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GLOBAL CITIES: A Literary Atlas of Nineteenth-Century Urban Cultures

Where? Room G22/26 (Senate House, Ground Floor)
When? Saturday 25 June, 10:00 - 16:00

  • 10am: Simla and Hong Kong (Chair: Alison Wood, King's College London)
    Siddharth Pandey (Delhi): 'Wording Simla: Understanding the Literary Imagining of the British Raj's Summer Capital'
    Ross G. Forman (National University of Singapore/University of Warwick): 'Peak, Praya, and Print: Literary Hong Kong at the End of the Long Nineteenth Century'
  • 11.00am Coffee
  • 11.30am: American Cities (Chair: Ian Henderson, King's College London)
    Stephen Shapiro (Warwick): 'Pentecostal Urbanism: (Topeka, Houston, Los Angeles): Mapping Interracial Responses to the Long Depression (1873/96)'
    Janet Floyd (King's College London): 'Virginia City, Nevada: 'Instant' city'
  • 12.30pm Lunch
  • 2.00pm: World Cities (Chair: Josephine McDonagh, King's College London)
  • Andrew McCann (Dartmouth): 'Metrocolonialism, Biopolitics and the Pursuit of Literature in Nineteenth-Century Melbourne'
  • Elleke Boehmer (Oxford): 'Calcutta, Bombay, London - replicating cities c. 1900
  • Isabel Hofmeyr (Witwatersrand): City of Print'
  • 4pm Close
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