The MMU PGR ECR Long Nineteenth Century Seminar

Date / time: 26 October, 12:00 am

Call for Papers, deadline – 26 October 2022

The PGR/ECR Long Nineteenth Century Interdisciplinary Research Group is organised by volunteer PGRs and ECRs at Manchester Metropolitan University. It aims to foster inter-institutional and multi-faculty networking and offers platforms for its community to share the latest research on topics that have a focus in the long nineteenth century.

Following the success of last year’s Seminar Series, the PGR/ECR Long Nineteenth Century organising committee are currently planning the 2022/23 annual programme. In order to foster collaboration across the post-graduate community within the field of the long nineteenth century, the seminar series seeks to explore some of the cross-thematic research priorities at the centre of doctoral studies.

Humour and satire played a significant role in nineteenth-century culture by influencing, supporting and challenging gender, political and societal expectations and identities.

We invite 20-minute presentations from any discipline relating to humour and satire in the long nineteenth century. Research areas could include, but are not restricted to:

  • Cultural, literary and artistic representations of political satire
  • Parodies and gender-related humour
  • Humorous or comedic performances
  • The role of humour and satire in the periodical press

We welcome presenters of all backgrounds. Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, as well as a short biography, to by Wednesday 26 October 2022. Speakers will be notified about their participation by 2 November 2022.

Please contact us with any further enquiries by email, or through our Twitter page: @l19thc Information regarding our previous events, as well as blogs and articles, can be found on our website: