London Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar – Spring 2022 Programme

Thursday 27th January 2022, 6-8pm via Zoom.

1872: A Round Table, chaired by Matthew Ingleby (QMUL)

Kiera Vaclavik (QMUL): J’ules Verne, Le tour du monde en quatre-vingts jours (1872) (trans. Around the World in Eighty Days)

Carolyn Oulton (Canterbury Christ Church): ‘Mary Cholmondeley’s diary, Christmas 1872’

Jonathan Godshaw Memel (Bishop Grosseteste University): ‘The Johnson Street School in Stepney, London (The Experimental School’), opened in 1872’

Clare Stainthorp (QMUL): ‘The Secular Chronicle 1.1 (August 1872), edited by George H. Reddalls

Thursday 24th February 2022 In Person The Woburn Suite, Institute of English Studies, Senate House, 6-8pm.

Costume and Street Performance

Mary Shannon (Roehampton): TBC

Matthew Rubery (QMUL) and Stephen Donovan (Independent): ‘Lewis Strange Wingfield, Costumery, and the Art of Going Undercover’

Session to be followed by drinks and dinner. Contact if you want to join for dinner

Thursday 24 March 2022 (18.00–20.00) via zoom.

Visions of Conflict

Joanna Hofer-Robinson (University College, Cork) ‘Performance as Infrastructure: Melodrama and the 1889 London Dock Strike’

Emma Butcher (King’s College, London) ‘War and the child’s gaze in revolutionary and Napoleonic literature and culture’

Seminars are held via zoom and in person. Please register via Eventbrite where you will find the Zoom links and further information about Covid mitigation for in-person seminars.

Convenors: Dr Lara Atkin ( and Dr Nicola Kirkby (

Twitter:@LaraAtkin @nicolakirkby

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