This one-day conference, held in conjunction with Nineteenth Century Theatre and Film, will explore the connections between art, theatre, and visual culture in the nineteenth century. During this period, the ‘art of seeing’ challenged the traditional dominance of the written word. Vision, previously denigrated as deceptive, became considered as a universal language, accessible to all, and more authentic than text. Popular theatre, especially melodrama, led the way in exploring the possibilities of the new visuality. This conference will explore the visual culture of theatre and exchanges between theatre and the visual arts.
Plenary Speaker: Professor Shearer West, Head of Humanities Division, University of Oxford
Saturday 11th February 2012
9.30am to 7.30pm
School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies, Millburn House, Warwick University
Conference fee: £20 (£10 for postgraduate students)
Tea and coffee, lunch, and an evening wine reception are all included.
Registration is now open: www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre_s/staff/jim_davis/sharedvisions.
Although the registration fee may be paid on the day of the conference, we would be grateful if delegates would register in advance, preferably by the 8th February, so that we have a sense of the numbers intended for catering purposes.
For further information on the conference, please visit http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/arts/theatre_s/staff/jim_davis/sharedvisions/,
or contact Jim Davis: Jim.Davis@Warwick.ac.uk, or Patricia Smyth: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Directions: The department is located in Milburn House located in the University Science Park. It is about 10 minutes walk from the main campus by footpath, but there is no direct road access from the campus itself. The closest railway station is Coventry. If you are arriving by train, either take a cab to Milburn House directly or take a bus to main campus and walk. If you are driving, you will need to access Milburn House via Lynchgate Rd and the Science Park, as shown on the campus map. There are parking spaces for visitors at the front of the building. The main entrance to the building is at the side, facing right.
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Accommodation: For any delegate who requires accommodation on campus on Friday 10th or Saturday 11th, accommodation is currently available starting from £60 per night at Scarman House and Radcliffe House, which may be contacted through email@example.com Early booking is advisable.
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