RSVP Linda H. Peterson Fellowship

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Application Link

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) is pleased to announce important new support for researchers made possible by a bequest from the estate of pioneering scholar Eileen Curran. The Linda H. Peterson Fellowship is intended to support individual research on the 19th-century British press.

The amount of the fellowship is $17,500. Application guidelines can be found RSVP website at  

Please direct any queries to; to learn more about RSVP, visit

MVSA 2016 Deadline Extended

Abstract Deadline: November 20, 2015

Dates: April 8-10, 2016

Location: University of Missouri, Columbia

CFP Link

The Midwest Victorian Studies Association will hold its 2016 annual conference at the University of Missouri, Columbia, April 8-10. Taking as its starting point the remarkable explosion in the periodical press and the availability of cheap print in the Victorian Era, the conference aims to attract papers that reflect fresh and current thinking about the topic. Proposals for papers of twenty minutes in length are sought from scholars working in art history, musicology, history, science, philosophy, theater, and literature. We particularly encourage presentations that will contribute to cross-disciplinary discussion, a special feature of MVSA conferences.

MVSA’s 2016 Jane Stedman Plenary Speaker will be Leanne Langley, Associate Fellow at the University of London’s Institute of Musical Research, social and cultural historian of music, and leading authority on music journalism in nineteenth-century Britain.

See original Athenaeum posting or CFP Link for further details.

Thoreau Special Issue, “Nineteenth-Century Prose”

Deadline for proposal: February 1, 2016

Deadline for completed paper: October 1, 2016

CFP Link

In 2017, Nineteenth-Century Prose will publish a special issue in honor of Thoreau’s 200th birthday. Guest editor and Thoreau Society member Richard Schneider invites papers on any aspect of Thoreau’s life and writings.

Please submit brief proposals to him by 1 February 2016 at

“Obscure Modernism” (International)

Deadline: December 1, 2015

Location: Birkbeck, University of London

Date: February 27, 2016

CFP Link

This conference invites contributions on the more obscure aspects of modernism and modernist cultural production. Obscure modernism denotes, on the one hand, those works, artists and writers who have been forgotten or neglected by scholarship to date and whose full meaning and value we are only now beginning to appreciate. On the other hand, obscure modernism can also signify the result of an intentional act of obfuscation on the part of the artist, aimed at creating an aura of difficulty, mystical secrecy or utter senselessness. In modernist texts which resist legibility and in forms of modernist cultural production which are difficult to access or extremely limited in scale, obscurity can be seen as an underlying structural principle of the work itself.

By focusing our attention on what remains obscure within modernism, this conference ties in with the ongoing critical recovery of the less prominent or valued aspects of modernist culture under the auspices of the New Modernist Studies. In addition to this, we invite speakers to consider modernist obscurity not only as the passive result of artistic failure or critical misapprehension but as an active act of resistance to institutionalised forms of attention. This includes, for instance, the productions of the historical avant-garde which adopt obscurity in order to resist their incorporation into the institution of art. By considering the scholarly mantra to recover and recuperate vis-à-vis a modernism which can be viewed as inherently obscure, we hope to stimulate a renewed debate around the status of obscure work and its critical recovery within Modernist Studies.

Submission guidelines:

Proposals for 20-minute papers should include a 250-300 word abstract and a short bio. Please send your proposal to

Thomas Hardy Association Student Essay Prize

Deadline: August 31, 2016

The Thomas Hardy Association (TTHA) invites submissions from students, on any aspect of Thomas Hardy’s life, work, or reputation, for the 2016 Student Essay Prize Competition. Criteria include:

§  Originality and strong scholarship.  Maybe it’s a study for a thesis chapter.  Maybe it’s a really good and further developed term paper.  Maybe it’s a side project that wouldn’t otherwise see the light of day.

§  Pre-editing by a major professor in the student’s academic department is recommended but not essential: the faculty member’s name would appear in the acknowledgments.

§  Maximum length: 6000 words.

§  Essays will be evaluated by members of The Thomas Hardy Association’s Editorial Board who will rank them and offer a few comments.  Continue reading

“The Body and Pseudoscience in the Long 19th Century” (International)

Deadline: January 31, 2016

Date: June 18, 2016

Location: Newcastle University, England

CFP Link

‘Sciences we now retrospectively regard as heterodox or marginal cannot be considered unambiguously to have held that status at a time when no clear orthodoxy existed that could confer that status upon them’ (Alison Winter, 1997). The nineteenth century witnessed the drive to consolidate discrete scientific disciplines, many of which were concerned with the body. Attempts were made to clarify the boundaries between the ‘scientific’ and the ‘pseudoscientific’, between ‘insiders’ and ‘outsiders’. This conference asks what became lost in separating the orthodox from the heterodox. What happened to the systems of knowledge and practice relating to the body that were marginalised as ‘pseudoscience’? Was knowledge and insight into the human condition lost in the process? Or is it immortalised within the literature of ‘pseudoscience’?

This interdisciplinary conference considers how different discourses of the body were imagined and articulated across a range of visual and verbal texts (including journalism, fiction, popular science writing, illustration) in order to evaluate how ‘pseudoscience’ contributed both to understandings of the body and what it is to be human and to the formation of those disciplines now deemed orthodox.

Please submit a 250 to 300 word abstract, together with a brief biography, by 31 January 2016 to

“One Green Field: Walking, Landscape, and Ecocriticism”

Deadline for Abstracts: November 30, 2015

CFP Link

Call for Papers for Critical Survey, Autumn 2016 (deadline for abstracts 30 November 2015)

Walking is prominent in recent creative non-fiction in the UK and Ireland. It is hypothesised that this has happened because wayfaring offers unique opportunities for our times. Encounters on foot allow us to observe endangered non-human nature and to reassess undervalued landscapes or environments. If this is true, we should see less walking in pre-modern literature, except in the cases where mystics, misfits, urban rustics and adventurers have found their muse on the hoof, or have a particular affinity with wildlife and wild adventures.  In the case of Early Modern literature, the poet Edward Thomas suggested ‘The century of Pope and Johnson is looked down on for nothing so much as for being townish and for thinking one green field like another. We forget that, nevertheless, their fields were greener than ours, and that they did not neglect them save in poetry’ (1913: 17). Perhaps, rather than being motivated by environmental concern, the popularity of walking literature is due to new prose forms  including the ‘new nature writing’. Perhaps we might even conclude that the literary aspects of such writing have supplanted ‘greener’ forms of engagement.

This call for papers asks for contributions that explore the recent proliferation of walking-based literature, either in terms of the creative and historical developments that have allowed this to take place, or in terms of the unexplored byways that may illuminate our current concerns in terms of broader movements. Walking literature offers a particular openness to hybrid forms and themes, and so this issue of Critical Survey does not limit itself to nature writing nor to rural and pastoral literature. There are no limits to historical or geographical scope, except that the essays should primarily focus on British and Irish works of literature where the act of walking and the non-human landscape are simultaneously prominent. Contributions that cite the body of work known as ‘ecocriticism’ or ‘green studies’ would be particularly useful in potentially opening up new ways to consider both contemporary and historical texts where the landscape and material nature have active roles in the production of the text, and it would be helpful if authors address whether this writing is or can be relevant to environmentalist thought. Since Jonathan Bate’s The Song of the Earth and Romantic Ecology consider the Romantic tradition of green studies, this journal would particularly welcome essays that move beyond these ideas, even if the modern walking text cannot avoid reference to the Romantic traditions. Continue reading

RSVP Bibliography 2013-2015

Call for Contributors

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals is seeking contributors to its biennial bibliography, which will be published in Victorian Periodicals Review in fall 2016. Contributors to the bibliography are asked to adopt three to ten scholarly journals from a list, identify articles published between December 2013 and December 2015 that have direct relevance to the study of Victorian journalism, and compile a list of annotated entries. All contributors are acknowledged in the published bibliography. Entries will be due May 2, 2016. If you are interested in contributing to this project or can recommend someone, please email biblio @ for the complete guidelines and list of journals.

“Medicine and Modernity in the Long Nineteenth Century” (International)

Deadline: December 4, 2015

Dates: September 10-11, 2016

Location: St. Anne’s College, Oxford

CFP Link


In our current ‘Information Age’ we suffer as never before, it is claimed, from the stresses of an overload of information, and the speed of global networks. The Victorians diagnosed similar problems in the nineteenth century. The medic James Crichton Browne spoke in 1860 of the ‘velocity of thought and action’ now required, and of the stresses imposed on the brain forced to process in a month more information ‘than was required of our grandfathers in the course of a lifetime’. Through this two day interdisciplinary conference, hosted by the ERC-funded Diseases of Modern Life project based at Oxford, we will explore the phenomena of stress and overload, and other disorders associated with the problems of modernity in the long nineteenth century, as expressed in the literature, science, and medicine of the period. We seek to return to the holistic, integrative vision of the Victorians as it was expressed in the science and literature of the period, exploring the connections drawn between physiological, psychological and social health, or disease, and offering new ways of contextualising the problems of modernity facing us in the twenty-first century. We are particularly interested in comparative perspectives on these issues from international viewpoints.

We welcome proposals from researchers across a range of disciplines and stages of career. We plan to publish a selection of papers from the event in the form of an edited volume. Please send proposals of no more than 300 words accompanied by a short bio, to by Friday, 4th December 2015.

“Cosmopolis and Beyond: Literary Cosmopolitanism after the Republic of Letters” (International)

Deadline: November 15, 2015

Dates: March 18-19, 2016

Location: Trinity College, Oxford

CFP Link

Cosmopolitanism, derived from the ancient Greek for ‘world citizenship’, offers a radical alternative to nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Recent years have seen an explosion of interest in cosmopolitanism in the humanities and social sciences, especially within philosophy, sociology and politics. Cosmopolitanism, however, has also exercised a shaping influence on modern literary culture. It is well known that during the Enlightenment it found an embodiment in the Republic of Letters. Its evolution thereafter included uneasy alliances with the idea of Empire in the nineteenth century, and with the experiments of the international avant gardes and modernist circles, and the phenomenon of globalisation in the twentieth. Through these, and more, cultural formations cosmopolitanism has given rise to new ways of writing, reading, translating and circulating texts; these processes have, in turn, led to new understandings of individual and national identity, new forms of ethics and new configurations of aesthetic and political engagement. From Kant to Derrida, cosmopolitanism has in the course of history been seen as fostering peace and communication across borders. Far from being uncontroversial, though, it has also been attacked by those who have denounced its universalism as impossible and its social ethos as elitist.

This conference intends to explore different literary manifestations of the cosmopolitan ideal, broadly conceived, and its influence on modern literary culture. It seeks to tease out elements of continuity and rupture in a long history of literary cosmopolitanism that goes from the decline of the Republic of Letters to the era of globalisation. In order to do so, it aims to foster a dialogue between experts in different fields of literary studies (English, modern languages, comparative literature) and different historical periods.

Deadline for abstracts: 15 November 2015. Please send a title and 300-word abstract to the conference administrator,

This conference is part of the AHRC-funded research project The Love of Strangers: Literary Cosmopolitanism in the English Fin de Siècle, led by Stefano Evangelista.

Keynote address by Emily Apter (NYU). Organised by Stefano Evangelista (Oxford).

American Literature in the World Graduate Conference

Deadline: December 1, 2015

Date: April 8, 2016

Location: Yale University

CFP Link

The conference hopes to broaden the scope of American literature, opening it to more complex geographies, and to a variety of genres and media. The impetus comes partly from a survey of what is currently in the field: it is impossible to read the work of Junot Diaz and Edwidge Danticat, Robert Hass and Jorie Graham, Dave Eggers and Jhumpa Lahiri without seeing that, for all these authors, the reference frame is no longer simply the United States, but a larger, looser, more contextually varied set of coordinates, populated by laboring bodies, migrating faiths, generational sagas, memories of war, as well as the accents of unforgotten tongues, the taste and smell of beloved foods and spices.

The twenty-first century is a good century to think about American literature in the world. But other centuries are equally fertile ground, as the writings of Anne Bradstreet, Margaret Fuller, Herman Melville, Edith Wharton, Mark Twain, Richard Wright, Gertrude Stein, Ezra Pound, Langston Hughes, and Elizabeth Bishop make abundantly clear. To study these and countless other authors is to see that the United States and the world are neither separate nor antithetical, but part of the same analytic fabric. Our conference explores these extended networks through many channels: from the cultural archives circulating across the Atlantic, the Pacific, and the Caribbean, to the dynamic interactions between indigenous populations and those from other continents; from the institutions of print, to the tangled ecologies of literature, art, theater, music, and film, to the digital globalism of the present moment.

The conference is generously supported by the Beinecke Library, the Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, the English Department, the American Studies Program, the African American Studies Department, the Ethnicity, Race, and Migration Program, the Comparative Literature Department, the Department of Spanish and Portuguese, the Italian Department, the Department of East Asian Languages and Literatures, and the Film Studies Program at Yale University. We offer a $300 travel stipend to those coming from outside the tri-state area. Conference attendees are also invited to three related events: a research workshop with Melissa Barton, Curator at the Beinecke Library; a publication workshop with Gordon Hutner, editor of American Literary History; and a “Scholars as Writers” workshop with Stephen Burt, Professor of English, Harvard University, and frequent contributor to the New Yorker and the New York Times.

Please send a 1-page abstract to by December 1.

“Victorian STEAM,” Victorians Institute Conference

Deadline: April 29, 2016

Dates: October 14-15, 2016

Location: North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC

CFP Link

Since its widespread adoption in the 1990s, the acronym “STEM” has focused political and public attention on investments in the science, technology, engineering, and mathematics fields. In response, numerous commenters as well as arts and humanities advocacy organizations have urged the necessary inclusion of the “arts” in educational priorities with the hybrid acronym “STEAM.” In this context, we devote the theme of this conference to “Victorian STEAM” with two related goals. First, to explore the nineteenth century’s creative intermingling of pursuits across the arts and sciences when, in so many cases, disciplines had yet to separate into their discrete domains. With a nod to the “steam” which so transformed historical industry, this conference investigates the interdisciplinary, extradisciplinary, or even predisciplinary alliances which powered new knowledge and critique in the Victorian era. Second, Victorian STEAM underscores the continuing relevance of such humanities-based work today, not only to stress the vital importance of arts and humanities training in education, but even to propose how Victorian studies — so attuned to the potentials for disciplinary crossings — may uniquely help reimagine such work in the present.

To these ends, we invite proposals for participation at the Victorians Institute’s conference at North Carolina State University on October 14-15, 2016, in Raleigh, NC. Individuals may submit 300-word abstracts and a one-page CV for consideration in a general conference pool. We also encourage participants to submit proposals for complete panels or roundtable discussions, particularly those offering cross-cutting perspectives from different disciplinary, methodological, or thematic viewpoints. Proposals for full panels should comprise 500 words and include one-page CVs of the panelists. We welcome submissions from graduate students, instructors, faculty, and independent scholars regardless of rank or affiliation. The Victorians Institute additionally provides a select number of travel awards for attendees demonstrating need. If you would like to be considered, please include a brief cover letter explaining your request and what travel support you currently receive. Please format abstracts and CVs as .doc, .docx, or .pdf files and submit as attachments to by the deadline of April 29, 2016.

Though this conference is generously sponsored by the College of Humanities & Social Sciences and Department of English, participation is not restricted by discipline, in keeping with its theme.

“Romanticism and its Discontents,” NASSR 2016

Deadline: February 1, 2016

Dates: August 11-15, 2016

Location: UC Berkeley

CFP Link

The 24th Annual Conference of the North American Society for the Study of Romanticism will take place on the campus of the University of California, Berkeley, on August 11-14, 2016. Our conference is entitled “Romanticism and its Discontents.”

We invite consideration of any aspect of discontent with and within Romanticism, a field we construe in broad, international terms. Participants might address the misfit between a concept and a practice; explore writers’ representations of disaffection, their resistance to contemporary norms (aesthetic, political, economic, social, or cultural), or their desire to reassert those norms; discuss the deficiencies of “Romanticism” as an ideological or historical category or “discontent” as an affect intrinsic to Romanticism; reflect on the current state of academic scholarship. Or—if you are dissatisfied with these formulations—we invite you to construe Romanticism’s discontents in any way that seems
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Digital Humanities Postdoc

Deadline: October 30, 2015

Fellowship Guidelines

The Price Lab for Digital Humanities at the University of Pennsylvania invites applications for the 2016-17 Andrew W. Mellon Postdoctoral Fellowship in Digital Humanities. One award is available to an untenured scholar in the humanities whose PhD must have been received between December 2007 and December 2015. The DH Fellow is required to spend the nine-month academic year (September 2016 – May 2017) in residence at Penn.

The PhD is the only eligible terminal degree. MFAs and other doctorates such as EdD are ineligible. In addition to scholars from the core humanities disciplines, those in related fields such as anthropology and the history of science are eligible to apply. Additional educational background in programming, library sciences, computer graphics, computational linguistics, or other fields relevant to digital humanities research is desirable but not required.

The Mellon Fellow will be affiliated with both the School of Arts and Sciences and the Penn Libraries, and will participate in the biweekly Price Lab Mellon Seminar. The fellow will pursue his or her own research project, presenting this work at the seminar, while also contributing to team-based projects at the Lab, and teaching one DH course during the year in the undergraduate College. (While the application requires a brief course description, actual specifications of the class will be worked out next spring with the Price Lab’s Managing Director.)

The Mellon DH Fellowship carries an annual stipend of $55,000 plus single-coverage health insurance (fellows are responsible for coverage of any dependents). Applicants from outside the US must be eligible for appointment under a J-1 visa (Research Scholar status); no exceptions will be made, and the Price Lab reserves the right to revoke a fellowship if the recipient is unable to meet this condition.

Applications are accepted via secure webform only. Requires three letters of recommendation, an application form, and a CV.

  • Full fellowship guidelines, the downloadable application, and details on the Price Lab website:
  • Application deadline: 30 October 2015.

Fellowships in Print Culture & Digital Editing

Deadline: September 20, 2015

The second of these posts, the Fellowship in Textual Studies and Digital Editing, states a preference for scholars working in the Victorian period, but Victorianists are encouraged to apply for the Fellowship in Print Culture too.  The deadline for both is Wednesday 30 September 2015.

University Academic Fellowships are prestigious positions designed to attract the best early career scholars from around the world.  The positions are for five years in the first instance (at Grade 8, salary in range £38,511 to £45,954) progressing to a position as Associate Professor (Grade 9, salary between £47,328 to £54,841) on successful completion of the Fellowship.  The positions are research-oriented, with teaching responsibilities built in towards the end of the Fellowship ahead of promotion to Associate Professor.

The University of Leeds has considerable strengths in both textual scholarship and the history of the Book, and, in the Brotherton Library, is home to one of the best collections of Victorian books and manuscripts in the country.  The School of English has a long history of scholarship in Victorian Studies, as well stengths in textual editing, bibliography, and book history in all periods.  Much of this work is brought together under the auspices of the Centre for the Comparative History of Print (Centre CHoP), a cross-faculty research group that is currently restoring the University’s historical print room, which contains a paper-making equipment, a bindery, four Victorian presses, and sets of type.  Finally, there is a digital humanities research group within the School of English and scholars take part in digital initiatives across the University and beyond.

James Mussell ( is happy to field any enquiries about the Print Culture Fellowship and any general questions.  For queries about the Textual Studies and Digital Editing Fellowship, please contact Professor Martin Butler.  Further details available at the links above.

“The Book in Art and Science,” SHARP 2016 (International)

Deadline: November 10, 2015

Dates: July 18-21, 2016

Location: Paris, France

CFP Link (Society for the History of Authorship, Reading and Publishing)

SHARP’s 2011 conference on “The Book in Art and Science” in Washington, D.C., attracted a number of papers on the medical book and medical print culture—a topic that, while traditionally marginal within print culture studies, has drawn increased scholarly interest over the past few years. This panel will provide a forum for discussing research findings, questions, and concerns specific to the medical book at SHARP’s 2016 conference in Paris, France, July 18-21.

Papers may approach the topic, “The Languages of the Medical Book,” from different angles, including (but not limited to):

  • The genre-specific language of the medical book
  • The form of the medical book — its changing material demands and/or differences from other kinds of books
  • The medical book trade — key actors, structure, governing laws and conventions
  • Dialogue and tensions among writers, publishers, editors, agents, and other participants in medical print culture
  • The circulation of medical books within and across national borders
  • Multilingual medical books; translation issues and the medical book
  • Digitization and the its impact on the circulation of the medical book and/or medical information

If interested in joining this panel, please send a MS Word document or PDF with the title of your paper, an abstract (maximum 400 words), and short biography (maximum 100 words) to by November 10, 2015. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the organiser, Sarah Bull, at the same e-mail address.

Dickens Society Annual Symposium (International)

Deadline: October 15, 2015

Dates: July 11-13, 2016

Location: Iceland University, Reykjavik

CFP Link

No sooner had Dickens made a name for himself by writing novels than the London theatres began to adapt them to the stage. Indeed, both The Pickwick Papers (April 1836–November 1837) and Oliver Twist (February 1837–March–1838) underwent such adaptations before the serial run of either had come to an end, and the latter was staged in one form or another no fewer than forty times before 1850! Just over half a century later, “The Death of Poor Joe,” a silent film from 1901 initiated a long series of adaptations of his works for cinema, and in 1959, BBC television broadcast adaptations of Great Expectations and Bleak House that proved how well suited his works were to either type of screen. Over four hundred adaptations later, there is no sign that the public’s enthusiasm for adapting Dickens is on the wane. Quite the contrary, audio versions of his works, a mode that can be traced directly to Dickens’s own dramatizations and his celebrated (and much imitated) readings can now be downloaded in a matter of minutes in MP3 format from a large number of internet sources. By the 1840s, his novels had been translated in Dutch, French, German, Italian and Russian, influencing a host of European writers over the following three decades. If we add the visual arts, musicals, graphic novels, video games, and a multitude of objects from Christmas decorations to cigarette cards and figurines, there seems to be no limits to the adaptability of Dickens’s works.

Papers (deliverable in twenty minutes) related to adaptation as well as proposals on all aspects of Dickens and his works are welcome. Continue reading

Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies

Deadline: December 1, 2015

Dates: April 1-3, 2016

Location: Huntington Library (San Marino, CA)

CFP Link

The Pacific Coast Conference on British Studies invites paper and panel proposals for its 43nd annual meeting, to be held at the Huntington Library, San Marino, California, April 1-3, 2016.

The PCCBS invites papers representing all fields of British Studies—broadly defined to include those who study the United Kingdom, its component parts and nationalities, as well as Britain’s imperial cultures.  We welcome proposals from scholars and doctoral candidates in a wide range of disciplines across the humanities, social sciences, and the arts, including History, Literature, Political Science, Philosophy, Religion, Gender Studies, Cultural Studies, Theater Studies, and Art History. Continue reading

“Virginia Woolf and Heritage” (International)

Deadline: January 25, 2016

Dates: June 16-19, 2016

Location: Leeds Trinity University

CFP Link

Virginia Woolf was deeply interested in the past – whether literary, intellectual, cultural, political or social – and her writings interrogate it repeatedly. She was also a great tourist and explorer of heritage sites in England and abroad. As the first Annual Virginia Woolf Conference to be hosted in England for 10 years, and located in Yorkshire, an area rich in cultural links for Woolf (not least the Brontë Parsonage at Haworth, the subject of her first published article), this conference will explore how Woolf engaged with heritage, how she understood and represented it, and how she has been represented by the heritage industry. See more details in the CFP Link, above.

For individual papers, send a 250-word proposal. For panels of three or four people, please send a proposed panel title and a 250-word proposal for each paper.

Please e-mail the proposal in a Word document to by 25th January 2016. Proposals should be anonymous, but please provide names, affiliations and contact details for speaker(s) in the e-mail message.

Curran Fellowships 2016

Deadline: November 1, 2015


The Curran Fellowships are a set of travel and research grants intended to aid scholars studying 19th-century British magazines and newspapers in making use of primary print and archival sources. Made possible through the generosity of the late Eileen Curran, Professor Emerita of English, Colby College, and inspired by her pioneering research on Victorian periodicals, the Fellowships are awarded annually. This year, up to five prizes will be awarded in amounts up to $4000 each.

The Curran Fellowships are open to researchers of any age from any of a wide range of disciplinary perspectives – literary scholars, historians, biographers, economists, sociologists, art historians, and others – who are exploring the 19th-century British press as an object of study in its own right, and not only as a source of material for other historical topics. Applicants’ projected research may involve study of any aspects of the periodical press in any of its manifold forms, and may range from within Britain itself to the many countries, within and outside of the Empire, where British magazines and newspapers were bought, sold, and read during “the long nineteenth century” (ca. 1780-1914).

Applications for the Curran Fellowships for research to be undertaken in 2016 must be submitted in electronic form to no later than November 1, 2015. Applicants should send a current c.v., the names and contact information of two scholars who are familiar with the applicant and his or her research goals, and a description of the project to which these funds will be applied.  Any questions about these awards can be sent to   Applicants will find helpful this set of additional guidelines.