The Nineteenth-Century Research Group

Promoting an interdisciplinary approach to the nineteenth century at the University of Lincoln

Month: November 2011

Dear C19 Scholars,


A reminder of our next meeting on Wed 7th Dec from 1-2pm in MC0025 – ground floor of MHT building as usual, but a nicer room than usual.

Our theme is ‘Celebrity’. Jim Cheshire has supplied 3 items for advance reading, please contact Rebecca ( for copies of these. One (Turner) is from a book about contemporary celebrity culture and two from Baudy’s ‘The Frenzy of Renown’. These should provide a basis for discussion about the history of fame, and to what extent we can used current ideas about celebrity culture as a basis for thinking about the C19.

Could I also suggest that people come with something to say about a famous C19 person: why were they famous and through what processes / contexts did they become famous?

See many of you next week,


MIVSS/MRS meeting, Loughborough University Friday 13 January 2012

Programme and further details now available:

Joint Meeting of MIVSS (Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar) and MRS (Midlands Romantic Seminar)

“Borders in the Long 19th Century”

Friday 13 January 2012, 11.30am–5pm (Martin Hall, Loughborough University)

11. 30 am – Welcome (All sessions will take place in NN.0.07, Martin Hall)

11.45              Session 1: Spatial and Social Borders (Chair – Kate Hill)

Keynote 1: ‘Public Good vs. Public Pleasure: social boundaries and public parks in Victorian England’, Katy Layton-Jones (Leicester)

‘Quiet: towards a phenomenology of the urban in Dickens’, Julian Wolfreys (Loughborough)

12.45 Lunch (in venues around campus)

1. 30                Session 2: Romantic and Victorian Borders 1 (Chair – Rebecca Styler)

Keynote 2: ‘Teaching and Researching Across the Romantic / Victorian Border’, Julian North (Leicester)

‘Romantic and Victorian Collecting: Continuity and Change’, Kate Hill (Lincoln)

2. 40 Tea break (Martin Hall foyer)

3pm                Session 3 – Romantic and Victorian Borders 2 (Chair – Anne-Marie Beller)

‘Ann Radcliffe’s The Romance of the Forest, the Past and the Sublime’, Jon Dent (Loughborough)

‘From Ivanhoe to Rebecca and Rowena: Walter Scott’s Shaping of Victorian Writing’, Celine Sabiron (Oxford)

4.15                 Session 4: General Discussion – Borders, Boundaries and Thresholds (Chair: Carol Bolton)

5.00 Refreshments – wine / orange juice

Details of the venue and directions can be found here:

This event is free, but please register by e-mailing Anne-Marie Beller ( or Carol Bolton ( There are 5 travel bursaries available for postgraduate students, provided through funding by BAVS (British Association for Victorian Studies). If you would like to apply for one of these, please contact Kate Hill ( stating your name, affiliation and approximate travel costs.

Next meeting of Nineteenth Century Group – date for your diaries

The next meeting will take place on Wednesday 7 December 2012, 1-2pm. The theme will be Celebrity in the nineteenth century – if anyone would like to suggest reading for the session, or talk about how celebrity has manifested itself in their research, please contact Rebecca Styler ( or Jim Cheshire (