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CFP: George Egerton: New Essays and Approaches

Friday 30th of July 2021 by Victorianist

eds. Isobel Sigley (Loughborough University) and Whitney Standlee (University of Worcester) As Jane Ford and Alexandra Gray have recently noted, the work of George Egerton, the nom de plume of Mary Chavelita Dunne (1859-1945), has enjoyed a remarkable ‘resurgence of interest over the past two decades.’ Indeed, Egerton is increasingly the subject of scholarly publications, appears …

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Prose Studies Special Issue Call for Papers: “Struggle & Hustle: Queer Nonfiction Prose”

Thursday 29th of July 2021 by Victorianist

Prose Studies: History, Theory, Criticism invites submissions for a special issue devoted to exploring trans and queer mutual aid, support, and networks in all genres and periods of nonfiction prose. This issue seeks to delve into the ways in which trans and queer writers have mobilized nonfiction prose to make visible marginalized identities, disseminate underground …

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Collection Online Early Career Research Fellow (Mythological Subjects) – Watts Gallery

Wednesday 28th of July 2021 by Victorianist

The Curatorial team at the Watts Gallery have an exciting opening for a Collection Online Early Career Research Fellow (Mythological Subjects) for a six-month research project. The post-holder will have the opportunity to develop their academic profile while gaining significant experience of a gallery environment and to work directly with an important collection of British art. Please see below …

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The Artistic Depiction and Preservation of Victorian and Edwardian Working-Class Dress

Monday 26th of July 2021 by Victorianist

Emily Gallagher is an MA Fashion Curation graduate from the University of the Arts London. Her thesis critically analysed Victorian and Edwardian working-class dress in England’s museums. As part of this research, she located and identified 700+ surviving dress objects. Emily is a prospective PhD candidate, commencing her research on feminine ‘sartorial-Victorianisms’ in museums in …

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Cove Workshop – Thursday 22 July 6pm BST

Tuesday 20th of July 2021 by Victorianist

On Thursday, July 22, COVE will be running a more in-depth workshop on our tools and content: 10 am Pacific, 1 pm Eastern, 6 pm British Summer Time, 7 pm Central European Time. Note that this will be the only email to BAVS (no later reminder) so take a minute to join if this interests …

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Call for Papers – George Egerton: New Essays and Approaches

Monday 19th of July 2021 by WebTeam

eds. Isobel Sigley (Loughborough University) and Whitney Standlee (University of Worcester) As Jane Ford and Alexandra Gray have recently noted, the work of George Egerton, the nom de plume of Mary Chavelita Dunne (1859-1945), has enjoyed a remarkable ‘resurgence of interest over the past two decades.’ Indeed, Egerton is increasingly the subject of scholarly publications, …

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BAVS Auction Open

Thursday 15th of July 2021 by Victorianist

Dear BAVS Members and Friends, Bidding has opened! The BAVS Books (and other stuff) Fundraising Auction is now open, with items from £5 books and poetry grab bags to original art, training sessions, lectures, and crafts, all donated by members of the nineteenth-century studies community to support our hardship grants. Bidding will run until August …

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BAVS@Home: BAVS Book Prize Panel

Tuesday 13th of July 2021 by Victorianist

An event to celebrate the first winner of the BAVS Book Prize for a Second Monograph. Presenter: Professor Jen Manion (Amherst) Respondents: Dr Clare Tebbutt (Trinity College Dublin) and Dr Sarah Parker (Loughborough) Host: Professor Rohan McWilliam (Anglia Ruskin) The BAVS Book Prize for a Second Monograph has been awarded to: Jen Manion (Amherst) for her book, Female Husbands: A …

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Call for contributions for Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens n°98, Fall 2023 – “Victorian and Edwardian Autobiographies”

Monday 12th of July 2021 by Victorianist

(https://journals.openedition.org/cve/1043) A 400-word abstract and brief biography should be sent to Aude Haffen (aude.haffen@gmail.com) by November 10th, 2021. Notifications of acceptance will be sent by December 18th, 2021. Full articles (up to 7,000 words) will be due by June 10th, 2022. This issue of Les Cahiers victoriens et édouardiens aims to shed new light on …

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CFP: Sculpture & Literature, 2021 New Voices Conference

Monday 12th of July 2021 by Victorianist

20 – 21 October 2021, proposal deadline 3 Sept Sculpture + Literature New Voices Annual Conference for Postgraduate and Early Doctoral Researchers Organised by the DECR Committee in partnership with the Henry Moore Institute and University of Leeds20 – 21 October 202, online CALL FOR PROPOSALS Keynote speaker:Hannah Black, artist, writer and critic Early Career Keynote …

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Victorian Cinderellas: Revisions, Adaptations, Parodies

Monday 12th of July 2021 by Victorianist

Francesca Arnavas is a postdoctoral researcher at the University of Tartu. She works within the research group on Narrative, Culture and Cognition. Her theoretical interests are Victorian literature, cognitive narratology, fairy tale studies, unnatural narratology. Her first book, Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” and Cognitive Narratology: Author, Reader and Characters, has been published by De Gruyter in January 2021. …

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Religion and Victorian Popular Literature and Culture

Monday 12th of July 2021 by Victorianist

A special issue of Victorian Popular Fictions Journal edited by Naomi Hetherington & Clare Stainthorp, Autumn 2023 The category of the popular has played a significant role in the ‘religious turn’ in Victorian studies over the last two decades. Historians of nineteenth-century religion have increasingly turned to popular culture and folklore to challenge traditional paradigms …

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Enemy Encounters Online Conference, 19-21 July 2021 (Cardiff University & Imperial War Museums)

Wednesday 7th of July 2021 by Victorianist

You are warmly invited to join the Enemy Encounters project and the IWM Institute on 19-21 July 2021 for an online conference exploring views of enmity and allegiance in modern warfare. This three-day event will feature a broad, interdisciplinary range of approaches to experiences and representations of the enemy, with a particular focus on how the …

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Photographic Art Reproductions, from 1839 to the Present (July 23, online)

Monday 5th of July 2021 by Victorianist

Co-organized by the University of St Andrews (UK) and the Centre André Chastel (France) 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 of the calotype in The Pencil of Nature (1844). As …

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CFP: VICTORIAN & EDWARDIAN INTERIORS

Monday 5th of July 2021 by Victorianist

Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès, 27-28 January 2022 An international conference organized by the C.A.S (EA 801) in collaboration with the SFEVE (Société Française d’Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes) Confirmed Keynote speakers:Claudia Kinmonth (Member of the Royal Irish Academy, independent cultural historian, former researcher in the Furniture Department of the Victoria & Albert Museum)Charlotte Ribeyrol (Université Paris Sorbonne, VALE)Penny Sparke …

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19th Century PGR Seminar at MMU

Friday 2nd of July 2021 by Victorianist

The PGRs at MMU have organised a 19th Century PGR Seminar for July 23rd which will be the first of a number we are organising. Please let your PGRs know and if you are interested, please do come along. We have Hollie Geary-Jones from University of Chester PGR will be presenting on ‘Under Surveillance: Panoptican …

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The Davy Notebooks Project has launched!

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 by Victorianist

A public-facing project set to uncover previously unpublished material from the early nineteenth century’s ‘foremost man of science’ has launched online. Sir Humphry Davy (1778-1829) discovered more chemical elements than any individual has before or since. His achievements saw him rise up through society’s ranks from relatively modest origins to become, just over 200 years …

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Boyhood: Re-examining an Edwardian Obsession

Tuesday 29th of June 2021 by Victorianist

Thursday 8 July 2021, 12pm – 5pmFree to attend and open to all, online via Zoom Book tickets online Supported by Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art. To coincide with its summer exhibition, Henry Scott Tuke (7 June – 12 September 2021), Watts Gallery – Artists’ Village is holding an interdisciplinary half-day conference which looks …

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2022 Amy P. Goldman Fellowship in Pre-Raphaelite Studies

Friday 25th of June 2021 by Victorianist

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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BAVS Online Auction Fundraiser

Thursday 24th of June 2021 by Victorianist

Dear BAVS Members and friends from the wider academic community, As the summer heats up and the UK, at least, opens bit by bit, BAVS looks to continue supporting those in our community who have been most impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Over the past year, we have given twenty grants totalling £8000 to …

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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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