Call for Papers – Rhoda Broughton and her Contemporaries.

RHODA BROUGHTON AND HER CONTEMPORARIES A CENTENARY CONFERENCE – 11th September 2021 A virtual conference to commemorate the centenary of Rhoda Broughton’s death. Hosted by the VPFA and co-organised with Dr. Graziella Stringos. Keynote Speaker: Prof Tamar Heller (University of Cincinnati) ——————– CALL FOR PAPERS ——————– Rhoda Broughton (1840-1920) was considered one of the queens […]

VPFA 2021 Conference, ‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ – Call for Papers

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association is dedicated to fostering interest in understudied popular writers, literary genres and other cultural forms, and to facilitating the production of publishable research and academic collaborations amongst scholars of the popular. We invite a broad, imaginative and interdisciplinary interpretation on the topic of ‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ and its relation […]

Call for Expressions of Interest – New VPFA Executive Committee Role

New VPFA Executive Committee Role Networking and Development Coordinator  The purpose of the role: To seek out, share, coordinate and create opportunities for VPFA members of all career levels and backgrounds to network with each other, as well as with members of other Learned Societies, academics and experts. To identify and facilitate access to training […]

Third Sex Reading Group!

Following on from the successful ‘Third Sex’ reading group at the VPFA’s 2020 conference, a more permanent reading group is now established! Meeting once a month, the group will continue to focus on texts that examine ‘the third sex’ – that is; Victorian and neo-Victorian works that explore sex and gender, queerness, and LGBTQA+ identities.  Meetings […]