Poetry, Politics and Pictures in the Nineteenth Century

From 'The Charge of the Light Brigade' to 'The White Man's Burden', from
Honoré Daumier's lithographs to the Chartist poetry of the Northern Star,
the politics of the nineteenth century both shaped and were shaped by poetry
and images. 

This interdisciplinary conference at the University of Sheffield will
address such questions as: how do the images and poetry of the nineteenth
century reflect or challenge British and European politics of their day? How
do nineteenth-century politics intersect with aesthetics to create new
theories and practices of art? What kind of correlation might there be
between political representation and the representation of politics in word
and image? 

We welcome papers from across the humanities. Topics might include, but are
not limited to:

Worker poets and their political context
Illustrated and illuminated poems
Pre-Raphaelite or Nazarene painters and poets
The poetics and aesthetics of socialism 
Political cartoons, their production and their uses
Poetic and visual representations of war
Theories of art and their intersection with poetic practice
Advertisements and the politics of empire

Conference dates: 26 and 27 March 2010
Venue: University of Sheffield 
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Speakers include: Cornelia Pearsall (Smith College), Malcolm Chase
(University of Leeds), Lindsay Smith (University of Sussex), Michael
Perraudin (University of Sheffield), Danny Karlin (University of Sheffield)

Please send abstracts of no more than 250 words, along with details of your
institutional affiliation, to the contact email, by 15 December 2009.  

Organizing committee: Ingrid Hanson, Erin Snyder, Jack Rhoden, Marjorie
Cheung, Kirsten Harris and Barry Orr.  With the kind support of the Centre
for Nineteenth Century Studies, University of Sheffield. 

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Editor: Stefani Engelstein
Acting Assistant Editor:  Olaf Schmidt
Sponsored by the University of Missouri
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