Registration for Victorian Fears is now open and will be live until Monday 23rd April.

Registration prices are:

Speakers & Students – £10

ECRs, Academics & Other – £20

Prices include lunch and tea/coffee breaks (please notify us of any dietary requirements when registering)

Please use this link to register for the Colloquium:

Registration for our pre-colloquium event at the Coffin Works Birmingham on Sunday 17th June is also open.

The event includes a funeral talk and candlelit tour around the Coffin Works. It will run from 6pm – 8pm and is £12pp. Places are extremely limited on this so please register as soon as possible to avoid disappointment.

Please use this link to register for the Coffin Works event:


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The colloquium is to be held on Monday 18th June 2018 at Newman University and this interdisciplinary event is designed primarily for postgraduate researchers at all levels and early career researchers. We want to build upon the developing field within Victorian Studies that focuses on the concept of fear; whether this is physical, political, religious, social, economic etc.

The primary purpose is to allow researchers an opportunity to present current or recent findings in a supportive environment. The event is to bring together researchers from all institutions to engage with one another’s work and explore how the theme can relate to so much within Victorian Britain.

We have two confirmed keynotes: Professor Martin Hewitt, Pro Vice Chancellor and Dean in the Faculty of Arts, Law and Social Sciences at Anglia Ruskin University, and Dr Helen Davies, Head of English at Newman University. We are planning on running workshops during the day and also a special evening event (date, time and location to be confirmed).

We strive to make the colloquium as accessible as possible, therefore we are aiming to keep costs for delegates as low as possible so that those who are self-funded are able to attend, and will provide relevant information regarding accommodation and travel in due course.

Proposals of 250-500 words for individual papers of approximately 20 minutes or panels comprising of two or three papers should be submitted by Friday 26th January 2018 to

Please do not hesitate to get in touch if you have any queries. You can find us on twitter @VictorianFears or contact us directly @SophieAllen_ or @chadwick_zoe.



Call For Papers