Thursday 19 March 2015, Screening of the film Sea Without Shore, in association with BIMI and the ICA

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When: Thursday 19 March 2015, 6:00 – 9:00pm Where: Birkbeck Cinema, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Screening of the film Sea Without Shore (2014), featuring A.C. Swinburne’s poetry, followed by a panel discussion with the Directors  Andre Semenza and Fernanda Lippi, Professor Isobel Armstrong, (Birkbeck), and Dr Caterina Albano, (St Martins, University of the Arts, London). Panel chair: Dr …

sitemanagerThursday 19 March 2015, Screening of the film Sea Without Shore, in association with BIMI and the ICA

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 …

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

Conference report on In Harkness’ London’ now available

Photo credit: Peter Jones.

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 …

sitemanagerConference report on In Harkness’ London’ now available

Thursday 26 February 2015, Frederick Burwick: ‘The Staging of Byron’s Corsairs’

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Professor Frederick Burwick (UCLA) When: Thursday 26 February 2015, 7:40 – 9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Professor Frederick Burwick (UCLA) will give a talk on ‘The Staging of Byron’s Corsairs’. Professor Burwick has recently published British Pirates in Print and Performance (Palgrave, 2015) and will discuss the literary, social and political dimensions of piracy on …

sitemanagerThursday 26 February 2015, Frederick Burwick: ‘The Staging of Byron’s Corsairs’

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 …

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

Wednesday 4 February, Dominic Janes: ‘Picturing the Victorian Closet’

Dominic Janes (Birkbeck) When: Wednesday 4 February 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD In this seminar I will be presenting my recent research project that explored the visual culture of the ‘spectacle of the closet’ outlined in relation to literature – and specifically with reference to Proust’s character, the Baron de …

sitemanagerWednesday 4 February, Dominic Janes: ‘Picturing the Victorian Closet’

Wednesday 28 January 2015, Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project

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Speakers include Michael Slater (Birkbeck) and Holly Furneaux (Leicester) When: Wednesday 28 January 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The first event of the spring term for the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies will feature Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck) and Holly Furneaux (Leicester) discussing the latest instalment of Our Mutual Friend, as …

sitemanagerWednesday 28 January 2015, Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project

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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Wednesday 3 December 2014, Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project

When: Wednesday 3 December 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Room 112, Birkbeck School of Arts, 45 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Come and join us for a panel discussion about the Our Mutual Friend reading project and other digital Dickens projects. Panellists include Emma Curry (Birkbeck) on the Our Mutual Friend tweets project, Pete Orford (University of Buckingham) on The …

sitemanagerWednesday 3 December 2014, Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project

Friday 28 November 2014, Sophie Thomas: ‘A strange and mixed assemblage: Sir John Soane, Archivist of the Self’

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Sophie Thomas (Ryerson) When: Friday 28 November 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where: Room G10, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The house-museum of the architect and collector Sir John Soane in Lincoln’s Inn Fields is one of the only London museums still in existence that dates back in its present form to the early nineteenth century. During …

sitemanagerFriday 28 November 2014, Sophie Thomas: ‘A strange and mixed assemblage: Sir John Soane, Archivist of the Self’