October 29: Prof. Josephine McDonagh

Please join us for the first 19CC Seminar Series of the new academic year, with Professor Josephine McDonagh (Chicago): ‘Seeking Asylum in the Nineteenth Century: Jane Eyre and the Guayran Emigrants’.  Tuesday, October 29th, 5-7pm, in Arts Lecture Room 5.    

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8 November: Dr. Kristin Mahoney, “Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence”

19CC Seminar Series Welcomes IAS Vanguard Fellow Dr. Kristin Mahoney  (Michigan State) and respondent Dr. Ana Parejo Vadillo (Birkbeck) for a fascinating afternoon. Friday, 8 November, 4-6pm, in the Institute for Advanced Studies (54 Pritchatts Road). All are welcome. Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence: Taking Wilde to Sri Lanka and Beardsley to Harlem Late-Victorian … Continue reading “8 November: Dr. Kristin Mahoney, “Rethinking the Racial Politics of Decadence””

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18 November: Works-in-Progress

A 19CC Works-in-Progress Session with Dr. Jen Baker (Warwick), 1:00-2:00pm, Muirhead 118. For papers, contact Matthew Ward (m.ward.1@bham.ac.uk)

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20 November: Dr. Alexander Bubb

Wed. 20 November: 19C Seminar Series, Dr. Alexander Bubb (Roehampton), “Building a Global Bookshelf: Asian Classical Literature for the General Readership, 1845-1915,” 5-7pm, Arts 103  

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21 November: An Evening with Ruskin

Join John Holmes and friends at the Oxford Museum of Natural History for the final celebration event in the Ruskin 200 programme at the Museum with a Victorian-inspired, scientific soirée of activities. Learn about John Ruskin’s connections to the Museum, from the design of the building to the geology collections, as well as his wide … Continue reading “21 November: An Evening with Ruskin”

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BAVS in Brum! 20-22 July, 2020

The 19C Centre is excited to announce that Birmingham will host the 20th annual conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies! Please join us 20-22 July, 2020 to celebrate BAVS’s 20th anniversary. The CFP and other details can be found on the conference website: bavs2020.com.  

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19CC Summer Hiatus

The Birmingham 19C Centre is on its summer hiatus. Please check back in October for our 2019/2020 calendar of events.

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15 March: Work-in-Progess

When: Friday 15th March, 12-2pm Where: Westmere House seminar room

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10th April: Dr. Sarah Comyn (UCD) ‘Every Station Open to All’? Mechanics’ Institutes on the Victorian Goldfields

When: Wednesday 10th April, 5-7pm During his speech at the Ballaarat Mechanics’ Institute’s soirée in 1862, Richard Heales (M.L.A) captured the sense of the mechanics’ institute as a symbol of home when he argued that ‘nothing bound us to the old country like its institutions, and what would bind us to the new country [but] … Continue reading “10th April: Dr. Sarah Comyn (UCD) ‘Every Station Open to All’? Mechanics’ Institutes on the Victorian Goldfields”

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