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.