Panel on ‘Victorian Travel Writing and the Periodical Press’ for BAVS 2016, 31 Aug – 2 Sep 2016

Rebecca Butler (Nottingham Trent University)

I’m putting together a panel on Travel Writing and Periodical Press for this year’s British Association of Victorian Studies (BAVS) Conference, “Consuming the Victorians” (

The panel, thus far, looks at women’s serial periodical travel writing. My paper will focus on the travel writing of Frances Minto Elliot (née Dickinson) in The New Monthly Magazine, while the second panellist, Teja Pusapati (University of Oxford), will discuss Harriet Martineau’s travel reportage on Ireland. However, we invite proposals on any aspect of travel and the Victorian periodical.

The BAVS deadline for proposals is 1 March 2016, so I would be looking for completed abstracts by 21 February so that I can draw the panel together.

Please register your initial interest by emailing me at your earliest convenience.