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CFP: The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture

Walter Sickert, 'The End of the Act', c.1885

Walter Sickert, ‘The End of the Act’, c.1885

The Arts and Feeling in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture, Birkbeck College, University of London, 16-18 July 2015

Keynote Speakers: Professor Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art, London); Professor Tim Barringer (Yale University); Meaghan Clarke (University of Sussex); Professor Kate Flint (University of Southern California); Professor Michael Hatt (University of Warwick); Professor Jonah Siegel (Rutgers); Alison Smith (Tate Britain)

“She saw no, not saw, but felt through and through a picture; she bestowed upon it all the warmth and richness of a woman’s sympathy; not by any intellectual effort, but by this strength of heart, and this guiding light of sympathy…” (Nathaniel Hawthorne, The Marble Faun,1860)

This conference will explore the ways in which nineteenth-century authors, artists, sculptors, musicians and composers imagined and represented emotion and how writers and critics conceptualised the emotional aspects of aesthetic response. How did Victorian artists represent feeling and how were these feelings aestheticised? What rhetorical strategies did Victorian writers use to figure aesthetic response? What expressive codes and conventions were familiar to the Victorians? Which nineteenth-century scientific developments affected artistic production and what impact did these have on affective reactions? Continue reading


CFP: ‘Tradition and the New’


Edwardian scholars may be interested in the following CFP:

Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) Annual Conference
University of Salford, Manchester UK , 12-13 July, 2013

The Research Society for Victorian Periodicals (RSVP) will hold its annual conference at the University of Salford, on 12th and 13th July 2013. Please go to http://www.rsvp2013.com for details of this conference, which offers the opportunity to visit libraries and museums in Victorian Manchester as well as take part in what promises to be an exciting conference.

Proposals for papers that address any aspect of nineteenth-century British magazines or newspapers will be considered. However, this year, we
particularly encourage proposals on ‘tradition and the new’ in nineteenth-century periodicals. Continue reading