Nineteenth century Summer School at the IES – Bursary for Birkbeck students

Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies is pleased to announce two bursary awards, which are designed to help Birkbeck students attend this year’s Nineteenth Century Summer School at the IES in London.

Each bursary will cover 50% of the fees for this week-long event, and is therefore worth £110.

This year the IES 5-day Nineteenth-Century Summer School runs from June-7-11, 2021. The chosen author is Charles Dickens, focusing on in-depth study of two of the later novels, Bleak House (1852) and Great Expectations (1861).

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Speakers include Daniel Tyler (Cambridge), Catherine Waters (Kent), Juliet John (City), Ushashi Dasgupta (Oxford), John Bowen (York), Josephine McDonagh (Chicago), Mark Turner (King’s London), Matthew Beaumont (UCL). Celebrated critic Steven Connor (Cambridge) will deliver the Hilda Hulme Lecture. 

More information on the line-up of events can be found at the IES website:


Applicants must be either enrolled on the MA Victorian Studies at Birkbeck, or undertaking a research degree in the School of Arts.


Please write a short description (max 250 words) explaining how attendance at the Summer School will help develop your research in nineteenth-century literature and culture. Applications should be emailed to the Centre director Dr David McAllister ( no later than 12 noon on Friday 30th April 2021.

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