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London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar – Autumn 2020

Friday 18th of September 2020 by Victorianist

lncs-poster-autumn-2020-1-1Download Thursday 1 October 2020 (18.00–20.00) Aubrey Beardsley and His Legacies Dr. Sasha Dovzhyk (Birkbeck), From Art Nouveau to Avant-Garde: Beardsley’s Legacies in Eastern Europe’.Prof. Emma Sutton (St. Andrew’s) ‘Beardsley and Music, Then and Now’ https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-c19-studies-seminar-aubrey-beardsley-and-his-legacies-tickets-121333526845 Thursday 12 November 2020 (18.00–20.00) Self, nation and colonyDr Fariha Shaikh (University of Birmingham): ‘‘Catherine Helen Spence’s Autobiography: Literary Culture …

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CFP: Food and/in Children’s Culture

Friday 11th of September 2020 by Victorianist

Call for PapersFood and/in Children’s CultureNational, International and Transnational Perspectives Università Ca’ Foscari, Venice, ItalyDepartment of Linguistic and Cultural Comparative StudiesPalazzo Cosulich – Zattere Dorsoduro, 1405, 30123 Venezia – Italy6-9 April 2021 Food is a prominent element in children’s literature and culture. As Carolyn Daniel puts it, by reading about food children learn “what to …

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The BAVS Prize for a Second Monograph

Monday 7th of September 2020 by Victorianist

The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is delighted to announce its new Book Prize!!! The BAVS Prize for a Second Monograph Unlike other book prizes, this is specifically intended to honour the work of mid-career Victorianists in all disciplines who publish a monograph in 2020. The Prize will draw the attention of the Victorian …

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DISCOVERY The 42nd Annual Virtual Conference Nineteenth Century Studies Association

Wednesday 2nd of September 2020 by Victorianist

  DISCOVERY The 42nd Annual Virtual Conference Nineteenth Century Studies Association March 11-13, 2021 Proposal Deadline: October 31, 2020 Website: https://ncsaweb.net/current-conference-2021-cfp/ NCSA welcomes proposals for papers, panels, roundtables, and special sessions that explore our theme of “Discovery” in the long nineteenth century (1789-1914). Scholars are invited to interrogate the trope of “discovery” by questioning the term’s ideological and …

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The Myth of Galatea and the Living Statue: Animation, Simulacra and Desire in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art

Tuesday 1st of September 2020 by Victorianist

  Proposals are invited for original chapters in an edited collection exploring the myth of Galatea and the living statue in nineteenth-century literature and art. The classical story of Galatea (the statue created by Pygmalion) who comes to life under Venus’ touch has proved a powerful metaphor for artistic creation, bodily transformation and other forms …

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CFP: Gothic in a Time of Contagion, Populism and Racial Injustice

Tuesday 1st of September 2020 by Victorianist

CALL FOR PAPERS Gothic in a Time of Contagion, Populism and Racial Injustice   A Gothic-Without-Borders Conference in March 2021, fully online, hosted by the Department of World Languages and Literatures (WLL) at Simon Fraser University (SFU), Vancouver, Canada, coordinated by the SFU Center for Educational Excellence (CEE), and co-sponsored by the International Gothic Association …

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New BAVS Prize for a Second Monograph

Tuesday 25th of August 2020 by WebTeam

**Please note: these revised rules of 4 September 2020 replace those circulated previously.*** The British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is delighted to announce its new Book Prize! Unlike other book prizes, this is specifically intended to honour the work of mid-career Victorianists in all disciplines who publish a monograph in 2020. The Prize will …

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Assistant/PhD Position in English Literature, University of Zurich

Tuesday 18th of August 2020 by Victorianist

Assistant/PhD Position in English Literature (60%) University of Zurich, English Department Starting 1 February 2021 Established in 1887 the English Department is not only the oldest, but also the largest English department in Switzerland and one of the larger departments in the German-speaking part of Europe. With more than 1’000 students and a total staff …

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Amy P. Goldman Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies

Monday 17th of August 2020 by WebTeam

The University of Delaware Library, in Newark, Delaware, and the Delaware Art Museum are pleased to offer a joint Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite studies, funded by the Amy P. Goldman Foundation. This one-month Fellowship, awarded annually, is intended for scholars conducting significant research in the lives and works of the Pre-Raphaelites and their friends, associates, and …

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Nineteenth-Century Matters 2020-21: University of Exeter

Wednesday 12th of August 2020 by Victorianist

Nineteenth-Century Matters 2020-21 University of Exeter Outline Nineteenth-Century Matters is an initiative jointly run by the British Association for Romantic Studies and the British Association for Victorian Studies. Now in its fifth year, it is aimed at postdoctoral researchers who have completed their PhD, but are not currently employed in a full-time academic post. Nineteenth-Century …

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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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