Meeting of MIVSS (Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar), in conjunction with the Northern Comparative Literature Network
Victorian Border Crossings: Cross-national Elements of the Nineteenth Century
Friday 19th February 2016, University of Wolverhampton
Keynote Speaker: Dr Ross Forman, University of Warwick:‘The prejudices of the stomach’: Asian Foodways in Victorian Culture’
The next Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian Studies Seminar, co-organised with the Northern Comparative Literature Network and hosted by the University of Wolverhampton, will explore the theme of Victorian Border Crossings.
Refreshments including lunch will be provided. This is a free event but please register your attendance by emailing Anne-Marie Beller (firstname.lastname@example.org)
10.30a.m. – Coffee/Tea and Welcome
11.00 – PLENARY: Dr Ross Forman, University of Warwick: ‘The prejudices of the stomach’: Asian Foodways in Victorian Culture
12.00 – PANEL 1: International markets
‘Buy my him-a-ges: the importance of figurinai, wandering Italian “image-sellers,” around the nineteenth-century world’ (Ralph Mills, Manchester School of Art)
‘Translated Texts of the 1890s: The Heinemann International Library’ (Kathy Rees, Independent Scholar)
1.00 – LUNCH (provided)
2.00 – PANEL 2: International literary reception
‘Elizabeth Gaskell and the Folklore of Europe: A re-consideration of her shorter fiction and a response to the newly attributed ‘Select Committee on French Songs’ (All the Year Round, 1862)’, (Elizabeth Ludlow, Anglia Ruskin University)
‘Fingers on the Pulse: A Comparative Exploration of the Reception of the Work of Charles Baudelaire in Britain and Spain, 1857-1905’, (Glyn Hambrook, University of Wolverhampton)
‘“They keep mad people there”: Arthur Symons, Venice and the Conte Cruel’, (Nick Freeman, Loughborough University)
3.20 – Tea break
3.40 – Discussion moderated by Peter Jackson (Birmingham City University): Geographical borders and nineteenth century culture.
4.15 – Close
Feel free to stay for a drink at a nearby bar at the end of the day.
As usual, travel bursaries will be available to postgraduate students on a first come first served basis – there will be 5 bursaries of £20, though if there is not much uptake we may be able to provide more help with travel costs to individuals. Please contact Serena Trowbridge (email@example.com) if you are interested in applying for a travel bursary.
MIVSS is supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies.