Forthcoming Event

Following next week’s postgraduate symposium, our next event will be a talk by Dr Clare Walker Gore from the University of Cambridge, titled ‘Making the Most of Your
Research: Sharing Your Work, Reaching an Audience and Finding Your Way as
an Early Career Researcher’. Clare is a Junior Research Fellow at Trinity College, Cambridge, and has also worked with the BBC as one of their 2015 New Generation Thinkers. Her talk will take place at 3pm on Thursday 7th July in Helmore 208.

And if you’ve not already done so, please register attendance for our postgraduate symposium here!

Postgraduate Symposium

We are very excited about our first postgraduate symposium on June 21st!

Our guest speaker is Dr Sarah Parker from the University of Loughborough, and seven of our members will be giving papers about their research. The event will run from 12 noon until 6:30pm in LAB 309 (Cambridge campus); lunch and refreshments will be served and we will finish with a wine reception.


12-12.30:         Welcome and lunch

12.30-2:           Panel 1: Heroics and Sensations (Chair: Steven White)

Kirsty J. Harris: ‘Sacrifice and Sea Monsters: The Metamorphoses of Shipwreck in Byron’s Don Juan Canto II’

Shelley Walters: ‘Elizabeth Barrett-Browning: Heroines and Heroism in Review’

Anne-Louise Russell: ‘My Own Child (1875-76): Florence Marryat and Sensation Fiction published in London Society’

2-3:                  Panel 2: Brontë & Gaskell (Chair: Lizzie Ludlow)

Edwin Marr: ‘Saved By Fire: Universal Salvation in the works of Anne Brontë’

Marie Moxon: ‘Ways of Seeing: Glass-Space and Identity in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton, North and South and Cranford’

3-4:                  Keynote (Chair: Kirsty J. Harris)

Dr Sarah Parker (University of Loughborough)

‘When the Muse Looks Back: Picturing the Poetess’

4-4.30:             Coffee

4.30-5.30:        Panel 3: Victorian Explorations (Chair: Anne-Louise Russell)

Alison Blair-Underwood: ‘Steetwalking, James Thompson, and The City of Dreadful Night

Abderrezaq Ghafsi: Exploring Charles Dickens’s Connectedness and Canonisation through his Algerian Historical and Life-narrative Accounts

5.30-6.30:        Wine reception

Please register here if you will be attending.


Cambridge, 29-30 July 2016

On the 150th anniversary of the publication of Algernon Charles Swinburne’s seminal collection, the _Poems and Ballads_ of 1866, an international conference will be held at  St John’s College, Cambridge.

The full CONFERENCE PROGRAMME is now online at the conference webpage: [1]

If you would like to join us, please REGISTER (before the end of June) by following this link: [2]

For enquiries please email the organisers at: