Spring seminar series

Each spring we host a series of seminars on topics spanning the breadth of Victorian studies. Find out about our 2020 series on this page, or learn more about our past spring seminar series.

Seminars take place at 5.15pm on Wednesdays in Ogden Lewis Seminar Suite 1 - all welcome. 

2020 spring seminar series

Imagining Victorian Theatre at the Centre

  • 22 January
  • Speaker: Dr Michael Meeuwis (University of Warwick)

Sculptural Erotics: Keats, 'Charmides' and Wildean Statue Love

  • 5 February
  • Speaker: Professor Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey)

Children Writing War in the Long Nineteenth Century

  • 19 February
  • Speaker: Dr Emma Butcher (University of Leicester) 

Cancelled events

Unfortunately our 2020 programme was cut short by the COVID-19 pandemic and the following events have been cancelled. Where possible, we will aim to reschedule sessions for 2021.

Modelling the Victorians: from the portrait statue to Staffordshire figures

  • Speaker: Dr Claire Jones (University of Birmingham)

H. G. Wells’s Tono-Bungay and the Napoleonic Legend in transition

  • Speaker: Professor Atsuko Miyake (Seinan Gakuin University, Japan)

Three presentations by Victorian Studies Centre doctoral students

  • Speakers: Ms Emma Probett, ‘The Nineteenth Century Novel of Manners: connecting the works of Jane Austen and Elizabeth Gaskell'; Ms Sophie Almond, ‘Victorian Medical Women’; and Ms Jacqueline Favaloro , 'Exploring Folklore in Charlotte Brontë's Shirley'