Enchanted Edwardians Schedule

Alvin Langdon Coburn, 'The Door in the Wall'

Alvin Langdon Coburn, ‘The Door in the Wall’

We are pleased to announce the schedule for our third annual conference, ‘Enchanted Edwardians’ (30th-31st March, University of Bristol). Please see below for details. Tickets cost £12.00 and can be purchased here (places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment). The fee includes lunch and tea on both days.

Monday 30th March

9.30 – 10.15: Registration

10.15 – 10.30: Introduction

10.30 – 12.00: Panel One: Enchanted Isle

(Chair: Sophie Hatchwell)
Anna Vaninskaya – Time and the Gods: The Edwardian Fantasy of Lord Dunsany
Tsung-Han Tsai – The Enchanted and the Mundane: ‘The Celestial Omnibus’ and its Afterlife
Helen Sutherland – The Enchanted Worlds of Edwardian Book Illustration

12.00 -12.45: Lunch

12.45 – 1:50: Panel Two: Childhood

(Chairs: Sarah Shaw and Naomi Carle)
Jen Baker – Corporeal (Dis)Enchantment – Bodily Anxieties and the Edwardian Ghost Child
Michael Newton –Dreaming Back To Childhood: Night Terrors in the Late Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Story’

1.50 – 2.15 Tea break

2.15 – 3.45: Panel Three: Edwardian Faiths

(Chair: Madeleine Emerald Thiele)

Andrew Higgins – ‘O Word Invisible We View Thee’, The Syncretic Nature of Francis Thompson’s Visionary Poems
Paul Jordan – The Afterlife of an Agnostic: Arnold Bennett’s ‘The Glimpse
Kara Fiedorek – In Search of a Feeling of Past Greatness’: Frederick H. Evans at Lincoln Cathedral

3.45 – 4.45: Keynote Lecture: Professor Ronald Hutton (University of Bristol) Pan and the Edwardians: A Very English Love Affair
(Chair: Sophie Hatchwell)

Tuesday 31st March

9.15-9.45: Registration

9.45 – 10.50: Panel Four: Architectures of Fantasy

(Chair: Samuel Shaw)

David Lewis – J.M. Barrie and the Architecture of Fantasy
Josephine Kane – Early Amusement Parks and the Wonder of Modern Pleasure

10.50 – 11.10 Short break

11.10 – 12.45: Panel Five: Sexuality as Enchantment

(Chair: Sophie Hatchwell)

Rhiannon Easterbrook – Angels, aliens and goddesses: the spell of Venus on the Edwardian stage
Fraser Riddell – “Singing scraps of Wagner”: Pan, Wagnerism and Queer Desire in the works of E.M. Forster
Alice Eden – Frederick Cayley Robinson

12.45 – 1.30: Lunch

1.30 – 3.30: Panel Six: Myths and Reality

(Chair: Madeleine Emerald Thiele)

Stella Halliwell – Folklore and Dissolving Reality in Late Pre-Raphaelite Works
Dimitra Fimi – Kipling and Tolkien and their “mythologies for England”
Claudia Rosenhan – ‘The Enchanted White Peacock’, D. H. Lawrence’s first Novel in the Context of the Doomed Arcadia
Maggie Atkinson – Visions of ‘Blighty’: War, Imaginings and Ethereal Spaces

3.30 – 3.45 Tea break

3.45 – 4.45: Keynote Lecture: Dr. Sarah Turner (Paul Mellon Centre)
“In search for beauty”: the Theosophical Art Circle and Edwardian Enchantment

(Chair: Madeleine Emerald Thiele)

4.45-5: Closing Remarks

5 responses to “Enchanted Edwardians Schedule

  1. I have purchased a ticked for Enchanted Edwardians Conference. Where in the University will it take place?

  2. Looking forward to this conference. I’m coming down from London – any advice on where to stay/parking?

  3. Suggestions for accommodation:

    Swanky hotels:

    Avon Gorge Hotel -http://www.theavongorge.com/ (10-15 mins away)

    Berkeley Square Hotel- http://www.cliftonhotels.com/bristol-hotels/berkeley-square/ (5 mins away)

    Nearby, mid-range hotels (all c. 5-10 mins walk away):

    Clifton House Hotel- http://cliftonhousebristol.com/

    the Regency Hotel- http://www.theregencyhotelbristol.co.uk/

    Washington Guest House- http://www.cliftonhotels.com/bristol-hotels/washington/

    Budget options/hostels, which are about 15-20 minutes walk away:

    YHA- http://www.yha.org.uk/hostel/bristol

    The Lanes- http://www.thelanesbristol.co.uk/hostel/

  4. V helpful, thank you very much!

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