Victorian Women Writers

International Centre for Victorian Women Writers

The ICVWW aims to spearhead new and innovative research in the area of Victorian Women’s Writing, providing an international focus for scholars. Current interests include textual editing, life writing, crime and sensation fiction, New Woman literature, childhood and literary networks in the nineteenth century.


Research Projects

The ICVWW is seeking to establish an international network of researchers in the field of Victorian women’s writing for collaborative projects and funding bids.

Our latest research projects


From Brontë  to Bloomsbury

ICVWW is hosting a series of International Conferences titled From Brontë to Bloomsbury: Realism, Sensation and the New in Women’s Writing from the 1840s to the 1920s.

Find out more about our international conference series



We are involved in research projects and regularly organise conferences, exhibitions and public lectures in connection with our research.

Forthcoming Events


Lady Audley's Secrets: Exposed

To mark the centenary of Mary Elizabeth Braddon's death the ICVWW ran a creative writing competition.

Find out who won and read all the winning entries on the project blog

Braddon Archive Project

Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1835-1915), bestselling author of over 80 novels with a writing career spanning…

View Braddon project page

Gates to the Glorious and the Unknown

In 1862 a young woman called Lucy boards a train at the newly opened Victoria Station in London. In 1922 she turns up on the beach in Margate where T. S. Eliot is writing his major poem The Wasteland. But where has she been all this time?

Find out more about our interactive digital research project



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