The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography, 16th July
Keynote: Dr Trev Broughton, University of York.
Submissions are welcomed for ‘The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography’, a postgraduate conference held at the University of Hull on the 16th July 2014, aimed at promoting Northern research in Victorian life-writing. We invite submissions from postgraduate students across the humanities on the theme of nineteenth-century biography. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to the topic of life-writing, exploring the development of Victorian biography and the influence of biography on the Victorians. How did Victorian biographers respond to the legacy of eighteenth-century works like Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson? How did reading military biography and the lives of celebrities shape the literary landscape of the Victorian period? Continue reading
Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:
Victorian and Edwardian Lives and Letters
Venue: University of Hertfordshire and Knebworth House: Thursday 10- Friday 11 July 2014.
Keynote speakers: Professor Jane Ridley, University of Buckingham
(Bertie: A Life of Edward VII; The Young Disraeli; The Architect and his Wife: a life of Edwin Lutyens).
Professor Katharine Cockin, University of Hull (The Collected Letters of Ellen Terry; Women and Theatre in the Age of Suffrage; Edith Craig (1869-1947))
Submissions are invited for this two-day conference to be held at the University of Hertfordshire, Hatfield and at Knebworth House, the country home of Sir Edward Bulwer Lytton (1803-73). The conference will focus broadly on the topic of life-writing in its different manifestations and the challenges posed by Victorian and Edwardian figures from across the literary, theatrical, political and social scenes. Continue reading