The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Arts Week 2016

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The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies will be hosting several events at Birkbeck Arts Week 2016, running from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 May. Registration is required. Follow the links below to book your free place. Arts Week 2016 will include lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions and is our annual showcase of the varied enterprises of …

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Thursday 19 May 2016, Vybarr Cregan-Reid: ‘Running Wilde: outdoor exercise & the peculiar history of the treadmill’

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When: Thursday 19 May 2016, 6:00-7:30pm Where: G04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Listen to a recording of the event here: Abstract: Writer and academic Vybarr Cregan-Reid (University of Kent) discusses his new book, Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human (Ebury Press, 2016), a literary and philosophical study of running and modern life. He will …

sitemanagerThursday 19 May 2016, Vybarr Cregan-Reid: ‘Running Wilde: outdoor exercise & the peculiar history of the treadmill’
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Tuesday 17 May 2016: ‘Collecting and Archiving the Victorians’

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When: Tuesday 17 May, 6.00-7:30pm Where: G03, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This panel discussed the joys and challenges of collecting, curating, preserving and researching the Victorians. Listen to a recording of the event here: Agenda: Introductions and welcome from Dr Carolyn Burdett and Dr Heather Tilley Dr Jan Marsh and Elizabeth Heath from the …

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Monday 16 May 2016, Adriana Craciun, Felix Driver & Michael Bravo: ‘Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration’

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When: Monday 16 May 2016, 6:00-9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Arctic archives, broken lands, and Victorian relics are some of the topics our panelists discussed in this exciting event, which marked the publication of Adriana Craciun’s Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Speakers: Adriana Craciun (UC …

sitemanagerMonday 16 May 2016, Adriana Craciun, Felix Driver & Michael Bravo: ‘Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration’

Friday 13 May 2016, Dino Felluga, Laurel Brake & Helen Rogers: ‘Genres and Writing in the Digital Age’

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‘Genres and Writing in the Digital Age’ Dino Felluga, Laurel Brake and Helen Rogers When: Friday 13 May 2016, 3:00-9:00pm Where: Birkbeck Cinema and G01, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This is a free event, and registration is not required. Please note that this event will start at 3pm, not at 3.30pm as previously advertised. 3.00-5.00 …

sitemanagerFriday 13 May 2016, Dino Felluga, Laurel Brake & Helen Rogers: ‘Genres and Writing in the Digital Age’

Job Opportunity: Lecturer A/B in Victorian Literature and Culture

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Applications are invited for a full-time, open-ended Lectureship in English Literature in the Department of English and Humanities. The successful candidate will work on Victorian literature and culture, contributing to and complementing our historically strong research and teaching profile in this period. The Department is currently expanding its interests in Digital Humanities, Medical Humanities and Environmental Humanities and candidates with …

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CFP: Dickens Day 2016: Heritage, Celebrations and Anniversaries

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Saturday 8th October 2016 Dickens’s Days: Heritage, Celebrations and Anniversaries Dickens Day turns 30 in 2016, so, in a mood both retrospective and celebratory, we will be thinking about time, memory, narrative and biography in Dickens’s work, the multiple, complex and sometimes contradictory ways he narrates, commemorates and celebrates time’s passing, and the different ways in which Dickens, in his …

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership: Modern Mistresses on the Old Masters

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AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Partnership: Fully-funded PhD studentship Modern Mistresses on the Old Masters: nineteenth-century women writers on western European art – their networks and influence Birkbeck, University of London (School of Arts) The National Gallery, London Application Deadline: 12 noon, 22nd April 2016. Applications are invited for an AHRC-funded PhD studentship on the role of women as disseminators of knowledge …

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Call for Papers: Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century

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Friday 17th June 2016 “I begin to think that instead of being, as I once thought I was, the most self-conscious person living, I am much less self-conscious now […] than almost anybody.” (John Stuart Mill, Letters, 1834) Why were the Victorians so keenly aware of themselves? Why is the articulation of embarrassment such a preoccupation of nineteenth-century culture? The …

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Audio Recordings Now Available for Spring Forum Events

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We are pleased to announce that audio recordings are now available for the following past Forum events. For more information on the events, and to listen to the recordings, please follow the links below: Marta Weiss (V&A), with Colin Ford: ‘Julia Margaret Cameron: New Discoveries’, Tuesday 26 January 2016. Bethan Stevens (Sussex): ‘The Wood Engraver’s Self Portrait: the Dalziel Brothers …

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