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Victorian Popular Fiction Association’s 13th Annual Virtual Conference

Tuesday 24th of November 2020 by Victorianist

‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ 14th – 16th July, 2021University of GreenwichHosted online with MS Teams Keynote: ‘Excluding the Maternal Body in Victorian Popular Literature’, Jess Cox (Brunel University, London) Reading Group: ‘Against the Grain: Reparative Readings for Victorian Popular Fiction’, hosted by Jesse Erikson (University of Delaware) Training Session: ‘Doing Things Digitally: An Introduction to …

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The Emerging Beardsley Scholar Prize

Thursday 19th of November 2020 by Victorianist

To mark the foundation of the Aubrey Beardsley Society, a prize for the best short essay on any aspect of Beardsley’s work, life, and reception will be awarded to an outstanding emerging scholar. The Society aims to encourage new work that is intellectually adventurous and stylistically accomplished, and seeks submissions that highlight Beardsley’s relevance today. …

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CFP: Victorian Ecologies

Tuesday 17th of November 2020 by Victorianist

Victorian Network is an open-access, MLA-indexed, peer-reviewed journal dedicated to publishing and promoting the best work across the broad field of Victorian Studies by postgraduate students and early career academics. We are delighted to announce that our fourteenth issue (2021) on the theme of “Victorian Ecologies” will be guest edited by Elizabeth Miller (UC Davis). …

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Victoriographies Research Group Seminar Series

Monday 16th of November 2020 by Victorianist

The Victoriographies Research Group at the University of Surrey is launching a new online seminar series for 2020-21. The seminars will take place via Zoom at 17:00-18:30 (5-6.30pm) GMT. Places are free and can be booked via Eventbrite. We will release the links before each talk. Programme 19 November – Talia Schaffer (CUNY), “The Fortunate …

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“Shelfies” as Identity Performances in Edwardian Britain

Monday 16th of November 2020 by Victorianist

Dr Lauren Alex O’Hagan is a Researcher in the Department of Media and Communication Studies at Örebro University, Sweden. Her research interests and publications focus largely on class conflict, literacy practices and consumer culture in late Victorian and Edwardian Britain using a multimodal ethnohistorical lens. The COVID-19 pandemic has seen a renewed interest in what …

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GLOBAL NEW VOICES: ART, CRAFT & INDUSTRY

Monday 9th of November 2020 by Victorianist

19 – 20 November 2020, Online Association For Art History Keynote Speaker: Christina Michelon, Boston Athenæum, Printcraft: Making with Mass Images The relationship between art and ideas of craft and industry is long and complex. The latter are often conceived in antithetical terms, with hand-produced, unique ‘art’ objects positioned on the one hand, and mass-produced, industrially made …

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CFP: Cities and Fantasy: Urban Imaginary Across Cultures, 1830–1930

Wednesday 4th of November 2020 by Victorianist

The long nineteenth century witnessed the rapid expansion and modernization of cities around the globe. It is often also heralded, by critics working with Anglo-American literature, at least, as the starting point for studies of the fantastic. Nonetheless, despite the claims of critics such as Rosemary Jackson and Stephen Prickett that modern fantasy is, in …

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Southampton Centre for Nineteenth Century Research Seminars

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020 by Victorianist

We are delighted to invite you to our seminar series for semester one. Both talks will take place on Wednesday at 4pm (UK Time) online via Teams (registration links via Eventbrite below): 11th November 2020 4pm-6pm  Dr OsKar Cox Jensen  University of East Anglia  When London Cried: Life on the street and how to write about it.  If …

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Call for Papers: Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic: Edited Collection

Tuesday 3rd of November 2020 by Victorianist

Deadlines: Abstract submission: 4 December 2020 (notification for abstract acceptance provided with a four-five week period). Chapter submission: 30 April 2020. Full Name/Name of Organization: Nicole Dittmer and Sophie Raine Contact emails: nicole.dittmer@stu.mmu.ac.uk and s.raine@lancaster.ac.uk Penny Dreadfuls and the Gothic Edited Collection, Call for Papers Famed for their scandalous content and supposed pernicious influence on …

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BAVS Funding Grants – forthcoming deadline

Monday 2nd of November 2020 by Victorianist

Just a reminder that the deadline for the next round of BAVS funding applications is 30 November. 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/2020/11/02/bavs-funding-grants-forthcoming-deadline-4/

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Re-Reading Performative Behaviour in Thackeray’s Vanity Fair (1848): Why Rebecca Sharp is an English Courtesan

Monday 2nd of November 2020 by Victorianist

Hollie Geary-Jones is a first year PhD Candidate and Visiting Lecturer at the University of Chester. Her interdisciplinary thesis is titled ‘Dressing the Self: Infectious Performance and the Nineteenth-Century Prostitute’. Her research interests include infection, dress, and prostitution in nineteenth-century France and England. You can follow Hollie on Twitter @HollieGJ1 or contact her at h.gearyjones@chester.ac.uk …

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‘In company with the strange ship’: Oceanic encounters between the neoslave narrative and neo-Victorianism.

Wednesday 21st of October 2020 by Victorianist

Lewi Mondal is a doctoral researcher and graduate tutor in English at Teesside University. His thesis is entitled Intimate Encounters:  Between Neoslave Narrative and Neo-Global Neo-Victorianism. His thesis asks whether a ‘global’ neo-Victorianism can be considered as located at a critical interstice between contemporary representations of the nineteenth-century and twentieth- and twenty-first-century slave narratives. With both of these …

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Call for Syllabi (CFS) – Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom

Monday 19th of October 2020 by Victorianist

Yoshio Markino. “Earl’s Court Station.” In A Japanese Artist in London, by Yoshio Markino, 196. London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. Public domain image. Deadline: November 15, 2020 Undisciplining the Victorian Classroom is a new, digital humanities project that reimagines how to teach Victorian Studies through a positive, race-conscious lens and advocates for engaging Black, Postcolonial, Indigenous, Asian-American, Latinx, …

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Online Archival Research Methods

Tuesday 6th of October 2020 by Victorianist

A NAVSA Data Caucus Roundtable and Workshop 16 October, 1pm EST Register by 14 October: forms.gle/TjhrC3W5fht8i6cdA Leading participants: Alison Hedley (McGill University, afhedley@gmail.com) Anne Helmreich (Getty Research Institute, alhelmreich@gmail.com) Meredith Martin (Princeton University, mm4@princeton.edu) Adrian Wisnicki (University of Nebraska-Lincoln, awisnicki@yahoo.com) Moderator: Megan Ward (Oregon State University, megan.ward@oregonstate.edu) Session proposal: In response to NAVSA member interest …

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CFP – London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar Graduate Conference: ‘Struggle, Upheaval, Transformation’

Tuesday 6th of October 2020 by Victorianist

Saturday 16th January 2021 Keynote Speaker: Dr Fariha Shaikh (University of Birmingham) Our moment is defined by the explosion of social movements, from Black LivesMatter, to #metoo, to the Climate Strike, and to calls to decolonise the university. This conference invites papers which look back to social, political and cultural change in the nineteenth century, …

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Call for bloggers

Monday 5th of October 2020 by Victorianist

Are you interested in expanding your CV, gaining exposure for your research, and creating a professional online presence? Come blog for BAVS! Our two blogging platforms are aimed at bringing together BAVS postgraduates and ECRs from across the humanities focusing on the Victorian period. Researcher Blog: We want to celebrate the diverse and groundbreaking research …

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G.W.M Reynolds PG Rep

Tuesday 29th of September 2020 by Victorianist

The Reynolds Society are currently looking for a new postgraduate representative to join the team! We are looking for someone with an avid enthusiasm for Reynolds, his life and his works. As a postgraduate representative, your role will include: Reaching out to Reynolds enthusiasts to feature their research on our monthly blog Publishing monthly blogs …

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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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