Victoriographies Research Group Seminar Series

The Victoriographies Research Group at the University of Surrey is launching a new online seminar series for 2020-21.

The seminars will take place via Zoom at 17:00-18:30 (5-6.30pm) GMT. Places are free and can be booked via Eventbrite at the links below:


19 November – Talia Schaffer (CUNY), “The Fortunate Fall: Ill Writing and Sanditon” – Book here:

10 December – Lillian Nayder (Bates College), “Dickens, Flesh and Blood” – Book here:

14 January – Dee Wu (University of Warwick), “The Oriental Dandy and New Modes of Chinese Masculinity: Oscar Wilde’s Consumerist Simulacrum in Chinese Men’s Fashion” – Book here:

18 February – Nicola Kirkby (Royal Holloway), “Communications Infrastructure and Mid-Victorian Fiction” – Book here:

18 March – Helena Ilfill (University of Aberdeen), “The Weird Stories of Charlotte Riddell” – Book here:

22 April – Ariane de Waal (Martin Luther University), “Victorian Literature, Dermatology, and Thinking in Cases” – Book here:

20 May – Fariha Shaikh (University of Birmingham), “Imperial Intimacies: Opium and the Illustrated London News” – Book here:

If you have any questions about the series, please contact


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