Audio recordings for Elisha Cohn ‘Realism, in Crisis’

This paper was presented at the Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies on Thursday 7 December 2017 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, by Elisha Cohn (Cornell). 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, …

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Call for Paper: The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898)

The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898) 16 March 2018 Birkbeck School of Arts Aubrey Beardsley is best known today for being the radical art editor of the decadent almanac The Yellow Book and for his extraordinary illustrations for Oscar Wilde’s Salome. The embodiment of Decadence, he was, as Holbrook Jackson put it, ‘a prisoner for ever in those Eighteen Nineties of which he …

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New issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century on Technologies of Fire

19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century, 25 (2017) Technologies of Fire in Nineteenth-Century British Culture Cultural histories of nineteenth-century Britain have studied the important physical and psychological transformations caused by the industrialization of light. Gaslight, though discovered prior to the nineteenth century, became aligned with the era’s narratives of national and industrial progress, an arc that, one might …

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