In concert with other university, academic, and intellectual organizations and institutions, the V21 Collective unequivocally condemns all hate speech and hate acts with racist, Islamophobic, xenophobic, homophobic, transphobic, anti-semitic, ableist, sexist, and bigoted agendas. A central tenet of V21’s project has been the embrace of “strategic presentism,” a mode of literary and cultural analysis that opens …read more
This year’s NAVSA theme is “Social Victorians,” and V21 honors the theme in both scholarly presentations and collective sociality. We welcome all NAVSA-goers and Phoenix-region friends and foes to join us for the 2nd annual V21 @ NAVSA Social Hour on Friday November 4th, 9pm-11pm at Hanny’s Bar & Restaurant, a couple of blocks from …read more
On this first anniversary of our inaugural symposium, we are delighted to announce that the symposium proceedings are now published in a special issue of boundary2 online. Table of Contents below; to access any article, follow links here. b2o: v21 special issue b2o: an online journal is an online-only, open access, peer-reviewed journal published by …read more
PRESENTISM, FORM, AND THE FUTURE OF HISTORY a series of collaborative, experimental roundtables featuring affiliates of the V21 collective October 9th and 10th, 2015 University of Chicago | Saieh Hall 021 (5757 S University Ave) Friday, October 9 9:00am: Opening Remarks: Benjamin Morgan 9:15-11am: Bleak House Today On how the form of Dickens’s novel resonates …read more
1. Victorian Studies has fallen prey to positivist historicism: a mode of inquiry that aims to do little more than exhaustively describe, preserve, and display the past. Among its symptoms are a fetishization of the archival; an aspiration to definitively map the DNA of the period; an attempt to reconstruct the past wie es eigentlich …read more
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