We’re very pleased to announce the NENC Summer Speakers’ Series, and to invite expressions of interest in presenting at this new monthly event. The Speakers’ Series will take place in addition to the regular reading group. Although at this stage it is only planned to take place over the summer, there is a possibility that it will be extended into the autumn semester should there be sufficient demand.
The provisional dates are:
· Friday 8 June
· Friday 6 July
· Friday 10 August
The seminar locations will be finalised once we have a provisional programme, however it is likely that at least two seminars will be held in Newcastle. Each seminar will host two to four speakers, depending on the length and style of paper, and along with refreshments there will be space for questions and broader discussion afterwards. We are seeking proposals for 20-minute conference-style papers, or for shorter (10-15-minute) papers which explore work-in-progress ideas. Papers can be on any aspect of the literature and culture of the long nineteenth century (1748-1914).
The Speakers’ Series will give postgraduates the opportunity to share their research and receive feedback from peers in a supportive and friendly environment. If you are interested in giving a paper, please send us a brief email indicating when you’d like to speak. Further details, such as a title and full abstract, will be sought from speakers by May 15th.