Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar

For several years now the Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar has brought together national and international C19th scholars through its regular seminars, symposia, and a postgraduate conference. The regular seminars are well-attended by postgraduates, university lecturers both within and outside the University of London, and sometimes by interested members of the public. Our speakers are mainly from the field of C19th literary studies, but the seminars are frequently interdisciplinary in nature and have recently been informed by cultural studies, media history, and art history.


Dr Brian Murray (King's College, University of London) & Dr Lara Atkin (University of Kent)

London Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar Schedule, Autumn 2019

All seminars will be held at King's College London's Bush House (South East Wing, SE2.09). Entrance to the Souh-East Wing is via the north side of Strand. Seminars run from 6pm to 8pm.

Thursday 3 October: Meditations

Dr Sarah Crofton (King's College London): '"Late Style": Spiritualism as a Literary Critical Practice'

Professor Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway): 'Reading George Eliot with Vincent van Gogh: Provincial Life and Full-Colour Realism'

Thursday 31 October: Global Transactions

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Dr Alexander Bubb (Roehampton): 'Building a Global Bookshelf: Asian Classical Literature for the General Readership, 1845-1915'

Dr Shahmima Akhtar (Royal Historical Society): 'Mapping Ireland: Irish Villages in the US in the 1890s'

Thursday 5 December: Periodicals

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Dr Clare Stainthorp (University College London): 'From Secular Review to Atheistic Communistic Scorcher: Freethought Periodicals of the Late Nineteenth Century'

Dr Koenraad Claes (Ghent): '"And really for art's sake"?: Understanding the Early Avant-Garde through Late-Victorian Little Magazines'