Victorian Revival

A Panel on ‘Hosting the Ghosts: Victorian Revival and the Enduring Past
as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World
3-6 January 2017, Athens, Greece

The Arts and Humanities Division (AHRD) of ATINER is organizing A Panel on ‘Hosting the Ghosts: Victorian Revival and the Enduring Past’, 3-6 January 2017, Athens, Greece as part of the 4th Annual International Conference on Humanities & Arts in a Global World. In the past, the five units of AHRD have organized more than 50 annual international conferences on history, philosophy, literature, linguistics, languages, as well as the visual and performing arts.

This panel offers an opportunity for cross disciplinary presentations on all aspects of humanities, literary and historical studies. Areas of interest include (but are not confined to):

  • The notion of historical fiction: history in neo-Victorian texts
  • The idea behind the Victorian revival
  • Neo-Victorian fiction, arts and media and the process of historical recollection
  • Is neo-Victorian always “historical”?
  • Victorian morality and social standards introduced in the modern context – (are they still valid?)
  • Victorian revival and modern ethical issues
  • “Readerly communities” – reading habits as the nexus between the Victorians and us
  • Neo-, retro- or post-Victorian fiction – proliferation of terms and their significance
  • “Reviving the ghosts:” nostalgia and longing for the past in neo-Victorian fiction
  • Neo-Victorian biographies: in fiction and on the screen
  • Victorian revived novels: in fiction and on the screen
  • The relation between the author and the reader in the Victorian and neo-Victorian texts
  • Neo-Victorian prequels/sequels to the Victorian texts and their significance in the study of the literary past
  • Neo-Victorian adaptations (in fiction and media) of the Victorian texts
  • The notion of Bildunsgroman  in the Victorian and neo-Victorian texts
  • The notion of “gentleman” in the Victorian and neo-Victorian texts
  • Women as protagonists in neo-Victorian fiction
  • Class-consciousness as presented in the Victorian and neo-Victorian texts
  • The idea of the “Victorian values” and their use/misuse in the modern discourse and historical narrative
  • The marginalised voices in neo-Victorian texts

Fee structure information is available on

Special arrangements will be made with a local hotel for a limited number of rooms at a special conference rate. In addition, a number of special events will be organized: A Greek night of entertainment with dinner, a special one-day cruise to selected Greek islands, an archaeological tour of Athens and a one-day visit to Delphi. Details of the social program are available here.

Please submit an abstract (email only) to:, using the abstract submission form by the 21 November 2016 to: Dr. David Philip Wick, Director, Arts and Humanities Division, ATINER & Professor of History, Gordon College, USA or Ms. Aleksandra Tryniecka, Research Fellow, ATINER & PhD Student, Maria Curie-Skłodowska University, Poland. Please include: Title of Paper, Full Name (s), Current Position, Institutional Affiliation, an email address and at least 3 keywords that best describe the subject of your submission. Decisions are reached within 4 weeks.

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