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International Centre for Victorian Women Writers

The International Centre for Victorian Women Writers (ICVWW) is a research centre with expertise in a wide range of women’s writing. Current interests include textual editing, life writing, crime and sensation fiction, New Woman literature, childhood and literary networks in the nineteenth century.

The ICVWW aims to spearhead new and innovative research in the area of Victorian Women’s Writing, providing an international focus for scholars.

Current research projects 

The ICVWW welcomes proposals for collaborative research.


Reassessing Women's Writing of the 1840s and 1850s
21 to 22 July 2014

The conference seeks to explore this provocative mix of women’s writing from 1840-1859, from both canonical authors such as the Brontës, Christina Rossetti and George Eliot, and writers who enjoyed remarkable success in their day but have since fallen into critical neglect, such as Caroline Clive and Adelaide Procter.


Victorian women at the seaside - a series of pilot exhibitions at East Kent local libraries. Read more about the exhibitions. 

This Centre is led by Dr Carolyn Oulton of the English and Language Studies Department.

Telephone: +44 (0)1227 767700 Prospectus: +44 (0)1227 782900
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