26 March 2013 The competition for this year's VanArsdel Prize is now open. Closing date is 1 May 2013. Full details are available on the Awards page.
14 February 2013: RSVP are pleased to announce the winners of the Robert and Vineta Colby Scholarly Book Prize for 2012. They are Aileen Fyfe, for Steam-Powered Knowledge: William Chambers and the Business of Publishing, 1820-1860 (Chicago) and Robert Patten for Charles Dickens and "Boz": The Birth of the Industrial Age Author (Cambridge).
31 January 2013: Registration for the 2013 Annual Conference is open. Register via the Salford University shop here.
10 January 2013: The winners of the 2013 Curran Fellowships are Martin Hewitt (University of Huddersfield) and Jennifer Phegley (University of Missouri-Kansas City). See the Awards page for further details.
16 July 2012: You can download Patrick Leary's 2011 Colby Lecture from the 2011 conference page.
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University of Salford, Manchester, UK, 12-13 July 2013
The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals will hold its annual conference at the University of Salford, in Manchester, on 12-13 July 2013. This year's theme is 'tradition and the new' in the nineteenth-century press. Registration is now open via Salford University's online shop here. Further details about this exciting conference can be found on the conference website.
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Winter 2012: The latest issue of VPR contains papers by Shauna Huffaker, Laura Vorachek, Rose Novak, Caley Ehnes, and Andrew Hobbs. There are also book reviews by Julie F. Codell, Juliette Berning Schaefer, M. Melissa Elston, Richard Fulton, Kate Krueger, Katherine Malone, and Casey Smith. Click here to access the issue via Project Muse.
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22 April 2013: Pioneering researcher Eileen Curran, known personally to many of us in RSVP and admired by many more, has died at age 85. A short tribute will appear in the Summer 2013 issue of the Victorian Periodicals Review.
2 April 2013: The Victorian Popular Fiction Research Seminar features members of RSVP. The next meeting is on 27 April 2013, at Senate House in London. Further details here.
21 March 2013: Andrew King announces a new PhD scholarship for a student to work on Victorian Periodicals at the University of Greenwich. Details will be announced in due course.
8 March 2013: There is a forthcoming conference on Gender, Race, and Representation in Magazines and New Media at Cornell, 25-27 October 2013. The call for papers is on the conference site here and the deadline is 1 May 2013.
15 January 2013: Elizabeth Carolyn Miller's Slow Print: Literary Radicalism and Late Victorian Print Culture (Stanford, 2013) has just been published. Liz was one of the two very first holders of the Curran Fellowship in 2009.
14 January 2013: Michelle Tusan's book Smyrna's Ashes: Humanitarianism, Genocide, and the Birth of the Middle East (University of California Press, 2012) has just been published. Michelle held a Curran Fellowship in 2010. An electronic copy of the book is available here.
24 December 2012: The position papers for a panel 'What is a Periodical? Towards a Theory of Periodical Studies' at the 2013 MLA Convention have been posted here. The panel features Ann Ardis, Sean Latham, Dallas Liddle, James Mussell, and Matthew Philpotts.
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