Study Day – Victorian Popular Collaborations

*Announcement: postgraduate bursaries are now available. See here for more details.* Study Day – Victorian Popular Collaborations Co-hosted by Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Manchester Metropolitan University Conference date: 22nd April 2017 Location: Delaney Building, Manchester Metropolitan University, Cheshire Campus Programme: download here 10:00-10:15: Welcome (Kirsty Bunting, Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill) 10:15-11:30: Keynote by Patricia Pulham (Portsmouth): ‘Collaborating […]

Call for Contributors: Fashion and Material Culture in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

Fashion and Material Culture in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals Edited Collection: Call for Contributors Abstracts Due: 31st July 2016 Elizabeth Wilson, in Adorned in Dreams: Fashion and Modernity (2013), speaks of clothes being simultaneously objects and images (ix). Clothes can neither eschew their intimacy with the human body, nor how they map out a personal life course. […]

Key Popular Women Writers

Key Popular Women Writers General Editors: Dr. Janine Hatter  and Dr. Helena Ifill This innovative new series will deliver original and transformative feminist research into the work of leading women writers who were widely read in their time, but who have been under-represented in the canon. The series will offer critical, historical and aesthetic contributions […]

The ‘Heart’ and ‘Science’ of Wilkie Collins Study Day

Deadline for CFP: Friday 17th June 2016 Conference date: 24th September 2016 Location: Barts Pathology Museum, London Keynote: Dr. Tara MacDonald (University of Idaho) ‘“Why can’t I look into your heart, and see what secrets it is keeping from me?”’ The protagonist of Wilkie Collins’s Heart and Science (1883), surgeon Ovid de Vere, laments the […]

CFA: Gender and Victorian Popular Fiction, Art and Culture

VPFA is pleased to announce a new call for articles: ‘Gender in Victorian Popular Fiction, Art and Culture’, Nineteenth-Century Gender Studies, special issue edited by Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill This special issue invites articles on all aspects of the relationship between gender and the “popular”. Popular fiction in the nineteenth century was repeatedly, and often […]

Study Day – Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals

Study Day – Dressed to Kill: Fashion in Victorian Fiction and Periodicals Co-hosted by Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Liverpool John Moores University Saturday 19th March 2016, Aldham Robarts Library, LJMU Featuring The Liddell Hart Collection of Costume (LHCC) Call for Papers deadline for proposals: 5th February 2016 Please see the full call for papers here Registration […]