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CFP: The Return of the Native – A Thomas Hardy Society Study Day

Tuesday 4th of October 2022 by Victorianist

Saturday 15th April 2023 at 10:00am The Town Hall, Corn Exchange Building, Dorchester KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Professor Tim Dolin (Curtin University, Perth, Australia) Professor Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter) Dr Arthur Keegan-Bole (Composer) A Seminar run by Mark Chutter (THS Academic Director) And a Performance by the New Hardy Players 2023 marks the 145th anniversary of …

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CFP: The MMU PGR ECR Long Nineteenth Century Seminar – Humour and Satire in the Long Nineteenth Century

Tuesday 4th of October 2022 by Victorianist

24 November 2022, 5.30pm BST Our online seminar will feature cross disciplinary presentations, followed by a Q&A session. The PGR/ECR Long Nineteenth Century Interdisciplinary Research Group is organised by volunteer PGRs and ECRs at Manchester Metropolitan University. It aims to foster interinstitutional and multi faculty networking and offers platforms for its community to share the …

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Literary London Reading Group – 11th October

Monday 3rd of October 2022 by Victorianist

Dr Matthew Ingleby (QMUL) will be leading conversation on Landlord – Tenant Relations in Bernard Shaw’s play Widowers’ Houses at the next Literary London Reading Group. The session will be taking place in person at Senate House, London – Room 35, Ground Floor on the 11th October 2022 6:00pm – 7:15pm.  More information and reading materials here: Landlord – Tenant Relations …

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Job Advert: Associate Professor of English, West Virginia University

Thursday 29th of September 2022 by Victorianist

The Department of English at West Virginia University invites applications for a tenured Associate Professor of English specializing in 19th-century British literature. The successful candidate will also serve as the next editor of Victorian Poetry. The position start date is August 11, 2023. This is a 9-month, full-time position with full benefits. We seek an …

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Victorian Literary Languages Network: Workshop 12-13 January 2023

Wednesday 28th of September 2022 by Victorianist

The “Victorian Literary Languages” network studies the multilingualism of Victorian literature, examining the connections between the literary and linguistic histories of Victorian Britain and Ireland. How might critical perspectives on Victorian literature and its canons change when we take full account of the Victorian four nations, their numerous languages, and their richly diverse dialect cultures? …

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When Camelot was caught on camera: Studying a controversial photographic depiction of Arthur in 19th-century England

Wednesday 28th of September 2022 by Victorianist

By Eli Elshani and Alicia Rojas Costa Eli Elshani is a student of English literature at Leiden University. His interests primarily include European cultural history as well as the history of experimental art. He worked as a research trainee on ‘Arthurian Revival Across the Ages’, a project exploring various adaptations of Arthurian legend from the 19th and the 21st century.    LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-elshani-9573ab194 Alicia’s …

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Nineteenth-Century Data Collective 

Tuesday 27th of September 2022 by Victorianist

We’re pleased to announce the new Nineteenth-Century Data Collective (just launched in beta). The Nineteenth-Century Data Collective offers a framework for peer-review of datasets related to nineteenth-century literature and cultures and, post-review, a place to share and reuse data. Our editorial board (listed below) spans nineteenth-century experts from the UK, US, and Australia. The Nineteenth-Century Data Collective …

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Dickens Day 2022 – 8 October, Senate House, London

Thursday 22nd of September 2022 by Victorianist

Dear colleagues, ‘Dickens Day 2022’ is fast approaching! Taking place at Senate House, London, on Saturday 8 October (9am-5pm), this one-day, in-person symposium explores the theme of ‘Beginning Dickens’. The programme includes a variety of readings; plenaries by Michael Slater, Carolyn Oulton, John Drew, and Joanna Hofer-Robinson; and panels devoted to ‘Dickens’s Early Writings: Pickwick and Mudfog’, ‘Dickens’s Early …

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BAVS Executive Committee Roles

Friday 16th of September 2022 by Victorianist

The BAVS Executive Committee currently has a number of positions open. If you would like to be considered for one of the roles below, please send the Secretary, Alice Crossley, an email with a Statement of Interest (indicating your suitability for and interest in the position and how you propose to contribute) of 300 words …

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Aubrey Beardsley, 150 Years Young: September 8 – November 12, 2022

Monday 12th of September 2022 by Victorianist

Second Floor Gallery The Grolier Club47 East 60th StreetNew York, NY  Aubrey Beardsley (1872-1898) is a monumental figure in book and magazine illustration, graphic arts and poster design, as well as the history of gender and sexuality. In his brief career from 1892 to 1898, cut short by his death from tuberculosis, he was a brilliant innovator …

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CFP: Fireside Tales of Terror: The Gothic and Winter

Tuesday 6th of September 2022 by Victorianist

“Horrors belong as naturally to the fireside, as fireside belongs to Christmas” declares the narrator of the piece “Fireside Horrors for Christmas” in the December 1847 issue of Dublin University Magazine. This image of “popular fireside stories or winter’s tales” exchanged in communal settings had, as the late Catherine Belsey explained, a “long vernacular tradition” …

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Launching the Solidarity Edition (2022) of One More Voice

Thursday 18th of August 2022 by Victorianist

Launching the Solidarity Edition (2022) of One More Voice We’re delighted to announce the launch of a new edition, the Solidarity Edition (2022), of One More Voice, a resource centered on helping teachers and scholars examine and reflect on the role of race in shaping nineteenth-century literature and history. One More Voice is a digital …

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Victorian Literary Languages, 25 & 26 August 2022.

Monday 15th of August 2022 by Victorianist

Victorian Literary Languages, 25 & 26 August 2022. The second workshop of the “Victorian Literary Languages” research network, co-organised by Gregory Tate (St Andrews) and Karin Koehler (Bangor), will be taking place in Trinity College Dublin on Thursday 25th and Friday 26th of August. The aims of the network are to study the multilingualism of …

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Call For Papers: Remaking the Past 44th Annual Conference

Wednesday 3rd of August 2022 by Victorianist

Sacramento, California March 30 – April 1, 2023  Proposal Deadline: September 30, 2022 Website:  https://ncsaweb.net/2023-conference-information/ Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Sacramento, host city for NCSA’s 2023 conference, lends itself to exploring issues of revivals and re-creations of the past. Sacramento’s nineteenth-century history encompassed California’s Gold Rush, the genocide and displacement of Indigenous populations, the construction of the Transcontinental …

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Modern Pre-Raphaelite Visionaries conference

Tuesday 2nd of August 2022 by Victorianist

Date: 9th September 2022 Location: Art Gallery & Museum Time: 9:00 – 15:30 The conference is open to all, but will be particularly suitable for academics, museum professionals, students, and those with a prior understanding of the field. Conference booking via this link. To celebrate our current exhibition, Modern Pre-Raphaelite Visionaries, British Art 1880-1930, Leamington Spa Art Gallery & …

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Call for Proposals: INFRASTRUCTURE

Tuesday 26th of July 2022 by Victorianist

Special issue of Victorian Literature and Culture Editors: Zarena Aslami (Michigan State University; aslami@msu.edu) and Tim Watson (University of Miami; watsont@miami.edu) Please email the editors by October 1, 2022 with an idea for a 1,000-2,500-word article, which will be due June 1, 2023. Graduate students, early-career scholars, and those from communities/institutions/locations underrepresented in Anglophone nineteenth-century …

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‘Freethought in the Nineteenth Century: New Perspectives’ (Friday 9 and Saturday 10 September 2022)

Tuesday 26th of July 2022 by Victorianist

This two-day multidisciplinary conference will be held in-person at Queen Mary University of London. Its focus is on how atheist, secularist, and humanist ideas circulate within and across nations in the period c.1789–1914, with papers approaching this question at both micro and macro scales, exploring the local, national, and international networks that enabled freethought to …

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Call for Assistant Editors (2022) – Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom

Tuesday 19th of July 2022 by Victorianist

Call for Assistant Editors (2022) – Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (UVC) is seeking applications to assemble a team of 3-4 Assistant Editors. The primary responsibilities of the team will be to create and prepare content for online publication, with a particular focus on our Zoomcast series. This work will include developing …

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Victoriographies: A Journal of the Long Nineteenth Century – Call for submissions and reviews

Monday 18th of July 2022 by Victorianist

Victoriographies: A Journal of the Long Nineteenth Century is seeking article submissions and reviews from scholars. Victoriographies is fully peer-reviewed and published tri-annually by Edinburgh University Press. As we enter our second decade of publication, we are excited to include innovative work and to welcome emerging voices. Continuing its project to explore the long nineteenth century and contemporary …

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CFP – GOTHIC STUDIES SPECIAL ISSUE: GOTHIC AGE AND AGING

Friday 15th of July 2022 by Victorianist

Guest edited by James Aaron Green (University of Vienna) and João Paulo Guimarães (University of Porto) From the fantastical youth of Wilde’s Dorian to the age defiance of Maturin’s Melmoth; from the extreme old age of Haggard’s Gagool to the uncanny paternalism of Stoker’s Count;—much of the gothic mode’s most recognizable iconography is defined wholly …

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Registration Open: Comic Verse of the Nineteenth Century, 20 July 2022

Monday 11th of July 2022 by Victorianist

Registration is open for ‘Comic Verse of the Long Nineteenth Century: Power, Politics, Poetics’: a one-day conference on Wednesday 20 July 2022 at Grove House, University of Roehampton, London. “A servant write verses!” says Madam Du Bloom;“Pray what is the subject? — a mop, or a broom?”(Elizabeth Hands) Literary critics have increasingly argued for poetics …

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BAVS 2022 Conference PGR/ECR Bursaries

Friday 8th of July 2022 by Victorianist

BAVS2022 is delighted to offer eight bursaries for Postgraduate and Early Career Scholars, sponsored by the University of Birmingham College of Arts and Law and BAVS. Conference registration fees will be waived and support will be offered for travel and accommodation. Bursary holders will be invited to share their experience of BAVS2022 with wider communities, …

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Call for Papers: The Past, Present, and Future of Victorianist Activism

Tuesday 5th of July 2022 by Victorianist

VLC is soliciting short essays (2,000-5,000 words) on the past, present, and future of Victorian and Victorianist activism. Victorianists have a particularly strong history of political engagement in our scholarship, academic workplaces, and communities. Meanwhile, much politically engaged scholarship—and many politically engaged scholars—manifest a particular interest in the history, literature, and culture of the middle …

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Call for Papers: Keywords Redux

Tuesday 5th of July 2022 by Victorianist

In 2018, VLC published “Keywords for Victorian Literature and Culture,” a double-issue consisting of over one hundred short essays meant to provide a snapshot of the interests and issues animating the field of Victorian studies at the time. For a fifth-anniversary “Keywords Redux,” we invite submissions (1200-word maximum) that either address a term absent from …

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CFP: Dickens Society Panel at NeMLA (9/30/22; 3/23-26/23)

Monday 13th of June 2022 by Victorianist

I am pleased to announce the Charles Dickens Society’s sponsored panel at the Spring 2023 NeMLA Conference coming up March 23-26, 2023 at the Sheraton Niagara Falls. If you can only go to one conference in western NY next year, make it the Dickens Society Symposium in Rochester in July! But if you can go to two, …

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Call for Syllabus Clusters: Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom

Thursday 9th of June 2022 by Victorianist

Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom (UVC) is a digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian Studies through a positive, race-conscious lens. Our site launched in 2021 with the publication of peer-reviewed syllabi, peer-reviewed lesson plans, and Zoomcasts (i.e., video interviews with scholars engaged in important antiracist classroom work). The site has since been well-received by …

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NCSA Announcement: JULY 1st deadlines for Emerging Scholars Award and Article Prize

Tuesday 7th of June 2022 by Victorianist

NINETEENTH CENTURY STUDIES ASSOCIATIONAward Submission Deadline July 1, 2022. Submissions to the Emerging Scholars Award and the Article Prize are due July 1, 2022. Winners will each receive a cash award of $500 to be presented at the Annual NCSA Conference.  2023 Conference CFP Remaking the Past: https://ncsaweb.net/2023-conference-information/ The Emerging Scholars Award The work of emerging scholars represents …

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Job Alert: Lecturer in English Literature (Maternity Cover)

Monday 6th of June 2022 by Victorianist

Job Alert: Lecturer in English Literature (Maternity Cover) https://www.jobs.manchester.ac.uk/displayjob.aspx?isPreview=Yes&jobid=22514 Applications are invited for the fixed-term post (ten months) of Lecturer in English Literature at the University of Manchester. This is a fixed-term replacement post for a ten-month period of maternity leave in the Department of English, American Studies, and Creative Writing at the University of Manchester …

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CFP: Aston REACH lecture series

Monday 6th of June 2022 by Victorianist

The Research Centre for the Humanities (REACH) at Aston University invites proposals for its ongoing monthly lecture series (commencing July 2022). The remit of the series is the humanities from an interdisciplinary perspective, so we want to hear from humanities scholars whose research interacts with other subjects — but also from scholars of other disciplines …

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Upcoming talk at Warwick

Wednesday 25th of May 2022 by Victorianist

Warwick’s Department of English and Comparative Literary Studies is delighted to announce that Dr Kristin Mahoney of Michigan State University will be joining us on 6 June at 5pm in FAB2.31 (Faculty of Arts Building, 2nd floor) for a seminar on “Queer Kinship after Wilde: Transnational Decadence and the Family.”   She will be talking through her approach …

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