Academic Conferences, Talks & Events

Academic Research & Writing

Upcoming Events

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“Meet the Editors” Panel (INCSA Conference)

Meet two of the editors of the new journal Advances in Nineteenth-Century Research (published by Taylor and Francis) and the INCSA Book Series (published by Clemson University Press).

International Nineteenth-Century Studies Association Conference

When: 10-12 July 2024
Where: Online (Zoom), Durham University
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See a list of previous conferences and invited talks below.

Past Events

‘Dickens and Ghosts from the Nineteenth Century to Now’ (Invited Plenary Talk for Charles Dickens: Beyond Realism)

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies International, Durham University

Online | 17 May 2024

‘A Ghostly Presence: Mapping the “Forgotten” Women Writers of Victorian Literature’ (Invited talk)

Inaugural MQU Eearly Career Researcher Lunch Bites Seminar Series

Macquarie University | 11 July 2023

‘Gothic Networks’

Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia Online Symposium

Online | 24 January 2023

‘Lucas Malet’s Occult Gothic at the Victorian Fin de siècle’ (Invited Plenary Talk for Beyond the Veil: Cross-Cultural & Interdisciplinary Studies of Horror, Gothic, and the Occult in the Nineteenth Century)

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies International, Durham University

Online | 31 October 2022

Invited Plenary Talk

International Society for Educational Leadership – English Literature Summit

Online | 22-23 January 2022

‘Gothic Trajectories’

Gothic Association of New Zealand and Australia Online Symposium

Online | 27-28 January 2022

‘Hellish Horses and Monstrous Men: The Evolution of the Gothic Horse in the Long Nineteenth Century.’ (Invited talk)

Department of English Research Seminar Series

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia | 5 March 2020

‘Emily Brontë’s Wuthering Heights, the Gothic and the Woman Question.’ (Invited Lecture)

University of Wollongong, Australia | 5 August 2019

‘Frankenreads at Macquarie’

A Symposium on the 200th Anniversary of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein.

Macquarie University, Sydney, Australia | 19 September 2018

‘The Shelley Conference’

Institute for English Studies, Senate House, London, England | 15 – 16 September 2017

‘Supernatural Romanticism’

The Romanticism Association Conference

Strasbourg, France | 1 – 3 August 2017

‘George MacDonald’s Scotland’

University of Aberdeen, Scotland | 19 – 21 July 2017

NAVSA/AVSA 2017 Conference

Joint Conference of the North American and Australasian Victorian Studies Associations

NYU/Purdue University, Florence, Italy | 17 – 20 May 2017

Reimagining the Gothic 2017: ‘Gothic Spaces’

A Sheffield Gothic Conference

University of Sheffield, England | 12 – 13 May 2017

‘(Dis)Connected Forms: Narratives on the Fractured Self’

An Interdisciplinary Conference

The University of Hull, UK | 8 – 9th September 2016

‘Consuming (the) Victorians’

2016 Conference of the British Association for Victorian Studies

Cardiff University, UK | 31 August – 2 September 2016

‘George MacDonald and the Cambridge Apostles’

2016 Annual Conference of The George MacDonald Society

Trinity Hall, University of Cambridge | 20 – 22nd July 2016

‘Victorian Margins’

2016 Annual Conference of the Australasian Victorian Studies Association

Ballarat, Australia | 7 – 9th July 2016

‘Alice Through the Ages: the 150th Anniversary of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland’

A joint conference by The Lewis Carroll Society & Homerton College, Cambridge

Homerton College, University of Cambridge | 15 – 17 September 2015

English Department Research Seminar

Macquarie University, Sydney | March 2015

‘George MacDonald and the Victorian Roots of Modern Fantasy’

Annual Conference of The George MacDonald Society

Magdalen College, University of Oxford | 13 – 15 August 2014

On the Blog

Blog Posts about Conferences and Events

Read Kirstin’s reports, photo diaries and video documentaries from previous conferences and events in the blog posts below.