News and events

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies enjoys a busy programme of events throughout the academic year, including our interdisciplinary seminar series and a range of conferences.

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Full details of upcoming events can be found by following the relevant links below. Archive of previous events can be found by following the download links at the bottom of this page.

2017

Thursday 4 May, 5pm, Jessop West, G03

Research Seminar, in association with Germanic Studies and the Centre for Archival Practices.

Prof. Burghard Dedner (Marburg) 'Georg Büchner and the Invention of Modern Writing'

All welcome, refreshments will be provided.

Friday 5 May, 1pm, Jessop Building, 215

Workshop: Prof Michael Perraudin, 'Georg Büchner, discussion and information session'

All welcome, refreshments will be provided.

Thursday 18 May, 5pm, Jessop West, G03

Research Seminar in association with the Centre for the History of the Gothic.

Dr Janine Hatter (SHU), 'Reforming Sensation into the Supernatural: Mary Braddon's Gothic Short Stories'

All welcome, refreshments will be provided.

Friday 19 May, 1pm, Room 215 Jessop Building:

Workshop: Janine Hatter, 'Public Engagement: Your Research, Your Public, Your Impact'

All welcome, refreshments will be provided.

Thursday 1 June, 5pm, Jessop West, G03

Research Seminar, in association with the Centre for Poetry and Poetics.

Dr Clare Stainthorp (Birmingham) on Constance Naden (late c19 poet, philosopher, reformer, title TBC) and Dr Naomi Hetherington (Sheffield), 'Beauty, Art and Sexual Selection: Ekphrastic Portraiture in Kathleen Mannington Caffyn's A Yellow Aster'.

All welcome, refreshments will be provided.

Friday 2 June, 1pm, Jessop West, Seminar Room 8 (3rd floor)

Workshop - Clare Stainthorp ‘Title TBC’
All welcome, refreshments will be provided.

2015

Thursday 1 October, 5.30pm

B.09, 45 Victoria Street, Philosophy and Literature Reading Group, Nietzsche and Byron

Thursday 15 October, 5.30pm

Jessop West, G.03, Classics in Travel Writing Reading Group, Heinrich Heine

Thursday 5 November, 5.30pm

B.09, 45 Victoria Street, Philosophy and Literature Reading Group, Hegel and Eliot

Thursday 12 November, 5.30pm

Jessop West, G.03, Classics in Travel Writing, The First Chinese Embassy to the West

Friday 4 December, 6.00pm

Victorian Christmas Lecture, Professor Sir Christopher Frayling, ‘Henry Cole and the Chamber of Horrors’

Thursday 10 December, 5.30pm

B.09, 45 Victoria Street, Philosophy and Literature Reading Group, Emerson and Dickens

Monday 1 December, 5pm

Humanitites Research Institute, Dr Michael Stannard (University of Exeter), ‘Galdós and Medicine’

Research Seminars 2014-15

Spring Semester 2015
Modernity and time

Thursday 12 March, 5.15pm, John Carr Library (Mappin Building)

Research Seminar: Dr Anna Geurts (University of Sheffield)
‘Wings for a New Icarus? “Modern” Technology and Freedom of Movement
in Europe, 1815-1914’

Thursday 19 March, 5.15pm, John Carr Library (Mappin Building)*

Reading Group: Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol (1843)

Thursday 16 April, 5.15pm, John Carr Library (Mappin Building)

Research Seminar: Julia Podziewska (Sheffield Hallam University):

‘Lost Properties: Wilkie Collins, Political Economy and the Inheritance Plot’

Thursday 30 April, 5.15pm, John Carr Library (Mappin Building)*

Reading Group: Edward Page Mitchell, ‘The Clock that Went Backwards’ (1881)

Annual Workshop: Time/Lines

Thursday 14 May, 1.00-5.00pm, John Carr Library (Mappin Building)

An afternoon of talks and discussion about this semester’s topics.

With papers by: Dr Geraldine Lawless (Sheffield); Dr Ben Poore (York);

Dr Melodee Beals (Sheffield Hallam)

2014

Autumn Semester 2014
(Self)-improvement

Thursday 16 October, 5.15pm, John Carr Library (Mappin Building)

Reading Group: Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest (chapters 1-18)

Thursday 30 October, 5.15pm, 301 Glossop Road, B19

Research Seminar: Dr Caroline Bland (University of Sheffield)

‘Role Model or Deterrent?: Women, Education and Work at the Fin-de-Siècle in Germany’

Thursday 20 November, 5.15pm, 301 Glossop Road, B19

Reading Group: Theodor Fontane, Effi Briest (chapters 19-36)

Wednesday 10 December, 6pm, (venue tbc)

Christmas Lecture: Professor Sir Christopher Frayling

Thursday 11 December, 5.15pm, 301 Glossop Road, B19

Research Seminar: Nigel Cavanagh (University of Sheffield)

‘Modernity in A Feudal Village'

2013-14 Conferences

28-30 March 2014

Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (SDN) Twelfth Annual Conference: The Emotions

A 3-day international interdisciplinary conference focused on French literature, arts, history and science.

24 August 2013

Rethinking the Ninteenth Century

A one-day conference examining what constitutes nineteenth century studies today.

27-29 June 2014

Ann Radcliffe at 250: Gothic and Romantic Imaginations

To celebrate the 250th birthday of Radcliffe and the launch of a co-edited collection of essays.

Summer of 1816: Creativity and Turmoil

Summer of 1816

This meeting of five creative minds at Lake Geneva in 1816 has been the subject of several films and a recent documentary.

To date, however, it has not been the subject of an academic conference.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of this extraordinary summer, the University of Sheffield will celebrate this unique meeting between these Romantic authors.

We invite proposals that will explore the literary, biographical, scientific and historical readings of the Villa Diodati group.

Events archive

C19th Centre Seminars Autumn 2013-14  (PDF, 104KB)

C19th Centre Workshop Spring 2013 (PDF, 82KB)

C19th Centre Seminars Spring 2012-13 (PDF, 94KB)

C19th Centre Seminars Autumn 2012-13 (PDF, 97KB)

C19th French Seminars 2012-13 (PDF, 192KB)

C19th Centre Seminars Spring 2014 (PDF, 117KB)

Conference Archive

C19 Hispanism Symposium 2014 (PDF, 304KB)

C19 Hispanism Symposium 2013 (PDF, 428KB)

C19 Hispanism Symposium 2012 (PDF, 141KB)

C19 Hispanism Symposium 2011 (PDF, 1.67MB)

Conference Archive 2006-2011 (PDF, 267KB)

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