14 November: Dr. Koenraad Claes (Ghent)

Join us for a talk by Dr. Koenraad Claes (Ghent University) on “Late Victorian Little Magazines and the Invention of the Avant-Garde” When: Wednesday, 14 November 2018, 5:00-7:00pm Where: Arts Lecture Room 4

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3 December: Call for Papers for Mesh (Charles Dickens Special Edition)

Mesh publishes high-quality undergraduate work that makes interesting connections between two or more of the various strands of English, including literature, language/linguistics, creative writing, drama, media and film studies. EXTENDED DEADLINE: Monday 3rd December 2018 “The next issue of Mesh will be on the theme of the work of Charles Dickens. We invite submissions based … Continue reading “3 December: Call for Papers for Mesh (Charles Dickens Special Edition)”

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18 June: BAVS Careers Day

Undertaking a PhD is an enriching but exhausting experience. Deciding what to do afterwards can be another challenge, especially when contending with the realities of the academic job market, or if you’re unsure whether an academic career is for you. To support PGRs and ECRs through this stage, BAVS will be holding a careers training … Continue reading “18 June: BAVS Careers Day”

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29 June: Ninth Reading Group: Voicing the Non-Human

Muirhead 113, University of Birmingham 29th June 2018, 1pm This BrANCA reading group will explore the presence of the non-human and nineteenth-century efforts to present and give voice to the non-human figures and presences. Framed by Harriet Beecher Stowe’s essay ‘The Rights of Dumb Animals’, published in Hearth and Home in 1869 and reprinted in an animal rights … Continue reading “29 June: Ninth Reading Group: Voicing the Non-Human”

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9-10th April: Midlands Modernist Network’s Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide Conference

The conference will be held on 9th and 10th of April 2018 at the University of Birmingham. Transitions is an international, interdisciplinary conference seeking to open a dialogue between Victorianist and Modernist scholars. The conference will interrogate the historical, theoretical and thematic divides that have evolved from the artificial critical boundary set at the turn of … Continue reading “9-10th April: Midlands Modernist Network’s Transitions: Bridging the Victorian-Modernist Divide Conference”

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8 March: International Women’s Day: Birmingham School Illustrators at the Cadbury

When: 8 March, noon-2:30pm Where: Winterbourne House and Garden Admission is free, but please book a place as seating is limited. Please join us for an afternoon exploring the Winterbourne exhibition, ‘Drawn to Books: Women Illustrators of the Birmingham School.’ The progressive Birmingham School–the country’s first municipal art school–trained women in the fine and applied … Continue reading “8 March: International Women’s Day: Birmingham School Illustrators at the Cadbury”

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