The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture Birkbeck, University of London 16th – 18th July 2015

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Keynote Speakers:
Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art, London)
Tim Barringer (Yale University)
Meaghan Clarke (University of Sussex)
Kate Flint (University of Southern California)
Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London)
Michael Hatt (University of Warwick)
Lynda Nead (Birkbeck, University of London)
Jonah Siegel (Rutgers)
Alison Smith (Tate Britain)

This conference will explore the ways in which nineteenth-century authors, artists, sculptors and musicians imagined and represented emotion and how writers and critics conceptualised the emotional aspects of aesthetic response. It aims to map the state of the field in this growing area of interest for nineteenth-century scholars by locating recent interdisciplinary work on sentimentality and art and writing and the senses within wider debates about the relationship between psychology and aesthetics in the long-nineteenth century.

Speakers will investigate the physiology and psychology of aesthetic perception and the mind/body interactions at play in the experience of a wide range of arts…

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