Postgraduate Symposium

We are very excited about our first postgraduate symposium on June 21st!

Our guest speaker is Dr Sarah Parker from the University of Loughborough, and seven of our members will be giving papers about their research. The event will run from 12 noon until 6:30pm in LAB 309 (Cambridge campus); lunch and refreshments will be served and we will finish with a wine reception.

Schedule

12-12.30:         Welcome and lunch

12.30-2:           Panel 1: Heroics and Sensations (Chair: Steven White)

Kirsty J. Harris: ‘Sacrifice and Sea Monsters: The Metamorphoses of Shipwreck in Byron’s Don Juan Canto II’

Shelley Walters: ‘Elizabeth Barrett-Browning: Heroines and Heroism in Review’

Anne-Louise Russell: ‘My Own Child (1875-76): Florence Marryat and Sensation Fiction published in London Society’

2-3:                  Panel 2: Brontë & Gaskell (Chair: Lizzie Ludlow)

Edwin Marr: ‘Saved By Fire: Universal Salvation in the works of Anne Brontë’

Marie Moxon: ‘Ways of Seeing: Glass-Space and Identity in Elizabeth Gaskell’s Mary Barton, North and South and Cranford’

3-4:                  Keynote (Chair: Kirsty J. Harris)

Dr Sarah Parker (University of Loughborough)

‘When the Muse Looks Back: Picturing the Poetess’

4-4.30:             Coffee

4.30-5.30:        Panel 3: Victorian Explorations (Chair: Anne-Louise Russell)

Alison Blair-Underwood: ‘Steetwalking, James Thompson, and The City of Dreadful Night

Abderrezaq Ghafsi: Exploring Charles Dickens’s Connectedness and Canonisation through his Algerian Historical and Life-narrative Accounts

5.30-6.30:        Wine reception

Please register here if you will be attending.

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