Wednesday 23rd November, Arts 103 (Constance Naden), 5pm-7pm This event will facilitate informal discussion about the relationship between poetry and the visual arts across the long nineteenth century, speaking to the particular research interests of members of the Nineteenth-Century Centre across the Department of English Literature and the Department of Art History, Curating and Visual … Continue reading “Eleanor Dobson and Claire Jones (UoB): Poetry and the Visual Arts”
‘Sweets of Poetical Despondence’: Creating Autumn in the Early Nineteenth Century Dr Tess Somervell Worcester College, Oxford Wednesday, 9th November, 5pm-7pm Arts 103 (Constance Naden Room) In Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1817), the heroine Anne Elliot repeats ‘to herself some few of the thousand poetical descriptions extant of autumn … that season which had drawn from … Continue reading “Tess Somervell (Oxford): ‘Sweets of Poetical Despondence’: Creating Autumn in the Early Nineteenth Century”
The Tennyson Society will be hosting a series of online talks this academic year, all of which will take place on Thursday evenings at 7.30pm London time. OCTOBER 6 Linda K. Hughes ‘The Elegies of Tennyson and Michael Field: Reclaiming and Transcending Loved Remains’. NOVEMBER 3 Erik Gray ‘Tennyson and Sappho Revisited’ DECEMBER … Continue reading “Tennyson Talks”
Please join us on Tuesday 15 March 5-7pm in Arts LR5 for this 19CC workshop. This event will facilitate informal discussion about the relationship between sculpture and poetry across the long nineteenth century, speaking to the particular research interests of members of the Nineteenth-Century Centre across the Department of English Literature and the Department of … Continue reading “Tuesday 15 March, 5-7pm, Arts LR5: Dr Ellie Dobson and Dr Claire Jones (UoB), Sculpture and Poetry Event”
In 1880, Mason Science College opened in Birmingham, offering a university-level education. At the opening ceremony, the biologist T. H. Huxley declared that ‘No child born in Birmingham, henceforward … need fail to obtain, not merely the instruction, but the culture most appropriate to the conditions of his life’. Mason College was to be a … Continue reading “24 January 3-4.30pm: What was it like to study at Mason College?”
Please join us on May 19th for our Seminar Series: Dr. Veronica Isaac (Brighton), ‘From Fairy Queens in “Gauze and Spangles” to “Shakespeare in Black Velvet”: Examining Changing Attitudes to Theatre Costume in the Long 19th Century c. 1789-1914’ 19 May, 5:00pm GMT Zoom seminar; all are welcome! Register here (link will be sent to … Continue reading “May 19th: Dr. Veronica Isaac (Brighton), ‘Examining Changing Attitudes to Theatre Costume in the Long 19th Century c. 1789-1914’”
Congratulations to Dr. Fariha Shaikh, selected as a 2021 New Generation Thinker! Interested in learning more about her research? Listen as she discusses her past and current projects:
Listen to a fabulous talk hosted by the De Morgan Collection and featuring Heather Bozant Witcher and Amy Huseby, editors of the new collection Defining Pre-Raphaelite Poetics. The volume features chapters by 19CC colleagues John Holmes & Hannah Comer. Online now!
Please join us on March 24th for our Seminar Series: Dr. Hannah Britton, ‘Channels of Communication: The Wordsworths, the Wye and the Letters of 1812’ 24 March, 5:00pm GMT Zoom seminar; all are welcome! Register here (link will be sent to registered participants before the event).
Please join us for a Works in Progress workshop with papers by Helen Goulston and Emily Vincent. Helen Goulston, ‘Oxford University Museum of Natural History 1854-1914: Teaching Methods and Environments in the Departments of Geology and Mineralogy’ Emily Vincent, ‘Navigating the Spectral: Domestic Servants, Nursemaids and Mediumship in the Supernatural Works of Florence Marryat’ 21 … Continue reading “April 21st: Works in Progress Workshop”