Victorian Studies Spring Seminar Programme Announced

The Victorian Studies Centre is delighted to announce the programme for our upcoming annual Victorian Studies Spring Seminar series. Please do come along for what should be an exciting series of papers on a diverse range of topics.

23 January – Dr Abhijit Gupta (Jadavpur University and CRASSH, Cambridge), ‘Missionaries as Bibliographers: James Long and John Murdoch’

6 February – Doctoral Presentations (University of Leicester), Three papers showcasing current research by postgraduate students

20 February – Prof Robert O’Kell (University of Manitoba), Book launch for ‘Disraeli: The Romance of Politics’ (University of Toronto Press, 2012): ‘The Politics of Disraeli’s Novels’. Response from Dr James Moore (Historical Studies, Leicester). Wine reception to follow, all welcome. NB: Event takes place in Attenborough Film Theatre (5:15pm)

6 March – Prof Stephen Yeo (former Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford), ‘Socialisms in Britain, 1827 Onwards: Three at Least’

20 March – Prof Josephine Guy (University of Nottingham), ”Performance’ versus ‘Reading’ Texts: Why Edit Ninteenth-Century Drama?’

8 May – Dr Michèle Mendelssohn (Mansfield College, Oxford), ‘I am sure that it is a crime against an unknown God’: Oscar Wilde, Salome and Celebrity

22 May – Dr Ashok Malhotra (University of Warwick), On British representations of India, 1814-1899. Title TBA.

Seminars take place at 5.15pm on Wednesdays in 1315, Attenborough Building. All welcome. Please direct enquiries to Dr Richa Dwor (


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