The London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World IV

New College, Oxford, 6-8 April 2022

The fourth London Stage and the Nineteenth-Century World conference will be held in person – with provision for online contributions - at New College, Oxford, from 6 – 8 April 2022 and will feature keynote addresses by Tiziana Morosetti (Goldsmiths, University of London) and Sos Eltis (Oxford). There will also be a launch event for Part II of the digital calendar of performances on the nineteenth-century London Stage. 

We welcome contributions on all aspects and forms of theatrical practice in – or related to – nineteenth-century London, from plays and operas to pantomime and puppetry. The ‘London stage’ should be interpreted as inclusively as possible, including such topics as criticism, dance, scenography, genre, theatrical technology, colonial politics, and the staging of the natural environment. Papers on sources, collections, and theatrical materials are also sought.

The panel for paper selection will be Michael Burden (Oxford), Jim Davis (Warwick), Jonathan Hicks (Aberdeen), Kate Newey (Exeter), and David Francis Taylor (Oxford).


Call for Papers of 20 minutes on any plausible (and implausible) subject. Other formats welcome, please contact michael.burden@new.ox.ac.uk or jonathan.hicks@abdn.ac.uk

An abstract of 200 words, and a biography of 100 words should be sent to jacqui.julier@new.ox.ac.uk by 22nd December 2021. 


Theatre set design by Clarkson Stanfield. Aquired from the Bagshawe Estate, V&A S27-2000

Theatre set design by Clarkson Stanfield. Aquired from the Bagshawe Estate, V&A S27-2000