Poetry, Politics and Pictures conference

This conference looks very interesting and will include papers on William Morris, Christina and Dante Gabriel Rossetti, among others.

From ‘The Charge of the Light Brigade’ to ‘The White Man’s Burden’, from Honoré Daumier’s lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star, the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry and images.

This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be between political representation and the representation of politics in word and image?

Keynote speakers: Malcolm Chase (University of Leeds), Lindsay Smith (University of Sussex), Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College, Massachusetts)

Roundtable Discussion: Mike Sanders (University of Manchester), Bertrand Taithe (University of Manchester), Martina Lauster (University of Exeter)

The conference will also feature an exhibition of related nineteenth-century manuscripts, letters, and cartoons.

Conference dates: 26 and 27 March 2010. Venue: University of Sheffield

Contact email: poetrypoliticspictures@sheffield.ac.uk

Please note that the call for papers is now closed. Conference registration ends on March 1, 2010.

Organising committee: Ingrid Hanson, Erin Snyder, Jack Rhoden, Marjorie Cheung, Kirsten Harris and Barry Orr. With support from the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies

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