Friends of the Dickens Forum,
Joanna Rottke <[log in to unmask]> sends the following: (pjm)
The Dickens Universe announces an exciting 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
plans 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; it is our hope that this
presentation opportunity will enable seminar members to secure
funding from their home institutions to support their attendance. The
seminar will facilitate energetic discussion, address research
challenges posed by the projects, and encourage future collaborations
among participants. Interdisciplinary projects are particularly
welcome. Projects need not be related to Dickens. The seminar meets
from 1:30-3:00, Monday through Friday. Seminar participants may also
attend all regularly scheduled Dickens Universe events (except the
11:15 Faculty Seminars and 1:30 Faculty-led Grad Student Seminars,
which are reserved for consortium members).
To apply, please submit a two-page cv and a 200-word description of
the research project you will share. Submit these materials
electronically to JoAnna Rottke at jrottke @ucsc.edu no later than
June 1, 2014. 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. Registration and a detailed schedule are available online.