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Call for Submissions, Conference News, and Organizations of Interest

1. Conference News

After two years of virtual conferences, cancellations and disruptions, it is wonderful to see Conferences re-emerging.
  • British Association for the Victorian Studies (BAVS) will hold their conference between 1-3 September 2022 at the University of Birmingham..

    Keynote Speakers: Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA); Professor Jane Hamlet (Royal Holloway) and Professor Julie-Marie Strange (Durham University).

  • North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) 2022 Conference, “Just Victorians,” September 29-October 2 in Bethlehem, PA. .

    Keynote Speakers: Professor Anjuli Fatima Raza Kolb (University of Toronto). .

  • “Victorian Antipathies” Conference, November 4-5 2022, University of Stuttgart, Stuttgart, Germany

    Keynote Speaker: Professor Pamela Gilbert (University of Florida).

  • Interdisciplinary Nineteenth-Century Studies Conference, “Nineteenth Century Movement(s)” April 13-16, 2023, Knoxville, TN.

2. Website of Interest

As poets and dramatists, Katharine Bradley (1846-1914) and Edith Cooper (1862-1913) wrote collaboratively under the name "Michael Field." They were also aunt and niece, long-term lovers and prolific diarists, recording their personal and writerly lives from 1888 to their deaths just prior to World War I. Currently untranscribed, the full manuscript diary has been relatively inaccessible to all but a few dedicated Michael Field scholars. The Michael Field Diary website houses a scholarly community project for the digitalization of Michael Field’s diary.

This past June, Poets & Lovers, the Works and Days transcription project was launched.  Led by Peter Logan (Temple University) for the crowd-sourcing site Zooniverse, the project seeks to supplement the work of scholarly experts in nineteenth-century literature with the people-power research of interested and enthusiastic novices.