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CFP: Folklore and Thomas Hardy

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‘A Frosty March Morning’ by George Clausen, 1904

Please find below details of a call for papers for a postgraduate panel at ‘Folklore and Thomas Hardy’, being held in Dorchester 11-13 April 2014.

Folklore, Thomas Hardy and Rural Writing: A Joint Conference of The Folklore Society and The Thomas Hardy Society 11-13 April 2014 at The Corn Exchange, Dorchester.

Individual submissions are invited for a panel of three postgraduate papers on the works of Thomas Hardy. The following themes are encouraged but are by no means exclusive: Continue reading

Upstage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre

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The fifth issue of UpStage: A Journal of Turn-of-the-Century Theatre, is now available online.

In it, you will find:

– Two scholarly articles: Suzanne J. Flynn analyzes Thomas Hardy’s rarely-discussed play The Dynasts, and Jill Wolfe sheds light on little-known late-Victorian Scottish popular theatre companies.

– A “Current Research” section focused on Italy: Antonius J. Jesenšek discusses G. B. Shaw’s reception in Italy, and Maria Pia Pagani introduces a multimedia research project at the University of Turin dedicated to fin-de-siècle theatre.

– Several book and performance reviews: Ibsen’s Foreign Contagion: Henrik Ibsen, Arthur Wing Pinero and Modernism on the London Stage, 1890-1900 by T. Carlo Matos (reviewed by Petra Dierkes-Thrun); Symbolism in Nineteenth-Century Ballet: Giselle, Coppelia, The Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake by Margaret Fleming-Markarian (reviewed by Heather Marcovitch); Strindberg: A Life by Sue Prideaux (reviewed by Sven-Johan Spanberg) Continue reading

Ashgate and the Edwardians

Ashgate Publishing have just released their Literary Studies catalogue for 2012. This contains various books which may be of interest to Edwardian scholars, including Sally Dugan’s Baroness Orczy’s The Scarlet Pimpernel: A Publishing History, Kristine Moruzi’s Constructing Girlhood through the Periodical Press, 1850-1915, Churnjeet Mahn’s British Women’s Travel to Greece, 1840-1914 , and Jane Bownas’s Thomas Hardy and Empire. Follow the links for more information on these titles.