Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar
Thursday 16 January 10.30-4.30
University of Nottingham
All sessions take place in B13 Lenton Grove (History Department). Click here for maps and directions.
Tea/coffee, and lunch will be provided. The event is free of charge and there is no need to register in advance.
10.30a.m. Coffee/Tea and Welcome
11.00 PLENARY: Dr Holly Furneaux, University of Leicester:
‘Beyond Nightingale: Gender and Care in the Crimean War, or, “Our Devoted Orderlies”’
12.00 PANEL 1: Constructions of the Male Body
‘Sporting slenderness: the Victorian male and his physical excess’ (Lisa Coar, Univ. Leicester)
‘The corpulent count: controlling the deviant body in Wilkie Collins’ The Woman in White’ (Joanne Parsons, Univ. Bath Spa)
‘The de-masculinisation of the disabled in Dinah Craik’s work (Ruth Ashton, Uni. Leicester)
2.00 PANEL 2: Prescribing Masculinities
‘Manly intimacy and power in representations of St George and the dragon in Victorian England’ (Joanne Bailey, Oxford Brookes Univ.)
‘Commemorating an alternative masculinity: Princess Louise’s Boer War memorial at St Paul’s Cathedral’ (Desiree de Chaire, Univ. Warwick)
‘The idea of character revisited’ (Harry Cocks, Univ. Nottingham)
3.10 Tea break
3.30 PANEL 3: Male Spaces and Places
‘ “A brown sunburnt gentleman”: the travelling male body in Victorian Literature (Charlotte Mathieson, Uni. Warwick)
‘Gothic masculinities: the Society of St John the Evangelist and the origins of Anglican monasticism’ (Ayla Lepine, Uni. Nottingham)
‘Wanderings: a male space in the history of travel?’ (Ross Balzaretti, Uni. Nottingham)
Feel free to stay for a drink at a nearby bar at the end of the day.
There are a small number of travel bursaries available for postgraduate students attending the event, provided through funding by BAVS. If you would like to apply for one of these, please contact Kate Hill (firstname.lastname@example.org) stating your name, affiliation and approximate travel costs.
Further details see http://mivssonline.wordpress.com/next-meeting/