’s …

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Announcement: COVE

Thursday 14th of April 2022 by Victorianist

Colleagues and students, I’m delighted to share some great news: COVE has received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities in the amount of $350,000. The grant comes from the Humanities Collections and Reference Resources grant scheme and will run from 2022 to 2025. Adrian S. Wisnicki and I will serve as Co-PIs. …

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CFP: Rewriting Gender in an Age of Transition (1880 – 1940)

Wednesday 13th of April 2022 by Victorianist

A Conference at the University of St Andrews 16th – 18th September 2022 Call for papers The turn of the 19th to 20th century marked an eruption of innovations in our cultural conception of gender. Rising consumerism altered men’s relationships with presentation while sexologists considered gender as a complex taxonomy. The New Woman sought greater levels …

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CFP: Shaping the Self: The Construction of Identity in Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Monday 11th of April 2022 by Victorianist

University of Edinburgh Roundtable Discussion with Dr Jonathan Wild ‘An obsession with individual identity pervaded Western world thinking in the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. Many people were worried they might lose themselves in the frightening darkness lying just beyond the earthbound. […] The literature of the time reflects this fascination with the shaky foundations …

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CFP: Victorian Discovery: Celebrating Innovation and Invention in the Long Nineteenth Century, 1789-1914

Monday 11th of April 2022 by Victorianist

Friday, 1st July 2022Leicester This one-day, in-person conference held by the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester seeks to celebrate the myriad discoveries and changes that took place across Victorian culture and society. In the long nineteenth century medical, scientific and technological innovation revolutionised ways of life. Knowledge was expanding and evolving, and being …

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CFP: “Cultural Representations of the Region in Transnational Context, c. 1840-1940”, Radboud University, 11-13 January 2023

Saturday 2nd of April 2022 by Victorianist

Call for Papers: “Cultural Representations of the Region in Transnational Contexts, c. 1840-1940″ Radboud University, 11-13 January 2023. The interdisciplinary conference “Cultural Representations of the Region in Transnational Contexts, c. 1840-1940” will take place at Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, from 11 to 13 January 2023. Deadline for submission of abstracts: 6 May 2022. Contact …

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