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Call for applications - Dickens Universe 19th-Century

Posted on Friday, 17th March 2017

 The Dickens Universe announces a special research opportunity for Victorianist faculty and graduate students whose colleges and universities are not currently institutional members of the Dickens Project Consortium.

The 19th-Century Seminar is a working group of scholars led by two faculty members affiliated with the Dickens Project. Any “independent” faculty member or graduate student who wishes to attend the Dickens Universe is eligible to apply.

During the seminar, participants will present a 5-7 page “position paper” on their current research projects. The seminar will facilitate energetic discussion, address research challenges posed by the projects, and encourage future collaborations among participants. Interdisciplinary project are particularly welcome. Projects need not be related to Dickens.

To apply, please submit a two-page C.V. and a 200-word description of the research project you will share. Submit these materials electronically to Courtney Mahaney at no later than May 15, 2017. The 19th-Century Seminar will be limited to eight participants. Applications will be considered on a first-come basis; early application is recommended.

Cost: The 19th-Century Seminar is included in the cost of a regular Dickens Universe registration. No additional fee is required.

The 2017 Dickens Universe will focus on MIddlemarch, by George Eliot. For more information about the 19th-Century Seminar, please visit: