Programme: MIVSS, ‘Victorian Gothic’ – Friday 12th June 2015, Birmingham City University

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

The programme is now available for the next MIVSS meeting.

Tea/coffee will be provided but you will need to bring lunch or buy it from one of the University outlets. The event is free of charge but please register your attendance by emailing 

View the programme as a PDF here.


10.30a.m.        Coffee/Tea and Welcome

11.00              PLENARY: Professor Christian Frost (BCU), ‘Architecture, the Gothic Revival and the Printing Press’

12.00             PANEL 1: Victorian Gothic Past and Present

‘Thomas Anstey Guthrie’s Gothic Voices’ (Peter Merchant, Canterbury Christ Church University)

‘Reimagining Gothic Horror: Neo-Victorianism in television in ‘Dracula’ and ‘Penny Dreadful’ (Anactoria Clarke, The Open University in the North West)

‘Gothic Masculinities in Mary Braddon’s The Fatal Three’ (Anne-Marie Beller, Loughborough University)

1.10                 LUNCH

2.10                PANEL 2: Gothic Childhoods

‘Dolly Keeps a Secret: Exploring the Gothic suggestion of the Victorian play-thing in Literature’ (Charlotte…

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