Spring seminar series

Each spring we host a series of seminars on topics spanning the breadth of Victorian studies. Find out about our 2019 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. 

2019 spring seminar series

'What Might Have Been is Not What is!': Contingency in Dickens's Late Fiction

  • 23 January 2019
  • Speaker: Dr David McAllister (Birkbeck, University of London)

Writing 1859

  • 6 February 2019
  • Speaker: Professor Gail Marshall (University of Reading)

Wags: How to Tell Jokes in Victorian Britain

  • 20 February 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Bob Nicholson (Edge Hill University)

The Peahen Dinner, or the Women of 1914

  • 6 March 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Sarah Parker (Loughborough University)

Three presentations by Victorian Studies Centre doctoral students

  • 20 March 2019

Ascetics, Aesthetes and the Occult: Hichens, Wilde and Flames: A London Phantasy

  • 1 May 2019
  • Speaker: Professor Patricia Pulham (University of Surrey)
    In a change to the advertised programme, Professor Pulham will now join us in January 2020

Beautiful Dickens: Portraits and Public Intimacy in Dickens's Early Career

  • 1 May 2019
  • Speaker: Dr Julian North (University of Leicester)

Kinship and Care in Christina Rossetti's Ecopoetics

  • 15 May 2019
  • Speaker: Professor Emma Mason (University of Warwick)

Spring seminar series archive

Explore our past spring seminar series, with details of each series dating back to 2003.

Browse the archive