CFP: London Nineteenth-Century Seminar Graduate Conference

This year’s London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar Graduate Conference will take place on Saturday 19th January 2019 at Senate House, University of London.

Keynote Speakers: Professor Regenia Gagnier (English, Exeter), Dr Flora Wilson (Music, King’s College London)

We welcome proposals for ten-minute papers on any aspect of literature, culture, art, and history in the long nineteenth century.
Themes may include, but are not limited to:

– Media and technology
– Art, architecture, and aesthetics
– Social and cultural history
– Production of literary cultures
– Gender and sexuality
– Performance and the spectacle
– Religion and ethics
– Representations of Empire

The conference is intended as a cross- and inter-disciplinary forum where postgraduate researchers working on any aspect of the long nineteenth century can present and discuss their research in a supportive and stimulating environment.

Please send abstracts of 200 words, along with a short biography (50 words) by 14th December 2018. The committee will confirm your inclusion in the programme shortly after that date

Semester 2 Reading Group – The Brothers Karamazov


“I love mankind, he said, “but I find to my amazement that the more I love mankind as a whole, the less I love man in particular.”

For the next academic semester starting in February 2019, we will be reading Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov (1879-80).

Meetings will take place on alternate Mondays at 17:00-18:00 in Helmore 112, with each meeting led by one of our unit members. All are welcome.

Week 2 – Monday 4th February. Books 1 and 2, led by Lizzie Ludlow.

Week 4 – Monday 18th February. Books 3 and 4, led by Hilary Bedder.

Week 6 – Monday 4th March. Books 5 and 6, led by Edwin Marr.

Week 8 – Monday 18th March. Books 7 and 8, led by Kathy Rees.

Week 10 – Monday 1st April. Books 9 and 10, led by Chris Lyon.

Week 12 – Monday 29th April. Books 11, 12 and the epilogue, led by Hannah Cox.

VICTORIAN POPULAR FICTION ASSOCIATION’S 11TH ANNUAL CONFERENCE: ‘Mind, Matter(s), Spirit: Forms of Knowledge in Victorian Popular Fiction and Culture’

The 2019 VPFA conference is taking place between 8-10 in London. Please find the CFP below. The VPFA conferences that I’ve attended have always been very good and I think that the theme this year will be of interest to a few unit members.

VPFA 2019 – CFP[1]