Selling Culture?: Cultural Identities in the Victorian Periodical Press, 20-21 November 2010, Liverpool John Moores University
(in association with the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals and the Association for Research in Popular Fictions)
Keynote Speaker: Dr Jim Mussell (Birmingham University)
Roundtable Session: advice for postgraduates and early career researchers
You are invited to contribute proposals on the theme of “Cultural Identities in the Victorian Periodical Press”, for a parallel strand that will run at the Annual Association for Research in Popular Fictions conference. The conference’s main theme is “Popular Fictions: Selling Culture?”. The strand co-ordinators, Dr Clare Horrocks and Dr Amber Regis, on behalf of the Research Society for Victorian Periodicals, are keen to attract papers which focus specifically on how culture was both marketed and commodified in the Victorian Periodical Press – whether that was through the identity of an author, editor, region or even a periodical itself.
Suggested themes include, but are not limited to:
- How readers are interpellated
- Specific strategies for negotiating new cultural texts and formations
- Periodicals and newspapers as a ‘brand’
- Use of illustration
- Religious, regional, class and gendered narratives
- Editorials and opinion pieces
- Feuds, scandals and conflicts
- Autobiography and life-writing
- Controversies and discoveries
- Secrecy and sensation
Please send abstracts of 250 – 300 words to Dr Clare Horrocks by Friday 16 September 2010 at C.L.Horrocks@ljmu.ac.uk. Alternatively please write to Dr Clare Horrocks and Dr Amber Regis at Dean Walters Building, Liverpool John Moores University, St James Road, Liverpool, L1 7BR
“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” conference, 7-9 October 2010
“Useful & Beautiful: The Transatlantic Arts of William Morris and the Pre-Raphaelites” will be the subject of a conference and related exhibitions to be held 7–9 October 2010 at the University of Delaware (Newark, DE) and at the Delaware Art Museum and the Winterthur Museum & Country Estate (Wilmington, DE). Organized with the assistance of the William Morris Society in the United States, “Useful & Beautiful” will highlight the strengths of the University of Delaware’s rare books, art, and manuscripts collections; Winterthur’s important holdings in American decorative arts; and the Delaware Art Museum’s superlative Pre-Raphaelite collection (the largest outside Britain). All events will focus on the multitude of transatlantic exchanges that involved Morris, the Pre-Raphaelites, and the Arts and Crafts and Aesthetic movements of the late nineteenth century.
For further details and to register please visit the website: http://www.udel.edu/conferences/uandb/
The conference programme for ‘(Re)Reading John Addington Symonds’ is available to download here: (Re)Reading JAS – Conference Programme.
Further details, including how to register, are available on the conference website:
Raymond Williams Society: Postgraduate Essay Competition 2010
“The Raymond Williams Society has launched a postgraduate student essay competition for work grounded in the tradition of cultural materialism. The aim is to encourage a new generation of scholars in this area, especially those who are engaged in discourses and approaches arising from the work of Raymond Williams.
The competition is open to anyone studying for a higher degree (masters or doctoral) in the UK or abroad, either on course, or who graduated no earlier than 31 July 2008. The prize for the winning entry is £100 and a year’s subscription to the Society. The winning essay will also be considered for publication in a future issue of our peer-reviewed journal Key Words: A Journal of Cultural Materialism.”
Deadline: 31 December 2010
For submission requirements and more information see: http://www.raymondwilliams.co.uk/