Category Archives: Of Victorian Interest

Session 46: “The Nineteenth-Century Idée Fixe: The Concept of Monomania and its Influence on Literature”

Session 46 of our seminar will take place on Wednesday 7 June 2017 at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30). Mathilde Vialard (Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7) will give a paper entitled “The Nineteenth-Century Idée Fixe: The Concept … Continue reading

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CFP: SEAC / SAIT conference. London Senate House, 19th-20th October 2017 Landscape / cityscape : Writing / Painting / Imagining Situational Identity in British Literature and Visual Arts (18th – 21st centuries)

The very etymology of the word “landscape,” derived from the Dutch “skip”—view—from the start underlines the constructedness of our relation to space. The space we inhabit is a lived space inscribed with the cultural traces of a collective imaginary itself … Continue reading

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Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century: Seminars for Trinity Term 2017

Wednesday 10 May 2017 (Week 3) Professor Ursula Martin, University of Oxford Ada Lovelace in her Mathematical Context 5.30 – 7.00, Seminar Room 3, St Anne’s College Ada, Countess of Lovelace, 1815 – 1852, the so called “first computer programmer”, … Continue reading

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CFP: Neo-Victorian Decadences, 8-9 September, Durham University

‘They did not eat physical food: they seemed to subsist on the appreciation of beauty – a beauty unrecognized by humans or other denizens of the mundane plane.’ China Miéville, Perdido Street Station (2000) ‘Do you believe there is a … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Dream and Literary Creation in Women’s Writings in the 18th and 19th Centuries’

CFP: « ‘with shut eyes, but acute mental vision’: Dream and Literary Creation in Women’s Writings in the 18th and 19th Centuries » International Conference, Clermont-Ferrand, 5-7 April 2018 Université Clermont-Auvergne – CELIS In June 1816, in a house on … Continue reading

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CFP: Irish Prisons

International Conference 26th-27th October 2017 Crumlin Road Gaol, Belfast Call for papers Irish Prisons: Perspectives on the History and Representation of Irish Forms of Containment ‘The carceral network, in its compact or disseminated forms, with its systems of insertion, distribution, … Continue reading

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CFP: ‘Curiosity and Desire in Fin-de-Siècle Art and Literature’

CFP: ‘Curiosity and Desire in Fin-de-Siècle Art and Literature’   11-12 may 2018   William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, University of California, Los Angeles   “Curiosity, and the desire of beauty, have each their place in art, as in all … Continue reading

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