Victorianist Collective

who we are

In the autumn of 2010, it occurred to some of us in the greater New Haven-New York-Philadelphia area that we enjoyed the extraordinary good fortune of living and working in a region abounding with scholars and teachers of various aspects of nineteenth-century British studies. Taking advantage of this geographic concentration of Victorianists, we decided to form a "collective" in order to facilitate exchange and collaboration among ourselves and our graduate students. read more


what we do

brunel Consult the Events Calendar at the right to learn about talks in the region relating to the long nineteenth century. Click on the event to get more info about the speaker and location. Once inside, you can also sign up to receive an email reminder, to be notified of new events, or to add the event to your calendar. (After a busy spring, the events calendar is taking a well-deserved break. Stay tuned).

This summer we will start collecting more information on graduate students' interests. If you have a webpage you should feel free to send the link immediately to Olivia Moy; otherwise she will be soliciting info regarding your interests in the next month or two, to help students meet kindred spirits from different colleges.

Post your courses! If you are teaching a graduate seminar this coming fall or spring on a theme of interest to Victorianists, the time has come to write to Olivia Moy so that she can post the details here. Please format your information as laid out below and send it to Olivia ASAP: Title of Course (specify fall or spring); time/day schedule for class meetings; first day of class; location (if known); number of credits; short description of course/texts. Click here to see what has come in so far.



member news

The Annual Conference of the Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA) was held on April 8-10 at Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ. The topic of this conferencewais "Victorian Outliers," featuring an exciting array of papers from faculty and graduate students from our vibrant Victorianist community. Registration and conference details here.

The theme of the 2016 annual CUNY Victorian Conference was "Ocean's 19: Currents in Victorian Transoceanic Studies." The conference took place on Friday, May 6, beginning at 9 a.m. and continuing all day. We looked at Indian Ocean and Pacific Ocean studies, transatlantic maritime practicies, ecocritical and geological readings, and Victorian marine science. Speakers were Margaret Cohen, Charne Lavery, Jason Rudy, Cannon Schmitt, Chris Taylor, and Hester Blum, with Amitva Ghosh giving our keynote address.

On Wednesday, May 4, friends gathered at the CUNY Grad Center from 3:00-6:00 p.m. in honor of the retirement of Gerhard Joseph. The celebration started with a talk by George Levine, Rutgers, followed by comments from others and a reception.

A two-day conference in honor of Linda Peterson on British Women Writers was be held May 7-8 at Yale University.









Last modified: May 18, 2016

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