CfP: Julia Margaret Cameron: A Bicentenary Conference 3-5 July 2015, University of Portsmouth

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Keynote Speakers:
Professor Joanne Lukitsh (Massachusetts College of Art and Design)

Professor Marion Wynne-Davies (University of Surrey)

Professor Lindsay Smith (University of Sussex) 

 The 2015 bicentennial anniversary of Julia Margaret Cameron’s birth is a timely opportunity for a reappraisal of the interdisciplinary significance of her work. The last twenty years have witnessed growing art-historical and literary interest in this pioneer of Victorian photography, yet much remains to be said about the range and import of her cultural influences, as well as her participation in Victorian debates surrounding the arts and sciences, religion and philosophy. While scholarship on the interrelations between Victorian visual and verbal cultures has flourished in the past two decades, Julia Margaret Cameron’s contribution to this paradigm has received relatively little attention. With the exception of her photographic illustrations of Tennyson’s Idylls of the King, her engagement with biblical, classical and literary narratives has been overlooked…

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