London Nineteenth Century Studies Postgraduate Colloquium IV

Saturday, 10 September 2016, Room 349, Senate House

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 postgraduate colloquium 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 upon the nineteenth-century literary scene. This colloquium also provides a foundation for building professional networks in a friendly setting.

We are delighted to be able to welcome two outstanding plenary speakers to our conference. Professor Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck, University of London) will deliver the keynote address, entitled ‘The Critic as Artist’. The plenary paper will be given by Dr Charlotte Ribeyrol (Paris-Sorbonne University; Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford).

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Attendance is free but advance online registration is required.

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