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

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 latest research on topics that have a focus in the long nineteenth century.

Following the success of last year’s Seminar Series, the PGR/ECR Long Nineteenth Century organising committee are currently planning the 2022/23 annual programme. In order to foster collaboration across the post-graduate community within the field of the long nineteenth century, the seminar series seeks to explore some of the cross-thematic research priorities at the centre of doctoral studies.

Humour and satire played a significant role in nineteenth-century culture by influencing, supporting and challenging gender, political and societal expectations and identities.

We invite 20-minute presentations from any discipline relating to humour and satire in the long nineteenth century. Research areas could include, but are not restricted to:

• Cultural, literary and artistic representations of political satire
• Parodies and gender-related humour
• Humorous or comedic performances
• The role of humour and satire in the periodical press

We welcome presenters of all backgrounds. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, as well as a short biography, to by Wednesday 26 October 2022. Speakers will be notified about their participation by 2 November 2022.

Please contact us with any further enquiries by email, or through our Twitter page: @l19thc Information regarding our previous events, as well as blogs and articles, can be found on our website: