Call for Papers: London Nineteenth-Century Postgraduate Colloquium IV
When: Saturday 10 September 2016
Where: Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU
Keynote speakers: Professor Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London) and Dr Charlotte Ribeyrol (Paris-Sorbonne University; Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford)
Why is the nineteenth century frequently characterised as unwieldy, complex, and expansive? How are we to negotiate the many dichotomies which defined the age? In what ways might we approach the competing forces of Victorian technology and tradition, science and superstition, wealth and poverty, and professionalism and amateurism?
This ambitious one-day colloquium, funded by the Institute of English Studies, will celebrate and unpick the nineteenth century in all its complexity by considering the Victorian age at large across literary, philosophical, scientific, and visual cultures of the period. By drawing together postgraduates and early career researchers from a range of disciplines we hope to share insights into and shed light…
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