Programme

Nineteenth-Century Studies Graduate Conference

Saturday 18th January 2019
Queen Mary University, Arts Two Lecture Theatre

Registration from 9.00am

Welcome: 9:20am– 9:30am

Panel 1: Liberating A-genders 

9:30am – 10:50am

Sarah Cecilia Harrison (1863-1941): The Nude, the Female Artist and the Slade School of Fine Art. Liberating yet Academic – Hannah Baker (Trinity College Dublin)

‘The main question is: what causes the bulk of the smoke? The answer is: domestic fireplaces’: Women and the late nineteenth-century smoke abatement movement – Laura Gardner (University of London)

The New Woman in Britain and the Arab World at the Fin de Siècle: Separate-Spheres Ideology – Asma Char (University of Exeter)

Between Hope and Despair: Margaret Harkness and the Emotions of late-Victorian Socialism – Gemma Holgate (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Break 10:50 –11:05

Panel 2: Embodied politics 

11:05am – 12:25pm

“Sick with Longing”: Sickness and Sexual Dissidence in the Victorian Gothic Imagination – Brontë Schiltz (Manchester Metropolitan University)

Deaf and Desiring: The Construction of the Deaf Female Body in Wilkie Collins’ Hide and Seek  Maryssa Grayer (University of British Columbia)

Home and Mental Suffering: A Gendered Perception of Idleness at Home in 19th Century Fiction – Mathilde Vialard (University of Nottingham)

‘The Madman Out of the Attic’: Gendered Madness in Jane EyreHannah Bury (University of Salford)

Lunch: 12:25– 1:05pm

1:05 – 2:20pm

Keynote: Dr. Beth Palmer (University of Surrey)
‘Weekly Serialisation and Modes of Sensation: Unknown Publics and Common Readers’

Break: 2:20 – 2:35pm

Panel 3: Recovered figures

2:35 – 3:55pm

Arthur Machen and the Nature of Decadence – Christopher Wright (Queen Mary University of London)

The Haunting of Letitia Elizabeth Landon: Recycling Refrain – Ruth Hobley (Queen Mary University of London)

Anna Alma-Tadema: A Self Portrait – Susie Beckham (University of York)

Re-imagining Dracula‘s Lucy: A ‘bad correspondent’ and a New Woman Writer – Theadora Jean (Royal Holloway, University of London)

Break: 3:55 – 4:10pm

Panel 4: Queens, Criminals and Common folk

4:20 – 5:40pm 

Queens of Their Realms: The Monarch and the Bestseller – Joanna Turner (Loughborough University)

The Popular Press: perceptions of the vagrant problem in Nottinghamshire, 1840-1850 – Megan Yates (University of Nottingham, University of Leicester and the National Archives)

Fake News in the Wild West: the case of Doc Holliday – Anastasia Sitnina and Anna Dadaian (University College London)

“The Monstrous Lore of the People”: Reading the ‘Folkloresque’ within the popular late 19th century gothic fiction of Stoker and Conan Doyle – Craig Thomson (Birkbeck, University of London)

Wine Reception from 5.40pm

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