Deadline for submissions: 1st February 2018
The Gaskell Journal runs a biennial Graduate Student Essay Prize in honour of Joan Leach MBE, founder of the Gaskell Society.
The essay competition is open to all graduate students currently registered for an MA or PhD in Victorian Studies. Entries are invited that offer an original contribution to the field of Gaskell studies, whether by reading her works in relation to Victorian cultural, religious, aesthetic and scientific contexts, or through innovative close readings enlightened by critical theory, or a comparative study connecting Gaskell’s with another author’s work. Essays will be shortlisted by the Gaskell Journal Editorial Board, with the final judgment being made by a leading scholar in Gaskell studies.
The winning essay will be published in the Gaskell Journal (subject to appropriate revisions), and its author will receive £200 from the Gaskell Society, and a complimentary copy of the Journal. High quality runners-up will also be considered for publication.
Essays should be 6000-7000 words, and not under consideration for publication elsewhere. Please see the Gaskell Journal website for the stylesheet (MHRA with endnotes), and for the form to submit with your anonymised essay: www.gaskelljournal.co.uk
Please submit these directly to the Editor Dr Rebecca Styler firstname.lastname@example.org by/on 1st February 2018, who can also answer any inquiries.
On Wednesday 1st March at 4pm, Marianne Van Remoortal (Ghent University) will come and give a talk as part of our seminar series. Her talk is entitled ‘“Pioneer or Copycat? The Englishwoman’s Domestic Magazine in its European Context.” Do come along! The talk will take place in Helmore 112 and tea, coffee and cookies will be provided.
Marianne is the author of of Lives of the Sonnet, 1787-1895: Genre, Gender and Criticism (Ashgate, 2011) and Women, Work and the Victorian Periodical: Living by the Press (Palgrave 2015).
If you would like to listen/ watch a previous event that we’ve hosted, please visit this page or navigate to it through the ‘Events and Meetings’ tab above. We’ll be adding to it through the year.
All are welcome to attend the launch event for this centre next Wednesday. Do come and hear Kirsty Harris and Steven White talk about their research beforehand.
The Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy connects writing and publishing with literary criticism. It is comprised of Faculty members, associate lecturers and postgraduate and undergraduate students. Launching in 2017, we will hold a series of symposia and conferences designed to bring together academics, authors, editors, and members of the book publishing industry.
Join us for two short readings from Dr. Una McCormick’s Star of the Sea(Abaddon, October 2016) and Marian Womack’s Lost Objects (Luna Press, forthcoming 2018). Readings to be followed by wine, snacks, and mingling!
For information about the Centre for Science Fiction and Fantasy, visit:http://csff-anglia.co.uk.
Abderrezaq Ghafsi is a research student at Anglia Ruskin University, having studied for his MA in English Literature at Biskra University, where he specialized in Anglo-African literature and culture. He is in receipt of full scholarship from the Algerian Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research. Currently, Abderrezaq’s research focuses on the influence and reception of Charles Dickens in Algeria.
On October 8 2016, the Institute of English Studies hosted Dickens Day Conference 2016. Dickens Day turns 30 in 2016, so, in a mood both retrospective and celebratory, the interest was about time, memory, narrative and biography in Dickens’s work; the multiple, complex and sometimes contradictory ways he narrates, commemorates and celebrates time’s passing; and the different ways in which Dickens, in his turn, has been commemorated and celebrated.
The conference was dedicated to the memory of Barbara Hardy. It included some interesting readings organised by Tony Williams (President of the Dickens Fellowship) and given together with various topics such as Dickens and time, Dickens’s life narratives, celebrating Dickens, and Dickens’s understanding of memory. These were given by academics and researchers who found the conference a great opportunity to receive feedback before publishing their papers.
Our first meeting of Semester 1 will take place at 1-2pm on Friday 30th September in Helmore 223. In this meeting we will discuss the plans we have for the year ahead and Meg Gooding and Shelley Walters will present on their work in progress. I look forward to seeing you there!
For details of further meetings and events, please see our ‘Events and Meetings’ page.
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:
If you would like to join us, please REGISTER (before the end of June) by following this link:
For enquiries please email the organisers at: email@example.com