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Call for Papers: Radicalism and Reform in the Long Nineteenth Century

The London Victorian Studies Colloquium is an annual residential colloquium for postgraduates and postdocs working in Victorian Studies, to be held at Royal Holloway Centre for Victorian Studies, from 26-27th April, 2019.

This is a relatively informal weekend of postgraduate papers, plenary talks, and training and professionalisation workshops, allowing generous space also for participants to socialise and study in the beautiful surroundings of the college. We hope to include a viewing of the Victorian art collection in the Royal Holloway picture gallery.

This year’s event will include:

  • Plenary talks from Dr Carol Jacobi (Curator of British Art, 1850-1915, Tate Britain) and Dr Helen Goodman (Bath Spa University)
  • Research Beyond the Article with Professor Redell Olsen (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Dr Joanna Taylor (University of Manchester)
  • Panel Discussion on Academic Careers and the Place of ECRs in the University
  • Training in Nineteenth-Century Collections and Designing Innovative Teaching

Participants do not have to present a paper but we will be looking for a small number of speakers to give short papers (20 minutes) on any topic. For details of the CFP, please see below.

The Centre for Victorian Studies is grateful to the techne consortium and Department of English at Royal Holloway, University of London for supporting this event.


Registration

The colloquium is open to Masters, doctoral students and postdocs from the UK or abroad, working on any nineteenth-century topic.

This year’s event is free to techne students. Please use the dedicated ticketing link.

The deadline for applicants is 5.00pm on Friday 29th March, or as soon as places are full.

To book your place, visit the Royal Holloway Online Store.


Call for Papers

Radicalism and Reform in the Long Nineteenth Century: The London Victorian Studies Colloquium 2019

Friday 26th and Saturday 27th April 2019

Participants do not have to give papers, but we do seek proposals for a small number of 15-20 minute papers on interdisciplinary topics related to the conference theme.

These may include, but are in no way limited to:

  • Reforming Movements: Theosophy, the Salvation Army, women’s movements, animal rights, prison reform, law reform
  • Radical Politics: socialism, anarchism, anti-slavery
  • Reform as a return to past practices: Tractarianism/the Oxford Movement, anti-industrialism, artistic revivals
  • Imperialism and its afterlives
  • Radical Networks: local, national, transnational
  • Radical Bodies: Women’s Suffrage and Queer Histories
  • Past, Present, Future Time: From Utopias to Apocalypse
  • Representing social problems and constraints in the ‘Condition of England’ novel
  • Artistic, literary and cultural reforms, radicals and movements
  • Scientific and technological progress
  • Radical approaches to Victorian Studies; reforming the discipline

Please submit a 200-250 word abstract and a brief biography to Gursimran Oberoi (g.oberoi@surrey.ac.uk) by 15th February 2019.