CFP – Modernity and the Shock of the Ancient: The Reception of Antiquity in the Late 19th – Early 20th Century – 10th June 2016, Oxford

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Modernity and the Shock of the Ancient: The Reception of Antiquity in the Late 19th- Early 20th Century

June 10th, 2016

Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

Torch Oxford“Two personalities fought for possession of his soul, and he could not always keep back the lower of the two. They interpenetrated . . . something very, very old projected upon a modern screen.”

-Algernon Blackwood, The Wave: An Egyptian Aftermath, 1916

The ancient world was vital to what it meant to be ‘modern’ at the turn of the last century. Yet antique reception in this period is vastly understudied in all areas except that of classical Greece and Rome. At a time when the wholesale destruction of non Graeco-Roman ancient sites is creating new public interest in their importance to modern cultures around the world, it is crucial that this narrow picture is reconsidered.

We invite abstracts for a one-day interdisciplinary conference at the…

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