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CFP: The ‘Heart’ and ‘Science’ of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries

Call For Papers Wilkie Collins Journal and Victorian Popular Fiction Association   (Image courtesy of Andrew Gasson http://www.wilkie-collins.info/books_heart_and_science.htm#Plot)   The “Heart” and “Science” of Wilkie Collins and his Contemporaries  Deadline for CFP: Friday 17th June 2016  Conference date: 24th September 2016 Location: Barts Pathology Museum, London Keynote: Dr. Tara MacDonald (University of Idaho) ‘ Wilkie […]

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Sensational Men: Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction, Theatre and the Arts Programme

Penryn Campus, Falmouth University, Cornwall, UK April 18th 2015   Programme Registration 8.30 – 9am 9 – 10.30am Masculinity, Sensibility and Restraint Kate Newey, University of Exeter, ‘Melodramatic Masculinity’ Kathleen Hudson, University of Sheffield, ‘ “He Looks Like a Man Who Could Tame Anything”: Count Fosco’s Monstrous Masculinity’ Niyati Sharma, University of Oxford, ‘Professional Men and […]

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7th Annual Conference: Victorian Authenticity and Artifice

13-15th July 2015 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, London   Keynote Speaker: Prof. Linda Dryden “Stevenson and H. G. Wells: Monomaniacs, Duality and Evolutionary Science” Keynote Speaker: Prof. David Glover “Styles of Populism in Victorian and Edwardian Popular Fiction” Guest Speaker: Prof. Vanessa Toulmin from the National Fairground Archive   Call for Papers The Victorian Popular Fiction Association conference […]

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Call for Papers: Sensational Men: Victorian Masculinity in Sensation Fiction, Theatre and the Arts

18th April 2015  Co-hosted by Falmouth University and the Victorian Popular Fiction Association Venue: Falmouth University, Cornwall   Keynote Speakers: William Hughes, Bath Spa University Andy Smith, University of Sheffield Villainous, feminised, weak and wanting; men in the sensation genre are often seen as lacking. Critical readings of the genre, moreover, have tended to focus […]

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Registration Opened:‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Solutions and Resolutions’

Registration has now opened for ‘The Mystery of Edwin Drood: Solutions and Resolutions’ To celebrate the official launch of The Drood Inquiry (www.droodinquiry.com), this one-day conference will explore the mysterious world of Drood and its solutions. conference on 20 September at Senate House, London: tickets can be purchased here Draft Programme09.30-10.00Registration10.00-10.45Introduction: The Heritage of Edwin Drood(Chair: […]

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The Mystery of Edwin Drood Programme

The programme is now available for our forthcoming conference on the 20 September 2014 to celebrate the full launch of The Drood Inquiry. The Mystery of Edwin Drood We will release registration details in due course, but for now, please save the date!

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CFP: Victorian Treasures and Trash

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association Victorian Treasures and Trash 6th Annual Conference, 8-10 July 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Keynote Speaker: Dr Jonathon Shears (Keele), ‘“[…] battered […] soiled […] broken […] empty […] half-smoked […] stale”: The Hangover in Victorian Popular Fiction’. Guest Speaker: Judith Flanders, ‘Painting […]

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Wilkie Collins: New Directions and Readings

 The Victorian Popular Fiction Association is pleased to announce a Study Day devoted to the work of Wilkie Collins.    Saturday 9th November 2013 Tickets are £10 and are available here https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8189329505 Please note that lunch will not be provided   10:00-10:15 Welcome (Janice Allan and Joanne Ella Parsons)  10:15-11:15 Keynote by William Baker (Northern Illinois […]

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