CANCELLED Monday 12 March, Judith Thompson: ‘”A far-diffusing intellect”: John Thelwall and the Rise of Democratic Education’

Unfortunately, due to an industrial action by the Universities and Colleges Union, this forum talk has been cancelled. When: Monday 12 March, 6:00 pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD ‘Wisdom is ascending!—It comes from those to whom it was so long forbidden to descend!— The cry of the people for means of …

sitemanagerCANCELLED Monday 12 March, Judith Thompson: ‘”A far-diffusing intellect”: John Thelwall and the Rise of Democratic Education’

Friday 16 March: The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898)

When: Friday 16 March 2018, 1:20 pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD 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 …

sitemanagerFriday 16 March: The Eve of St Aubrey: Re†Collecting Beardsley (1872-1898)

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 …

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

Audio recordings for Martin Myrone ‘Exhibiting Blake 1780-2020’

This paper was presented at the Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies on Monday 6 November 2017 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, by Martin Myrone (Tate Britain). 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 …

sitemanagerAudio recordings for Martin Myrone ‘Exhibiting Blake 1780-2020’

Nineteenth-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters: Conference Report

Maria Alambritis, AHRC Collaborative Doctoral Award Candidate (Birkbeck/National Gallery), has kindly written the report for the stimulating Nineteenth-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters conference at National Gallery on 10 November, 2017. In a recent collaboration between the National Gallery and Birkbeck, the conference Knowing “as much of art as the cat”?: Nineteenth-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters brought …

sitemanagerNineteenth-Century Women Writers on the Old Masters: Conference Report

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 …

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

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! …

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

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 …

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

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 …

sitemanagerSaturday 14 October: Dickens Day