Funded Studentship at LJMU: Literature and Cultural History
The Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History is pleased to offer a funded studentship for April/May 2013 entry to its Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) programme. The studentship will pay full-time University UK/EU tuition fees for 3 years and include a tax-free annual bursary of £13,590 per year.
Research in English at LJMU is focused through the Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History, established in 1998. The Research Centre organises regular series of research seminars, hosts conferences, invites distinguished overseas intellectuals to act as Visiting Professors and creates a forum in which the meaning, purposes and practicalities of interdisciplinary research can be debated.
For details of staff research interests, seminars and events see our website: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/HSS/119808.htm
The successful applicant will work in ONE of the three following areas, corresponding to research clusters within the Research Centre:
Labouring Class Authorship, the Literary Intelligentsia and the Periodical Press OR Cultural, radical and national politics in print culture in the period 1880 to 1914 OR Ethics and Aesthetics in Contemporary Literary Cultures For further details, entry requirements and information on the applications process see our Research Centre website under Studentships 2013: or access direct at: http://www.ljmu.ac.uk/HSS/125470.htm
The closing date for applications will be: 4th March 2013
Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies presents:
Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck): ‘Art and the Literary in Victorian England’
Monday 22 October, 6.00 pm
Keynes Library (Room 114), School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Free. All welcome.
The lecture will be followed by a reception to celebrate the start of the Autumn term programme of talks.
Programme for Autumn Term 2012
This term’s visiting speakers include George Levine (30 October), Muireann O’Cinneide (14 November), Deirdre Coleman (19 November), Clair Hughes (27 November), and Gowan Dawson (3 December). Further details will be posted shortly at our website <http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/our-research/research_cncs/our-events> and circulated via the mailing list.
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CfP: Victorian Literature and Culture
Special Issue: The Nineteenth-Century Pacific Rim
Deadline for submissions: 15 October 2013
Victorian Literature and Culture seeks contributions to a special issue on The Pacific Rim, with a focus on its Victorian culture and Anglophone literature by regional writers as well as British settlers and travellers. Were the Victorians aware of the significance that the expanding settler empire, its intersection with that of other colonial powers, business routes across them, and increasingly also, critical representations of the imperialist metropole from the vantage point of emergent colonial centres had for nineteenth-century culture on a new, more global scale? How did they represent the area and geopolitical space that we have now come to know as the Pacific Rim? What were the effects of cultural exchanges on nineteenth-century music, architecture, art, museums, religion, literature, and on theories of the aesthetic or of culture at large? Did these effects change perceptions of the region and of the British Empire’s, or British presence’s, position within it?
To address the literature as well as the social and political issues of the Pacific Rim as a whole may have become a standard strategy in the discussion of contemporary politics and culture. Similarly, the study of nineteenth-century transatlanticism is now established as an acknowledged and continuously widening field. But how did the Victorians conceive of and describe travelling, doing business, and living in a diverse geopolitical region that encompasses such vastly different areas as the settler colonies of Australasia, the British Straits Settlements in Malaya and Singapore, the special status of Hong Kong, and the less formalised presence of the British in Japan or Korea?
This special issue extends the interdisciplinary, transnational analysis prompted by nineteenth-century transatlantic studies to the Pacific Rim. It invites analyses of the cultural developments and interchanges within the region as well as of the changing forms in which these developments manifested themselves in Victorian culture.
Please send inquiries and electronic submissions of full-length papers as attached word documents to tswagner at ntu.edu.sg
The completed papers should be formatted according to MLA style.
All papers will be reviewed by the special topics editor, as appropriate by members of the editorial board, and by the editors of _Victorian Literature and Culture,_ Adrienne Munich and John Maynard. For further information about the journal see https://wikis.nyu.edu/display/engvlc/home
Mixed Methods Approaches to Dickens and Characterization
May 10th 2012 – University of Nottingham
A symposium at the interface of language and literature
This symposium will illustrate innovative approaches to both Dickens Studies and studies of characterization more generally. Scholars from both language and literature will present cutting-edge research that suggests a mixed methods approach to the study of characterization in literary texts and specifically the novels by Charles Dickens. The talks will address the concept of character in the framework of cognitive poetics, Dickens’s characters in the context of popular culture, corpus methods and the tool CLiC for literary texts, psycholinguistic methods to investigate the reading process and the psychological reality of characters, Dickens and book history, and the reading experience in the 19th century.
Professor Juliet John, Professor in Victorian Literature, Royal Holloway University of London
Professor Peter Stockwell, Professor of Literary Linguistics, University of Nottingham
Professor Josephine Guy, Professor of Modern English Literature, University of Nottingham
Dr. Kathy Conklin, Lecturer in Psycholinguistics, University of Nottingham
Dr. Michaela Mahlberg, Associate Professor in English Language and Applied Linguistics, University of Nottingham
Dr. Catherine Smith, Technical Officer, Institute for Textual Scholarship and Electronic Editing, University of Birmingham
Dr. Simon Preston, RCUK Research Fellow, School of Mathematical Sciences, University of Nottingham
Introduction to the Symposium by
Professor Brean Hammond, Professor of Modern English Literature, University of Nottingham
· £20 (this covers lunch and coffee breaks)
· £10 (for students)
To register, please download a registration form from the Symposium webpage: REGISTRATION DEADLINE 20 APRIL 2012
Conference at the University of Exeter, 10th & 11th of September 2010
Keynote speaker: Prof. Michael Wood (Princeton)
From the organiser, Dr Kate Hext: ‘Registration has now opened! I expect this to be a very friendly conference, bringing together academics from all levels, so do come along.’
For more information and registration details visit: http://sall.exeter.ac.uk/research/conferences/reweavingtherainbow/