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Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World Call for Papers

Friday 7th of August 2020 by WebTeam

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary colloquium on the topic of Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World to take place virtually at the University of York across the dates of 10-12 December 2020.   This colloquium is underpinned by our conviction that the relationship between Iran and the West is as important and urgent …

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CFP: “Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”

Monday 27th of July 2020 by Victorianist

 SCHOOL OF PHILOSOPHY  National and Kapodistrian University of Athens International Conference 8-11 december 2021   “Through the Pen of Others: Nineteenth-Century Views of Revolutionary Greece”     Revolutionary Greece embodied humanist values for many foreigners throughout the 19th century, a time in which the ideals of independence, freedom, self-determination and solidarity were gaining ground in …

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Hardship Grants for BAVS members

Thursday 23rd of July 2020 by Victorianist

In the past few weeks, the BAVS committee have been working hard behind the scenes to implement financial support for those members adversely affected by COVID. Using the BAVS emergency reserve fund, the first stage of this will be 5 x £400 hardship bursaries targeted at those struggling to cover the cost of the most …

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‘Decadent Interiors, Queer Exteriors: Renée Vivien’s Construction of a Fin de Siècle Sexual Self’

Monday 20th of July 2020 by Victorianist

Eleanor Keane (Twitter: @Eleanor_Keane1) graduated from Goldsmiths (University of London) in 2019 with an MA in Literary Studies. Her MA dissertation explored sexuality, consumption, and the image of the decadent ‘she-wolf’ within the work of the fin-de-siècle writers Renée Vivien (1877-1909) and Rachilde (1860-1953). In September 2020 she will commence a PhD in English at …

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Registration Open for COVE Workshop on 7/25

Thursday 16th of July 2020 by Victorianist

NAVSA will be running a free Zoom workshop on using COVE for teaching, from 1–3pm Eastern Time (6-8pm BST) on Saturday, July 25. Note that all BAVS members will have access to the COVE toolset using your BAVS login credentials by that date, ready for this next challenging chapter in our online teaching journeys.  Although COVE is the Central Online Victorian Educator, you can …

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BAVS Symposium – Black Lives Matter: Race, Imperialism, and Victorian Studies

Tuesday 14th of July 2020 by Victorianist

Black Lives Matter: Race, Imperialism, and Victorian Studies Tuesday 21 July 2020, 2-6pm (14:-00-18:00)   Organised by members of the BAVS executive committee, this online symposium aims to respond to recent Black Lives Matter events, Victorian studies, and questions of race and colonialism in nineteenth-century studies. We aim to utilise this symposium to launch BAVS …

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BAVS calls for a New Deal for Higher Education

Monday 13th of July 2020 by WebTeam

BAVS President Professor Dinah Birch, on behalf of the Association, recently signed a letter (below) to call upon the current UK government to use the current crisis caused by COVID-19 as an opportunity to create a new deal for higher education. BAVS is one of the 49 professional associations representing diverse research fields to have expressed profound concern …

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Black Lives Matter: Starting Points for the Victorianist

Monday 6th of July 2020 by Victorianist

This blog post initially appeared in the BAVS newsletter. In a review essay eighteen years ago titled ‘Black British Studies in the Victorian Period’, Audrey Fisch asked how far the field of Victorian studies had addressed race. Fisch could at that time point to new scholarship that sought to understand and interrogate attitudes towards Black …

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Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World Call for Papers

Monday 29th of June 2020 by WebTeam

We invite proposals for an interdisciplinary colloquium on the topic of Persianisms: Cultural Encounters in the Anglophone World to take place virtually at the University of York across the dates of 10-12 December 2020.   This colloquium is underpinned by our conviction that the relationship between Iran and the West is as important and urgent …

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New Directions in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art (NDENCA) Seminar Series

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 by Victorianist

Seminar Series New Directions in Eighteenth- and Nineteenth-Century Art (NDENCA) seminars will be run using online software and will be open to all. Series 1: July – September 2020 1. Monday 27 July 2020 5 pm GMT Dr Melissa Gustin, Henry Moore Institute Dr Melissa L Gustin is the Henry Moore Postdoctoral Research Fellow, 2018-2020. …

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Introducing ‘One More Voice’

Wednesday 24th of June 2020 by Victorianist

One More Voice (https://onemorevoice.org/), a new digital humanities project, focuses on recovering non-European contributions from nineteenth-century British imperial and colonial archives. The name reflects the fact that there is always one more voice to recover from the archives. The non-European contributions take multiple forms and appear in multiple genres, including travel narratives, autobiographies, letters, diaries, …

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CFP: Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy

Monday 22nd of June 2020 by Victorianist

Love Among the Poets: The Victorian Poetics of Intimacy Proposed volume of essays, edited by Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University) Erik Gray (Columbia University) “Victorian poetry,” as Isobel Armstrong observes, “is unparalleled in its preoccupation with…what it is to love.”  For this collection, we are seeking essays that explore the connection between …

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CFP: Victorian Materialisms, EJES, Vol 26 (2022)

Wednesday 10th of June 2020 by Victorianist

Call for papers for Volume 26 (2022) The editors of EJES are issuing calls for papers for the three issues of the journal to be published in 2022. Potential contributors are reminded that EJES operates a two-stage review process. The first is based on the submission of detailed proposals (up to 1,000 words) and results …

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NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION

Monday 1st of June 2020 by Victorianist

NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATION Award Submission Deadline July 1, 2020 https://ncsaweb.net/ Submissions to the Emerging Scholars Award and the Article Prize are due July 1, 2020. Winners will each receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Annual NCSA Conference. The 2021 conference, Discovery, will be held in Sacramento, California. Winners are …

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Tactile Awakenings: A working-class mother’s self-fashioned emancipation in Kate Chopin’s ‘A Pair of Silk Stockings’ (1897)

Tuesday 26th of May 2020 by Victorianist

Isobel Sigley is a first-year PhD candidate at Loughborough University. Her doctoral research project explores women’s short fiction in the late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century and the role of the haptic senses in the context of first-wave feminism. Centring on the New Woman movement of the fin de siècle, the project seeks to negotiate the boundary …

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‘The rose is not so fragrant as a summer flower, but it has stood through hardships none of them could bear’ : Female Emancipation through Nature in Anne Brontë’s The Tenant of Wildfell Hall (1848)

Wednesday 20th of May 2020 by Victorianist

Hannah Bury is a first-year PhD candidate at the University of Salford. Her interdisciplinary doctoral project analyses intersectional representations of femininity and disability in nineteenth-century children’s literature. She has an article forthcoming with the Journal of Victorian Culture Online. You can find Hannah on Twitter @hannah_bury_ and can contact her at h.j.bury@edu.salford.ac.uk.   This post …

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Exploring William Morris in Tweets – Reflections on an Online Outreach Adventure

Monday 18th of May 2020 by Victorianist

  Dr. Sarah Mead Leonard recently completed her PhD in art history at the University of Delaware. Her dissertation, “’The beauty of the bough-hung banks’: William Morris in the Thames Landscape,” considers Morris’s inspiratory and industrial relationships with the River Thames and its tributaries. Her research focuses on Victorian and Edwardian landscapes, including designers’ and …

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Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture: Twitter Taster Day

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 by Victorianist

Due to current circumstances, the VPFA Religion Study Day that was to have been held in Sheffield on 9 May 2020 has been postponed until spring 2021 (details TBC closer to the time). In the meantime, we are running a Twitter taster linked to the study day on Saturday 30 May between 11:00 and 17:00 BST. Over the course …

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Tracing ‘New Women’ Through the Edwardian Bookplate

Tuesday 12th of May 2020 by Victorianist

Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan is a research associate in the Centre for Language and Communication Research at Cardiff University. Her current project is entitled ‘Reading, Writing and… Rebellion: Understanding Literacies and Class Conflict Through the Edwardian Book Inscription’ and is funded by the Economic and Social Research Council. Her research interests and publications focus largely …

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Ghostly Messages from Beyond the Titanic: W.T. Stead, Spiritualism, and The Blue Island

Monday 4th of May 2020 by Victorianist

Emily Vincent is a PhD researcher in English Literature at the University of Birmingham. Since receiving her MSt in English (1830 – 1914) from the University of Oxford, Emily has been researching how child loss was confronted in late-Victorian women’s writing. Her thesis examines the importance of spiritualism, ocular science, and domestic architecture in the …

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The Margaret Belcher Fellowship

Monday 20th of April 2020 by Victorianist

Applications are now open for the 2020/21, 2021/22 Fellowship positions. For more information and to apply visit: https://www.st-hughs.ox.ac.uk/discover/work-for-us/ . This Visiting Fellowship was established through a legacy left to the College by the renowned Pugin scholar, Dr Margaret Belcher, who read English at St Hugh’s College in the late 1950s. Dr Margaret Belcher (Credit: The …

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#Dickens150 – A Virtual Conference

Monday 20th of April 2020 by Victorianist

9 June 2020 will mark the 150th anniversary of the death of globally beloved author Charles Dickens (1812-1870). Unfortunately, many planned celebrations have been cancelled or postponed due to the COVID-19 pandemic. To encourage support of research and writing as our world copes with this crisis, and to bring us together for an important anniversary in …

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A Fluidity of Meaning – The Subversions of Pre-Raphaelite Gender in William Holman Hunt’s The Awakening Conscience

Monday 6th of April 2020 by Victorianist

Alex Round read English Literature and Language at Birmingham City University. She is currently an MRes humanities student at Newman University and an aspiring PhD candidate in Pre-Raphaelite Studies. Alex’s research concerns Pre-Raphaelitism art and literature, as well as Gothic literature and prose and poetry of the nineteenth century. She blogs at: https://preraphgirlgang.wordpress.com/ and can …

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What can scurvy tell us about Victorian culture?

Monday 30th of March 2020 by Victorianist

Ed Armston-Sheret is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate in the Department of Geography at Royal Holloway, University of London. His research examines the ways that Victorian explorers prepared, used, and represented their bodies. His work has been published in the Journal of Historical Geography and the Social History of Alcohol and Drugs. He tweets at @edarmston. …

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CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/PROPOSALS: RE-EXAMINING ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE

Thursday 26th of March 2020 by Victorianist

CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS/PROPOSALS: RE-EXAMINING ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE Cambridge Scholars Publishing announces a Call for Proposals/Submissions for a collection of essays provisionally entitled Re-examining Arthur Conan Doyle, edited by Nils Clausson, author of Arthur Conan Doyle’s Art of Fiction: A Revaluation (Cambridge Scholars Publishing 2018; paperback 2019). The focus of the collection will be on re-examining …

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Postponed: BAVS 2020 Conference

Wednesday 25th of March 2020 by Victorianist

Dear all, We were looking forward to welcoming you all to Birmingham this year to celebrate the 20th anniversary of BAVS. It is therefore with great regret that we announce that BAVS 2020 will be postponed until next year. After careful consideration and consultation with the BAVS Executive Committee, we decided that this is the only …

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CFP: Dickens and Decadence, 17-18 Dec 2020

Monday 16th of March 2020 by Victorianist

Dickens and Decadence Stockholm University, Sweden Deadline for submissions: 31 May 2020 Department of English and Department of Culture and Aesthetics Stockholm University 17-18 December 2020   Conference Homepage: https://www.english.su.se/2.60277 Keynote speakers: John Bowen (York), Dennis Denisoff (Tulsa) and Claire Wood (Leicester) In chapter nine of Joris-Karl Huysmans’ À rebours (1884), the protagonist des Esseintes …

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PGR Intern – Dickens Day 2020

Monday 16th of March 2020 by Victorianist

Applications are warmly invited for the role of Postgraduate Research (PGR) Intern on the organising committee of Dickens Day 2020. This role is ideal if you would like to help shape and run a major event in the Dickens studies calendar and gain valuable experience of conference organisation and administration. Established in 1986, and jointly …

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CFP: ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury

Friday 6th of March 2020 by Victorianist

Call for Papers – ‘I was Born a Naturalist’: Charles Darwin and Shrewsbury Friday 3rd July 2020, University Centre Shrewsbury. We would like to invite you to a one-day symposium exploring Darwin’s origins in Shropshire. We will discuss the effects of Shrewsbury and its surrounding area on the young Charles Darwin. What were the influences …

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Call for Reviewers in Literature and Science

Thursday 5th of March 2020 by WebTeam

The Journal of Literature and Science http://www.literatureandscience.org is once again looking for reviewers to review various articles published in the last year to 18 months in the field of literature and science. Please find below a number of articles that we would like to offer for review. Its largely first come, first served, so do …

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