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London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar postgraduate day

Saturday 20 April 2013

We are pleased to confirm the programme for the London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar postgraduate day, Saturday 20 April 2013, Senate House, University of London (G22/26).

Free. All welcome. Please register via Eventbrite:

We look forward to seeing you on the 20th!


09.30 Registration (tea/coffee)

10.00–11.00 Keynote panel - Catherine Maxwell (QMUL) and Lynda Nead (Birkbeck) (Chair: Alice Condé, Goldsmiths)

11.00–12.00 Panel 1 - Faith in Troubled Times: Religion and Philosophy
(Chair: Angharad Eyre, QMUL)

Kit Yee Wong (Birkbeck): Myths in the Novels of Emile Zola
Vivi Lachs (RHUL): Yiddish Poems and Songs of the Jewish Immigrant Community, 1884–1914
Susie Paskins (Birkbeck): The Way to Enlightenment: Imagining Buddhism in Kipling’s Kim
Philip Aherne (KCL): The Coleridge Legacy

12.00–12.30 Break

12.30–13.30 Panel 2 - Institutional Buildings; Building Institutions
(Chair: Eliza Cubitt, UCL)

Stef Eastoe (Birkbeck): Learning Disability and the Asylum in Modern London: Caterham Imbecile Asylum, 1870–1911
Oliver Gibson (QMUL): Health, Environment and the Institutional Care of Children in Late Victorian London
Victoria Davis (IHR): ‘Colleagues in Khaki’: The General Post Office and its Duty to a Nation
Melissa Score (Birkbeck): The Development of Campaigning Journalism in Britain, 1840–1875: The Old ‘New Journalism’?

13.30–14.30 Lunch (own arrangements)

14.30–15.30 Panel 3 - Ease and Dis-ease: The Victorian Body (Chair: Melissa Dickson, KCL)
Lauren Sapikowski (London Consortium): Embalming, Death Masks and Daguerreotypes: The Familial Gaze and the Dead
Laura Neff (RHUL): The Abdominal Abyss: The Surgical Exploration of Maternal Medicine in the Nineteenth Century
Eleanor Packham (Birkbeck): Engineering Ease: Bessemer’s Saloon Steam Ship and the Ethic of Comfort
Emma Curry (Birkbeck): Parts and Prosthetics: Investigating the Body/Object Blur in Dickens

15.30–16.00 Break (tea/coffee)

16.00–17.00 Panel 4 - Edgelands and Ecosystems: Rural and Urban Topographies
(Chair: Jessica Hindes, RHUL)

Thomas Williams (QMUL): John Clare and Social Observation
Heather Scott (UCL): The Origins of the Garden Cemetery in London, 1830–60
Hadas Elber-Aviram (UCL): Urban Legacies: Charles Dickens’s Influence upon British Urban Fantasy
Amanda Sciampacone (Birkbeck): Spectrums of Visibility: Cholera, Race, and the Topographies of London

17.00 Wine reception (generously supported by Birkbeck’s Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies)

2013 Postgraduate Day Organizing Committee:
Alice Condé (Goldsmiths)
Eliza Cubitt (UCL)
Melissa Dickson (KCL)
James Emmott (Birkbeck), Chair
Angharad Eyre (QMUL)
Jessica Hindes (RHUL)

Hilary Fraser: Gender and the Victorian Periodical

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