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2023

BAVS Newsletter Winter 2023: Click here to download 23.3

Reviews:

The Happiness of the British Working Class, by Jamie L. Bronstein (Stanford: Stanford University Press, 2023), by John D. Attridge (University of Surrey)

Oscar Wilde on Trial: The Criminal Proceedings from Arrest to Imprisonment, by Joseph Bristow (New Haven & London: Yale University Press, 2023), by Ethan Evans (Cardiff University)

Textile Orientalisms: Cashmere and Paisley Shawls in British Literature and Culture, by Suchitra Choudhury (Athens: Ohio University Press, 2023) and The Significance of Fabrics in the Writings of Elizabeth Gaskell: Material Evidence, by Amanda Ford (Abingdon: Routledge, 2023), by Danielle Dove (University of Surrey)

Pet Revolution: Animals and the Making of Modern British Life, by Jane Hamlett and Julie-Marie Strange (London: Reaktion Books, 2023), by Emma Thiébaut (Université Paris Cité)

Opera and British Print Culture in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Christina Fuhrmann and Alison Mero (Clemson: Clemson University Press, 2023), by Elizabeth Grimshaw (University of Buckingham)

Letters and Lives of the Tennyson Women, by Marion Sherwood and Rosalind Boyce (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2023), by Jayne Thomas (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Victorians and Numbers: Statistics and Society in Nineteenth Century Britain, by Lawrence Goldman (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022), by Petros Spanou (University of Oxford)

The Gothic Forms of Victorian Poetry, by Olivia Loksing Moy (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022), by Scarlette-Electra LeBlanc (University of Hull)

A Space of Their Own: Women, Writing and Place 1850–1950, edited by Katie Baker and Naomi Walker (New York and London: Routledge, 2023), by Gloria Hoare (Independent Researcher)

Monstrous Women and Ecofeminism in the Victorian Gothic, 1837–1871, by Nicole C. Dittmer (Lanham, Maryland: Lexington Books, 2022), by Millie Morton (University of Oxford)

How Victorians Took us to the Moon: The Story of the Nineteenth-Century Innovators who Forged the Future, by Iwan Rhys Morus, (London: Icon Books, 2022), by Efram Sera-Shriar (University of Copenhagen)

Dickens and Democracy in the Age of Paper: Representing the People, by Carolyn Vellenga Berman (Oxford: Oxford University Press), by Sarah Wride (University of York)

‘Reimag(in)ing the Victorians’, Djanogly Gallery, Lakeside Arts, University of Nottingham (23 September 2023 –7 January 2024), by Sarah Parker (Loughborough University)

Research Funding Reports:

‘“Death Allowed to Enter”: The Folklore of Death and Dying in Nineteenth-Century Rural England’, by Claire Cock-Starkey (Birkbeck, University of London)

‘“Sheaves from Sagaland”: Accounts of “Saga-Men” and Sailors at the Scott Polar Research Institute’, by Hannah Armstrong (University of York)

‘Interwoven: Painting, Textile Craft and the Haptics of Gender in Victorian Britain’, by Isabella J. Galdone (Yale University)

‘Olive Custance in Fairyland’, by Frankie Dytor (University of Cambridge)

‘Exploring the Paradox of State-Building in Afghanistan: An Archival Research Trip to London’, by Arka Chowdhury (Jadavpur University)

Event Reports:

Elizabeth Gaskell Conference (Anglia Ruskin University, 15 June 2023), by Kathleen Gentle and Alice Jackman (Anglia Ruskin University)

The Year of Gothic Women Conference (University of Dundee, 29-31 August 2023), by Beth Brigham (Northumbria University)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2023: Click here to download 23.2

Reviews:

Serial Revolutions 1848: Writing, Politics, Form, by Clare Pettitt (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022), by Victoria Clarke (Durham University)

Pre-Raphaelites in the Spirit World: The Séance Diary of William Michael Rossetti, edited by J.B. Bullen, Rosalind White and Lenore A. Beaky (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2022), by Megan Williams (University of Surrey)

William Harry Rogers: Victorian Book Designer and Star of the Great Exhibition, by Gregory Jones (London: Unicorn Publishing Group, 2023), by Ann E. Gray (Independent Researcher)

Byronism, Napoleonism, and Nineteenth-Century Realism: Heroes of their Own Lives? by Tristan Donal Burke (New York and London: Routledge, 2022), by Beth Gaskell (British Library)

Male Suicide and Masculinity in 19th-Century Britain: Stories of Self-Destruction, by Lyndsay Galpin (New York: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022), by Erin Tilley (University of Sussex)

The Adventurous Life of Amelia B. Edwards: Egyptologist, Novelist, Activist, by Margaret Jones (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022), by Ross Conway (University of Birmingham)

Virginia Woolf and Nineteenth-Century Women Writers: Victorian Legacies and Literary Afterlives, by Anne Reus (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2022), by Isobel Sigley (Loughborough University)

Wilde Between the Sheets: Oscar Wilde, Mail Bondage, and De Profundis, by David Walton (London: Lexington Books, 2021), by Aaron Eames (University of Leicester Global Study Centre)

Picturing the Reader: Reading and Representation in the Long Nineteenth Century, edited by Beth Palmer and Amelia Yeates (Oxford: Peter Lang Verlag, 2022), by Almudena Jiménez Virosta (University of Geneva)

Food Restraint and Fasting in Victorian Religion and Literature, by Lesa Scholl (London: Bloomsbury Publishing, 2022), by Oindrila Ghosh (Diamond Harbour Women’s University)

Florence Nightingale at Home, by Paul Crawford, Anna Greenwood, Richard Bates, and Jonathan Memel (Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), by Charlotte Wilson (University of Oxford)

Author response to Madison Marshall’s review of Julia Wedgwood, the Unexpected Victorian: The Life and Writings of a Remarkable Female Intellectual, by Sue Brown (London and New York: Anthem Press, 2022)

Research Funding Report:

‘The New Woman Illustrator at the British Fin de Siècle’, by Michelle Reynolds (University of Exeter)

Event Report:

Victorian Transformations Conference (University of Leeds, 24-25 May 2023), by Susan Walton (University of Hull)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2023: Click here to download 23.1

Reviews:

My Ladys Soul: The Poems of Elizabeth Eleanor Siddall, edited by Serena Trowbridge (Brighton: Victorian Secrets, 2018) and The Poems of Evelyn Pickering De Morgan, edited by Serena Trowbridge (Brighton: Victorian Secrets, 2022), by Lucy Ella Rose (University of Surrey)

Disability and the Victorians: Attitudes, Interventions, Legacies, edited by Ian Hutchison, Martin Atherton, and Jaipreet Virdi (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020), by Caitlin Doley (University of York)

British Children’s Literature and Material Culture: Commodities and Consumption 1850-1914, by Jane Suzanne Carroll (London: Bloomsbury, 2021), by Brittany Carlson (Iowa Wesleyan University)

Medical Identities and Print Culture, 1830s-1910s, by Alison Moulds (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2021) and The Cancer Problem: Malignancy in Nineteenth-Century Britain, by Agnes Arnold-Forster (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2021), by Kathleen Beal (University of Hull)

Psychic Investigators: Anthropology, Modern Spiritualism, and Credible Witnessing in the Late Victorian Age, by Efram Sera-Shriar (Pittsburg: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2022), by Kristof Smeyers (University of Antwerp)

Julia Wedgwood, The Unexpected Victorian: The Life and Works of a Remarkable Female Intellectual, by Sue Brown (London and New York: Anthem Press, 2022), by Madison Marshall (University of Leeds)

To Be Frank: The Politics and Polemics of a Radical Russell, edited by Ruth Derham (Nottingham: Spokesman, 2022), by Daniel Breeze (Loughborough University)

Nightingale’s Nuns and the Crimean War, by Terry Tastard (London: Bloomsbury, 2023), by Paul Huddie (University College Dublin)

2022

BAVS Newsletter Winter 2022: Click here to download 22.3

Reviews:

Jesus in the Victorian Novel: Reimagining Christ, by Jessica Ann Hughes (London: Bloomsbury, 2022), by Kristof Smeyers (University of Antwerp)

Material Ambitions: Self-Help and Victorian Literature, by Rebecca Richardson (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2021), by Helena Goodwyn (Northumbria University)

Charles Dickens: But for You, Dear Stranger, by Annette Federico (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2022) and Dickens and Travel: The Start of Modern Travel Writing, by Lucinda Hawksley (Barnsley: Pen and Sword History, 2022), by John Edmondson (Independent Researcher)

The Crimean War and Its Afterlife: Making Modern Britain, by Lara Kriegel (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2022), by Paul Huddie (University College Dublin)

Plotting the News in the Victorian Novel, by Jessica R. Valdez (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), by Lisa Bilella (University of Leeds)

Spectral Dickens: The Uncanny Forms of Novelistic Characterization, by Alexander Bove (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021), by Ben Moore (University of Amsterdam)

The Crimean War in Victorian Poetry, by Tai-Chun Ho (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2021), by Petros Spanou (University of Oxford)

Jews in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Charity, Community and Religion, 1830-1880, by Alysa Levene (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2022), by William Pimlott (Birkbeck, University of London)

Foundational Text Review:

The Poetry of Experience: The Dramatic Monologue in Modern Literary Tradition, by Robert Langbaum (London: Chatto and Windus, 1957), by Irmtraud Huber (University of Konstanz)

Research Funding Report:

‘Devotional Criticism: Women’s Iconography and Reading As Pilgrimage’, by Azelina Flint (Lancaster University)

Event Reports:

BAVS Annual Conference 2022 (University of Birmingham, 1-3 September 2022), by (separately) Billie Gavurin (University of Bristol) and Tarini Bhamburkar (University of Bristol)

‘Repairing Research in Victorian Studies’, London Victorian Studies Colloquium 2022 (Royal Holloway, University of London, 7-9 April 2022), by Anya Eastman, Katie McGettigan, and Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway, University of London)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2022: Click here to download 22.2

Reviews:

The Persian Presence in Victorian Poetry, by Reza Taher-Kermani (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), by Seán W. Pieper (School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London)

Reimagining Dinosaurs in Late Victorian and Edwardian Literature: How the ‘Terrible Lizard’ Became a Transatlantic Cultural Icon, by Richard Fallon (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press), by Christopher Cusack (Radboud University)

Collaborative Dickens: Authorship and Victorian Christmas Periodicals, by Melisa Klimaszewski (Ohio University Press, 2019), by Emily Bell (University of Leeds)

Circulation and Control: Artistic Culture and Intellectual Property in the Nineteenth Century, ed by Marie-Stéphanie Delamaire and Will Slauter (Cambridge: Open Book, 2021), by Frances Varley (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London)

A Cultural History of Hair in the Age of Empire, ed by Sarah Heaton (London: Bloomsbury Academic, 2019), by Heather Hind (University of Roehampton)

Theology, Horror and Fiction: A Reading of the Gothic Nineteenth Century, by Jonathan Greenaway (New York: Bloomsbury Academic, 2021), by Madeline Potter (Edge Hill University)

The Poems of Elizabeth Siddal in Context, by Anne Woolley (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2021), by Jordan Welsh (University of Essex)

Trees in Nineteenth-Century English Fiction: The Silvicultural Novel, by Anna Burton (Oxford and New York: Routledge, 2021), by Oindrila Ghosh (Diamond Harbour Women’s University)

The Sexual Politics of Jane Eyre: Representations of Fear and the Construction of Text in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre, by Ann Erskine (Sussex: Edward Everett Root, 2021) and The Poems of Anne Brontë, ed by Edward Chitham (Sussex: Edward Everett Root, 2021), by Louise Willis (King’s College London)

The Haunted House in Women’s Ghost Stories: Gender, Space and Modernity, 1850-1945, by Emma Liggins (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), by Kathleen Beal (University of Hull)

Reading Ideas in Victorian Literature: Literary Content as Artistic Experience, by Patrick Fessenbecker (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), by Heidi Lucja Liedke (University of Koblenz-Landau)

Research Funding Report:

‘Gone West: Victorian Novelists’ Manuscripts and the American Archive, 1890–1963’, by Lucy Whitehead (Edge Hill University and Cardiff University)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2022: Click here to download 22.1

Reviews:

Book Traces: Nineteenth-Century Readers and the Future of the Library, by Andrew M. Stauffer (Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2021), by Laura Fox Gill (University of Lincoln)

Writing the Sphinx: Literature, Culture and Egyptology, by Eleanor Dobson (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020) and Victorian Literary Culture and Ancient Egypt, ed by Eleanor Dobson (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020), by Maddie Boden (University of Oxford)

The King’s Peace: Law and Order in the British Empire, by Lisa Ford (Cambridge, MA, and London: Harvard University Press, 2021), by James Earnshaw (University of St Andrews)

Grand Illusion: Phantasmagoria in Nineteenth-Century Opera, by Gabriela Cruz (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Ester Díaz Morillo (National University of Distance Education)

On Not Being Someone Else: Tales of Our Unled Lives, by Arthur H. Miller (Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2020), by Benjamin Dabby (Independent Researcher)

The Matrilineal Heritage of Louisa May Alcott and Christina Rossetti, by Azelina Flint (Abingdon: Routledge, 2021), by Alex Round (Birmingham and Midland Institute)

A History of the British Sporting Journalist, c. 1850–1939: James Catton, Sports Reporter, by Stephen Tate (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2020), by Mark Stoddart (Northumbria University)

The Moxon Tennyson: A Landmark in Victorian Illustration, by Simon Cooke (Athens, OH: Ohio University Press, 2021), by Jayne Thomas (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Memoir of A Victorian Antiquarian, ed by Scott A. McLean (Tolworth: Grosvenor House Publishing, 2021), by Lucy Whitehead (Edge Hill University)

Scottish Women’s Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century: The Romance of Everyday Life, by Juliet Shields (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), by Charlotte Lauder (University of Strathclyde)

Vagrancy in the Victorian Age: Representing the Wandering Poor in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, by Alistair Robinson (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2021), by Delphine Gatehouse (King’s College London)

Lewis Carroll’s “Alice” and Cognitive Narratology: Author, Reader and Characters, by Francesca Arnavas (Berlin: De Gruyter, 2021), by Amy Webster (Bishop Grosseteste University)

Morality and the Law in British Detective and Spy Fiction, 1880-1920, by Kate Morrison (North Carolina: McFarland & Company, 2020), by Kate Brombley (Independent Researcher)

Prosthetic Body Parts in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, by Ryan Sweet (London: Palgrave MacMillan, 2022), by Joe Holloway (University of Exeter)

Research Funding Report:

‘Margaret Oliphant: Writing Maternal Grief and the Unseen’, by Emily Vincent (University of Birmingham)

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2021

BAVS Newsletter Winter 2021: Click here to download 21.3

Reviews:

Dickens After Dickens, ed by Emily Bell (York: White Rose University Press, 2020), by Faysal Mikdadi (Independent Researcher)

London’s West End: Creating the Pleasure District, 1800-1914, by Rohan McWilliam (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Ann Featherstone (University of Manchester)

Women Art Workers and the Arts and Crafts Movement, by Zoë Thomas (Manchester: Manchester University Press, 2020), by Susie Beckham (University of York)

The Brontës and War, by Emma Butcher (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), by Vic Clarke (University of York)

Geographies of Knowledge: Science, Scale, and Spatiality in the Nineteenth Century, ed by Robert J. Mayhew and Charles W. J. Withers (Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2020), by Morag Allan Campbell (Independent Researcher)

The Rise of Victorian Caricature, by Ian Haywood (Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), by Rose Roberto (Bishop Grosseteste University)

Something of Themselves: Kipling, Kingsley, Conan Doyle and the Anglo-Boer War, by Sarah LeFanu (London: C. Hearst, 2020), by Jo Thorne (Independent Researcher)

The Oxford Handbook of Music and Intellectual Culture in the Nineteenth Century, ed by Paul Watts, Sarah Collins, and Michael Allis (New York: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland and University of Glasgow)

Picture World: Image, Aesthetics, and Victorian New Media, by Rachel Teukolsky (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Ester Díaz Morillo (National University of Distance Education)

The Sculptural Body in Victorian Literature: Encrypted Sexualities, by Patricia Pulham (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), by Caitlin Doley (University of York)

William Wordsworth and Modern Travel: Railways, Motorcars and the Lake District, 1830-1940, by Saeko Yoshikawa (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2020), by H-F Dessain (Independent Researcher)

Material Inspirations: The Interest of the Art Object in the Nineteenth Century and After, by Jonah Siegel (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Gloria Hoare (Independent Researcher)

An Annotated Selection: The Short Stories of Oscar Wilde, ed by Nicholas Frankel (Massachusetts: Harvard University Press, 2020), by Stephanie Alder (School of Advanced Study, University of London)

The Science of Starving in Victorian Literature, Medicine, and Political Economy, by Andrew Mangham (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Emily Jessica Turner (Independent Researcher)

The Woman in White: Joanna Hiffernan and James McNeill Whistler, ed by Margaret F. MacDonald, with contributions by Charles Brock, Patricia de Montfort, Joanna Dunn, Grischka Petri, Aileen Ribeiro, and Joyce H. Townsend (New Haven and London: Yale University Press, 2020), by Marte Stinis (University of York)

Research Funding Reports:

‘Kindred Spirits: Friendship and Ambition Among Female Artists, 1870-1914’, by Eliza Goodpasture (University of York)

‘“All possible devotion to poetry and beauty”: Comparative Allegorical, Mythological, and Literary Representations of Women in Early British Narrative Photography’, by Meg Dolan (University of St Andrews)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2021: Click here to download 21.2

Reviews:

Scandal and Survival in Nineteenth-Century Scotland: The Life of Jane Cumming, by Frances B. Singh (Rochester, NY: University of Rochester Press, 2020), by Akira Suwa (Ritsumeikan University)

Painting Antiquity: Ancient Egypt in the Art of Lawrence Alma-Tadema, Edward Poynter and Edwin Long, by Stephanie Moser (Oxford, Oxford University Press, 2020), by Quentin J. Broughall (Independent Researcher)

The Literature of Connection: Signal, Medium, Interface, 1850-1950, by David Trotter (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), by H-F Dessain (Independent Researcher)

The Escape of Jack the Ripper: The Full Truth about the Cover-Up and His Flight from Justice, by Jonathan Hainsworth and Christine Ward-Agius (Stroud: Amberley, 2020), by Emma Catan (Northumbria University)

Discourses of Vision in Nineteenth-Century Britain: Seeing, Thinking, Writing, by Jonathan Potter (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), by Laura Ludtke (University of Oxford)

Mimicry and Display in Victorian Literary Culture: Nature, Science and the Nineteenth-Century Imagination, by Will Abberley (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2020), by Catherine Charlwood (University of Liverpool)

The Charles Dickens Letters Project, ed by Leon Litvack and Emily Bell (https://dickensletters.com/), by Marissa Bolin (University of York)

The Brontës and the Idea of the Human: Science, Ethics, and the Victorian Imagination, ed by Alexandra Lewis (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), by Lydia Craig (Loyola University Chicago)

Imperial Beast Fables: Animals, Cosmopolitanism, and the British Empire, by Kaori Nagai (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2020), by Julia Courtney (Independent Researcher)

African Europeans: An Untold History, by Olivette Otele (London: Hurst & Company, 2020), by Zachary Kingdon (National Museums Liverpool)

Research Funding Report:

‘Charles Darwin and Karl Marx: A Correspondence?’, by Joel Barnes (University of Queensland)

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BAVS Newsletter Winter 2020/Spring 2021: Click here to download 20.3/21.1

Reviews:

Grub Street: The Origins of the British Press, by Ruth Herman (Gloucestershire: Amberley Publishing, 2020), by Mollie Clarke (University of Roehampton)

Lucas Malet, Dissident Pilgrim: Critical Essays, ed by Jane Ford and Alexandra Gray (London: Routledge, 2019), by Dominique Gracia (Collaborative Organization for Virtual Education)

Victorian Poetry and the Culture of Evaluation, by Clara Dawson (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2020), by Clare Stainthorp (Queen Mary, University of London)

Fieldwork of Empire, 1840-1900: Intercultural Dynamics in the Production of British Expeditionary Literature, by Adrian S. Wisnicki (London: Routledge, 2019), by Heidi Liedke (University of Koblenz-Landau)

Literary Illumination: The Evolution of Artificial Light in Nineteenth-Century Literature, by Richard Leahy ([Cardiff]: University of Wales Press, 2018), by Laura Ludtke (University of Oxford)

Dealing in Deceit: Edwin Pearson of the ‘Bewick Repository’ Bookshop, 1838–1901, by Nigel Tattersfield (Newcastle: The Bewick Society, 2020), by Faysal Mikdadi (Independent Researcher)

Victorian Skin: Surface, Self, History, by Pamela K. Gilbert (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2019), by Gloria Hoare (Independent Researcher)

Tennyson Echoing Wordsworth, by Jayne Thomas (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2019), by Linda Claridge Middup (Independent Researcher)

Gothic Invasions: Imperialism, War, and Fin-de-Siècle Popular Fiction, by Ailise Bulfin (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2018), by Sara Woodward (Leeds Trinity University)

Research Funding Report:

‘Recovering Anna AlmaTadema (18671943)’, by Susie Beckham (University of York)

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2020

BAVS Newsletter Autumn 2020: Click here to download 20.2

Reviews:

Hardy, Conrad and the Senses, by Hugh Epstein (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2020), by Andrew Hewitt (University of Hull)

Constance Naden: Scientist, Philosopher, Poet, by Clare Stainthorp (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019), by Irmtraud Huber (Ludwig Maximilian University Munich)

The Edinburgh Companion to Anthony Trollope, ed by Frederik Van Dam, David Skilton, and Ortwin de Graef (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018), by Margaret Markwick (University of Exeter)

A Victorian Architectural Controversy: Who was the Real Architect of the Houses of Parliament? ed by Ariyuki Kondo (Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2019), by Graham Whitehouse (Independent Researcher)

Sex and Sexuality in Victorian Britain, by Violet Fenn (Barnsley: Pen and Sword History, 2020), by Alan D. D. (Independent Researcher)

In Cynara’s Shadow: Collected Essays on Ernest Dowson, ed by Alice Condé and Jessica Gossling (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2019), by Kathy Rees (Independent Researcher)

Aging, Duration, and the English Novel: Growing Old from Dickens to Woolf, by Jacob Jewusiak (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2019), by Caitlin Doley (University of York)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2020: Click here to download 20.1

Reviews:

Dickens and Demolition: Literary Afterlives and Mid-Nineteenth-Century Urban Development, by Joanna Hofer-Robinson (Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press, 2018), by Ben Moore (University of Amsterdam)

Anxious Times: Medicine and Modernity in Nineteenth-Century Britain, by Amelia Bonea, Melissa Dickson, Sally Shuttleworth, and Jennifer Wallis (Pittsburgh: University of Pittsburgh Press, 2019), by Mathilde Vialard (University of Nottingham)

George Borrow, George Borrow’s Second Tour of Wales 1857, ed by Ann M. Ridler (Wallingford: Lavengro Press, 2017), by Alistair Robinson (New College of the Humanities)

Literatures of Liberalisation: Global Circulation and the Long Nineteenth Century, by Regenia Gagnier (Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), by Yuejie Liu (University of Southampton)

Vampires of Lore: Traits and Modern Misconceptions, by A. P. Sylvia (Pennsylvania: Schiffer, 2019), by Alan D. D. (Independent Researcher)

The Boy-Man, Masculinity and Immaturity in the Long Nineteenth Century, by Peter Newbon (Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan, 2019), by Tracy Hayes (Thomas Hardy Society)

Executive Committee Notice:

Article: ‘Black Lives Matter: Starting Points for the Victorianist’, by Jonathan Godshaw Memel (Bishop Grosseteste University), Fariha Shaikh (University of Birmingham) and Joanna E. Taylor (University of Manchester)

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2019

BAVS Newsletter Winter 2019: Click here to download 19.3

Reviews:

Nineteenth-Century Fiction and the Production of Bloomsbury: Novel Grounds, by Matthew Ingleby (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), by Heidi Liedke (Queen Mary, University of London and University of Koblenz-Landau)

Women, Literature and Finance in Victorian Britain: Cultures of Investment, by Nancy Henry (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), by Hazel Vosper (Lancaster University)

Educating Liberty: Democracy and Aristocracy in J. S. Mill’s Political Thought, by Chris Barker (Rochester (NY), University of Rochester Press, 2018), by Quentin J. Broughall (Independent Researcher)

Strange Victoriana: Tales of the Curious, the Weird and the Uncanny from Our Victorian Ancestors, by Jan Bondeson (Stroud: Amberley, 2016 (2nd ed. 2018)), by Samuel Saunders (University of Chester)

The Experience of Idling in Victorian Travel Texts, 1850-1901, by Heidi Liedke (Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), by H-F Dessain (Independent Researcher)

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BAVS Newsletter Autumn 2019: Click here to download 19.2

Reviews:

Composing History National Identities and the English Masque Revival, 1860-1920, by Deborah Heckert (Suffolk: Boydell Press, 2018), by Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (Royal Conservatoire of Scotland)

The Life and Times of Mary, Dowager Duchess of Sutherland: Power Play, by Catherine Layton (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2018), by Angharad Eyre (Queen Mary, University of London)

Charles Darwin’s Debt to the Romantics: How Alexander von Humboldt, Goethe, and Wordsworth Helped Shape Darwin’s View of Nature, by Charles Morris Lansley (Bern: Peter Lang, 2018), by Jayne Thomas (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Crossing Borders in Victorian Travel: Spaces Nations and Empires, ed by Barbara Franchi and Elvan Mutlu (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars, 2018), by Devin Dattan (University of York)

For Better, For Worse: Marriage in Victorian Novels by Women, ed by Carolyn Lambert and Marion Shaw (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018), by Linda Claridge Middup (Independent Researcher)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2019: Click here to download 19.1

Reviews:

Meeting Without Knowing It: Kipling and Yeats at the Fin de Siècle, by Alexander Bubb (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2016), by Joseph Thorne (Liverpool John Moores University)

Staging the Other in Nineteenth-Century British Drama, ed by Tiziana Morosetti (Bern: Peter Lang, 2015), by Mary Borgo Ton (Indiana University)

Thomas Hardy’s Elegiac Poetry and Prose: Codes of Bereavement, by Galia Benziman (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2018), by Stephanie Meek (University of Exeter)

The Occult Imagination in Britain, 1875-1947, ed by Christine Ferguson and Andrew Radford (Abingdon: Routledge, 2018) and Spirit Matters: Occult Beliefs, Alternative Religions, and the Crisis of Faith in Victorian Britain, by J. Jeffrey Franklin, by Emily Jessica Turner (University of Sussex)

Research Funding Report:

‘Regionalism Across the World in the Long Nineteenth Century’, by Mary Hammond (University of Southampton)

Event Reports:

‘The Nineteenth-Century Archive as a Discourse of Power’ (Durham University, 8–9 February 2019), by Rachel Bryant Davies and Erin Johnson-Williams (Durham University)

‘London and Paris, Capitals of the Foreign Language Transnational Press (19th–20th Centuries)’ (University of Surrey, 22 March 2019), by Constance Bantman (University of Surrey)

Far From the Madding Crowd’, Thomas Hardy Society Study Day 2019 (Town Hall, Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 13 April 2019), by Tracy Hayes (Thomas Hardy Society)

‘Queen Victorian’s Contemporaries: Born in 1819’ (Glasgow Museums Resource Centre, 17 May 2019), by Lindsay Middleton (University of Glasgow)

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2018

BAVS Newsletter Winter 2018: Click here to download 18.3

Reviews:

Philanthropic Discourse in Anglo-American Literature, 1850-1920, ed by Frank Q. Christianson and Leslee Thorne-Murphy (Bloomington: Indiana University Press, 2017), by Benjamin Dabby (Independent Researcher)

The Secret History of Jane Eyre: How Charlotte Brontë Wrote Her Masterpiece, by John Pfordresher (New York: W. W. Norton, 2017), by Amber Pouliot (Independent Researcher)

A British Lion in Zululand: Sir Garnet Wolseley in South Africa, by William Wright (Gloucester: Amberley, 2017), by Lewis Hughes (Lancaster University)

Testing New Opinions and Courting New Impressions: New Perspectives on Walter Pater, ed by Anne-Florence Gillard-Estrada, Martine Lambert-Charbonnier, and Charlotte Ribeyrol (London: Routledge, 2017), by James Downs (University of Exeter)

Research Funding Report:

‘G. F. Watts’s Artistic Networks’, by Gursimran Oberoi (University of Surrey and Watts Gallery)

Event Reports:

‘Victorian Patterns’, BAVS Annual Conference 2018 (University of Exeter, 29–31 August 2018), by Katharina Herold (University of Oxford)

‘Centennial Reflections on Women’s Suffrage and the Arts – Local: National; Transnational’ (University of Surrey, 29–30 June 2018), by Charlotte Mathieson, Lucy Ella Rose, and Chris Wiley (University of Surrey)

‘Dickens and Language’, Annual Dickens Symposium 2018 (University of Tübingen, 30 July–1 August 2018), by Bethan Carney (Independent Researcher) and Carolyn Gonzalez (Iowa State University)

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BAVS Newsletter Autumn 2018: Click here to download 18.2

Reviews:

Economies of Desire at the Victorian Fin de Siècle: Libidinal Lives, ed by Jane Ford, Kim Edwards Keates, and Patricia Pulham (New York and London: Routledge, 2016), by Joseph Thorne (Liverpool John Moores University)

Women as Public Moralists in Britain: From the Bluestockings to Virginia Woolf, by Benjamin Dabby (Woodbridge: The Boydell Press for the Royal Historical Society, 2017), by Philippa Abbott (University of Sunderland)

The Second Anglo-Sikh War, by Amarpal Singh (Stroud: Amberley Publishing, 2017), by Devin Dattan (University of York)

Research Funding Reports:

‘A Digital Resource: Democratising Knowledge through Chambers’s Encyclopaedia’, by Rose Roberto (University of Reading and National Museums Scotland)

‘Frederic Leighton’s Landscape Art’, by Pola Durajska (University of York)

Event Reports:

BAVS Careers Day (University of Warwick, 18 June 2018), by (separately) Jack Sargent (University of Exeter) and Katie Faulkner (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London and Arcadia University)

London Victorian Studies Colloquium 2018 (Royal Holloway, University of London, 13–14 April 2018), by Katie McGettigan (Royal Holloway, University of London)

‘Victorian and Neo-Victorian Narratives of Crime and Punishment’ (Edinburgh Napier University, 27 April 2018), by Lois Burke, Helena Roots, and Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University)

‘Blood, Sweat, and Tears: Bodily Fluids in the Long Nineteenth Century’, Anxious Forms 2018 (Aston University, 27 July 2018), by Abigail Boucher (Aston University)

‘Women Writing Decadence: European Perspectives, 1880-1920’ (University of Oxford, 7–8 July 2018), by Nerida Brand (University of Exeter)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2018: Click here to download 18.1

Reviews:

Landscapes of Eternal Return: Tennyson to Hardy, by Roger Ebbatson (London: Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), by Tracy Hayes (Thomas Hardy Society)

The Colours of the Past in Victorian England, ed by Charlotte Ribeyrol (Oxford: Peter Lang, 2016), by Sarah Hook (University of Oxford)

The Crimean War and Irish Society, by Paul Huddie (Liverpool: Liverpool University Press, 2015), by Martin Meenagh (Chelsea Independent College)

Barroco on the Rock: George Borrow and Gibraltar, by Richard Garcia (Wallingford: Lavengro Press, 2017), by Alistair Robinson (University College London)

Research Funding Report:

‘Tennyson and Wordsworth’, by Jayne Thomas (Cardiff Metropolitan University)

Event Reports:

‘Picturing the Reader: Reading and Representation in the Long Nineteenth Century’ (Liverpool Hope University, 7 September 2017), by Louise Creechan (University of Glasgow), Stephen Whiting (University of Leeds), Billie-Gina Thomason (Liverpool John Moores University), Ashton Foley-Schramm (University of Rhode Island), Evan Hayles-Gledhill (University of Reading), James Green (University of Exeter), Abigail Sage (University of Cambridge), and Jane Garner (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology)

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2017

BAVS Newsletter Winter 2017: Click here to download 17.3

Reviews:

George Borrow: Three Fraser Memorial Lectures, by Martin Murphy, Clive Wilkins-Jones, and David Chandler (Wallingford: Lavengro Press, 2014) and George Borrow’s Moorish Vocabulary, ed. by Simon Hopkins (Wallingford: Lavengro Press, 2015), by Jodie Matthews (University of Huddersfield)

‘The Victorian Railways: A Pop-Up Anthology’, Journal of Victorian Culture (Summer 2017), by Nicola Kirkby (King’s College London)

Sex, Time and Place: Queer Histories of London, c. 1850 to the Present, ed by Simon Avery and Katherine M. Graham (London: Bloomsbury, 2016), by Akira Suwa (Cardiff University)

Research Funding Reports:

‘The Development of Health and Safety in Victorian Music-Halls’, by Louise Wingrove

‘Reflections on Poetry and Place from NAVSA 2017: Victorian Preserves’ (Banff Centre for Arts and Creativity, 16-18 November 2017), by Erin Catriona Farley (University of Strathclyde)

Event Reports:

‘George MacDonald’s Scotland’ (University of Aberdeen, 19–21 July 2017), by Rebecca Langworthy (University of Aberdeen)

‘The Coarseness of the Brontës: A Reappraisal’ (Durham University, 11 August 2017), by Claire O’Callaghan (Brunel University) and Sophie Franklin (Durham University)

‘Victorians Unbound’, BAVS Annual Conference 2017 (Bishop Grosseteste University, 22–24 August 2017), by (separately) Katie Carpenter (Royal Holloway, University of London), Angharad Eyre (Queen Mary, University of London), Evelien Lemmens (Queen Mary, University of London), and Andrea Selleri (University of Warwick)

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BAVS Newsletter Autumn 2017: Click here to download 17.2

Reviews:

Something in the Blood: the Untold Story of Bram Stoker, The Man who Wrote Dracula, by David J. Skal (W. W. Norton, 2016), by Katy Brundan (University of Oregon)

William Robert Grove: Victorian Gentleman of Science, by Iwan Rhys Morus (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 2017), by Robyn M. Curtis (Australian National University)

The Poetry of Ernest Jones: Myth, Song and the ‘Mighty Mind’, by Simon Rennie (Cambridge, New York: Legenda, 2016), by Brianna Robertson-Kirkland (University of Glasgow)

Research Funding Report:

My Crown and Sceptre’, by Deborah Rees (University of Sussex)

Event Reports:

‘George Egerton at Fin de Siècle’ (University of Loughborough, 7–8 April 2017), by Alexandra Gray (University of Portsmouth) and Clare Stainthorp (Cardiff University)

The Woodlanders’, Thomas Hardy Society Study Day 2017 (Town Hall, Corn Exchange, Dorchester, 22 April 2017), by Tracy Hayes (Open University)

NAVSA and AVSA Conference and Professionalisation Workshop 2017 (New York University (Florence Campus), 17–20 May 2017), by (separately) Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University), Alison Clarke (University of Liverpool and National Gallery, London), Federica Coluzzi (University of Manchester), Thomas Hughes (Courtauld Institute of Art, University of London), Fiona Snailham (University of Greenwich), and Treena Warren (University of Sussex)

‘Arthur Symons at the Fin de Siècle’ (Goldsmiths College, University of London, 21 July 2017), by Alice Condé and Jessica Gossling (Goldsmiths College, University of London)

‘Victorians Unbound’, BAVS Annual Conference 2017 (Bishop Grosseteste, 22–24 August 2017), by Elena Rimondo (Ca’ Foscari University of Venice)

‘Gothic Modernisms’, (Rijksmuseum, 29–30 June 2017), by Nicola Sinclair (University of York)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2017: Click here to download 17.1

Reviews:

George Eliot and Money: Economics, Ethics and Literature, by Dermot Coleman (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2014), by Benjamin Dabby (Independent Historian)

History of Feminism (Routledge Historical Resources, 2016), by Catherine Han (Cardiff University)

Thomas Hardy: Half A Londoner, by Mark Ford (Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard, 2016), by Tracy Hayes (Open University)

Early Victorian Railway Excursions: The Million Go Forth, by Susan Major (Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2015), by Helen-Frances Pilkington (Birkbeck, University of London)

Autobiologies: Charles Darwin and the Natural History of the Self, by Alexis Harley (Lewisburg: Bucknell University Press, 2015), by Kathy Rees (Independent Researcher)

Convict Voices: Women, Class and Writing about Prison in Nineteenth Century England, by Anne Schwan (Durham: University of New Hampshire Press, 2014), by Samuel Saunders (Liverpool John Moores University)

Cosmo Innes and the Defence of Scotland’s Past, by Richard A. Marsden (Farnham: Ashgate, 2014), by Michael Shaw (University of Glasgow)

Poison Panic: Arsenic Deaths in 1840s Essex, by Helen Barrell (Barnsley: Pen and Sword, 2016), by Emily Turner (University of Sussex)

Research Funding Reports:

‘Musical Culture of “Leisure Palaces”: Repertoire, Musicians, Management and Reception of Programmes for Music at Aquariums, Winter Gardens and Shopping Arcades in Britain, 1873-1923’, by Makiko Hayasaka (University of Bristol)

‘Researching Vernon Lee’, by Sally Blackburn (University of Liverpool)

Event Reports:

‘Consuming (the) Victorians’, BAVS Annual Conference 2016 (Cardiff University, 31 August–2 September 2016), by Peter Jones (Queen Mary, University of London)

‘After Dickens’ (University of York, 2–3 December 2016), by Emily Bowles (University of York)

BAVS and BARS Nineteenth-Century Matters Public Engagement Training Day (Chawton House, 28 January 2017), by Nicola Sinclair (University of York)

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2016

BAVS Newsletter Winter 2016: Click here to download 16.3

Reviews:

Victorian Popular Culture (Adam Matthew Digital, 2016), by Philippa Abbott (University of Sunderland)

History of Mass Tourism (Adam Matthew Digital, 2016), by Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)

The Victorian Parson, by Barry Turner (Stroud: Amberley, 2015), by James Downs (University of Exeter)

Church Missionary Society Periodicals (Adam Matthew Digital, 2016), by Angharad Eyre (Queen Mary, University of London)

George Borrow in Cornwall, 1853-1854: Notebooks and 39 Correspondence, ed by Angus Fraser and Ann M. Ridler (Wallingford: Lavengro Press, 2014) and George Borrow’s Tour of Galloway and the Borders 1866, ed by Angus Fraser (Wallingford: Lavengro Press, 2015), by Alistair Robinson (University College London)

Gerard Manley Hopkins and His Poetics of Fancy, by Kumiko Tanabe (Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing, 2015), by Jayne Thomas (Independent Researcher)

Research Funding Report:

‘A Literary Inheritance: Family Histories and Textual Afterlives in the Commonplace Books of Ellen Warter’, by Freya Gowrley (University of Edinburgh)

Event Reports:

‘Consuming (the) Victorians’, BAVS Annual Conference 2016 (Cardiff University, 31 August–2 September 2016), by (separately) Katie Bell (University of Leicester), Holly Eckersley (Keele University), Barbara Franchi (University of Kent), Flore Janssen (Birkbeck, University of London), Waiyee Loh (University of Warwick), Lindsay Wells (University of Wisconsin-Madison), and Briony Wickes (King’s College London)

’Forgotten Geographies in the Fin de Siècle, 1880-1920’ (Birkbeck, University of London, 8–9 July 2016), by Rebecka Klette (Birkbeck, University of London)

‘Adapting Dickens’, Dickens Society Symposium 2016 (University of Iceland, 11–13 July 2016), by Catherine Quirk, Lydia Craig, Laurie Strickland, Maureen England, and Andrea Schmidt

‘Tea with the Sphinx: Ancient Egypt and the Modern Imagination’ (University of Birmingham, 23–24 September 2016), by Eleanor Dobson and Nichola Tonks (University of Birmingham)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2016: Click here to download 16.2

Event Reports:

‘All Things Victorian: Exploring Materiality and the Material Object’ (University of Portsmouth, 19 March 2016), by Danielle Norman (University of Portsmouth)

‘Sargentology: New Perspectives on the Works of John Singer Sargent’ (University of York, 28–29 April 2016), by Liz Renes (University of York)

‘Discussing Dante’ (University of Oxford, 4–14 May 2016), by Federica Coluzzi (University of Manchester)

BAVS Newsletter Spring 2016: Click here to download 16.1

Member’s Notice:

Article: ‘The Soldier Slighted’, Glenn Fisher

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2015 and earlier

BAVS Newsletter Autumn 2015: Click here to download 15.2

Event Reports:

‘Military Masculinities in the Long Nineteenth Century’ (University of Hull, 20–21 May 2015), by (separately) Edward Gosling (University of Plymouth) and Helen Goodman (Royal Holloway, University of London)

‘Placing the Author: Literary Tourism in the Long Nineteenth Century’ (Elizabeth Gaskell’s House, Manchester, 20 June 2015), by (separately) Julia Coole (Keele University) and Emily Bowles (University of York)

‘Victorian Age(s)’, BAVS Annual Conference 2015 (Leeds Trinity University, 27–29 August 2015), by (separately) Emily Bowles (University of York), Clare Stainthorp (University of Birmingham), Jack Sullivan (University of Manchester) and Jerome Wynter (University of Birmingham)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2015: Click here to download 15.1

Research Funding Reports:

‘Miniaturized Victoria: Collections of Miniature Objects During the Late Victorian Period’, by Ryan Nutting (University of Leicester)

‘Hall Caine’s Mahomet: Religion, Empire, and Dramatic Censorship in Late-Victorian Britain’, by Kristan Tetens (University of Leicester)

Event Reports:

‘Victorian Sustainability’, BAVS Annual Conference 2014 (University of Kent, 4–6 September 2014), by Simon Mackley (University of Exeter), Amanda Sciampacone (Birkbeck, University of London) and Anna West (University of St Andrews)

‘Treasures and Trash’, Victorian Popular Fiction Association Annual Conference 2014 (School of Advanced Study, University of London, 8–10 July 2014), by Emily Bowles (University of York) and Emma Butcher (University of Hull)

‘The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography’ (University of Hull, 16 July 2014), by Emily Bowles (University of York)

‘The “Exotic” Body in 19th-century British Drama’ (University of Oxford, 25–26 September 2014), by Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford)

‘Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu Bicentenary Conference’ (Trinity College, Dublin, 15–16 October 2014), by Valeria Cavalli (Trinity College, Dublin)

‘Victorian Legacies’, Northern Nineteenth Century Network Workshop (University of Huddersfield, 29 October 2014), by Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University)

‘In Harkness’ London: The Life and Work of Margaret Harkness’ (Birkbeck, University of London, 22 November 2014), by Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck, University of London), Flore Janssen (Birkbeck, University of London), and Lisa Robertson (University of Warwick)

‘The Artist and the Writer’ (School of Advanced Study, University of London, 29 November 2014), by Susan Matthews and Mary L. Shannon (University of Roehampton)

Member’s Notice:

Article: ‘The Blaise Box: A find of national importance’, by Glenn Fisher

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BAVS Newsletter 2014: Click here to download 14.1

Event Reports:

‘The Image of Real Jane? Rossetti’s Obsession: Images of Jane Morris’ (Cartwright Art Gallery, Bradford, 15 March–1 June 2014; Lady Lever Art Gallery, Liverpool, 20 June–21 September 2014), by Rosemary Mitchell, with Haythem Bastawy and Andrew Coulson (Leeds Trinity University)

‘Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century Nineteenth Century’ (Oxford, 14-15 March 2014), by Laura Whitebell (University of Rochester)

‘Hopkins’ Audiences’ (Newcastle University, 4 April 2014), by Roisin Leonard (Newcastle University)

‘Sights and Frights’ (University of Sussex, 19 June 2014) by Treena Warren (University of Sussex)

‘Lesser Victorians: Beyond the Canon in Victorian Fiction’ (Trinity College, Dublin, 12–13 September 2013), by Daragh Downes (Trinity College, Dublin) and Trish Ferguson (Liverpool Hope University)

‘Pre-Raphaelitism: Past, Present and Future’ (University of Oxford, 13–14 September 2013) by Christiana Payne and Dinah Roe (Oxford Brookes University)

‘The Victorian Tactile Imagination’ (Birbeck, University of London, 19–20 July 2013), by Heather Tilley (Birbeck, University of London)

‘Uneasy Neighbours?: Rural-Urban Relationships in the Nineteenth Century’ (University of Southampton, 20 September 2013), by Barry Sloan and Mary Hammond (University of Southampton)

‘Victorian Body Parts’ (Barts Pathology Museum, 14 September 2013), by Beatrice Bazell and Emma Curry (Birbeck, University of London)

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BAVS Newsletter Autumn 2013: Click here to download 13.2

Event Reports:

‘The Global and the Local’, BAVS, NAVSA, and AVSA Joint Conference (Isola di San Servolo Conference Centre, 3–6 June 2013), by (separately) Megan Brown (University of Wollongong), Maha Jafri (Northwestern University), and Helen Kingstone (University of Leeds and Leeds Trinity University)

‘History and Philosophy of Psychology’, British Psychological Society Conference 2013 (University of Surrey, 25–27 March 2013), by Serena Trowbridge (Birmingham City University)

‘Towards the Metropolis?’, Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies (Leeds Trinity University) and Centre de Recherche sur les Identités Comparées des Sociétés Occidentales Contemporaines (University of Cergy-Pontoise) Annual Conference 2013 (Leeds Trinity University, 11–12 April 2013), by Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University)

London Victorian Studies Colloquium 2013 (Royal Holloway, University of London, 26–28 April 2013), by Juliet John (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Annual Chartist Conference 2013 (St Mary’s Church, Bramall Lane, Sheffield, 28–29 June 2013), by Neil Pye (University of Huddersfield)

‘On Liberties: Victorian Liberals and their Legacies Their Legacies’ (Gladstone’s Library, 3–5 July 2013), by Alexander Middleton (University of Oxford)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2013: Click here to download 13.1

Event Reports:

‘Victorian Value: Ethics, Economics, Aesthetics’, BAVS Annual Conference 2012 (University of Sheffield, 30 August–1 September 2012), by (separately) Gregory Brennen (University of Exeter and Northwestern University) and Jo Taylor (Keele University)

‘Victorian Spiritualities’ (Leeds Trinity University, 17 March 2012), by Revd Jane de Gay (Leeds Trinity University)

‘Muck and Brass: Money and Finance in Victorian Britain’ (Leeds Trinity University, 10 November 2012), by Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University)

‘Dialogic Dickens: Into a World of Words’, C.U.S.V.E. International Conference 2012 (G. D’Annunzio University of Chieti-Pescara, 4–5 December 2012), by Saverio Tomaiuolo (Cassino University)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2012: Click here to download 12.2

Event Reports:

‘Transforming Objects’ (Northumbria University, 28–29 May 2012), by Nicole Bush (Northumbria University)

‘The Nineteenth-Century Memory: Approaches and Appropriations’ (Leeds Trinity University College, 3 March 2012), by Tracy Hayes, Helen Kingstone and Kate Lister (Leeds Trinity University College)

‘Thackeray in Time, 1811-2011’ (University of Leeds, 1 October 2011), by Alice Crossley and Richard Salmon (University of Leeds)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2012: Click here to download 12.1

Event Reports:

‘“Wildering Phantasies”: An Interdisciplinary Conference Devoted to the Pre-Raphaelites’ (University of Dundee, 7–10 July 2011), by Gillian Macdonald (University of Dundee)

‘Reflections on “Poetry and Melancholia”’ (University of Stirling, 7–9 July 2011), by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi (University of Exeter) and David Miller (University of Edinburgh)

‘Re-Imagining the Brontës’ (University of London, 5 November 2011), by Elizabeth Ludlow

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BAVS Newsletter Autumn 2011: Click here to download 11.2

Event Reports:

‘Art for the Nation: Sir Charles Eastlake at the National Gallery’ (National Gallery, London, 27 July–30 October 2011), by Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity University College)

‘Reflections on “Composition and Decomposition”’, BAVS Annual Conference 2011 (University of Birmingham, 1–3 September 2011), by (separately) Melissa Score (Birkbeck, University of London) and Fariha Shaikh (King‘s College, London)

‘Picturing Women‘s Health 1750-1910’ (University of Warwick, 22 January 2011), by Francesca M. Scott, Ji Won Chung and Kate Scarth (University of Warwick)

‘Insanity and the Asylum in the Nineteenth Century’ (Birmingham Lunatic Asylum, 13 May 2011), by Valeria Angela Cavalli (Trinity College, Dublin)

Member’s Notice:

Article: ‘Oil Painting of Chartist Author Arthur O’Neill Discovered!’, by Stephen Roberts (University of Birmingham)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring/Summer 2011: Click here to download 11.1

Event Reports:

‘The Poetry of Drawing’ (Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery, 29 January–15 May 2011), by Serena Trowbridge (Birmingham City University)

Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar (University of Leicester, 20 January 2011), by Anne-Marie Beller (Loughborough University)

‘(Re)Reading John Addington Symonds’ (Keele University, 11 September 2010), by Amber K. Regis (Keele University)

‘Dickens’s Style’ (University of Oxford, 25–26 March 2011), by Daniel Tyler (University of Oxford)

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BAVS Newsletter Winter 2010: Click here to download 10.3

Event Reports:

BAVS Annual Conference 2010 (University of Glasgow, 2–4 September 2010), by (separately) Fan Yiting (Hong Kong Baptist University), Ceri Hunter (University of Oxford), and Mary L. Shannon (Kings College, London)

‘Reading and Writing in Prison Conference’ (Edinburgh Napier University, 4–5 June 2010), by Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2010: Click here to download 10.2

Event Reports:

‘Quilts 1700-2010: Hidden Histories, Untold Stories’ (Victoria and Albert Museum, –4 July 2010), by Rhian Williams (University of Glasgow)

‘Nature and the Long Nineteenth Century’ (University of Edinburgh, 6 February 2010), by Claire McKechnie (University of Edinburgh) and Emily Alder (Edinburgh Napier University)

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BAVS Newsletter New Year 2010: Click here to download 10.1

Event Reports:

‘Victorian Popular Novelists 1860-1900’ (School of Advanced Study, University of London, 10–12 September 2009), by Greta Depledge (Birbeck College, University of London and Open University) and Jane Jordan (Kingston University)

‘Lives in Relation’ (University of Lincoln, 30 October 2009), by Rebecca Styler and Amy Culley (University of Lincoln)

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BAVS Newsletter Summer 2009: Click here to download 9.2

Event Reports:

‘Past vs Present’, BAVS and NAVSA Conference 2009 (University of Cambridge, 13–15 July 2009), by (separately) Stéphanie Prévost (University of Tours), Alexandra Lewis (University of Cambridge), Stella Pratt-Smith (University of Oxford), Martin Dubois (University of Cambridge)

‘Endless Forms: Darwin, Natural Science and the Visual Arts’ (University of Cambridge, June–4 October 2009), by John Holmes (University of Reading)

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BAVS Newsletter Spring 2009: Click here to download 9.1

Event Report:

‘Tennyson’s Futures’ (University of Oxford, 27–28 March 2009) by Clara Dawson (Durham University)

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