British and Anglophone Literature Colloquium


The British and Anglophone Literature Colloquium discusses writing from and about Britain and its former territories from the 19th century to the present. The colloquium provides a forum for graduate students and academics at every career stage to present and discuss new research in British, post-colonial, or transnational literature. Rooted in literary study, we welcome scholars of Victorian, Modernist, and Postmodern culture from across the disciplines. We welcome all with related interests to attend our events.

In addition to our graduate student workshops, we also facilitate conversations centered on current research in relevant fields and plan events to guide professional development. We hold talks and panels with scholars of note and organize a reading series on the theory of the novel.

For more information, please contact the coordinators:

Relevant Journals

Journal of Victorian Culture 
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Nineteenth-Century Literature 
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Twentieth-Century Literature
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Victorian Literature and Culture
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Victorian Poetry
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Victorian Studies
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Fall 2016 Schedule

Wednesday, September 28

Graduate Student Workshop
Rachel Stern (Harvard University)
"Harriet Martineau and the Transmission of Social Knowledge"
Barker 024 @ 5:00pm

Wednesday, October 12

Isobel Armstrong (University of London)
"How Novels Began: Some Examples from the Long Nineteenth Century"
Barker 110 @ 5:00pm
Co-sponsored with the English Department

Wednesday, October 19

Graduate Student Workshop
Kathryn Roberts, Julia Tejblum, and David Weimer (Harvard University)
"On Academic Publishing as a 19th or 20th Centuryist"
Barker 024 @ 5:00pm

Thursday, October 27

Daniel Williams (Harvard Society of Fellows)
"The Climate Utopia: Richard Jeffries and Boundary Ecology"
Barker 114 @ 5:00pm

Thursday, December 1

Rebecca Walkowitz (Rutgers University)
Title TBD
Barker 114 @ 5:00pm


International Conference on Narrative
Lexington, KY, March 23-26, 2017
Deadline: October 15, 2016 (abstract and panel submissions)

Rare Book School-Mellon Conference
"Bibliography Among the Disciplines"
Philadelphia, PA, October 12-15, 2017
Deadline: October 26, 2016 (abstract submissions for panels and roundtables)

Jane Austen & the Arts: A Bicentenary Conference
SUNY Plattsburgh, March 23-25, 2017
Deadline: November 1, 2016 (abstract submissions)

The Book Index
Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book, Oxford, June 22-23, 2017
Deadline: November 30, 2016 (abstract submissions)

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Professional Organizations

North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA)

Northeast Victorian Studies Association (NVSA)

Modernist Studies Association (MSA)

International Society for the Study of Narrative