New issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century on Victorian Sculpture

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19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 22 (2016) Victorian Sculpture Victorian sculpture continues to challenge us. Despite Victorian studies’ masterful readings of painting and photography, three-dimensionality demands alternative approaches to appreciate nineteenth-century sculptural aesthetics and its place in Victorian culture. The articles assembled in this issue offer innovative readings of a range of encounters with Victorian sculpture, including …

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Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July 2016: Forgotten Geographies in the Fin de Siècle, 1880-1920

Vsevolod Maksymovych. The Banquet. 1913. Oil on canvas. The National Art Museum of Ukraine (Kyiv).

When: Friday 8 – Saturday 9 July 2016 Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Confirmed Keynote Speakers: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter) Dr Olga Kyrylova (National Pedagogical Dragomanov University, Kyiv) Dr Stefano Evangelista (Trinity College, University of Oxford) The glamour and mystery of the place, with its sinister atmosphere of forgotten nations, appealed …

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Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June 2016: ‘Victorian Psychology Now’ – Registration open

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Reading Workshop and Symposium When: Friday 10 June 2016, 2pm-6pm, & Saturday 11 June 2016, 10am. Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Victorian Psychology Now is a series of events convened at Birkbeck, University of London, that aims to bring together scholars and students from a range of disciplines to investigate new critical …

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Wednesday 15 June 2016: An Evening of Nineteenth-Century Dreams for Nicola Bown

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When: Wednesday 15 June 2016, 6:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies invites you to an evening of dreams from the long nineteenth century dedicated to Nicola Bown, thanking her for her imagination and wishing her well in her new visions. What to bring (optional): your favourite nineteenth-century dream …

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Friday 17 June: ‘Embarrassing Bodies: Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century’

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When: Friday 17 June 2016, 9.30 – 17.30 Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Registration is now open for ‘Embarrassing Bodies’, a one-day symposium on ‘Feeling Self-Conscious in the Nineteenth Century’. This event is funded by a Wellcome Trust ISSF Grant and is free to attend, but spaces are limited. To secure your …

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Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June 2016: ‘Victorian Psychology Now’

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When: Friday 10 & Saturday 11 June 2016 Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD A half-day reading workshop followed by a full-day symposium with Caroline Arscott, Carolyn Burdett, Benjamin Morgan, Tom Quick, Roger Smith, Heather Tilley, and Tiffany Watt-Smith. For further details and instructions on how to register, please visit this page. ‘Victorian …

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The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies at Arts Week 2016

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The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies will be hosting several events at Birkbeck Arts Week 2016, running from Monday 16 to Saturday 21 May. Registration is required. Follow the links below to book your free place. Arts Week 2016 will include lectures, readings, concerts, film screenings, taster courses, performances and panel discussions and is our annual showcase of the varied enterprises of …

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Thursday 19 May 2016, Vybarr Cregan-Reid: ‘Running Wilde: outdoor exercise & the peculiar history of the treadmill’

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When: Thursday 19 May 2016, 6:00-7:30pm Where: G04, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Writer and academic Vybarr Cregan-Reid (University of Kent) discusses his new book, Footnotes: How Running Makes us Human (Ebury Press, 2016), a literary and philosophical study of running and modern life. He will read from a chapter about why so many …

sitemanagerThursday 19 May 2016, Vybarr Cregan-Reid: ‘Running Wilde: outdoor exercise & the peculiar history of the treadmill’
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Tuesday 17 May 2016: ‘Collecting and Archiving the Victorians’

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When: Tuesday 17 May, 6.00-7:30pm Where: G03, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Please join us to discuss the joys and challenges of collecting, curating, preserving and researching the Victorians. Agenda: Introductions and welcome from Dr Carolyn Burdett and Dr Heather Tilley Dr Jan Marsh and Elizabeth Heath from the National Portrait Gallery talk about ‘The Later Victorian …

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Monday 16 May 2016, Adriana Craciun, Felix Driver & Michael Bravo: ‘Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration’

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When: Monday 16 May 2016, 6:00-9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Arctic archives, broken lands, and Victorian relics are some of the topics our panelists will discuss in this exciting event, which marks the publication of Adriana Craciun’s Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration (Cambridge University Press, 2016). Speakers: Adriana Craciun …

sitemanagerMonday 16 May 2016, Adriana Craciun, Felix Driver & Michael Bravo: ‘Writing Arctic Disaster: Authorship and Exploration’