Vic Girl

The Victorians Institute is an organization of scholars and students centered in the Mid-Atlantic Region of the USA.

The Victorians Institute sponsors an annual conference and publishes the Victorians Institute Journal, an award-winning, refereed scholarly annual that publishes articles, reviews and newly edited texts of interest to Victorianists.

2015 Conference

October 2-3

Victorian Work and Labor

Converse College, Spartanburg, SC

Keynote Speaker: Susan Fraiman

Deadline for paper proposals is 15 June, 2015

Call for Papers

Registration & Information

2014 Conference

The Mysteries at Our Own Doors

Keynote Speaker
Marlene Tromp
Arizona State University

24 - 25 October 2014

The 43rd Meeting of the Victorians Institute
Charlotte, NC
hosted by Winthrop University

For information please email to Casey Cothran, viconf@winthrop.edu

Selected papers from the conference will be refereed for the Victorians Institute Journal annex at NINES.

Program (final)



2013 Conference Home Page: "Through the Looking Glass"

2012 Conference Home Page: "Victorian Mixed Media"

Images from the 2011 Conference


Texts at the VIJ Annex

Victorians Institute Journal features an annex of its long-standing "Texts" section in the NINES environment, which will include edited works from the Victorian archive published in the print journal, as well as newly edited texts featured both in print and in expanded form through NINES.

Victorians Institute Journal--the current volume (2013)

The 2013 issue (volume 41) of Victorians Institute Journal features essays on Dickens, Gaskell, and a special cluster on the works of Thomas Hardy. It includes Ann Mazur's winning essay in the Victorians Institute Graduate Paper Competition, and twelve book reviews. The volume 41 annex at NINES includes selected essays from the 2013 conference at Middle Tennessee State University, and Frances Thielman's essay on Jane Eyre, which received the Patrick Scott Prize.

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