If you’d like to see what a Digital Victorianist looks like in the flesh (hint: pasty and out of shape) then you might like to come and see one of my forthcoming talks. Over the next 6 months I’ll be giving at least four conference papers:

  • 17th March 2012 – “Goodbye, old fellow, I must skedaddle!”: Reading the American Voice in the Late-Victorian Press
    London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar, Institute of English Studies, 11:00-17:00. Free entry [details available here]


  • 16th -17th April 2012 – Imagining America: W. T. Stead’s Vision of the New World
    W. T. Stead: Centenary Conference for a Newspaper Revolutionary, British Library. Registration (until 31 January 2012): £70 (£60 postgraduates / over 65s); Day rate: £45 (no concessions). [details available here]


  • 21st – 23rd June – “Goodbye, old fellow, I must skedaddle!”: American Slang and the Victorian Popular Press
    5th Annual British Scholar Conference, University of Edinburgh. [details available here]


  • 5th July- 7th July – The Laughter of Good Fellowship? Negotiating the past, present, and future in Anglo-American humour, 1870-1900
    History and Humour – 1800 to Present, Freiburg University. [details available soon]


As of next week I’ll also be leaving Manchester to take up a temporary lecturing post at Swansea University. If you find yourself in South Wales (and have nothing better to do) then stop by and say hello!