Next week: MIVSS Seminar ‘Victorian Faith and Feeling’, Univ of Warwick

 MIVSS (Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar) meeting NEXT WEEK:

‘Faith and Feeling’

University of Warwick, Monday 30th June 2014


Room A1.28, Millburn House, University of Warwick

Campus maps can be found here, Millburn House is marked 43 on the map. There are two entrances to the building; please use the Film & TV studies entrance, at the rear.

Tea, coffee and snacks will be provided. The event is free of charge and there is no need to register in advance.


10.30a.m.        Tea, coffee & welcome

11.00               PLENARY: Professor Emma Mason; ‘Did Rossetti hear the whales sing? Ecology and belief in Victorian poetry’

12.00             PANEL 1: Affective figures

Elizabeth Ludlow (Independent researcher); ‘Representations of female martyrdom in the 1850s’

Susie Paskins (Birkbeck, University of London); ‘Rudyard Kipling and the affective power of Buddhist statues’

1.00                 LUNCH (various venues around campus)

2.00                PANEL 2: Feminine feeling

Rebecca Styler (University of Lincoln); ‘The Madonna in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Fiction: Divine Images of Maternal Feeling’

Laura Wood (University of Warwick); ‘“Why should you starve your mind in that way?”: Faith, Feeling and Reading in George Eliot’s The Mill on the Floss

3.00                 Tea and coffee break

3.15                  ROUND TABLE: What links religion and the emotions in the nineteenth century? What is the relevance of the Bible to the pedagogy of Victorian Studies?

Position papers from Dr Brian Murray (CRASSH, Cambridge University) and Dr Ayla Lepine (University of Nottingham).

Chair: Dr Richa Dwor (University of Leicester)

4.15                 End

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 ( stating your name, affiliation and approximate travel costs.


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