Conference: Towards the Metropolis? 11-12 April 2013

Leeds Centre for Victorian Studies, Leeds Trinity University

6th Annual Joint Colloquium with the Centre de recherche sur les identités comparées des sociétés occidentales contemporaines,

University of Cergy-Pontoise, and supported by the British Association of Victorian Studies: www.bavs.org

Towards the Metropolis? 11-12 April 2013

 

Provisional Programme and Registration

Thursday 11th April

 

 

8.30-9.30    Registration and Breakfast

 

9.30-10.30  Dracula Comes to Town?  Invasions and Recreations

Richard Storer (Leeds Trinity):‘Taking the City by Storm: Bram Stoker’s Dracula(1897) and Hall Caine’s The Christian(1897)

Nathan Uglow (Leeds Trinity): ‘Dracula and the A13: Creativity in Contemporary Victorianism’

 

10.30-11     Coffee Break

 

11-12.30     Women, Work, and the Draw of the City

Georgina O’Brien Hill (Chester): ‘Travelling through Cottonopolis in Margaret Harkness’s A Manchester Shirtmaker

Karen Sayer (Leeds Trinity):‘’Farmers were never so much put to for dairymaids as they are now’: The Demand for Country Girls in Domestic Service’

Odile Boucher-Rivalain (Cergy-Pontoise):‘Harriet Martineau on the Experiences of Women Workers Migrating to the Cities’

 

12.30-1.30  Lunch

 

1.30-2.30    Sovereigns and Subalterns in the City

Michel Naumann (Cergy-Pontoise):‘Calcutta as a Metropolis: History and Culture’

John Hargreaves (Leeds Trinity/Huddersfield): ‘‘Towards the Provinces?’ Metropolitan Press Coverage of the First British Royal Visit to Halifax, 1863: An Exploration of Metropolitan and Provincial Identities’

 

2.30-6pm    Fieldtrip/Workshop

 

6pm            Conference Dinner

 

 

 

Friday 12th April

 

8.30-9am    Registration and Breakfast

 

9-10.30am   Writing Locality/Local Writing

Claire Huguet (Cergy-Pontoise) ‘First Writing in the City and Finally Writing the City: the Special Place of Paris in Ernest Hemingway’s Career and Creative Process’. Read by Fran Martin-McInnes (Cergy-Pontoise).

Rosemary Mitchell (Leeds Trinity): ‘Caring for Far-Extended Interest?: Metropolis and the Northern Provinces in the Works of Gaskell’

 

10.30-11am          Coffee Break

 

11am-12.30 Population, Postcards, Preludes: Remodelling  Metropolitan Space/Place

Kristin Lipowski (University of Illinois at Chicago):‘Pictures from the Third Republic: Pro-Religious Postcards and Gendered Space in the Metropolis’

Ruth Doherty (Trinity College, Dublin): ‘Under the blue sky, and, if possible, amid the green fields’: the Rural Settlement as Solution to the Metropolis’s Population Problems in Nineteenth-Century Britain’

François Ropert (Cergy-Pontoise): ‘‘The conscience of a blackened street/Impatient to assume the world’: The Fragments of an Envisioned Metropolis, or the Poetics of Urban‘Vacant Lots’ in T.S. Eliot’s Early Poem Preludes(1910)’

 

12.30-1.30  Lunch

 

1.30-3pm    Arrivals and Departures: To and From the Metropolis by Rail

Paul Dobraszczyk (Manchester): ‘Metropole and Beyond: Iron, Ornament, and London’s Railway Termini’

Di Drummond (Leeds Trinity): ‘‘Away from the Metropolis!’: The British Railway Press and the Marketing of Overseas Railway Tourism, 1870-1914’

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Registration Form

 

I am planning to attend ‘Towards the Metropolis’ and I enclose a cheque made payable to ‘Leeds Trinity University’for the registration fee of:

 

Please tick one:

Waged:

○          £40 – Attendance on Thursday 11th& Friday 12 April 2013

○          £20 – Attendance on Thursday 11 April 2013 only

○          £20 – Attendance on Friday 12 April 2013 only

 

PGR Students:

○          £20 – Attendance on Thursday 11th& Friday 12 April 2013

○          £10 – Attendance on Thursday 11 April 2013 only

○          £10 – Attendance on Friday 12 April 2013 only

 

LCVS Associates

○          £32 – Attendance on Thursday 11th& Friday 12 April 2013

○          £16 – Attendance on Thursday 11 April 2013 only

○          £16 – Attendance on Friday 12 April 2013 only

 

(Meals and refreshments are included, except for the conference dinner.)

 

Please return to: Heather Jones, Departmental Office (AF44), Leeds Trinity University, Brownberrie Lane, Horsforth, Leeds, LS18 5HD by 28 March 2013

 

 

Title: ………………. Name:……………………………….…………………………

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PLEASE NOTE THAT ACCOMMODATION IS NOT PROVIDED AS PART OF THE REGISTRATION FEE, ALTHOUGH WE CAN RECOMMEND SUITABLE LOCAL ESTABLISHMENTS.

 

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