Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar

Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar
26 January 2018, 5.30pm - 7.30pm
Gordon Room, G34, Ground Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

1868 Roundtable
This session comprises four short papers, each of which introduces a different cultural artefact to have emerged 150 years ago, in 1868. Links to the works in question will be provided soon – watch this space – so you can join in the conversation that will follow about how they connect and represent different aspects of a complex and irreducible moment in nineteenth-century cultural history. Other publications and events of 1868 will be explored alongside these particular examples, and you are encouraged to bring your knowledge of them along for the latter half of the roundtable seminar, which will open out to the floor.
Tom Wright (Sussex, English): A Manual of Elocution Founded Upon the Philosophy of the Human Voice by M.S. Mitchell (Philadelphia, 1868). [Mitchell, A Manual of Elocution,[
Laurel Brake (Birkbeck, English): Walter Pater's anonymous review in the Westminster Review of Oct 1868 of 'Poems by William Morris'. [Pater's unsigned review of Morris's Poems,]
Chloe Ward (QMUL, History): George Frederic Watts’s sculpture Clytie. [Watts, 'Clytie',]
Catherine Maxwell (QMUL, English): ‘Ave atque Vale’, Swinburne’s elegy for Baudelaire. [Swinburne, 'Ave Atque Vale' (First published in the Fortnightly Review (January 1868), and subsequently collected in Poems and Ballads 2 (1878).),]

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