Monthly Archives: March 2014

British Art Network Recordings


C. R. W. Nevinson, ‘Banking at 4000 Feet’, 1917

Recordings of recent British Art Network seminars are now available on the Tate website (scroll down for older events). These include April’s discussion of Art and the First World War and the January discussion on ‘Overlooked Victorian artists’. Highly recommended!

CFP: Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography


The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography, 16th July

Keynote: Dr Trev Broughton, University of York.

Submissions are welcomed for ‘The Rise and Fall of Victorian Biography’, a postgraduate conference held at the University of Hull on the 16th July 2014, aimed at promoting Northern research in Victorian life-writing. We invite submissions from postgraduate students across the humanities on the theme of nineteenth-century biography. The conference will encompass a range of themes relating to the topic of life-writing, exploring the development of Victorian biography and the influence of biography on the Victorians. How did Victorian biographers respond to the legacy of eighteenth-century works like Boswell’s Life of Samuel Johnson? How did reading military biography and the lives of celebrities shape the literary landscape of the Victorian period?  Continue reading