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Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar. Friday 12th June 2015, Birmingham City University.

Keynote Speaker: Professor Christian Frost (BCU), Victorian Gothic Architecture (exact title tbc)

The next Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar, hosted by Birmingham City University, will explore the theme of Victorian Gothic. We seek papers that address this theme from various disciplinary and multi-disciplinary perspectives, and explore the impact of Gothic in any field. Topics could include, but are not limited to, the following:

·         Gothic art, architecture, literature

·         Ideas of monstrosity/ the other

·         Gothic spaces and tourism

·         Medievalism and views of the ancient past

·         Ideas of haunting

·         Victorian Gothic in popular culture

·         Gothic and (pseudo-)science

·         The question of categorisation/genre

·         Neo-Victorianism and Gothic


Please send ideas for papers of 20 minutes length to Serena Trowbridge at by Tuesday 5 May 2015.


This is an informal event and we do not require full conference-type proposals – and please do not exceed 250 words. You do not have to live or work in the Midlands, but preference may be given to those who do. The programme will be confirmed by Friday 15th May.


Further details can be found on the MIVSS website