A journal of turn-of-the-century theatre

Issue 7 - Autumn 2015

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Society of Theatre Research
Lecture: January 19, 2016. 'Screening Sarah Bernhardt' by Dr Victoria Duckett
Lecture: Febvruary 11, 2016. 'Excavating Enthoven: The Life & Times of a Theatre Collector' by Dr Kate Dorney


The American Society for Theatre Research Conference, November 5-8, 2015.

November 2nd - 5th, 2016Phoenix, AZ North American Victorian Studies Association Conference
The 2016 NAVSA annual conference will take place at the Sheraton Downtown Hotel in Phoenix, Arizona from November 2-5. The theme, “Social Victorians,” encompasses the social and the anti-social, the traditional and the contested, the local and the global, the metropolitan and the colonial, the human and the non-human, and myriad forms of expression, control, and exchange.

Sargentology: New Perspectives on the Works of John Singer Sargent
Thursday 28th of April 2016 - Friday 29th of April 2016University of York
An interdisciplinary conference, to be held at King's Manor, University of York on April 28-29, 2016, to resurrect and redefine a new state of ‘Sargentology’, or Sargent-study, with an emphasis on the innovative, the novel, and perhaps even the controversial. To bring about new scholarship and question prevailing methodologies through the exploration of such exciting topics as Sargent's relationship with the queer, homosocial and homosexual; his use of fashion and costume; his explorations of gender and society, as well as use of his work in pop and celebrity culture. 

Architecture and Experience in the Nineteenth Century
Thursday 17th of March 2016 - Friday 18th of March 2016 St John’s College, University of Oxford, Oxford. his two-day conference proposes to use architecture as a medium for writing about experience in the nineteenth century.

RSVP (Research Society for Victorian Periodicals) Conference, University of Missouri-Kansas City, September 9–10, 2016

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals invites proposals for its 2016 conference on the theme of growth and expansion in the Victorian press. We encourage broad interpretation of what “Bigger, Better, More!” means for Victorian newspapers and magazines, with possible topics including:
• Proliferation of news events, headline stories, scandals
• Serialization, sequels, symposia, rejoinders, recurring columns
• Developments in printing technology, formats, editorial vision
• Increased readership, population, urban and imperial expansion
• Economic growth, profits, investments, windfalls, boom-and-bust cycles
• Excess, hyperbole, filler
• Malignant growth, plagues, floods, parasites
• Natural growth, plants, parks, green spaces
• Education, maturation, age, experience, longevity
• Emerging taxonomies, catalogs, indexes, censuses
• Developing networks, movements, professional and amateur organizations, bureaucracies
• Growth of periodical studies, methodologies, pedagogies, archives

RSVP is an interdisciplinary and international organization welcoming all scholars interested in the richly diverse world of the 19th-century British press. Please send a proposal (250 words maximum) and one-page CV to by February 1, 2016.

Conference of the European Association for American Studies, Constanta, Romania, 22-25 April 2016
This panel, organized by Gert Buelens (Ghent University) and Jude Davies (University of Winchester), will examine transatlantic literary representations of the rise of finance capitalism in and around the period 1875-1917, with a particular focus on the figure of the financier and the different sources of “old money” and “new money”.

BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies) conference will be held at Cardiff University between the 31st August – 2nd September 2016.

‘Bernard Shaw and New Media: 1879-2015’: MLA Convention Special Panel January 7-10 2016 Austin, Texas.


Call for Expressions of Interest for BARS Host

British Association for Romantic Studies : Seeking Expressions of Interest in hosting the biennial International Conference in 2019

(From Ian Haywood, the President of BARS, and the Executive).
The Executive of the British Association for Romantic Studies is now calling for expressions of interest from universities in hosting the biennial international conference in 2019. The BARS International Conference has a long history of successful four-day events designed to showcase new work by both eminent and new Romanticists from Britain and abroad in the field of Romantic studies. Informal expressions of interest can be directed in the first instance to Professor Ian Haywood: Formal bids should be sent by Friday 18 December to Helen Stark at Applications will then be assessed by the Executive Committee and a decision announced in February 2016