Thursday 2 March, Charlotte Ribeyrol: ‘”Red brick lip”: Morris, Burges and the poetry of architecture’

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Charlotte Ribeyrol (Sorbonne University; Trinity College, Oxford) Responding: Matthew Winterbottom (Ashmolean Museum) When: Thursday 2 March 2017, 6:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: This paper focuses on the chromatic anachronism of William Burges’s Great Bookcase (1859-62, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford) which was first exhibited in the Medieval Court of the 1862 International Exhibition. Modelled on a …

sitemanagerThursday 2 March, Charlotte Ribeyrol: ‘”Red brick lip”: Morris, Burges and the poetry of architecture’

Wednesday 8 March, ‘Editing the Long Nineteenth Century: Recovering Women in the Digital Age’

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A one-day Wikipedia edit-a-thon at Birkbeck to mark International Women’s Day 2017 When: Wednesday 8 March 2017, 1:00pm-7:00pm Where: Birkbeck, room TBC This event, supported by the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies, aims to increase the visibility and discoverability of ‘forgotten’ women of the long nineteenth century. For more information, please visit: recoveringwomenc19.wordpress.com

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Friday 17 March, Josephine McDonagh: ‘The Political Picaresque: Sunshine and Shadow, and Radical Responses to Migrancy and Settlement around 1850’

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Josephine McDonagh (King’s College London) Responding: Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton) When: Friday 17 March 2017, 6:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Thomas Martin Wheeler’s fine picaresque novel Sunshine and Shadow was published in the Chartist newspaper, the Northern Star between March 1849 and January 1850. This paper explores how the novel seeks to occupy …

sitemanagerFriday 17 March, Josephine McDonagh: ‘The Political Picaresque: Sunshine and Shadow, and Radical Responses to Migrancy and Settlement around 1850’

Monday 30 January, Steve Edwards: ‘Making a Case: Daguerrotypes’

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When: Monday 30 January 2017, 7:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Speaker: Steve Edwards is Professor of History and Theory of Photography in the Department of Art History at Birkbeck. His publications include: The Making of English Photography, Allegories (2006) and Martha Rosler, The Bowery in two inadequate descriptive systems (2012). His …

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Audio recordings for The Rhythms of Life and Art

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The Rhythms of Life and Art: Symons and the Interrelationship between Sculpture and Dance at the Fin de Siècle This paper was presented at the Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies on Monday 28 November 2016 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, by Lene Østermark-Johansen (University of Copenhagen). The paper was followed by a response from Alexandra Gerstein (Courtauld Institute of Art). …

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Call for Papers. Atlantic Studies: Global Currents Special Issue: ‘Colonial Caribbean Visual Cultures’

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This multidisciplinary collection will examine the creation and circulation of colonial visual cultures from the Caribbean during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. The era of Caribbean slavery placed the islands at the centre of the production and movement of goods, ideas, money and peoples, as well as cultural conflicts, exchanges and hybridities which created new challenges for artists, and new …

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New issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century on The Arts and Feeling

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19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 23 (2016) The Arts and Feeling This issue of 19 on ‘The Arts and Feeling’ explores the ways in which Victorian writers, artists, composers, sculptors, and architects imagined, conceptualized, and represented emotion. Its diverse articles respond to and extend recent interdisciplinary work on emotions, sentimentality, and the senses, locating such work within …

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Article published in Birkbeck Journal, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Nineteenth Century, hosted by OLH, wins prestigious Victorian Studies prize

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We are delighted to announce that Jason Camlot has won the prestigious Donald Gray Prize for best Victorian Studies essay from the North American Victorian Studies Association (NAVSA) for his article published in 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Nineteenth Century (issue 21). The article ‘Historicist Audio Forensics: The Archive of Voices as Repository of Material and Conceptual Artefacts’ appeared in …

sitemanagerArticle published in Birkbeck Journal, 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Nineteenth Century, hosted by OLH, wins prestigious Victorian Studies prize

Monday 28 November 2016, Lene Østermark-Johansen: ‘The Rhythms of Life and Art: Symons and the Interrelationship between Sculpture and Dance at the Fin de Siècle’

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Lene Østermark-Johansen (University of Copenhagen) Responding: Alexandra Gerstein (Courtauld Institute of Art) When: Monday 28 November 2016, 7:30pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: This talk explores some of the many links between sculpture, writing and dance in fin-de-siècle Paris through a study of Arthur Symons’s involvement with the works of Auguste …

sitemanagerMonday 28 November 2016, Lene Østermark-Johansen: ‘The Rhythms of Life and Art: Symons and the Interrelationship between Sculpture and Dance at the Fin de Siècle’

Job opportunity: Lecturer A in Romantic and Nineteenth Century Literature and Culture

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Applications are invited for a 6 month 0.5 FTE Lecturer A in English Literature in the Department of English and Humanities from January 2017. The successful candidate will work on Romantic and nineteenth-century literature and culture, contributing to and complementing our historically strong research and teaching profile in this period. Teaching responsibilities will be primarily at undergraduate level. As well …

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