Audio recordings for ‘The Political Picaresque’

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The Political Picaresque: Sunshine and Shadow, and Radical Responses to Migrancy and Settlement around 1850 This paper was presented at the Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies on Friday 17 March 2017 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, by Josephine McDonagh (King’s College London). The paper was followed by a response from Ian Haywood (University of Roehampton). Abstract: Thomas Martin Wheeler’s fine picaresque novel Sunshine and Shadow …

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Audio recordings for ‘Morris, Burges and the Poetry of Architecture’

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‘Red brick lip’: Morris, Burges and the poetry of architecture This paper was presented at the Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies on Thursday 2 March 2017 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, by Charlotte Ribeyrol (Sorbonne; Trinity College, Oxford). The paper was followed by a response from Matthew Winterbottom (Ashmolean Museum). Abstract: This paper focuses on the chromatic anachronism of William Burges’s Great Bookcase (1859-62, Ashmolean …

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Audio recordings for ‘Making a Case: Daguerrotypes’

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This paper was presented at the Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies on Monday 30 January 2017 in the Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, by Steve Edwards (Birkbeck). 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 …

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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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Artist and Empire: The Nineteenth Century – podcasts

Donald Rodney Last of England, First of England 1983 © The estate of Donald Rodney. Photography © Tate, 2015
Ford Madox Brown The Last of England 1855 © Birmingham Museums Trust. Photography © Tate, 2015

Birkbeck academics Dr Emily Senior and Dr Sarah Thomas co-organized an international conference at Tate Britain in November 2015. The conference marked the opening of a major exhibition at the Tate. Scholars, curators and artists from around Britain and the world considered art created under the conditions of the British Empire, its aftermath, and its future in museum and gallery …

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Thursday 28 May, Sue Zemka: ‘Prosthetic Hands and Phantom Limbs’

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Sue Zemka (Colorado) When: Thursday 28 May 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Listen to a recording of Sue’s talk here:

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Wednesday 29 April 2015, Sean Grass: ‘“What money can make of life”: Willing Subjects and Commodity Culture in “Our Mutual Friend”’

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Sean Grass (Iowa) When: Wednesday 29 April 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Beginning with the proposition that Our Mutual Friend takes commodity culture and capitalist exchange as two of its central concerns, this paper argues that Dickens’s novel explores the processes by which Victorian capitalism both commodified the …

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Thursday 23 April, Roundtable on the ‘Sculpture Victorious’ exhibition, featuring Michael Hatt and Jason Edwards

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Michael Hatt (Warwick) and Jason Edwards (York) When: Thursday 23 April 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: The first event of the summer term for the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies will feature Professor Michael Hatt (Warwick) and Professor Jason Edwards (York) discussing the ‘Sculpture Victorious’ exhibition, currently …

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Thursday 5 March 2015, Panel on Nathaniel Hawthorne’s ‘The Marble Faun’ (1860)

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Panellists include Catharine Edwards (Birkbeck) and Victoria Mills (Cambridge) When: Thursday 5 March 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Room 112, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Catharine Edwards: Nathaniel Hawthorne’s Marble Faun, or the romance of Monte Beni (1860), instantiates and reinforces a particular protestant, perhaps American protestant, view of Rome; this is a city profoundly corrupted by a myriad of …

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Wednesday 11 March 2015, Anna Henchman: ‘Darwin’s Earthworms and the Sense of Touch’

Anna Henchman (Boston) When: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Darwin’s 1881 Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms is a testament to the extraordinary work of ordinary earthworms—millions of them—that process and smooth the English countryside. Darwin meticulously observes how earthworms use the primordial sense …

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