Nineteenth-Century Matters Fellowship 2020-21

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By Matthew Sangster


Nineteenth-Century Matters is an initiative jointly run by the British Association for Romantic Studies and the British Association for Victorian Studies. Now in its fifth year, it is aimed at postdoctoral researchers who have completed their PhD, but who are not currently employed in a full-time academic post. Nineteenth-Century Matters offers unaffiliated early career researchers a platform from which to organise professionalization workshops and research seminars on a theme related to nineteenth-century studies, and relevant to the host institution’s specialisms. The focus should be on the nineteenth century, rather than on Romanticism or Victorianism.

For the coming academic year, Nineteenth-Century Matters will provide the successful applicant with affiliation in the form of a Visiting Fellowship at the Centre for Victorian Studies at the University of Exeter. The fellowship will run from 21 September 2020 – 1 September 2021. The fellow will draw upon and contribute towards the research culture of the CVS, which comprises one of the largest existing institutional grouping of nineteenth-century studies scholars in the UK. The CVS has an international reputation for its innovative, interdisciplinary and transnational research and teaching in wide-ranging aspects of nineteenth-century literature, media and culture. It comprehends the Victorian period in geographically and historically …read more