Nineteenth-Century Tyrannies

University of Hull: 28 October 2015

12.00 – 6.00pm

Keynote Speaker: Dr Andrew Smith, University of Sheffield

Call for Papers: Deadline 30 September

Paper proposals are invited for ‘Nineteenth-Century Tyrannies,’ a symposium to be held at the University of Hull in the Northern Nineteenth-Century Network research event series.

We invite submissions from postgraduate students and academic staff across the humanities from the constituent universities on the theme of ‘Nineteenth‐Century Tyrannies’.

Topics might include (but are certainly not limited to):

  • Monarchs
  • Military leaders
  • Politicians
  • Gothic and Sensation Writing
  • Friends and Enemies
  • Families, Parenthood, Husbands, Wives, Siblings and Children
  • Economic Tyrannies
  • Bullies
  • Monsters
  • Ghosts
  • Tyrannies of the body
  • Tyrannies of the landscape
  • Race and/or Slavery
  • Employers, Employees
  • Arrogance
  • Anger

There will be no charge for the conference.

Please send an abstract of 250–‐300 words for a paper of 20 minutes to Valerie Sanders ( by 30 September.

We aim to host two to three day events a year, within convenient travel distance for all Yorkshire and Humberside members.

Any member of the NNCN can take the lead in organising an event, which may be a colloquium, a workshop, a conference or any other useful scholarly gathering.  If you would like to co-ordinate and host an event, please contact us.

NNCN events are hosted by the founder members and at other HEIs and sites in the Yorkshire and Humberside region, as well as by our international partners.

Previous Events

Paraphernalia! Victorian Objects 17 April, Leeds Trinity University.

Victorian Studies Professionalisation Day 26 May, University of York.


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