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VPFA Colloquium Report

Tuesday 15th of June 2021 by Victorianist

Helen Potter is a part-time postgraduate research student at the University of Wolverhampton. Her research project is “A Critical Biography of Ellen Thorneycroft Fowler” who was an author of best-selling popular fiction at the end of the Victorian period and into the Edwardian era. VPFA Colloquium 6th – 8th May 2021 Religion and Victorian Literature …

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VPFA Conference Programme

Tuesday 15th of June 2021 by Victorianist

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association (VPFA) are pleased to announce that they have released their final programme and that registration is now open. The conference is running 14th – 16th July, 2021, 1-10.30pm (BST) – elongated days to allow for international speakers and delegates, but they encourage people to take regular breaks as needed.  Like …

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BAVS@Home: Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom

Monday 14th of June 2021 by Victorianist

14 July 2021, 4pm-5pm BST, online via Zoom Presenters: Pearl Chaozon Bauer (Notre Dame de Namur University), Ryan Fong (Kalamazoo College), Sophia Hsu (Lehman College, CUNY), and Adrian Wisnicki (University of Nebraska) Host: Claudia Capancioni (University of Lincoln) Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom is a digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian studies through …

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Women and Humour in the Long Nineteenth Century – 23rd – 26th June 2021

Friday 11th of June 2021 by Victorianist

This interdisciplinary conference is interested in women’s active participation in humour and comedy in the long nineteenth century. About this event Wit is a prominent feature of nineteenth-century culture that encompasses genres from satire to nonsense. Well-known examples range from Dickens’s humorous sketches to joke pages in magazines, and from political cartoons in the tradition …

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PhD Studentship, University College Dublin – European Migrants in the British Imagination: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Culture

Thursday 10th of June 2021 by Victorianist

UCD Centre for Cultural Analytics is seeking applications for a number of doctoral scholarships to commence in the academic year 2021-22 as part of the ERC funded project, European Migrants in the British Imagination: Victorian and Neo-Victorian Culture (VICTEUR) Description This project analyses the role of migration and migrants in the dynamics of cultural change …

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Registration now open: Breaking the Network: Infrastructure and Community (Fractures) in the Long Nineteenth Century

Wednesday 9th of June 2021 by Victorianist

ONLINE CONFERENCE University College Cork, Thursday 2nd – Friday 3rd September 2021 https://breaknet2021.wordpress.com/ Keynotes: Prof. Claire Connolly (U niversity C ollege C ork ), Dr Nicola Kirkby (Royal Holloway) , Prof. Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway), Dr Nitin Sinha ( Leibniz – Zentrum Moderner Orient) Recent studies in nineteenth-century culture have investigated the connectedness of individuals, …

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Sherlock Holmes, but make it supernatural: echoes of Victorian spiritualism in Netflix’s The Irregulars

Tuesday 8th of June 2021 by Victorianist

Aga Serdyńska recently completed her MA in Modern Literature and Culture at King’s College London. She’s interested in various aspects of Victorian literature and culture, as well as neo-Victorian revisitations of the period across different media. In her future research, she’d like to explore the themes of memory and detection in Victorian and neo-Victorian fiction. …

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CFP: Greece in Victorian Popular Culture

Wednesday 26th of May 2021 by Victorianist

Greece in Victorian Popular Culture International Conference https://revictoproject.com/greece-in-victorian-popular-culture-cfp/8-9 April 2022 Department of English Language and Literature National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Hellenic Foundation for Research & Innovation Call for Papers Nineteenth-century Greece figured vividly in many Victorian popular novels, short fiction, travelogues, essays, poems, articles of public opinion, and even in advertisements which appeared …

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BAVS 2022 Conference

Monday 24th of May 2021 by Victorianist

Although BAVS had anticipated holding a conference in 2021, the Executive Committee has decided against organising a large conference this year, given the current, ongoing circumstances. Instead, BAVS is putting significant energy into organising a sustained series of smaller activities and talks (many of which are free to members) throughout the rest of the year, …

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#IAmNoBird, Jane Eyre and Feminism Now

Monday 24th of May 2021 by Victorianist

BAVS are delighted to announce a new event in partnership with the Brontë Parsonage Museum: #IAmNoBird, ‘Jane Eyre and Feminism Now’ Join our expert panel for a zoom event bringing discussions of the Brontës and feminism up-to-date. For years, famous quotes such as ‘I am no bird and no net ensnares me’ have become the …

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CFP: Vulnerability and Resilience in the English Literature of the Long Nineteenth Century – International Online Conference

Wednesday 19th of May 2021 by Victorianist

Co-organised by Raffaella Antinucci, Università Parthenope, Naples, and Adrian Grafe, Université d’Artois (Research Lab “Textes et Cultures”). 16th-17th December 2021 Art in general, and literature in particular, have long been used as means to represent and give visibility to dynamics of violence, hurting and endurance. Vulnerability and resilience are two strongly related and almost antonymic …

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Proposed essay collection (book):  “The Time of Close Reading:  Victorian Fiction’s Presents”

Monday 17th of May 2021 by Victorianist

Editors:  Debra Gettelman, Audrey Jaffe, and Mary Ann O’Farrell Despite the spatializing intimacy that animates and names it, close reading exists in and as time.  Our collection “The Time of Close Reading” seeks to interrogate the multiple meanings that attach to each of our titular terms—“time,” “close,” and “reading”—in the present moment, specifically within studies …

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BAVS Funding Grants – forthcoming deadline

Thursday 13th of May 2021 by Victorianist

Just a reminder that the deadline for the next round of BAVS funding applications is 31 May 2021. 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/2021/05/13/bavs-funding-grants-forthcoming-deadline-5/

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Fourth Annual Women Money Markets Conference on ‘Female Economies’

Tuesday 11th of May 2021 by Victorianist

Dear colleagues, I would like to draw your attention to a conference I am organizing together with Dr Eva Brugger (UZH, History Department) and Olivia Biber, M.A. (University of Berne, English Department): Initially scheduled for June 2020, the Fourth Annual Women Money Markets Conference on “Female Economies” will finally take place on 9-11 June in …

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RESOURCE PORTAL ON ANTI-RACISM AND DECOLONIAL APPROACHES TO ART HISTORY AND VISUAL CULTURE

Tuesday 11th of May 2021 by Victorianist

The Association for Art History has recently launched a comprehensive resource relating to decolonial approaches to art history and visual culture. The portal contains hundreds of references arranged along subject, themes and media in eight bibliographies.  It provides access to materials on anti-racist, postcolonial and decolonising art histories and is meant for anyone conducting research in …

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Pre-Raphaelites: Drawings and Watercolours Exhibition

Monday 10th of May 2021 by Victorianist

A MAJOR EXHIBITION Ashmolean Museum, Oxford 18 May – 20 June 2021 From a sketch on the back of an envelope to grand, elaborate chalk drawings, our upcoming exhibition offers an opportunity to view our internationally-renowned collection of Pre-Raphaelite works on paper. Explore the enormous range of techniques and media used by the artists that …

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Florence Nightingale – Beyond the Lady with the Lamp

Monday 10th of May 2021 by Victorianist

The next BAVS@Home event will take place on 26 May at 6pm: ‘Florence Nightingale – Beyond the Lady with the Lamp’. Despite rich scholarship on the history and writings of Florence Nightingale, very little attention has been paid to the influence of the many different concepts and material realities of home on her life and …

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BAVS Writing Retreat – Spring Edition

Wednesday 5th of May 2021 by Victorianist

BAVS Writing Retreat – Spring edition – Wed 26 May, 4-6pm About this Event Spring has sprung, but does your writing need to blossom? Do you find the company of others gives you that extra bit of motivation? If so, join us for the BAVS Writing Retreat at 4-6pm on Wed 26 May. Whether you …

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PhD Studentship – Aston University

Monday 3rd of May 2021 by Victorianist

Aston University’s College of Business and Social Sciences is offering a fully-funded PhD studentship in any subject, including those in the School of Social Sciences and Humanities. The studentship would start in October 2021. The right candidate would be eligible to complete a full-time, three-year PhD in Victorian literature and culture studying under Dr Abigail …

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Decoding Dickens: Contexts, Inspirations, Approaches – 21 May 2021

Friday 30th of April 2021 by Victorianist

Decoding Dickens: Contexts, Inspirations, Approaches – 21 May 2021, 2pm-6.40pm (BST) An online networking symposium that introduces the ‘savage stenographic mystery’ of Dickens’s shorthand and the challenges of deciphering unusual scripts Organisers: Dr Claire Wood (University of Leicester) and Professor Hugo Bowles (University of Foggia) Join us on 21 May to explore Charles Dickens’s mysterious shorthand …

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CFP: Photographic Art Reproductions, from 1839 to the Present

Friday 30th of April 2021 by Victorianist

23 July 2021, online deadline for submissions: June 18, 2021 University of St Andrews, UK / Centre André Chastel, France contact email: sofya.k.dmitrieva@gmail.com The photographic art reproduction came into being simultaneously with the invention of the medium: Joseph Nicéphore Niépce captured engravings in his earliest heliographs, while William Henry Fox Talbot praised the reproductive capacities …

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CFP: Long Nineteenth Century Symposium

Tuesday 27th of April 2021 by Victorianist

In order to foster collaboration across the post-graduate community within the field of the long 19C, this event seeks to explore some of the cross-thematic research priorities at the centre of doctoral studies. Each of these three panels offer opportunities to present and discuss cutting-edge approaches and findings to key topics of concern during a …

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Centre for Victorian Studies ECR Talks Series (updated schedule)

Tuesday 27th of April 2021 by Victorianist

This term, the Centre for Victorian Studies at the University of Exeter will be hosting a series of talks from early career researchers showcasing the research outputs and interests of the CVS. Following on from the wonderfully open and enlightening opening panel, we are delighted that each of our brilliant speakers will each be presenting …

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Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom: A New Set of Publications!

Monday 26th of April 2021 by Victorianist

(Apologies for any cross postings) We are pleased to announce the publication of a large new cache of materials by Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (https://undiscipliningvc.org). These include lesson plans, peer-reviewed syllabi, and Zoomcasts, i.e., recorded interviews with colleagues in the field doing important anti-racist work. As a digital humanities project that seeks to reimagine how …

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English: Shared Futures Online: Caring for our Discipline during COVID

Thursday 22nd of April 2021 by Victorianist

Part 1 of the English: Shared Futures series of events, Caring for our Discipline during COVID About this Event: Friday 30 April 2021 9:30-13:00 BST (UK) This event is free to attend and all are welcome. We suggest a donation of £5, which will help us to run future events at the same low ticket …

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Nineteenth Century Summer School

Friday 16th of April 2021 by Victorianist

7 – 11 June 2021 Senate House, University of London This year the IES 5-day Nineteenth-Century Summer School runs from June-7-11, 2021. The chosen author is Charles Dickens, focusing on in-depth study of two of the later novels, Bleak House (1852) and Great Expectations (1861). The school is open to anyone with an advanced interest …

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CFP: Boyhood: Re-examining an Edwardian Obsession

Friday 16th of April 2021 by Victorianist

Thursday 8 July 2021 To coincide with its summer exhibition, Henry Scott Tuke (7 June – 12 September 2021), Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village invites contributions to an interdisciplinary virtual event which looks to re-examine the Edwardian obsession with boyhood through the lens of the twenty-first century. While the boy, as precursor to the man, …

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Enemy Encounters Online Conference 19th-20th July 2021

Thursday 15th of April 2021 by WebTeam

Hosted by the IWM Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict and the Car-diff University AHRC funded project ‘Strange Meetings: Enemy Encounters 1800-2020’, this event seeks to explore views of enmity and allegiance in modern warfare. The confer-ence focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries but we also welcome proposals relating to the …

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The Gaskell Journal, Graduate Student Essay Prize 2022

Monday 12th of April 2021 by Victorianist

The Gaskell Journal Joan Leach Memorial Graduate Student Essay Prize 2022 Deadline for submissions: 1 February 2022 The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society. The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (with revisions as appropriate), and its author …

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CFP: Enemy Encounters: Online Conference

Monday 12th of April 2021 by Victorianist

19th-20th July 2021 Hosted by the IWM Institute for the Public Understanding of War and Conflict and the Cardiff University AHRC funded project ‘Strange Meetings: Enemy Encounters 1800-2020’, this event seeks to explore views of enmity and allegiance in modern warfare. The conference focuses on the twentieth and twenty-first centuries but we also welcome pro-posals …

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