Audio Recording for 2015 Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture, Professor Hilary Fraser

2015 Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture The Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture was given by Professor Hilary Fraser on  ‘The Language of Mourning in Fin-de-Siècle Sculpture’ on Thursday 16th July 2015 in the Clore Management Theatre, Birkbeck, University of London. Abstract: This lecture explores both historical and modern responses to fin-de-siècle sculptural memorials, with a particular emphasis on the work of Edward …

sitemanagerAudio Recording for 2015 Sally Ledger Memorial Lecture, Professor Hilary Fraser

Audio Recordings of Keynote Lectures from ‘The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture’

We are pleased to announce that audio recordings of Keynote Lectures are now available for ‘The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture’, a major international conference which took place at Birkbeck, University of London, 16-18 July 2015. The conference explored the ways in which nineteenth-century authors, artists, sculptors and musicians imagined and represented emotion and how writers and …

sitemanagerAudio Recordings of Keynote Lectures from ‘The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture’
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10th Anniversary Issue Launch of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

Friday 11 December 2015: Anniversary Issue Launch Please join us Friday 11 December for a reception in celebration of the tenth anniversary of Birkbeck’s free online journal 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century and the publication of the journal’s tenth-anniversary special issue, edited by Luisa Calè and Ana Parejo Vadillo. The event will feature a special performance from …

sitemanager10th Anniversary Issue Launch of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century

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

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 …

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

Thursday 26 November 2015, Ruth Phillips: ‘Mississauga Methodist: Peter Jones and the Visual Mediation of Ojibwe Identity in Nineteenth-Century Canada’

Ruth Phillips (Carleton University) When: Thursday 26 November 2015, 7:30 – 9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: The Reverend Peter Jones, or Kahkewaquonaby, was born in 1802 into an Indigenous world in what is now southern Ontario and died in 1856 as a respected member of a settler society on the …

sitemanagerThursday 26 November 2015, Ruth Phillips: ‘Mississauga Methodist: Peter Jones and the Visual Mediation of Ojibwe Identity in Nineteenth-Century Canada’

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

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 …

sitemanager24-26 November 2015, Artist and Empire: New Dynamics at Tate Britain

Saturday 21 November, ‘Defining Digital Dickens: Mutual Friends/Virtual Friends’

When: Saturday 21 November 2015, 3.00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The third and final workshop of the Defining Digital Dickens series brought together the bloggers and critics who formed the huge online reading group blogging on Dickens’s last completed novel, ‘Our Mutual Friend’. This workshop united as many as possible of …

sitemanagerSaturday 21 November, ‘Defining Digital Dickens: Mutual Friends/Virtual Friends’

Thursday 19 November 2015, ‘Literary Cosmopolitanism: Theory and Practice’

When: Thursday 19 November 2015 Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Cosmopolitanism, etymologically derived from the Greek for ‘world citizenship’, offers a radical alternative to the ideology of nationalism, asking individuals to imagine themselves as part of a community that goes beyond national and linguistic boundaries. Together with the cognate concepts of inter-nationalism …

sitemanagerThursday 19 November 2015, ‘Literary Cosmopolitanism: Theory and Practice’

Thursday 12 November 2015, Richard Adelman: ‘Our “Strange Disquietude”: Ruskin and Gothic Literature’

Richard Adelman (Sussex) When: Thursday 12 November 2015, 7:30 – 9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: John Ruskin’s account of the gothic spirit, from the central chapter of The Stones of Venice, ‘The Nature of Gothic’ (published in 1853), is highly influential and much fêted. Such influence has long been recognized …

sitemanagerThursday 12 November 2015, Richard Adelman: ‘Our “Strange Disquietude”: Ruskin and Gothic Literature’

7 November 2015, Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

Wolfson College, Oxford, 7 November 2015  Keynote Speakers: Professor Janet Todd (Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge) & Professor Karen Hunt (Keele University) Scholars increasingly look to women’s own life writing in the nineteenth century as a way of reconstructing both their lived experiences and their inner lives. While diaries, journals, letters, and memoirs offer a window into the past, paradoxically it is …

sitemanager7 November 2015, Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century