Past Event: The Figure of Christ Conference

Conference Review: The Figure of Christ in the Long Nineteenth-Century. Read here

The Figure of Christ in the Long Nineteenth-Century

William Holman Hunt, The Shadow of Death (1870­‐3)

A one-day conference at Anglia Ruskin University

Date: Saturday 7 May 2016
Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

Conference Schedule  

9-9.30: REGISTRATION AND COFFEE                                                                       

9.30-10.30: KEYNOTE 1: Valerie Purton (Anglia Ruskin): Tennyson, Lacan and the Raising of Lazarus. Chair: Elizabeth Ludlow (Anglia Ruskin)

10.30-12.10: PANEL 1: CHRISTOLOGY AND VICTORIAN LITERATURE. Chair: Kathy Rees (Anglia Ruskin)

Clare Walker Gore (Cambridge): ‘It was but her full share of the cross’: Disability, Suffering and the Body of Christ in the Novels of Charlotte M. Yonge

Jo Carruthers (Lancaster): Nineteenth-Century Passions: Christ-like women and female sexuality in North and South and the Scarlet Letter

Leanne Waters (University College Dublin): ‘The war is not ours, but God’s!’: The Language of Violence and the Embattlement of Christ in Late Nineteenth-Century Fiction

Mark Knight (Lancaster): Killing the thing we love: the role of Christology in Wilde’s “The Ballad of Reading Gaol”

12.10-1: LUNCH                                                                                                      

1- 2.40: PANEL 2: POLITICAL FACTIONS AND THE CHURCH. Chair: Emma Mason (Warwick)

Mike Sanders (Manchester): The “Political Saviour”, “the Nazarene- the Good!”, and the “Christ-like” martyr: the varieties of Chartist Christology

Carol Engelhardt Herringer (Wright State): Jesus as a Jew in Anglo-Catholic Eucharist Theology

Ralph Norman (Canterbury Christ Church): Newman and the Hidden Figure of Christ: Ascension, Mystery, and the Imagination in High Church Sermons

Gareth Atikins (Cambridge): “Endeavours after the Christian Life”: Saints in nineteenth-century freethought

2.45-3.45: KEYNOTE 2: Christopher Rowland (Oxford): Blake, Enoch and the emergence of the apocalyptic Christ Chair: Zoe Bennett (Anglia Ruskin)

3.45- 4.15: COFFEE

4- 5.55: PANEL 3. VISUAL REPRESENTATIONS OF CHRIST-FIGURES. Chair: Brian Murray (Kings College London)

Michael Ledger-Lomas (Kings College London): ‘The Type of a New Era’: Constructing Prince Albert

Naomi Billingsley (Kings College London): Christ as Artist in William Blake’s Biblical Watercolours

Laura Fox Gill (Sussex): Milton’s Christ and Passive Power in Melville and Turner

Andrew Tate (Lancaster): “Real visions of real things”: The Light of the World, Incarnation and Popular Culture

6-7: KEYNOTE 3: Emma Mason (Warwick): Considering the lilies: Christina Rossetti’s ecological Jesus. Chair: Kirsty Harris (Anglia Ruskin)

7-7.30: WINE RECEPTION

Please note that the proceedings will take place in the Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB) 222 and refreshments will be provided in LAB 216.

The cost for delegates is £15 Please register for the conference via the online booking form.

Please note that the proceedings will take place in the Lord Ashcroft Building (LAB) 222 and refreshments will be provided in LAB 216.

The cost for delegates is £15 Please register for the conference via the online booking form.

For further details, please email Elizabeth Ludlow.

Image: The Shadow of Death, William Holman Hunt, (1870-­3)