CfP Victorian Popular Fiction Association (Virtual) Annual Conference: Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion

Event Details

  • Event date: 14/07/2021 – 16/07/2021
  • Venue: Online
  • CFP Deadline: 28/02/2021

13th Annual VPFA Conference: ‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’
14-16th July 2021
Online, with MS Teams
Hosted by the University of Greenwich, London

Keynote: ‘Excluding the Maternal Body in Victorian Popular Literature’
Jess Cox (Brunel University London)

Reading Group: ‘Against the Grain: Reparative Readings for Victorian Popular Fiction’
Hosted by Jesse Erikson (University of Delaware)

Training Session: ‘Doing Things Digitally: An Introduction to Digital Resources and Text Mining Methods’
Hosted by Emily Bell (University of Leeds)


Call for Papers

The Victorian Popular Fiction Association invites a broad, imaginative and interdisciplinary interpretation on the topic of ‘Victorian Inclusion and Exclusion’ and its relation to any aspect of Victorian popular literature and culture that addresses literal or metaphorical representations of the theme. Inter- and multidisciplinary approaches are welcome, as are papers that address poetry, drama, global literature, non-fiction, visual arts, journalism, historical and social contexts. Papers addressing works from the ‘long Victorian period’ (i.e. before 1837 and after 1901) and on neo-Victorian texts/media are also welcome.

For more information on how to submit a proposal please visit

Deadline for proposals: Sunday 28th February 2021