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 …

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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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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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Thursday 25 May, BAVS Talks 2017

When: Thursday 25 May 2017, 2pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD For the third year running, the British Association for Victorian Studies (BAVS) is holding an afternoon of short talks by some of Britain’s leading researchers in Victorian Studies. The talks will be filmed, edited and later made available online. The presentations will be …

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Tuesday 23 May, Clare Barlow on ‘Queer British Art 1861–1967’

When: Tuesday 23 May 2017, 6:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD ‘Queer British Art 1861–1967’ is the first exhibition dedicated to British LGBTQ art, and marks the 50th anniversary of the partial decriminalisation of male homosexuality in England. Clare Barlow, the exhibition’s curator, will introduce the exhibition. Speaker: Clare Barlow joined Tate in 2014. As Assistant Curator, …

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Call for Papers: Dickens Day 2017, ‘Dickens and Fantasy’

When: Saturday 14 October 2017 Where: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU Dickens Day 2017 will be considering Dickens and Fantasy. Jointly run by Birkbeck, Cardiff University and the Dickens Fellowship, this one-day conference will explore all aspects of Dickens and fantasy. We invite proposals for 20-minute papers on any aspect of the theme and warmly encourage Dickensians and scholars of all …

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

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’