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BAVS Talks 2019 Now Online

Wednesday 12th of June 2019 by Victorianist

The videos for BAVS Talks 2019 are now available to view online. The afternoon of four special talks by leading Victorianists was hosted by the University of Liverpool in May. The videos can all be found on the front page of the BAVS website and are linked below. The speakers (and their talks) are: Helen …

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CFP: NeMLA 2020: New Materialist Readings of 19th-century Writers

Friday 7th of June 2019 by Victorianist

Marriott Copley Place, Boston, MA March 5-8, 2020 This session engages in a matter-oriented approach, raising questions about the ontological status of the autonomous writing subject by joining it to the vast network of relations to objects within an area—ecozone, bioregion, biome, or ecosystem. Though the contributions by science-based writers are important (e.g., Humphry Davy, …

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The Poetry and Teachings of the Yellow Wall Lichen

Monday 3rd of June 2019 by Victorianist

Erin Farley is the Library & Information Officer for Local History at Dundee Central Library. She has recently completed a PhD at the University of Strathclyde on ‘The Place of Poetry in Victorian Dundee,’ focusing on creative communities and their relationships to place in the industrial city. She is on Twitter @aliasmacalias. In the mid-1830s, …

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Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914 – General Call for Reviewers

Tuesday 28th of May 2019 by Victorianist

This is an open call for reviewers for Victoriographies: A Journal of Nineteenth-Century Writing, 1790-1914, co-edited by Patricia Pulham and Diane Piccitto and published by Edinburgh University Press which produces three issues annually. We especially welcome early career researchers, post-doctoral students, advanced graduate students, and post-graduates. Reviews should be 800-1000 words for single books and …

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Gothic Representations of Colonisation in Joan Lindsay’s Picnic at Hanging Rock (1967)

Monday 27th of May 2019 by Victorianist

Sarah McFee is a MA English graduate from Teesside University. Her research focuses primarily on speculative fiction including portrayals of disability in the Victorian Gothic, and representations and constructions of gender and race in Neo-Victorian fiction. You can connect with her on LinkedIn. From the sixteenth century onwards, Britain built a global Empire. It enacted …

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‘Do I Have Time to Read Gibbon?’ and Other Conference Concerns

Monday 20th of May 2019 by Victorianist

Gareth Reeves is a final year PhD candidate in the English department at Durham University. His research explores the value of self-education in fin-de-siècle London, chiefly in the novels of George Gissing. He can be found on Twitter @GarethReeves4 I am in the throes of hammering out a conference paper on George Gissing’s much-neglected, unfinished historical novel, Veranilda (1904), …

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Registration for BAVS 2019 Dundee is now open

Wednesday 15th of May 2019 by Victorianist

We’ve managed to keep the costs as low as possible, thanks to the support of various sponsors, not least of all the BAVS executive committee, Dundee’s Centre for Scottish Culture, and the Scottish Centre for Victorian and Neo-Victorian Studies. The Conference Dinner at Chamber East, a lovely nineteenth-century building, is FREE for everyone (sign up …

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Lightning Flashes and Electric Dashes: American Telegraphic Literature

Monday 13th of May 2019 by Victorianist

Harriet Thompson is an AHRC-funded PhD candidate in the English department at King’s College London. Her doctoral thesis explores depictions of telegraph operators in late nineteenth-century British and American literature. Harriet’s broader research interests lie in the intersections between literature, telecommunications technologies, gender, and sexuality. Harriet is co-editor of the King’s English blog and can …

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Jane Clegg (1913) by St John Ervine at the Finborough Theatre, Earl’s Court

Friday 10th of May 2019 by Victorianist

New production of Jane Clegg, St John Ervine’s 1913 drama of family, currently on at the Finborough Theatre till 18 May. https://www.theguardian.com/stage/2019/apr/26/jane-clegg-review-forgotten-suffrage-era-gem-shines-again FLASH SALE. We’ve a limited number of £12 tickets now on sale. Use code JANE12 to get your discount tickets for Saturday 11 May 7.30pm and Tuesday 14th May 7.30pm when booked online ONLY: https://www.finboroughtheatre.co.uk/productions/2019/jane-clegg.php …

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Charity-in-formation, Period Brit Lit Films seeks EoI’s from possible trustees

Tuesday 7th of May 2019 by WebTeam

A charity-in-formation, PBLF seeks an academic as either a specific specialist, or as General Fundraising Supervisor, or Secretarial trustee. Please see the website (95% finished) www.pblf.lifestones.biz If interested in being a co-founding trustee, please go to ‘Get Involved’ page and click on ‘Trustees’. Then click on the various possible labels to see the various job …

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Call for Contributions: George Eliot and the Idea of Europe

Tuesday 30th of April 2019 by WebTeam

Proposals are invited for book chapter contributions to an edited collection entitle George Eliot and the Idea of Europe. Essays might consider, but should not be limited to such questions as: How is Europe constructed for Eliot? How does the idea of Europe inform her thinking? In what ways are her ideas of cultural inheritance …

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Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference 2019 – Call for Papers – Embodiment, Health, and Medicine 24th-25th June 2019, University of Exeter

Wednesday 6th of March 2019 by WebTeam

Keynote Speakers: Professor Laura Salisbury, University of Exeter External speaker TBC   The Postgraduate Medical Humanities Conference will return in June 2019 for its sixth consecutive year. Over the last five years, we have brought together an international community for medical humanities researchers to share their diverse research and to network with academics within and …

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Obituary: Richard Pearson

Tuesday 12th of February 2019 by WebTeam

We are sad to report the death of Richard Pearson, who was in his early fifties. He was a keen supporter of BAVS, an energetic delegate at its founding conference, and regularly gave papers at the annual conferences thereafter. Having undertaken his undergraduate studies at the University of Newcastle, Richard subsequently proceeded to postgraduate work …

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CFPs: REWORKING GEORGIC – University of Leeds, Monday 9th–Tuesday 10th September 2019

Thursday 17th of January 2019 by WebTeam

Confirmed speakers: David Fairer (Leeds), Greg Garrard (British Columbia), Sue Edney (Bristol) Including a reading of poetry and prose with Simon Armitage, Helen Jukes, and Jack Thacker The influence and spirit of ‘georgic’, as a genre or mode – named for Virgil’s Georgics, the primary classical model – can be seen across western art and culture: from …

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CFP: White Slavery in Transnational and International Context, 1880-1950. 21 June 2019 | 10:00-18:00 | University of Warwick

Monday 17th of December 2018 by WebTeam

This is a call for abstracts for paper, poster and creative presentations for a one-day interdisciplinary conference on white slavery, as trafficking in women was historically called. Email a short bio and an abstract of 300 words for papers/200 word for posters to the organisers: Dr Catherine Armstrong (Loughborough University) Dr Laura Lammasniemi (University of …

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CFP George Eliot 2019: An International Bi-Centenary Conference

Friday 5th of October 2018 by WebTeam

Date: 17–19 July 2019 Location: College Court, University of Leicester Plenary Speakers: Professor Rosemary Ashton (UCL) and Professor Nancy Henry (University of Tennessee, Knoxville) Deadline for proposals: 14 January 2019   Call for papers   This conference will examine the legacy of George Eliot alongside trends in contemporary critical work, bringing together scholars from around …

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BAVS Annual Conference 2018: Victorian Patterns, University of Exeter, 29-31 August 2018

Monday 15th of January 2018 by WebTeam

Organised by the Centre for Victorian Studies, University of Exeter Keynote Speakers: Professor Stefano Evangelista (English, University of Oxford); Professor Grace Lees-Maffei (Design History, University of Hertfordshire); Professor Marion Thain (Liberal Studies, NYU) Global Victorians Roundtable Speakers: Professor Nicholas Birns (NYU); Dr. Paul Young (University of Exeter) Pattern in the nineteenth century was a much-debated …

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“Curiosity and Desire in fin-de-siècle Art and Literature” – Conference Website Live

Sunday 12th of November 2017 by WebTeam

The conference website is now live for “Curiosity and Desire in fin-de-siècle Art and Literature,” 11-12 May 2018: http://iwps2018.clarklibrary.ucla.edu/. The deadline for submitting proposals is 1 December 2017. If you have already submitted a proposal to the conference email address, there is no need to resubmit it through the website portal. The organizing committee will reach …

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University of Leicester Centre for Victorian Studies at 50: Celebrating Dickens

Friday 3rd of November 2017 by WebTeam

Professor Malcolm Andrews University of Kent Professor John Drew University of Buckingham Professor Toru Sasaki Kyoto University Dr Claire Wood University of Leicester Join us for a convivial Dickensian evening to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Victorian Studies Centre at the University of Leicester. Four speakers will address different aspects of Dickens’s writing and …

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Victorian Literature and Culture under new editorship

Tuesday 1st of August 2017 by WebTeam

Rachel Ablow (University at Buffalo, SUNY) and Daniel Hack (University of Michigan) have recently been appointed as the new co-editors of Victorian Literature and Culture, a journal dedicated to publishing cutting-edge scholarship. The editors’ inaugural issue, due in Fall 2018, will be organized around 1,000-word essays on “keywords” of particular interest to the field today. For further …

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BAVS Funding Awards (May 2017 round)

Wednesday 5th of July 2017 by WebTeam

We are delighted to announce the recipients of BAVS funding from our May 2017 funding round, awarding a total of £3007.45 to a range of worthy projects and events. In the ‘Research Funding’ category we would like to congratulate: Rose Roberto Melissa Tricoire In the ‘Events Funding’ category, the following conference organisers have received awards: Kate …

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Three-Month Research Fellowship Opportunity: Armstrong Browning Library

Wednesday 5th of July 2017 by WebTeam

The Armstrong Browning Library (ABL), a world-renowned research centre and rare-collections library devoted to nineteenth-century studies and located at Baylor University, has established a three-month research fellowship opportunity for leading scholars in nineteenth-century studies.   The fellowship includes funding in the amount of $20,000 for a scholar residing outside of North America or $18,000 for a scholar residing within North …

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Nineteenth Century Studies Association Article Prize and Emerging Scholars Award (deadline 1 July)

Monday 12th of June 2017 by WebTeam

The NCSA (Nineteenth Century Studies Association) Article Prize and Emerging Scholars Award July 1st submission deadline is approaching. Information can be found below and on the NCSA website. The 2018 Article Prize recognises excellence in scholarly studies from any discipline on any aspect of the long 19th century. The winner will receive $500, presented at the Annual NCSA Conference in 2018. Entries …

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BAVS Funding Awards (November 2016 round)

Saturday 25th of March 2017 by BAVS Admin

We are delighted to announce the recipients of BAVS funding from our November 2016 funding round.

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CFPs: Curiosity and Desire in Fin-de-Siècle Art and Literature

Tuesday 28th of February 2017 by BAVS Admin

11-12 MAY 2018 WILLIAM ANDREWS CLARK MEMORIAL LIBRARY, UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, LOS ANGELES “Curiosity, and the desire of beauty, have each their place in art, as in all true criticism. When one’s curiosity is deficient, when one is not eager enough for new impressions and new pleasures, one is liable to value mere academical properties …

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CFP – Language Matters: Printing news in English Abroad/ Foreign-Language Publishing in the English-Speaking World

Thursday 12th of January 2017 by BAVS Admin

5th International Transfopress Encounter

Université Paris Diderot (Université Sorbonne Paris Cité), 

16-17 October, 2017, Paris Diderot University & Bibliothèque nationale de France

Date for proposals: 15 February, 2017

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RSVP conference ‘Crossing Borders’ deadline approaching

Monday 9th of January 2017 by BAVS Admin

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals in Freiburg 27th to 29th July 2017.

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Research Society for Victorian Periodicals: Call for Nominations for The Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize 2017

Monday 12th of December 2016 by BAVS Admin

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is seeking nominations and suggestions of books published in 2016 which are eligible for consideration for the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize.

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CFP: NNCN Water, Leeds Trinity University

Sunday 11th of December 2016 by BAVS Admin

Conference date: 7 April 2017

Date for proposals: 30 January 2017

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CFP: Mediating Climate Change

Saturday 10th of December 2016 by BAVS Admin

Event date: 4-6 July 2017

Deadline for proposals: 15 January 2017

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