Victorian Studies Centre at University of Leicester presents Spring Seminar Series

Victorian Studies Centre at University of Leicester presents Spring Seminar Series

23 January

Dr Abhijit Gupta (Jadavpur University and CRASSH, Cambridge): ‘Missionaries as Bibliographers: James Long and John Murdoch’

6 February

Doctoral Presentations (University of Leicester): Three papers showcasing current research by postgraduate students

20 February

Prof Robert O’Kell (University of Manitoba). Book launch for Disraeli: The Romance of Politics (University of Toronto Press, 2012): ‘The Politics of Disraeli’s Novels’. Response from Dr James Moore (Historical Studies, University of Leicester). This event takes place in the Attenborough Film Theatre at 5:15pm. Reception to follow. All welcome.

6 March

Prof Stephen Yeo (former Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford): ‘Socialisms in Britain, 1827 Onwards: Three at Least’

20 March

Prof Josephine Guy (University of Nottingham): ‘“Performance” versus “Reading” Texts: Why Edit Nineteenth-Century drama?’

8 May

Dr Michèle Mendelssohn (Mansfield College, Oxford): ‘“I am sure that it is a crime against an unknown God”: Oscar Wilde, Salome and Celebrity’

22 May

Dr Ashok Malhotra (University of Warwick): On British representations of India, 1814-1899. Title TBA

All seminars take place on alternate Wednesdays and begin at 5:15pm. They are held in Room 1513, Attenborough Building, University of Leicester, LE1 7RH. Seminars are followed by dinner at a local restaurant.

Please direct any enquiries to Dr Richa Dwor ( or visit

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