Read about our Spring Seminar Series 2015, featuring a fascinating range of papers and topics.
The Victorian Studies Centre welcomes writer and radio presenter Matthew Sweet, who will give our annual lecture for 2014 on ‘The Victorian World: Prison to Playground’.
In the first of a series of posts on Shakespeare in the Victorian age to celebrate the Bard’s 450th birthday, Dr Anjna Chouhan revisits the tercentenary of 1864 – and discusses how Shakespeare’s birthplace became the centre of Victorian celebrations of the playwright.
The Victorian Studies Centre is pleased to announce the programme for this year’s Spring Seminar Series, beginning on 12th February.
In a year when the nation will be remembering the First World War, have we forgotten about Victorian Britain’s major conflict? In this post, Rachel Anchor writes about the long history of public neglect of the Crimean War and its memorials – and the campaign now under way to address it.
In this special Victorian Christmas post, Jonathan Potter discusses the connection between Dickens’s seasonal ghost stories, nineteenth-century visual technologies, and magic lantern entertainments.
Ruth Ashton reviews a recent episode of BBC’s Victorian crime drama Ripper Street, discussing the show’s representation of disability, heredity, and eugenic ideology in the late nineteenth century.
The annual Victorian Studies lecture this year will be given by Prof. Kathryn Hughes (University of East Anglia) with a lecture entitled ‘Biography and Body Parts: The Mysterious Case of George Eliot’s Right Hand’. Click here for more details.
The Victorian Studies Centre will host a special seminar with guest speaker Saswati Halder of Jadavpur University, who will be speaking about ‘The Wilderness of Green Space: George Eliot’s Adam Bede and The Mill on the Floss’.
PhD researcher Rachel Anchor provides a report of the recent conference ‘Charting the Crimean War: Context, Nationhood, Afterlives’, a collaboration between the University of Leicester and the National Army Museum in London.
Victorian Studies Centre PhD graduate Dr. Anjna Chouhan provides one of this year’s doctoral inaugural lectures, on the subject of Shakespeare and Victorian Anti-Catholicism.
The Victorian Studies Centre is pleased to host a book launch and public lecture by Prof. Robert O’Kell to mark the release of his monograph ‘Disraeli: The Romance of Politics’.
The University of Leicester will host a conference on the legacy of the Crimean War in collaboration with the National Army Museum, London. Read the call for papers here.
The Victorian Studies Centre is delighted to announce the programme for our upcoming annual Victorian Studies Spring Seminar series, featuring papers on Victorian India, Socialism in the nineteenth century, and Oscar Wilde.
Rachel Anchor provides a report of the recent conference on ‘Victorian Persistence’, held at Université Paris Diderot.
BAVS announce the call for papers for their 2013 annual conference on the subject of ‘Nineteenth-Century Numbers’. Read about the conference here.
Read a report of our recent annual Victorian Studies lecture, delivered by Prof. Peter Mandler (University of Cambridge) on ‘The “Creative Destruction” of the Victorian City’.
Senior lecturer in Romantic and Victorian Literature Dr. Julian North discusses her current research on portraits of nineteenth-century authors – including Jane Austen, Lord Byron, and Charlotte Brontë.