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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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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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