who we are
In the autumn of 2010, it occurred to some of us in the greater New Haven-New York-Philadelphia area that we enjoyed the extraordinary good fortune of living and working in a region abounding with scholars and teachers of various aspects of nineteenth-century British studies. Taking advantage of this geographic concentration of Victorianists, we decided to form a "collective" in order to facilitate exchange and collaboration among ourselves and our graduate students. read more
what we do
Consult the Events Calendar at the right to learn about talks in the region relating to the long nineteenth century. Click on the event to get more info about the speaker and location. Once inside, you can also sign up to receive an email reminder, to be notified of new events, or to add the event to your calendar. (After a busy spring, the events calendar is taking a well-deserved break. Stay tuned).
The Victorianist Working Group is a group of local mid-career Victorianists. We meet periodically to workshop each other's writing and discuss the administrative, pedagogical, and professional challenges we face at this stage of the profession.
This summer we will start collecting more information on graduate students' interests. If you have a webpage you should feel free to send the link immediately to Tim Alborn; otherwise he will be soliciting info regarding your interests in the next month or two, to help students meet kindred spirits from different colleges.
"Victorianopolis" was the theme of the 2012 CUNY Victorian Conference, held on May 4: it focused on Victorian cities, with an all-star lineup including Deborah Nord, Julian Wolfreys, Nancy Rose Marshall, Michelle Allen-Emerson, Matthew Beaumont, William Cohen, David Pike, and keynote speaker Judith Walkowitz.
Post your courses! If you are teaching a graduate seminar this coming fall or spring on a theme of interest to Victorianists, the time has come to write to Tim Alborn so that he can post the details here. Please format your information as laid out below and send it to Tim ASAP: Title of Course (specify fall or spring); time/day schedule for class meetings; first day of class; location (if known); number of credits; short description of course/texts. Click here to see what has come in so far.
Last modified: Oct 31, 2013