Beyond the Garden Party: Update


As you may know, registration is now open for our inaugural conference ‘Beyond the Garden Party: Re-Thinking Edwardian Culture’. The fee for this two-day conference is only £10, which includes lunch on both days and a wine reception on the second day. A schedule can be found below. Accomodation and travel information can be found here. Registration will close at the end of March, so please register soon!

Day One: Durham (12th April)

10.15-10.30am: Introduction

10.30-12.15pm: Panel One: Economics, Entrepreneurs and Visionaries (Chair: Samuel Shaw)

Andrew Glazzard (Royal Holloway) – Bricks, Mortar and Moonshine: House-Building in the Edwardian Novel

Alexander Medcalf (University of York) – Re-thinking Edwardian Marketing: A case study of Britain’s Railways

Sophie Martin (University of Bristol) – Robert Ross: Edwardian Vision

12.15-1pm: Lunch

1-2.30pm: Panel Two: Men in Performance/Costume and Theatre (Chair: Naomi Carle)

Adam Ainsworth (Kingston University) – Clarence Sounes: entrepreneurship and Edwardian regional theatre

Katie Faulkner (Courtauld Institute) – The Good Soldier? Chivalric costume and conduct in Gilbert Bayes’ Edwardian Statuettes

Rudolph Weiss (University of Vienna) – The Liminality of Harley Granville Barker’s “The Voysey Inheritance”

2.40-4.10pm: Panel Three: Early Modernism in the New Age (Chair: Andrew Hodgson)

Finn Fordham (Royal Holloway) – Early Modernism between materialism and spiritualism, 1901-1911

Henry Mead (Worcester College, Oxford) – A Conservative Ethic: A.R.Orage and T. E. Hulme, 1908-1916

Christos Hadjiyiannis (Wolfson College, Oxford) – Early Modernism and Conservatism, 1910-1912

4.10-4.45pm: Tea.

4.45-5.45pm: Keynote lecture and closing remarks: Ysanne Holt (University of Northumbria), “A bon-vivant in a buttoned-down city”: F. C. B. Cadell’s paintings of Edinburgh interiors

Day Two: York

10.15-10.30am: Introduction

10.30-12.15pm: Panel Four: Historical Perspectives/Outsider Views (Chair: TBC)

Jeffrey Green (Independent Scholar) – The Black Presence in Edwardian Britain

Anna Vaninskaya (University of Edinburgh) – Edwardian Britain through the Eyes of Russian Foreign Correspondents

Eve Colpus (University of Southampton) – Looking for Edwardians in the Dictionary of National Biography

12.15-1pm: Lunch

1-2.30pm: Panel Five: Erotic Culture: (Chair: Jason Edwards)

Jonathan Wild (University of Edinburgh) – Sex and the Single Edwardian Girl: Sex and Censorship in the Edwardian Novel

Hugh Stevens – (UCL) Edwardian Pastoral Erotics

Sarah Green “A secret pleasure in being mastered”: power, pain and pleasure in the work of J. M. Barrie

2.40-4.10pm: Panel Six: Literary Culture (Chair: Sarah Shaw)

Sarah Edwards (University of Strathclyde) – Let Right Be Done: neo-Edwardian masculinity and the re-forming of the public sphere in “Arthur and George” and “The Winslow Boy”

Rebecca Barnes (University of York) – Smog at the Garden Party: Atmospheric Pollution in Henry James’ “Wings of the Dove”

Susan Gray (Royal Holloway) – A Honeymoon in Space?: The Opulent Age of the Scientific Romance

4.10-4.45pm: Tea.

4.45-5.45pm: Keynote lecture and closing remarks: Simon J. James (University of Durham), The Strange Death of Victorian Literature

5.45-7.00pm: Wine reception (TBC)

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