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THE OSCHOLARS May 2003 FORTHCOMING CONFERENCES, SEMINARS & COURSES « After we have discussed some Chambertin and a few ortolans, we will pass on to the question of the critic considered in the light of the interpreter » As with the Calls for Papers, these are given as a rolling list, new ones being added each month, old ones being removed on expiry. Lectures, visits and other events arranged by specialist societies and associations are on The Society Page Details are as supplied by our sources, but should be checked with the organisers. Click to go to the Table of Contents; click to jump the next section. Click to return to the May 2003 edition main pages. TABLE OF CONTENTS I. SOUNDINGS: innovations in & X. The International Conference of the reflections on MUSIC THEATRE. Society of Dance History Scholars. II. Material Culture: A symposium in XI. MAKING WAVES: Literary Studies in memory of Chris Brooks. an Interdisciplinary Frame. III. Midlands Interdisciplinary Victorian XII. Literary London. Studies Seminar. IV. Seminar on Literary Aesthetics. XIII. IASIL 2003 'Getting into Contact'. V. Advanced Seminars for Queer XIV. Nineteenth-Century Worlds: Local/Global. Research. VI. The Tenth International Ibsen XIV. The AITA/IATA 2003 World Theatre Conference. Congress & Festival. VII. Seminar on Literary Æsthetics (2). XVI. Thomas Hardy In Cambridge. VIII. Vernon Lee: Literary Revenant. XVII. The Whistler Centenary Conference University of Glasgow. IX. Ireland and Europe in the XVIII. Herbert Spencer, 1820-1903: Nineteenth Century. founding father of modern sociology. continued at top of column 2 MAY I. SOUNDINGS: INNOVATIONS IN & REFLECTIONS ON MUSIC THEATRE Rose Bruford College Symposium 2003, Tuesday 6th May – Friday 9th May. Rose Bruford College, Lamorbey Park, Burnt Oak Lane, Sidcup, Kent DA15 9DF, England. 2003 is a year of celebration for the College. The Symposium launches the College's new buildings. All events will take place in the studios, workshops and performance spaces recently completed. Each year the College chooses a different theme to reflect an aspect of the wide range of the College's work. Past events have focused on Acting, Stanislavski, Brecht, and Theatre Memory. In 2003 the theme is MUSIC THEATRE - in all its forms. Programme of Events The Symposium explores the creative possibilities of the relationship between Music and Theatre. The programme will include opera, musicals, multimedia design, new work, and different kinds of collaboration. The Symposium is intended for practitioners in all aspects of theatre and opera, students, scholars, and members of the general public. The College's European partners, l'Institut del Teatre, Barcelona, and the Estonian Academy of Music will contribute performances and workshops. The College's Honorary Fellows and Professors particularly associated with the Symposium's theme – Bill Bryden, Professor David Burnand, Simon Callow, David Hersey, Professor Sally Grace, Sir Jeremy Isaacs, Ralph Koltai, and Dr Marion North – have also been invited to contribute, and Professor Lou Stein and Dr Deirdre Gribbin will launch a new research project for The Society for the Performance of New Music. The Symposium will begin on the evening of Tuesday 6th May with a reception, an opening address, and a performance of Carmen by John Doyle's award winning company. This production, seen at the Royal Opera House in the Covent Garden Festival after a European tour, will play every evening in The Rose Theatre. The next three days share a similar pattern: Mornings: Interactive workshops Afternoons: Demonstrations, panel discussions, illustrated papers, 'in conversation' sessions, and Evenings: A choice of performances. On Friday there will also be a keynote address and plenary session. Every day has a rolling programme to include the large number of events. Exhibitions, installations and screenings will take place throughout. Interactive Workshops John Doyle's Company (UK), Cantadoros (Germany), Calypso Theatre (Ireland), Academy of Music (Estonia), Pan Centre for Intercultural Arts, David Taylor, Theatre Projects, USA Lighting for musicals, Society for Producers, Composers of Applied Music, ust FX Pyrotechnics. Also voice and movement workshops, including Suzuki Training by Dr Antje Diedrich, and a rehearsal/performance of an opera chorus. Demonstrations Joe Aveline: Lighting consoles for musical theatre Dr Stephen Baysted: Electronic score for Rousseau's Pygmalion, designed by Nigel Hook & Nick Hunt Chris Challis: Choreographing musicals Mark Constable & Matt Ottewill: Creating an IMLE Steven Dykes & Paul Englishby: Coming to our Senses, a new musical Colin Ellwood: Dufay Collective- Early Music Mary Hammond & Karen Rabinowitz: Training opera singers Phil Knight: Third Theatre's Carmen Ali MacLaurin: Music Theatre &Community Cohesion Donald Maxwell: Playing Iago for Peter Stein Prof. Pau Monterde: Acting for opera Stewart Nicholls: The British Musical Donal O'Kelly & Trevor Knight: Creating The Hand Stewart Pedlar: Stephen Sondheim Barry Seaman: Electronic score, 1915 silent film of Ivan the Terrible Mark Tinkler & Annabel Lee: Pocket Opera Stuart Wood: When Harry Met Barry, a new musical David Zoob: A new adaptation of Isaac Bashevis Singer's The Dead Fiddler for actor-musicians. Illustrated Papers Prof. Clive Barker: 'Showstoppers' Dr Paul Fryer: 'Wagner and the Cinema' Dr Jane Davidson: 'Directing& performing Schoenberg's Pierrot Lunaire' Prof. David Osmond-Smith: 'The Rediscovery of Discontinuity: 20thC Music Theatre' Dr George Rodosthenous: 'The Aural Versus the Visual' Dr Brian Singleton: 'Oscar Asche & British Musical Theatre' Dr Victoria Stec: 'The Dying Dreamer: Hamlet Danced 1942' Dr Millie Taylor: 'Clod Ensemble's The Overcoat by Gogol' Prof. Nicholas Till: 'Writing Opera ?an impossible metaphysics' Discussion Panels & 'In Conversation' The following people have been invited to talk 'in conversation' or contribute to discussion panels: Judith Ackrill, Annabel Arden, Roger Allam, Simon Russell Beale, Joanne Benjamin, Matthew Bourne, Bob Carlton, Annie Castledine, Paule Constable, Mark Dornford-May, Rick Fisher, Maria Friedman, Tim Higgs, Malcolm Jones, Graeme Kay, Mary King, Phyllida Lloyd, Carol Metcalfe, Malcolm McKee, Tom Morris, Kate Napier, Mark Ravenhill, Jonathan Reekie, Tim Rice, Hilary Strong, Robert Styles, Graham Vick, Stephen Warbeck, Dick Vosborough. Performances Carmen: The John Doyle Theatre Company (UK) At Home with Art: Post-Operative Productions (UK) A Season in Hell: Altitude North (UK) The Singing Nun: Triangle Theatre (UK) Arhythmia: Pan Intercultural (UK) Songs Set Free: PROimPRO (Estonia) Standing Perhaps on the Edge of Darkness: Cantadoros (Germany) Catalpa: Calypso Theatre (Ireland) From Morningtime to Moonshine Darling: Operajam (Jamaica) Safarki: BSCA Productions (Somalia) Symposium Plan Tuesday 6th - Friday 9th May The Symposium is scheduled as a rolling programme. Refreshments and meals can be purchased throughout the day in The Rose café and the Lamorbey House refectory. Tuesday 6th May 17.00 – 20.00 Registration and light refreshments 20.15 – 20.30 Welcome and Opening Address 20.30 – 22.00 Bizet's Carmen, John Doyle's Company in The Rose Theatre Wednesday 7th & Thursday 8th May 10.00 – 12.30 Interactive workshops 12.30 – 18.00 Demonstrations, panel discussions, illustrated papers, 'in conversation' sessions 18.00 – 22.30 Performances in The Rose Theatre, The Barn Theatre, Studio 1 and Studio 2 Friday 9th May 10.00 – 12.30 Interactive workshops 12.30 – 18.00 Demonstrations, panel discussions, illustrated papers, 'in conversation' sessions 16.00 – 17.00 Keynote Address 17.00 – 18.00 Plenary Session 18.00 – 22.30 Performances in The Rose Theatre, The Barn Theatre, Studio 1 and Studio 2. Each day, all day Exhibitions, installations, screenings, cabaret The work of designers/directors Nigel Hook, Iona McLeish, Pip Nash and Colin Window will be on exhibition. Design projects for The Turn of the Screw and Nine will be on display, and performances by The Lawn will be scheduled in the exhibition areas. Demonstrations of multimedia in the digital arts complex and of lighting in the laboratories will beheld each day. Throughout the Symposium there will be screenings of films and videos, and each evening will conclude with a cabaret. The finalised programme will be regularly updated on the College website www.bruford.ac.uk/ and will also be circulated by e-mail. Further information may be obtained from Lindsay Gear, telephone +44 (0)20 8308 2666; fax +44 (0)20 8300 2863; e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. II. MATERIAL CULTURE: A SYMPOSIUM IN MEMORY OF CHRIS BROOKS Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E Saturday, 10th May 10.30 Registration 11.00 - 12.40 Opening Remarks (Josephine McDonagh) Session 1: Buildings Isobel Armstrong: 'Covering London in Glass' Michaela Giebelhausen: 'To make the building speak': Of the Fictional Nature of Gothic 12.30-2.00 Lunch 2.00-3.30 Session 2: Empire Elleke Boehmer: (Nottingham Trent), Playing the Game in Camp: Editing Scouting for Boys Inga Bryden: (King Alfred's Winchester), Signs of the Times: the Haveli as Hybridised Space 3.30-4.00 Tea 4.00-5.15 Session 3: Print Culture Sally Ledger: Political Showmen: Radical Print Culture 1819-20 Laurel Brake: Punching Above Our Weight? Problems of Reading an Illustrated Comic Journal. 5.30- 6.30 John Plunkett: Screen Practice Before Film: the Victorians and Virtual Reality Closing Remarks and Drinks: Angelique Richardson on Chris Brooks. Registration Fees: £25 Standard; £15 Concessionary (IES members, students, OAP's, unwaged). Book either by phone or e-mail, at +44-(0)20-7862-8675) or email@example.com. Enquiries about programme: Dr Josephine McDonagh, School of English and Humanities, Birkbeck firstname.lastname@example.org. III. MIDLANDS INTERDISCIPLINARY VICTORIAN STUDIES SEMINAR Sponsored by the British Association for Victorian Studies. Shakespeare Room, Birmingham Central Library, Chamberlain Square, Birmingham, Saturday 10th May, 2.00 p.m. Jonathan Reinarz (University of Birmingham):Uncommon Scents: Smell and Victorian England. David Nash (Oxford Brookes University): Republicanism and the Victorian Middle Class: Radical Fantasy or Cultural Triumph? IV. SEMINAR ON LITERARY AESTHETICS Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1 Wednesday, 14th May 2003, 2.00 p.m. (Room 265) Simon Jarvis (Cambridge): The Critique of Pure Noise V. ADVANCED SEMINARS FOR QUEER RESEARCH Given the importance of Oscar Wilde in the construction of how the 20th century (at least) viewed the homosexual/gay/queer, we welcome the announcement of the series of Advanced Seminars for Queer Research 2003 at University College, Dublin under the ægis of The(e)ories, a multi-disciplinary, methodologically eclectic, and internationally diverse forum for the theoretical examination and discussion of all (non-) normative acts, identities, desires, perceptions, possibilities, and propensities. The convenors are Noreen Giffney (Department of Medieval History) & Michael O'Rourke (Department of Modern English & American Literature), c/o Women's Education, Research & Resource Centre (WERRC) Arts Annexe Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland. email@example.com or www.ucd.ie/~werrc/dublinqueer.html The series (which covers Byzantium to Belfast) began on 14th January, and THE OSCHOLARS will look in detail at those which advert to Wilde and /or the late nineteenth century. For further information or to join the The(e)ories information bulletin, e-mail the convenors: firstname.lastname@example.org This prospectus is available on the Internet: www.ucd.ie/~werrc/dublinqueer.html Monday 19th May: David Cregan (Trinity College, Dublin), 'The Wilde Irishman: Theatre Theatrical in Frank McGuinness's Gates of Gold'. Wednesday 28th May: Geraldine Cuddihy (University College Dublin), 'Queer Desiring: The Foldings of Bodies and Texts' Geraldine Cuddihy completed a B.A. in women's studies and policy studies at the University of North London. She is currently studying for an M.Litt. in women's studies at University College, Dublin. Her research interests include feminist theories of the body, postmodernist/poststructuralist constructions of the body, deconstruction, and queer theory. She is, at present, exploring the relation between queer theory and desire using the works of Luce Irigaray and Maurice Merleau-Ponty. Abstract. The purpose of this paper is to explore queer desiring. Focusing on the relation between queer theory and desire I propose to examine how the former suggests other ways of approaching the latter. To this end I will turn to the works of philosophers Maurice Merleau-Ponty and Luce Irigaray and more specifically their phenomenology of touch. For both Merleau-Ponty and Irigaray desire is not about lack or intention but is subjectless. The emphasis here is on proximity and difference as opposed to distance and sameness. A key theme of the paper will be queer desiring as monstrous. Drawing on theories of the monstrous, abject, Other, and using the notion/structure of the fold ; as deployed by both Merleau-Ponty and Irigaray; I will argue that desire is never singular but is transgressive, transformative, and in a constant state of becoming. In addition I will show how the texts of Merleau-Ponty and Irigaray are monstrous in that they show the impossibility of closure and warn of the impossibility of predicting the future. Seminars take place from 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the John Henry Newman (Arts)Building, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4, Ireland (see web- site for venue for each talk). JUNE VI. THE TENTH INTERNATIONAL IBSEN CONFERENCE Held under the auspices of the International Ibsen Committee. Brooklyn Campus of Long Island University, 1st-7th June. * Preliminary Conference Programme. Over a hundred scholars from over twenty countries–from Eastern and Western Europe, from Asia, from the Sub Continent, from the United States–will gather on the Brooklyn campus of Long Island University from 1st-7th June, for the 10th International Ibsen Conference, held under the auspices of the International Ibsen Committee. The conference is open-themed, with papers on multiple aspects of Ibsen's art, including Ibsen in performance (on stage and in film), Ibsen in translation, teaching Ibsen, Ibsen in political and social contexts, Ibsen's dramaturgy, and Ibsen's affinities with and influence on other writers. CONFERENCE LOCATION: The main location of the conference will be the downtown Brooklyn campus of LIU, whose entrance is located at the corner of Flatbush Avenue Extension and De Kalb Avenue. The RICHARD L. CONOLLY RESIDENCE HALL ON CAMPUS is the conference lodging site. A secondary location for the conference is Scandinavia House, the U.S. cultural center for the Nordic countries, at Park Avenue and 38th Street in Manhattan, where one of the plenary speeches will take place. PLENARY SPEAKERS: The plenary speakers for the conference are Eric Bentley, the great scholar, translator, and critic of modern drama, and Emeritus, Columbia University; Marvin Carlson, the Sidney E. Cohn Distinguished Professor of Theatre and Comparative Literature, Graduate Center, City University of New York, an international authority on drama and performance; and Inga Stina- Ewbank ,a distinguished Ibsen scholar who has also translated Ibsen's texts for major British productions and who is Professor Emerita of the University of Leeds. IBSEN PERFORMANCE: The conference will feature a production of Ibsen's Lady from the Sea by the Wax Factory performance group. The production is a site-specific installation performance inspired by Ibsen's play, and will take place in the American Can Factory, a multi-media performance space in Carrol Gardens, Brooklyn. For a review of an award-winning workshop production of this performance and an interview with the director, Ivan Talijancic, click here. For further information, contact Joan Templeton at email@example.com VII. SEMINAR ON LITERARY ÆSTHETICS (1) Senate House, University of London, Malet Street, London WC1 Wednesday, 4th June 2.00 p.m. (Room 265) Alison Ross (Monash University): The Æsthetic Anomaly: Philosophy, Criticism and Art, VIII. VERNON LEE: LITERARY REVENANT Institute of English Studies School of Advanced Study University of London in conjunction with Queen Mary School of English and Drama 10th June 2003. Vernon Lee (Violet Paget, 1856-1935) was the author of over forty books and numerous articles. Her extensive oeuvre includes works on aesthetics, ethics, history, literary criticism and biography as well as novels, short stories, and essays of travel. She enjoyed a high reputation during the late nineteenth century for her writing and scholarship and her books were considered essential reading for educated people. Remarkable for her boldly-expressed views, her distinctively European outlook and her unconventional lifestyle which included a series of romantic relationships with other women, Lee lost stock in England after her pacifist stance during the First World War and when it suited a rising generation of writers to view her as a relic of the literary past. After a long period of neglect, she is currently enjoying a come-back as scholars begin to uncover the riches of her work, and she offers them the fascinating figure of the independent female intellectual and woman of letters whose career spans the transition from Victorian to Modernist writing. The critic Desmond MacCarthy wrote of Vernon Lee: 'There is no doubt hat Vernon Lee will be read by posterity, for her work is a rare combination of intellectual curiosity and imaginative sensibility.' As Lee returns to view, this seems a timely moment for a Conference that aims to explore some of the different kinds of research on her currently underway and to provide an opportunity for exchange among those interested in her work. Programme (subject to change) 9.30-10.00 REGISTRATION & COFFEE 10.00-10.15 INTRODUCTION 10.15-10.45 a.m. 1st Plenary (Angela Leighton) 10.45-12.05 SESSION I: HISTORY & DECADENCE Taura Napier: 'Vernon Lee's Venice: Gothic Mystery and Byzantine Splendour in an Age of Literary Moralism' Peter Christensen: 'The Delirium of History in "Prince Alberic and the Snake Lady"' Margaret Stetz: 'The Snake Lady and the Bruised Bodley Head' HAUNTINGS & OTHER TALES Shafquat Towheed: 'Vernon Lee and Popular Fiction' Sophie Menoux: 'Taste, Entitlement, and Power: Vernon Lee's Subversive Comedy of Masks, "The Prince of the Hundred Soups"' Sylvia Mieszkowski: 'Getting in Touch: Vernon Lee's Representations of the Past's Past' ITALY Rita Severi:' Vernon Lee and Contemporary Italian Writers' Elisa Bizzotto: '"The earliest days of our Florentine spring": Vernon Lee & her Italian Circle' Benedetta Bini: ‘Genius Loci and Italian Villas: Vernon Lee, Edith Wharton and the Rediscovery of Viterbo' 12.05-12.45 2nd Plenary (Hilary Fraser) 12.45-2.00 LUNCH 2.00-3.20 SESSION II: LITERARY CONNECTIONS Catherine Maxwell: 'Vernon Lee and Eugene Lee-Hamilton' Rory Drummond: 'Vernon Lee, Henry James, and the Dialogue Essay' Laurel Brake: 'Vernon Lee and the Pater Circle in the 1880s' THE SISTER ARTS Patricia Pulham: 'Blaming Portraits: Doubling and Desire in Louis Norbert' Christa Zorn: 'Vernon Lee's The Handling of Words and Victorian Reader Response Theory and Postmodern Literature' Renate Brosch: 'Empathy and Ekphrasis in Vernon Lee's Hauntings' SEXUALITIES Sally Newman: 'Vernon Lee: Friendship, Desire, and the Lesbian Historian' Richard Dellamora: 'The Queer Comradeship of Outlawed Thought: Vernon Lee, Max Nordau and Oscar Wilde' Catherine Wiley: '"Warming me like cordial": Vernon Lee's Reinstatement of the Body in Aesthetics' 3.20-4.00 3rd Plenary (Vineta Colby) 4.00-4.20 TEA & COFFEE 4.20-5.15 SESSION III: ECONOMICS, CULTURE, AND CONSUMPTION Dennis Denisoff: 'Vernon Lee and the Decadence of Stability' Kristin Mahoney: 'Collecting and Historicized Consumption in Vernon Lee's Haunting' CONTROVERSIES Grace Brockington: 'Performing Pacifism: The Battle between Author and Artist in The Ballet of the Nations' Jo Briggs: 'The Reception of Vernon Lee's Writings on Aesthetics' HELLENISMS Stefano Evangelista: 'Closet Hauntings: Madness, Homosexuality, and Possession in Vernon Lee's "A Wicked Voice'" and Pater's "Apollo in Picardy"' Sonny Kandola: 'Vernon Lee and the New, New Hellenism’ 5.15-5.55 4th Plenary (Martha Vicinus) 5.55-6.25 QUESTIONS 6.25 RECEPTION Organizers: Dr Catherine Maxwell and Dr Patricia Pulham at The School of English and Drama, Queen Mary, University of London, Mile End Road, London, E1 4NS. They can also be e-mailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org IX. IRELAND AND EUROPE IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY A Society for the Study of Nineteenth Century Ireland conference, Queen's University, Belfast, 20th-22nd June. For further information, please contact Leon Litvack (email@example.com) or Colin Graham (firstname.lastname@example.org). X. THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE OF THE SOCIETY OF DANCE HISTORY SCHOLARS This will be held at the Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland, from 26th-29th June. This is the first time that the conference has been held outside North America and because of the conference's location in Ireland it is expected that there will be a number of papers relating to Irish dance practices and Irish dance practitioners both in Ireland and in the diasporic locations of England, North America, Canada, Australia...etc. The role dance has played within the diasporic experience is a significant one and this, together with other aspects of dance research will be presented and addressed at this conference. For further information contact Dr Catherine Foley, Chair Local Arrangements Committee, Course Director MA in Ethnochoreology and MA in Irish Traditional Dance Performance, The Irish World Music Centre, University of Limerick, Limerick, Ireland. e-mail: email@example.com JULY XI. MAKING WAVES: LITERARY STUDIES IN AN INTERDISCIPLINARY FRAME Robinson College Cambridge, 4th-5th July. A conference being held under the auspices of the Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, designed to foreground aspects of contemporary literary studies in relation to some of the interdisciplinary exchanges exemplified or made possible by the work of Professor Dame Gillian Beer. For more information please e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone: (01223) 765778. Draft Programme of Speakers Friday 4th July Professor Homi Bhabha (Harvard University): What is a Post-Colonial Classic? Professor Terry Castle (Stanford University): A Jazz Age Belinda Dr Robert Douglas-Fairhurst (Oxford) :Making Magic Professor Kate Flint (Rutgers University): Peter Walsh's Penknife Professor Evelyn Fox Keller (MIT) : Imitation, Identity, and Difference Professor Martin Jay (UC, Berkeley) : No State of Grace: Violence in the Garden ••Professor Suzanne Raitt (William and Mary) : Waste and Repair in Dorian Gray Professor Jacqueline Rose (Queen Mary, London) : Coetzee's Women Professor Dame Marilyn Strathern (University of Cambridge) : Commons and Borderlands Works in Progress, Poetry and Fiction Readings by Writers: Ruth Padel, Jo Shapcott, Ali Smith, Marina Warner. Saturday 5th July Professor Malcolm Bowie (University of Cambridge) : Freud on Music Professor Rachel Bowlby (University of York) : Recapitulations Professor Catherine Gallagher (UC, Berkeley): Political Economy, Culture, and George Eliot Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (UEA) : Artin Fiction Professor Angela Leighton (University of Hull) : Just a Word: On Woolf Professor George Levine (Rutgers University): Reductionism, Positivism, Darwin, and Us Dr Christopher Page (University of Cambridge): A Woman's Shirt, a Museum, and the Rise of European Music Dr Ato Quayson (University of Cambridge): Africando: On the Multiple Temporalities of Contemporary Africa Professor Harriet Ritvo (MIT) : Discovering the Victorian Environment Professor David Trotter (University of Cambridge) : Virginia Woolf and Cinema Dr Alison Winter (University of Chicago): Sciences of Identity and Psychiatric Film XII. LITERARY LONDON The second Literary London Conference will be held at Goldsmiths College, University of London 25th to 27th July. Those papers of chiefly late Victorian interest are listed below. Others can be found at http://homepages.gold.ac.uk/literarylondon/speakers.html where the Conference details can also be reached. The Director of the Conference, which is linked to the e-journal of the same name, is Dr Lawrence Phillips. Chu-chueh Cheng: 'The Importance of Being London: Looking for Signs of the Metropolis in Thomson's City of Dreadful Night', National Chung-Hsing University (Taiwan). Anna Despotopoulou: 'Aestheticising the Modern Nightmare: The London of Henry James and Joseph Conrad', University of Athens (Greece). Elizabeth Evans: 'Consuming Gender: Shops and Shop Girls in Late Nineteenth-Century London Novels', University of Wisconsin- Madison (USA). Samantha Matthews: 'London's Dead: The London Cemetery in Victorian Literature', Goldsmiths College (England). Aaron Matz: 'City and Satire in The Secret Agent', Yale University (USA). Ralph Parfect: 'A Terrorist's Guide to London: Political Violence and the City at the Fin de Siecle', King's College, London. Lindsay River: 'A Bohemian Rhapsody? Alternative London in the Fiction of the Early Twentieth Century', Leeds Metropolitan(England). John Seed: 'Limehouse Demi-Monde: Orientating the London Docks, 1880-1930', University of Surrey (England). XIII. IASIL 2003 'GETTING INTO CONTACT' The International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures invites you to attend the 2003 conference at the University of Debrecen, Hungary 7th to 11th July. Plenary Lectures Plenary speakers include Anthony Roche, University College Dublin, and former editor of the Irish University Review, Maureen Murphy, Hofstra University, USA, former president of IASIL, and Dáithí Ó hÓgáin, University College Dublin, Irish folklorist and poet. A special plenary session will also be devoted to 'Celebrating John Montague' with John Montague and Richard Cave, Royal Holloway- University of London. Other writers have been invited. As part of the conference, participants will have the opportunity to tour Debrecen and go on a half-day local excursion. In addition, there will be a special night of Irish drama along with readings by several invited Irish writers, including special guest, John Montague. The conference will conclude with a festive Farewell Dinner and there will be an optional post-conference tour. Conference Fees and Accommodation Conference registration fees of approximately 150 euros will include the opening Monday evening reception, luncheons during the conference, the local excursion, coffee breaks, book of abstracts, and program. Accommodation will include a choice of a very inexpensive well-appointed student hostel, quite moderately- priced hotel, or luxury air-conditioned hotel. Central European Attendees Colleagues from Central Europe and environs should email the Conference Organizing Committee at IASIL03@delfin.klte.hu about local currency conference and membership fees. For Further Information For more information on all aspects of the conference, programme, and venue periodically log on to the conference web site http://delfin.klte.hu/~iasil03/; or e- mailto:IASIL03@delfin.klte.hu XIV. NINETEENTH-CENTURY WORLDS: LOCAL/GLOBAL Interdisciplinary Nineteenth Century Studies, University of Notre Dame. London Center, 10th-12th July. KEYNOTE SPEAKERS: Jane Rendall, Department of History, University of York David Arnold, Director, Centre for the History and Culture of Medicine, School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London (No further information at time of going to press) http://www.nd.edu/~incs/ XV. THE AITA/IATA 2003 WORLD THEATRE CONGRESS & FESTIVAL Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada 13th - 19th July. 50th anniversary. For details, click the banner. XVI. THOMAS HARDY IN CAMBRIDGE The Thomas Hardy Society and The Thomas Hardy Association announce Thomas Hardy In Cambridge, a Conference at Magdalene College, Cambridge, Monday 28th to Wednesday 30th July. Talks, Walks, Lectures and Poetry Readings Enjoy the communal spirit of living in the 15th Century Magdalene College (where Hardy was made an Honorary Fellow), combined with an exciting programme of lectures, a chance to view the manuscripts of Moments of Vision, Jude the Obscure, and Times Laughingstocks and Augustus John's portrait at the Fitzwilliam Museum. There will also be the opportunity to explore this fine university city and to trace where Hardy walked when he visited his friend and mentor, Horace Moule. ___________________________________________________ Places are limited, so please book early. If you would like any further information, please contact Helen Gibson, The Thomas Hardy Society, P.O.Box 1438, Dorchester DT1 1YH (t/f: +44 (0)1305 251501, or (0)1300-341434). ______________________________________________ BOOKING FORM Please reserve me/us a place(s) for ‘Thomas Hardy in Cambridge’ Full conference membership from 28-30th July 2003 is £195 per person. (This covers all conference events, 2 nights bed/breakfast, plus 2 lunches and 2 dinners and coffee/tea) or Non-residential membership from 28-30th July 2003 is £90 pe rperson. (This covers all conference events, 2 lunches, coffee and tea)Dinners can be booked separately at £27.50 each) I/We enclose a cheque/bank draft for £25 per person deposit and will pay the balance not later than 1 July 2003. (Cheques payable to: The Thomas Hardy Society. Or I wish to pay the deposit/in full by credit card (VISA/MasterCard/EuroCard) Card No: Name……………………………… Signed…………………………… Date…………………… Address……………………………………………………………………………… ………………………………………………………………………………………… …………… ………………… Please send this form, together with your deposit if paying by cheque/bank draft, to: The Thomas Hardy Society, PO Box 1438, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 1YH (t/f:+44 (O)1305-251501 SEPTEMBER XVII. THE WHISTLER CENTENARY CONFERENCE UNIVERSITY OF GLASGOW 3rd-6th September See NOCTURNE for details by clicking the Whistler . XVIII. HERBERT SPENCER, 1820-1903: FOUNDING FATHER OF MODERN SOCIOLOGY The Galton Institute Symposium at the Linnean Society of London, Thursday 18th September. Speakers include J.D.Y. Peel on Spencer in the Twentieth Century, Robert J. Richardson Spencer and Darwin, John Laurent on Spencer and Economics, Thomas Dixon on Spencer and Altruism, Naomi Beck on Spencer in Italy and France, and Greta Jones on Spencer and His Circle. Admission free but strictly by ticket only, available from The General Secretary, The Galton Institute, 19 Northfields Prospect, London SW18 1PE, England. « After we have discussed some Chambertin and a few ortolans, we will pass on to the question of the critic considered in the light of the interpreter » Click to go to the Table of Contents; click to jump the next section. Click to return to the May 2003 edition main pages.
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