University of Leicester Victorian Studies Centre Spring Seminar Series

Spring Seminar Series 2014

12 February Dr David Krohl, Department of Engineering and the Built Environment (Anglia Ruskin University): ‘Localism in late-Victorian and Edwardian London: the development of the Minet Estate in Lambeth c. 1870-1910’

26 February Dr Alastair Massey (National Army Museum): ‘Sir John Clayton Cowell, Queen Victoria’s military gatekeeper’

12 March Doctoral Presentations, School of English (University of Leicester): Derek Ball, ‘The mathematics underlying the two parables in George Eliot’s Middlemarch’; Lisa Coar, ‘Mirror, Mirror on the Wall: Assessing the Victorian Male’s Body Dysmorphic Disorder’; Katie Heathman, ‘The priest and his village: Charles Marson and the Folk Revival’

26 March Dr Sophie Gilmartin, Department of English (Royal Holloway, University of London): ‘“Neither sun nor stars appeared”: nineteenth-century navigations of city and sea in fiction and personal writings’

7 May Dr Meaghan Clarke, Department of Art History (Sussex University): ‘A Victorian “blockbuster”: The “Fair Women” Exhibition of 1894’

21 May Midlands Three Cities Doctoral Training Program: ‘Victorian Studies in/and the 3 Cities Consortium’

All seminars take place on Wednesdays and begin at 5:15pm. They are held in Room 1315, Attenborough Building.


Please direct enquiries to Dr Richa Dwor (


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