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 …

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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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Tuesday 23 February 2016, Bethan Stevens: ‘The Wood Engraver’s Self Portrait: the Dalziel Brothers 1839-1893’

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Bethan Stevens (Sussex) When: Tuesday 23 February 2016, 7:30-9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: The Dalziel Brothers were the dominant London wood engraving firm of the Victorian period. They had enormous cultural power at a key moment in history, and their output of around 54,000 prints published from 1839 to 1893 …

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Friday 11 December 2015, Browning and Close Reading: A Workshop

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Friday 11 December 2015 ‘To be compelled to look at a drama through a pair of horn spectacles would be a cheerful pastime compared with the ennui of tracing the course of Sordello through that veil of obscurity which Mr. Browning’s style of composition places between us and his conception’ (The Athenaeum, June 1864). If you would like to indulge …

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24-26 November 2015, Artist and Empire: New Dynamics at Tate Britain

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Artist and Empire: New Dynamics 1790 to the present day Tate Britain (Clore Auditorium) We are pleased to announce that Tate is holding a major conference in collaboration with Birkbeck, University of London and Culture at King’s College London, to mark the opening of the exhibition Artist and Empire. Scholars, curators and artists from around Britain and the world will …

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Conference report on In Harkness’ London’ now available

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In November 2014, Birkbeck hosted a one day symposium on the life and work of Margaret Harkness. Supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies, the event brought together a diverse range of papers which considered Harkness’ work in the context of London’s Victorian slums as well as the lives, ideas and priorities of marginalised groups during the period, with …

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CFP: Conference on the Arts and Feeling

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Call for Papers Keynote Speakers: Professor Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art, London); Professor Tim Barringer (Yale University); Meaghan Clarke (University of Sussex); Professor Kate Flint (University of Southern California); Professor Michael Hatt (University of Warwick); Professor Jonah Siegel (Rutgers); Alison Smith (Tate Britain) “She saw no, not saw, but felt through and through a picture; she bestowed upon it …

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How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People

The 'Optophone', a reading device for the blind, invented by E. E. Fournier D'Albe: demonstrated in use by a man. Photograph, ca. 1921. Wellcome Library, London

Monday 17– Sunday 23 November This free exhibition of assistive technologies designed to help blind people read will introduce visitors to a range of formats beyond the conventional book. Curated by Heather Tilley (Birkbeck) and Matt Rubery (Queen Mary, UL), and held at Birkbeck’s Peltz Gallery, a variety of books will be on display in the form of embossed print, talking …

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