‘Victorian Literary Languages’ is a research network studying the connections between the linguistic and literary histories of the four nations of Britain and Ireland in the nineteenth century. It is funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.

In 2022 and 2023, the network will be hosting a series of workshops, impact events, and online exchanges, seeking to generate innovative, four-nations perspectives by bringing together scholars from the fields of literary studies; historical linguistics; Irish studies, Scottish studies, and Welsh studies; periodical studies; digital humanities; and cultural history. Please take a look at our Call for Participants and our events pages for more detailed information about the research questions and themes we will be exploring.

The network is co-ordinated by Dr Gregory Tate (University of St Andrews) and Dr Karin Koehler (Bangor University).