VPFA Study Day: ‘The Threatened Child in Nineteenth-Century Popular Fiction and Culture’

Friday, 20th September 2019 Humanities Institute, University College Dublin Keynote: Professor Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia) Walking Tour: Victorian Gothic Dublin, followed by dinner www.victorianchildren.home.blog   @VPFA1    #VPFAChildren Call for Papers: Owing to rapid population growth coupled with high mortality rates, nineteenth-century Britain was a young society, with those under fourteen constituting from between a […]

Mapping Victorian Popular Fictions

CFP Special issue of Victorian Popular Fictions Journal Mapping Victorian Popular Fictions Many popular narratives of the long nineteenth century are spatially articulate, and some contain actual maps – of treasure hunts, London slums, epic journeys, a threatened countryside. To what extent can a fictional narrative be seen to constitute a verbal map, a guidebook […]

Lin Young’s Experiences at Gladstone’s Library – Mary Eliza Root Prize 2019

‘Three Quiet Days at Gladstone’s Library: Reconnecting with Silence through Research’  Lin Young, Queen’s University in Kingston, Ontario, Canada In February of 2019, I boarded a plane in Toronto, Canada to get to Manchester, after which I hopped a few trains to Gladstone’s Library in Hawarden, Wales. It wasn’t something I’d ever imagined I’d do […]

Member Publication Announcement

Crossing Borders in Victorian Travel: Spaces, Nations and Empires (Newcastle-upon-Tyne: Cambridge Scholars, 2018) Edited by Barbara Franchi and Elvan Mutlu ISBN: 978-1-5275-0372-4 Pages: 259 Price: £61.99 How did Victorian travellers define and challenge the notion of Empire? How did the multiple forms of Victorian travel literature, such as fiction, travel accounts, newspapers, and poetry, shape perceptions […]

Postgraduate bursaries announced for Victorian Collaborations Study Day

Postgraduate bursaries available Victorian Popular Fiction Association and Manchester Metropolitan University Study Day: ‘Victorian Collaborations’ MMU Cheshire Campus 22nd April 2017 10am-5pm with optional afternoon tea at Crewe Hall Hotel Keynote by Patricia Pulham (Portsmouth): ‘Collaborating with the Dead: The Advantages and Disadvantages of Borrowed Prestige’ Postgraduate students are invited to apply for one of […]

‘Victorian Popular Journalism’, Wilkie Collins Journal

CFA: ‘Victorian Popular Journalism’, Wilkie Collins Journal (Winter 2018) Guest Editors: Drs Janine Hatter and Helena Ifill I hope nobody will be shocked, but it is only proper that I should confess, before writing another line, that I am about to disclose the existence of a Disreputable Society […] Our object is to waste our […]

Study Day – Mystery and Medicine

Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – NUI Galway Study Day Key-note speakers Ms Sarah Wise, Author Mr Alexander Black, NUI Galway – ‘The Early Years of Anatomy in Galway’ Exhibition – “Medicine and Mystery in C19th Galway”, Curated by Anna Gasperini and Paul Rooney CFP […]

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 […]