Postgraduate study

Nineteenth-Century Research Seminars

The Nineteenth-Century Research Seminars (NCRS) is a monthly seminar series that provides a cross- and inter-disciplinary space for nineteenth-century studies researchers.

The Nineteenth-Century Research Seminars (NCRS) is a monthly seminar series that provides a cross- and inter-disciplinary space for nineteenth-century studies researchers.

 

Tuesday 28th January

Reading Practices and Alternative Spiritualities

Laura McCormick, Cambridge: "Poetry and Dogma: Reading Matthew Arnold Reading"

Katerina García Walsh, St Andrews: "Margaret Oliphant’s Hyperreal Ghosts"

Wanne Mendonck, Cambridge: "Edward Carpenter, Walt Whitman and Revisioning Prophecy in

Late Victorian Radicalism"

LG.10, David Hume Tower, Edinburgh; 16:00-18:30

 

Tuesday 25th February

Art, Object, Industry

Joshua Rawleigh, Edinburgh: “‘The Most Permanent of Things:’ Manuscripts and Social Reform in at the fin de siècle”

Sammi Scott, York: "'Knowing Raphael: Establishing a Master through Reproductions in the Nineteenth Century"

Kim Newell, York: "Journeymen and popular pottery in the nineteenth century"

LG.10, David Hume Tower, Edinburgh; 16:00-18:30

 

Tuesday 31st March

The Home and Domesticity

Mara Curechian, Edinburgh: "Heteronormativity and citizenship in American literature's epistemology of race"

Lisa Feklistova, Cambridge: "Desire and Domesticity in Feminist Short Fiction of the 1890s"

Oihane Etoya, Warwick: "Lolling about doing nothing: performances and embodiment of women’s protest in the nineteenth century through an alternative analysis of 1888 'matchgirls’ strike'"

LG.10, David Hume Tower, Edinburgh; 16:00-18:30

 

Tuesday 28th April

Forms of Knowledge in the Long Nineteenth Century

Lee Wilson, Edinburgh: "The Case of the Anti-Suffragists: Blameworthiness under False Consciousness"

Gerard Lee McKeever, Glasgow: "‘The whole of the sky, that can be seen at once’: The Scottish Gallovidian Encyclopedia (1824)"

Samir Hamdoud, Warwick: "Dr George Edward Shuttleworth’s contributions to the Journal of Mental Sciences"

Venue TBC; 16:00-18:30

 

Tuesday 26th May

Nationalism, Colonialism and Empire

Bobby Tam, Warwick: "Public Mourning and Emotional Regime of Death in Nineteenth-Century British Colonial China"

Katrina-Eve Manica, York: "What does it mean to touch?: Inter-racial touch and the affect of imperial contact"

Amy Ainsworth, Cambridge: "Spheres of Prejudice in German Werther Tales by Goethe and Jacobowski"

Venue TBC; 16:00-18:30

 

Each seminar will consist of three twenty-minute papers – generally one paper from a University of Edinburgh-based researcher and two papers from researchers based in another institution – followed by discussion and a reception.

 

The NCRS in 2020 will be organized by Valentina P. Aparicio, Alejandro Cathey, Rupert Spurrier, Apolloniya Vlasova, Alice de Galzain, and Aayushi Gupta. They can be contacted at edinburgh19thcentury@gmail.com.

 

Each seminar will consist of three twenty-minute papers – one paper from a University of Edinburgh-based researcher and two papers from a researcherers based in another institution – followed by discussion and a reception. 

For more information and programmes from previous years, visit our website at http://edinburgh19thcentury.weebly.com.