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Study Day: ‘Exploring the Brontë Sisters in the Vicarage’ at the University of Chester (06/06/24)

Friday 17th of May 2024 by Victorianist

Thursday 6th June (10.00am to 1.30pm) Branwell Brontë’s Portrait of his sisters c.1834 National Portrait Gallery, London This study day is designed for fans of the Brontë sisters’ works and for those who would like to discover more about three of the most important writers of the Victorian period. There will be talks by Professor …

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Beyond the ‘Obvious’: Exploring Careers for Victorianists, with Dr Holly Prescott, PhD Careers Specialist

Friday 17th of May 2024 by Victorianist

Beyond the ‘Obvious’: Exploring Careers for Victorianists, with Dr Holly Prescott, PhD Careers Specialist Workshop video launching Friday 31 May 2024 on BAVS website. Followed by:Live Careers Q&A with Dr Holly Prescott and Dr Sarah Parker (BAVS Careers Officer) via Zoom, Tuesday 11 June 2024, 17.00-17.45 (BST) Calling all PGRs and ECRs: If you are wondering what to …

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CFP (Publication): The work and cultural influence of Marie Corelli

Saturday 11th of May 2024 by Victorianist

Following the success of the commemorative conference of 4 May, we are delighted to announce a Call for Papers for a publication dedicated to the work and cultural influence of Marie Corelli.  The centenary of 2024 offers those working on Corelli and in related research areas the opportunity to consider her anew. We welcome abstracts …

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CfP: “Dickens and the Gothic” – Dickens Day 2024

Friday 10th of May 2024 by Victorianist

Dickens Day 2024: “Dickens and the Gothic”Saturday 12th October 2024 | Senate House, London This year’s topic is ‘Dickens and the Gothic’. Dickens’s works frequently embraced and interrogated the Gothic mode. Within his works we find classic Gothic tropes such as the supernatural, family secrets, grotesque characters, hidden threats, generational mysteries, haunted landscapes and crises …

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BAVS Funding Grants

Friday 10th of May 2024 by Victorianist

BAVS Funding Grants – forthcoming deadline:  The deadline for the next round of BAVS funding applications is 31 May 2024. 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/2024/05/10/bavs-funding-grants/

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CFP REMINDER: HistoryLab+ Conference 2024 (Deadline: 23:59 on 15 May 2024)

Friday 10th of May 2024 by Victorianist

Where? Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull and onlineWhen? 25-26 July 2024Free to attend? Yes! CFP deadline? 23:59 on 15 May 2024 HistoryLab+, the UK’s national network for early career historians, welcomes paper proposals that engage with one or more of these images on the theme of historical human, animal, or …

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Fin de Sexe?: A Symposium on Sexuality: Thursday June 27, 9:00-18:00 BST – Online & In-person (University of Edinburgh)

Friday 10th of May 2024 by Victorianist

A one-day symposium exploring how the concept of ‘sex’ was theorised at the turn of the 20th century. ‘Fin de Sexe?’ is a one-day symposium that explores how sex, broadly construed, was theorised at the turn of the twentieth century. In doing so, it will place particular emphasis on how sexual types and practices emerged …

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CFP: Pre-Raphaelite Society Graduate Network (Due: 14/06/24)

Thursday 9th of May 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/2024/05/09/cfp-pre-raphaelite-society-graduate-network-due-14-06-24/

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Victorian Periodical Review Prizes

Wednesday 1st of May 2024 by Victorianist

Rosemary VanArsdel Prize: The application period closes on June 15th. The VanArsdel Prize is awarded annually to the best graduate student essay investigating Victorian periodicals and newspapers. The prize was established in 1990 to honor Rosemary VanArsdel, a founding member of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, whose groundbreaking research continues to shape the field …

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Tennyson Talks 3rd Series: October-March 2024-2025

Wednesday 1st of May 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/2024/05/01/tennyson-talks-3rd-series-october-march-2024-2025/

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Event: SAPPHO at Southwark Playhouse

Tuesday 23rd of April 2024 by Victorianist

Poet. Lover. Legend.Fusing ancient poetry with modern music, Greek chorus with contemporary dance, Sappho is a thrilling adult fairy tale of mythic proportions that may – or may not – have happened. We are somewhere between imagination and 6th century BC on the Greek island of Lesbos. The poet Sappho creates a new world in …

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Research seminar (ONLINE): Wednesday, 1 May, 16.00-17.30. Amanda Shubert (Wisconsin), “An Iconography of Diaspora: The Illustrated Ketubah in British India”

Monday 22nd of April 2024 by Victorianist

Sponsored by the Centre for Global Jewish Studies and the Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies at the University of Warwick This talk will examine the illustrated ketubot, or marriage certificates, of Mizrahi Jews in nineteenth- and twentieth-century Calcutta as visual texts that offer a window onto the Jewish history of the Raj. Known as …

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CFP: VICTORIAN SUSTAINABILITY STUDY DAY (ABSTRACTS DUE 30/04/24)

Thursday 18th of April 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 darkness, …

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29th Annual Dickens Society Symposium, University of Birmingham, 15-18 July, 2024 (Dates: Registration, Accommodation Booking, and PGR Bursaries)

Friday 5th of April 2024 by Victorianist

Please see dates and  deadlines below for early bird registration, accommodation booking and PGR prizes and bursaries: 1 May: Deadline for Robert B. Partlow, Jr. Prize submissions 19 May: Final day of Early Bird Registration and booking of on campus accommodation 31 May: Deadline for bursary applications 24 June: Late registration deadline All information and …

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CfP: Women Writing Violence

Wednesday 3rd of April 2024 by Victorianist

Call for Expressions of Interest: Women Writing Violence In the opening of When Women Kill: Four Crimes Retold (2022), Alia Trabucco Zerán meditates on the still-prevalent taboo surrounding violence committed by women: “A woman who kills … is twice outside the law: outside both the codified laws and the cultural laws that define and regulate …

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BAVS Rosemary Mitchell Prize for a Second Monograph

Thursday 28th of March 2024 by Victorianist

Annually, BAVS awards the Rosemary Mitchell Book Prize to the best second monograph published that year in Victorian studies. The prize is judged by a panel of BAVS scholars. Unlike other book prizes, this is specifically intended to honour the work of mid-career Victorianists in all disciplines who publish a monograph over the past year. …

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CfP: Emotion and Affect

Wednesday 27th of March 2024 by Victorianist

Call for Papers (Issue 35): Emotion and Affect FORUM: University of Edinburgh Postgraduate Journal of Culture and the Arts Deadline extended to the 15th of April. 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 …

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CfP: Dedication – Unfurling Vernon Lee’s Kinship Networks

Wednesday 27th of March 2024 by Victorianist

Call For Papers Dedication: Unfurling Vernon Lee’s Kinship Networks An International Vernon Lee Society Symposium Online, 16 & 17 October 2024 In the essay ‘New Friends and Old’ in Hortus Vitae: Essays on the Gardening of Life (1903), Vernon Lee writes: We are (luckily for every one) such imitative creatures that every person we like …

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Urban Mediations: International Conference on the Narratives, Ecologies, and Poetics of the City (Hong Kong, 5-6 December 2024)

Saturday 23rd of March 2024 by Victorianist

City University of Hong Kong, Kowloon Tong, 5 December 2024 The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Sha Tin, 6 December 2024 This international, interdisciplinary conference aims to uncover emergent frameworks and methods for the interpretation and analysis of literary, filmic, and cultural texts relating to the profound transformation of cities around the world across the …

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Registration Open: London Victorian Studies Colloquium and the Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture (April 2024)

Thursday 21st of March 2024 by Victorianist

Royal Holloway’s Centre for Victorian Studies is delighted to host the London Victorian Studies Colloquium and the Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture in April 2024.  Registration is now open for the London Victorian Studies Colloquium! The LVSC is an annual residential colloquium for postgraduates and postdocs working in Victorian Studies. The Colloquium is an informal event, …

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CN-CSI Online Workshop: Expanding ‘Science Fiction’ in the Nineteenth Century (26/04/24)

Thursday 21st of March 2024 by Victorianist

Join the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies International (CN-CSI) on April 26 2024 for a day-long free online workshop of eclectic and interdisciplinary papers from guest speakers themed around Science Fiction in the Nineteenth Century. Winslow Homer, The Gulf Stream (1899) (open access image courtesy of The Metropolitan Museum of Art) This workshop brings together exciting …

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CFP: HistoryLab+ Conference 2024

Thursday 21st of March 2024 by Victorianist

Where? Wilberforce Institute for the Study of Slavery and Emancipation at the University of Hull and onlineWhen? 25-26 July 2024Free to attend? Yes! CFP deadline? 23:59 on 15 May 2024 HistoryLab+, the UK’s national network for early-career historians, welcomes paper proposals that engage with one or more of these images on the theme of historical human, animal, and environmental …

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LIFE AFTER THE PHD

Thursday 21st of March 2024 by Victorianist

Where? Wolfson NB01, Institute of Historical Research, London and online When? 13 April 2024 (Saturday), 11:00-16:00 Free to attend? Yes! Register here now to secure your spot! HistoryLab+ and HistoryLab are pleased to invite you to ‘Life after the PhD’ at the Institute of Historical Research on Saturday 13 April. The event will spotlight personal …

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PGR Study Day: The Aesthetics of Outdoor Spaces in the Victorian Period

Wednesday 13th of March 2024 by Victorianist

University of Chester Thursday 23rd May 2024 9.30am – 3pm We are delighted to announce that registration is now open for the PGR Study Day at the University of Chester on 23rd May 2024. The key note speaker is Dr Jude Piesse who will be opening the Study Day with a paper discussing her work on Darwin’s …

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Conference: “Coding the Nineteenth Century”

Wednesday 13th of March 2024 by Victorianist

Call for Papers Glasgow University, 2024 Date: Friday 24th May, 2024 In Middlemarch, George Eliot asked ‘Who shall tell what may be the effect of writing? If it happens to have been cut in stone, though it lie face down-most for ages on a forsaken beach […] it may end by letting us into the …

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LLRG Event: Dickens’s Little Dorrit and a Housing Tragedy on Tottenham Court Road (12/03/24, Senate House)

Wednesday 6th of March 2024 by Victorianist

Professor Ushashi Dasgupta (Oxford) joins us to investigate a historical house collapse and its rendering in fiction. The session is in-person at Senate House, London, Room 243 on the 12th March 2024 6:00pm – 7:15pm. Description This session will attempt to piece together the history of a house collapse in nineteenth-century London. In 1857, James Fitzjames Stephen (later, Virginia …

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CfP: Dreaming of Christmas: Rediscovering the Nineteenth-Century Anglo-American Christmas Story

Wednesday 6th of March 2024 by Victorianist

Throughout the nineteenth century the Christmas story was a key driver of the publishing industry on both sides of the Atlantic. Christmas editions of magazines and newspapers, saturated with seasonal stories, sold more copies than at any other time of the year. Editors competed for the best Christmas copy from the most prominent contemporary authors, …

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CFP: MMU PGR/ECR Long Nineteenth Century Symposium

Wednesday 6th of March 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/2024/03/06/cfp-mmu-pgr-ecr-long-nineteenth-century-symposium/

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‘THE CONSULTING HISTORIAN’

Monday 4th of March 2024 by Victorianist

How exactly DO historical researchers find and apply for paid consultancy opportunities? What do these roles entail? HistoryLab+ warmly invites you to ‘The Consulting Historian’ to explore both questions. Where? Online When? 12 and 13 March 2024, 18:00-20:00 Free to attend? Yes! Register here as soon as possible to secure your spot! This event will …

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Event: COVE Conferences

Friday 1st of March 2024 by Victorianist

NAVSA are giving EVENT 2024 registrants access to COVE Conferences, where we have begun two exciting COVE-enabled activities: Poetry: Closely, Together, a social close-reading exercise with Veronica Alfano, Meredith Martin, Herbert F. Tucker, Ewan Jones, Kirstie Blair, and Amy Huseby; and the Material Cultures Virtual Roundtable, a discussion about teaching innovations with Denae Dyck, Susan Johnston, Andrea …

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