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 […]

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 […]