The Verbal and the Visual
in Nineteenth-Century Culture

Institute of English Studies, North Block
North Block, Senate House, University of London
23-24 June 2006


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Friday 23 June

9.30-10.00am: Registration (North Block, Third Floor foyer area by the lifts)

10.00am – 11.00am: Plenary Lecture, chaired by Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck), room N336
Lindsay Smith (University of Sussex), 'Lewis Carroll's Photographic Impulse'

11.00am -11.30am: Coffee

11.30am -  1.00pm: Panels

Panel 1a: Illustrating Periodicals, chaired by Sally Ledger (Birkbeck), room NG14
Panel 1b: Seeing Science, chaired by Greta Depledge (Birkbeck), room NG15
Panel 1c: Visual Cultures of the Book, chaired by Luisa Calè (Birkbeck), room N336

1.00pm-2.30pm:  Lunch (own arrangements)

2.30pm-3.30pm: Workshops: Click here for preparatory materials

Workshop 1: Working with Glass, chaired by Ella Dzelzainis (Birkbeck), room NG14
Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck, University of London): 'From Verbal to Visual in "the day at a factory": how factory tourists put what they saw into words'

Workshop 2: Illustrated Text Online, chaired by Laurel Brake (Birkbeck), room N336
Jim Mussell and Suzanne Paylor (Birkbeck, University of London): Nineteenth-Century Serials Edition (NCSE)
Julia Thomas and Tim Killick (University of Wales at Cardiff): Database of Mid-Victorian Wood-Engraved Illustrations

Workshop 3: Gothic Nightmares (Tate Britain, 15 February-1 May 2006), chaired by Luisa Calè (Birkbeck), room NG15
Martin Myrone (Tate Britain): 'On curating Tate Britain's Nightmares'

3.30pm-4.00pm: Coffee

4.00pm-5.00pm: Panels

Panel 2a: Visualising Empire, chaired by Josephine McDonagh (Oxford), room NG14
Panel 2b: The Language on the Walls, chaired by Chrissie Bradstreet (Birkbeck), room NG15
Panel 2c: Optical Technologies 1, chaired by Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway), room N336

5.00pm - 6.00pm: Plenary Lecture, chaired by Kate Flint (Rutgers), room N336
Brian Maidment (University of Salford), 'Scraps and Sketches – Miscellaneity and Commodity Culture in the 1830s'

6.00pm: Drinks Reception, sponsored by the Virtual Picture Gallery Project, Centre for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway, University of London with the support of the London Consortium for Arts and Cultural Enterprise and the AHRC (Third Floor Foyer, North Block of Senate House)


Saturday 24 June

9.30am-10.00am Registration (for one-day participants: Third Floor, foyer area by the lifts)

10.00am-11.00am: Plenary Lecture, chaired by Roger Luckhurst (Birkbeck), room N336
Michael Hatt (Yale University), 'The Book Beautiful: Reading, Vision, and the Homosexual Imagination in the 1890s'

11.00am-11.30am: Coffee

11.30am- 1.00pm: Panels

Panel 3a: Caricature and Satire, chaired by Robert Maidens (Birkbeck), room NG14
Panel 3b: Visuality in the Novel, chaired by Kyriaki Hadjiafxendi (Plymouth), room NG15
Panel 3c: Optical Technologies 2, chaired by Katherine Inglis (Birkbeck), room N336

1.00pm-2.30pm Lunch (own arrangements)

2.30pm –3.30pm: Plenary Lecture, chaired by Josephine McDonagh (Oxford), room N336
Kate Flint (Rutgers University), 'Flash! Shocking Illumination and the Nineteenth Century'

3.30pm-4.00pm: Coffee

4.00pm-5.00pm: Panels

Panel 4a: Galleries and Catalogues, chaired by Luisa Calè (Birkbeck), room N336
Panel 4b: Photography and Travel, chaired by Patrizia di Bello (Birkbeck), room NG14
Panel 4c: Criminal Visualities, chaired by Ella Dzelzainis (Birkbeck), room NG15

5.00pm-6.00pm: Plenary Lecture, chaired by Barrie Bullen (Reading), room N336
Lynda Nead (Birkbeck, University of London), 'The Haunted Portrait: The Still and Moving Image c. 1900'

6.00pm: end of conference


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