3rd July - 5th July 2018
Teaching and the Victorians is a collaborative conference between Gladstone’s Library and the University of Liverpool. Its aim is to consider contemporary pedagogy in Victorian studies in the current HE context – above all, we want to foster wide-ranging and intellectually honest thinking about what teaching Victorian studies means today. How do we best teach the Victorians? Does the discourse of ‘relevance’ help or hinder us? How is what we are teaching under the banner of Victorian studies changing, and what are the implications of these changes? How far do institutional contexts and ideologies affect our teaching of the nineteenth century? Are there clashes between the ‘values’ of the contemporary HE sector and Victorian values? What are the professional and personal ‘brands’ of Victorian studies today, and do they matter?
We’d welcome panels/papers on any of (but not exclusively) the following:
The core of Teaching the Victorians will be discussion and debate - so individual papers should aim to be the starting point for these kinds of discussions, and be only 10-15 minutes in duration. Proposals for panels/papers (300 words max), should be sent/copied to both firstname.lastname@example.org and email@example.com.
Accommodation at the Library itself is reserved for speakers and participants in the first instance and will be released closer to the conference. Non-residential places are available now, priced at £160.
For more information or to book, please call 01244 532350 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.