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VPFA Blog

Victorian Popular Fiction Association Blog VPFA is adding a blog to the website so we can continue discussions we begin at conferences and study days. We’d like this blog to be useful for members’ research and interesting to members of the public who are interested in Victorian popular fiction. In the spirit of making this […]

Study Day – PGR Bursaries announced for Victorian Collaborations.

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 […]

Study Day Review: 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 Announcement – PGR Bursaries for Victorian 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 […]

Announcement: 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 […]