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CFP: ‘Mobilising Militant Pasts: Histories of Protest, Unrest and Insurrection in Politics and Culture’

King’s College London
31 August – 1 September 2017
 
Call for Papers
 
The extent of retrospection in culture and politics is a topic oft-commented upon and lamented. Public engagements with history and heritage are frequently lumpenly categorised as ‘nostalgia’: sanitised, selective, reassuring. Yet this obscures the sheer diversity of militant pasts in the present, and of the contexts and processes that facilitate their re-manifestation. Che Guevara’s face adorns posters and t-shirts worldwide, while Garibaldi gets dunked in tea. Historic campaigns for racial and gender equality have been regularly dramatized, including in the recent films Selma (2014) and Suffragette (2015). Internecine violence is frequently documented, and its martyrs commemorated, in the fabric of the physical environments where it occurred, as the murals of Belfast and Derry testify. Such remembering and half-remembering of histories of divided societies, of protest, unrest and insurrection, is far from inherently safe, nor easily categorised.

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CFP: Picturing the Reader: Reading and Representation in the Long Nineteenth Century

Picturing the Reader: Reading and Representation in the Long Nineteenth Century
A one-day interdisciplinary conference 
Liverpool Hope University, UK,
7 September 2017
Keynote speaker: Professor Mary Hammond, University of Southampton
 

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CFP: Medicine and Mystery: The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction

A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – NUI Galway Study Day

8th June 2017 National University of Ireland, Galway

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

Conference website: https://medicineandmystery.wordpress.com/

Twitter: @meds_myst19

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Movie Night: Man in the Iron Mask (1998)

During semester time, when teaching loads are heavy and time for blogging is scarce, my good buddy @BizarreVictoria and I spend our precious free time watching adaptations of 19thC novels and affectionately, good-naturedly ripping them to shreds.

In her latest post, @BizarreVictoria and I recap The Man in the Iron Mask. Check it out:

https://bizarrevictoria.wordpress.com/2017/02/17/victorian-snark-theatre-3000-the-man-in-the-iron-mask/

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Call for Papers: BAVS 2017 – Victorians Unbound

Victorians Unbound:
Connections and Intersections   
Bishop Grosseteste University, Lincoln, UK
22nd – 24th August 2017

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Kate Flint, University of Southern California, Dana & David Dornsife College
Professor Mike Huggins, University of Cumbria
Professor Sir Christopher Ricks, Boston University

Opening Roundtable Speakers:
Edwina Ehrman, Victoria and Albert Museum
Dr Kate Hill, University of Lincoln
Professor Francesco Marroni, University of G. d’ Annunzio, Chieti-Pescara

Organised by:
Dr Claudia Capancioni, Bishop Grosseteste University
Dr Alice Crossley, University of Lincoln
bavs2017@bishopg.ac.uk

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Scholarships: The University of Westminster’s Quintin Hogg PhD studentships and scholarships (2/10/2017)

universityofwestminsterQuintin Hogg PhD studentships and scholarships
Potential PhD candidates in 19th century literature and culture might be interested in the three fully funded Quintin Hogg Trust PhD studentships and five scholarships being offered by the University of Westminster for the Fall 2017 semester.

The three studentships will be awarded across the following areas of study:

  • Creative writing based on material in the Archive
  • Performing science in the 19th century
  • Leisure, religion and mobility: Quintin Hogg and the Regent Street Polytechnic
  • Photography and/as pedagogy
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    Call for Papers: The Coarseness of the Brontës: A Reappraisal

    The Coarseness of the Brontës: A Reappraisal
    St Chad’s College, Durham University
    10th – 11th August 2017
     
    A collaborative event between Durham University, Brunel University, and the Brontë Society
     
    Keynote Speakers:
    Professor Marianne Thormählen, Lund University
    Dr Sarah Wootton, Durham University
    Robert Edric, author of Sanctuary (2014)
    coarse
    adjective
    1.      Rough or harsh in texture
    2.      (of a person or their speech) rude or vulgar
    Synonyms: oafish, loutish, boorish, churlish, uncouth, rude, discourteous, impolite, ungentlemanly, unladylike, ill-mannered, uncivil, ill-bred, vulgar, common, rough, uncultured, uncivilised, crass, foul-mouthed

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    Victorians at New Year

    After an immensely busy semester with very few posts, I thought I’d ring in the new year by recycling last year’s rummage through the January letters and diaries of eminent Victorian (and ever-so-slightly pre-Victorian) writers to see how the great and the good of the period spent their New Years. Continue reading “Victorians at New Year”

    Call for Papers: Medicine and Mystery Study Day

    Medicine and Mystery
    The Dark Side of Science in Victorian Fiction
    A Victorian Popular Fiction Association – NUI Galway Study Day

    8th June 2017 National University of Ireland, Galway

    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
    Twitter: @meds_myst19

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