Saturday 19th January 2019
Arts Two Lecture Theatre, Mile End Campus, Queen Mary Univesity

Registration from 9.30am

Welcome: 10:00 – 10:15am

Keynote: Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter)
‘Global Circulation and the Long Nineteenth Century’
10:15 – 11:15am

Coffee Break: 11:15 – 11:30am

Panel 1: Media and Circulation
11:30am – 12:30pm

Abderrezzaq Ghafsi – Anglia Ruskin University
‘The Importance of Technology and Media in the Circulation and Completion of Dickens’s Global Project’

Petros Spanou – University of Oxford
‘The notion of “Just War” and Britain’s involvement in the Crimean War (1854-6): An Examination of Wartime Religious Sermons’

Naomi Daw – University of Sussex
‘‘A world’s-width from Kamakura’: Travelling to Japan through the Stereoscope’

Tim Sommer – Heidelberg University / University of Cambridge
‘Networked Distance: Infrastructural Transatlanticism and Anglo-American Literary Culture at Mid-Century’

Break: 12:30 – 12:45pm

Panel 2: Art and Adaptation
12:45 – 1:45

Maria Golovteeva – University of St. Andrews
‘Fernand Khnopff: art and photography in the 19th Century’

Luís Correia – Independent
‘Reclaiming Parody’s Pertinence: Frédéric Bazille and the Male Nude in 1860s Paris’

Robert Laurella – University of Oxford
‘Theatre Heredities: Victorian Adaptation and its Contemporary Legacies’

Abhik Maiti – University of Exeter
‘The appeal of adaptation: Video game adaptations of nineteenth century literary texts’

Lunch: 1:45 – 2:30pm

Plenary: Dr. Flora Willson (King’s College London)
‘Listening for internationalism: Nellie Melba and the idea of global opera at the end of the long 19th century’
2:30 – 3:30pm

Coffee Break: 3:30 – 3:45pm

Panel 3: Nationhood and Spectacle
3:45 – 4:45pm

Thirayut Sangangamsakun – University of Warwick
‘It looks Victorian, but is it Victorian? Demasquerading the Victorian Siam’

Maya Wassell Smith – Cardiff University / National Maritime Museum
‘Crossing the Line: Craft, Community and Ceremony at Sea’

Taylor Soja – University of Washington
‘Imperial Wars and Imagined Invasions: An Alternative History of Trench Warfare in the British Empire’

Janette Leaf – Birkbeck
‘The Far Then of Ancient Egypt Via the Nearer Then of the Late Nineteenth Century
Themes: Popular Fiction, fin-de-siecle, Gothic, Ancient Egypt’

Break: 4:45 – 5pm

Panel 4: Decadence, Dreams, Desire
5 – 6pm

Rory Booth – University of Leicester
‘Haunting Bohemia: Décor, Crowds, and Temporality in the Bohemian Spaces of Victorian and Edwardian English Cities’

Shona McEvoy – University of Oxford
‘Male fantasy, male nightmare: Disembodied female hands and the Victorian ghost story’

Hannah Donovan – Queen Mary
‘Thomas De Quincey’s Somatic Dream Visions’

Catriona Wilson – University of Warwick / Historic Royal Palaces
‘Death Becomes Her: St. Sebastian and late nineteenth-century modes of articulating queer desire’