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London Nineteenth-Century Studies Seminar Graduate Conference

Saturday 26th April 2014
The Court Room, Senate House


09.30 Registration (tea/coffee)

10.00 - 10.45 Keynote Speaker: Cora Kaplan (King’s), Loving Dickens and Dickens in Love

Chair: Rosalyn Buckland (King’s)

10.45 - 11.15 Break

11.15 - 12.20 Panel 1 – The Body and Representation

Chair: Emma Curry (Birkbeck)

Beatrice Bazell (Birkbeck), Corsets and Cameras: Articulating the Female Body in Mid-Nineteenth Century Culture

Kathleen Bell (Leicester), ‘The Body’ in David Copperfield

Jasmine Jagger (Cambridge), The Child's Eye-View in the Illustrated Texts of Lewis Carroll

Jessica Hancock (Oxford), Male body and performance in William Morris’s Sigurd the Volsung

12.20 - 1.30 Lunch

1.30 - 2.30 Panel 2 - A Culture of Paper and Print

Chair: Elizabeth Mills (UCL)

Philip March (Birkbeck), W. T. Stead, New Journalism, and a case of mistaken identity

Alexandra Ault (UCL), Victorian Media Hierarchies and the Printsellers’ Association, 1840-1912

Kathleen McIlvenna (British Postal Museum and Archive), “Old and Worn Out”: Motivation and Variation in Nineteenth Century Occupational pensions

Melissa Score (Birkbeck), ‘The Newspaper Drag’: Campaigning against the ‘Taxes on Knowledge’, 1849-69

2.30 - 2.45 Break

2.45 - 3.30 Panel 3 - Perceived Places

Chair: Jessica Gossling (Goldsmiths)

Katherine Arnod (UCL), German Exploration and Cooperative Spirit: European Interactions in Pre-Colonial Africa

Helena Goodwyn (Queen Mary), If Christ Came to Chicago: W. T. Stead’s Transatlantic Travel Narrative

Eliza Cubitt (UCL), Arthur Morrison and the Boundaries of the Realist Place

3.30 - 4.00 Break

4.00 - 4.45 Panel 4 - Experiential Space and the City

Chair: James Cutler (Royal Holloway)

Helen Goodman (Royal Holloway), ‘The Tories in my native city have driven me to this’: radicalism, assassination and insanity in mid nineteenth-century London

Lisa Robertson (Warwick), Dwellings and Chambers and Flats - Oh My! New Urban Housing in Nineteenth-Century London

Maureen England (King’s), Anachronisms: Friend or Foe?

4.45 - 5.00 Break

5.00 - 6.00 Plenary and closing remarks: Matt Rubery (Queen Mary)

Chair: Lara Atkin (Queen Mary)

6.00 Reception

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