Thursday 7 December, Elisha Cohn: ‘Realism, in Crisis’

When: Thursday 7 December 2017, 7:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Literary theories of the anthropocene contend that textual representations of effects that exceed the temporal and spatial scale of human perception necessitate genres other than realism—Wai Chee Dimock and Mark McGurl turn to epic, science fiction, and horror. These genres, for …

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Wednesday 29 November, book launch: Flash! Photography, Writing, and Surprising Illumination by Kate Flint

When: Wednesday 29 November 2017, 6pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies and History and Theory of Photography Research Centre are proud to host a panel discussion with a talk by Kate Flint and a response by Lindsay Smith to mark the publication of Kate Flint’s Flash! …

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Friday 10 November: Knowing ‘as much of art as the cat’: 19th-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters

When: Friday 10 November 2017 10:00am – 5:45pm Where: Sainsbury Wing Lecture Theatre, National Gallery, London WC2N 5DN This major conference examines the role of English-speaking women as disseminators of knowledge about Old Master paintings and historic painting techniques during the Victorian era. The conference forms part of a collaboration between the National Gallery and Birkbeck, University of London that also …

sitemanagerFriday 10 November: Knowing ‘as much of art as the cat’: 19th-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters

Monday 6 November, Martin Myrone: ‘Exhibiting Blake 1780-2020’

When: Monday 6 November 2017, 6:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD In the winter of 2019-20 Tate Britain will be staging a major survey exhibition of the art of William Blake (1757-1827). It will be the latest in a succession of exhibitions which have presented Blake to the general public, including the …

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Saturday 14 October: Dickens Day

When: Saturday 14 October 2017 Where: Senate House Dickens Day 2017 will be considering Dickens and Fantasy. Fantasy pervades Dickens’s writing, from the goblins who stole a sexton in his first novel, Pickwick Papers, to the use of fairy tales in Edwin Drood, his last. His deeply held commitment to ‘fancy’, a word from the same root as ‘fantasy’, and …

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20-21 July: Sibylline Leaves: Chaos and Compilation in the Romantic Period, A Bicentennial Conference

When: Thursday 20-Friday 21 July 2017 Where: Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD July 2017 marks the bicentenary of Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s poetry collection Sibylline Leaves and Biographia Literaria, which he had initially planned as an introduction to the poems. For Coleridge the collection included ‘the whole of the author’s poetical compositions’, from those already published in Lyrical Ballads to …

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Audio recordings of panel to launch Novel Politics by Isobel Armstrong

Book launch: Novel Politics by Isobel Armstrong On Monday 26 June 2017 the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies proudly hosted a panel discussion to celebrate the launch of Professor Isobel Armstrong’s latest publication, Novel Politics: Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (Oxford University Press, 2016). The panellists were David Feldman (Birkbeck), Cora Kaplan (Queen Mary), and Josephine McDonagh (King’s College). About the …

sitemanagerAudio recordings of panel to launch Novel Politics by Isobel Armstrong

Monday 26 June, book launch: Novel Politics by Isobel Armstrong

When: Monday 26 June 2017, 6pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies is proud to host this launch of Professor Isobel Armstrong’s latest publication, Novel Politics. Democratic Imaginations in Nineteenth-Century Fiction (Oxford University Press, 2016). We are delighted to welcome speakers David Feldman, Cora Kaplan, and Josephine McDonagh. …

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Tuesday 27 June: Appropriate Forms: a one-day conference celebrating Barbara Hardy

When: Tuesday 27 June 2017 Where: Court Room, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Birkbeck and the Institute of English Studies jointly announce Appropriate Forms, a one-day conference celebrating the range of the late Barbara Hardy’s work, from the nineteenth-century novel to modernism, from Shakespeare to creative writing. Speakers include Rosemary Ashton, Gillian Beer, Sandra Clark, Emma Clery, Steven Connor, Clara Dawson, Maud Ellmann, …

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New issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century on Replicating Bodies

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 24 (2017) Replicating Bodies in Nineteenth-Century Science and Culture This issue of 19 on ‘Replicating Bodies’ explores how nineteenth-century culture constructed organic bodies (human and animal) as objects of replication and replicating machines in themselves. The articles collected here cover a wide range of subjects from taxidermy, medical anatomical models, and stage performance to psychological …

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