This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield aims to bring together the different scholarly ways of approaching the Victorian period and to examine their points of crossover and divergence. From ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ to ‘The White Man’s Burden’, from Honoré Daumier’s lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images. This conference will provide an opportunity to foster scholarship on the nature of the relationship between aesthetic and political practice. Reference to the networks of influence between Britain and Europe will be especially encouraged. We hope to provide a forum for exploring historical moments, individual texts, and works of art as well as broader literary, artistic and political movements in their enduring effects on British culture.
Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College, Massachusetts), Malcolm Chase (University of Leeds) and Lindsay Smith (University of Sussex) are confirmed as keynote speakers.
The event will take place at the heart of the University of Sheffield campus on 26th and 27th March, 2010.
Roundtable participants: Mike Sanders (University of Manchester), Bertrand Taithe
(University of Manchester) and Martina Lauster (University of Exeter).
Should you wish to give a paper please
send abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with details of your
institutional affiliation, to the contact email, by 15 December 2009.
for anyone wishing to attend is now open via the website.
The conference fee includes lunch and coffee on both
days, as well as a wine reception with the Lord Mayor at Sheffield Town
Hall on Friday 26th March.
Dept fo History,
University of Sheffield.
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