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CFP: Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography


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

CFP: Victorian and Edwardian Lives and Letters


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