Conference Programme

Liverpool Hope University, 7 September 2017

Conference Programme

9.30am – 9.45am: Conference registration (refreshments provided)

9.45 – 9.50am: Welcome and conference opening

9.50-10.35am: Keynote talk:

‘“French Novels, Lemons and Lumps of Sugar”: reading while travelling 1850-1930, Professor Mary Hammond, University of Southampton

10.35-10.55am: Refreshment break

11.00am-12.20pm: Panel 1: Reading in the visual arts, Chair: Dr. Beth Palmer

Paired Reading in Nineteenth-Century Literature and Art, Stacey McDowell (University of Cambridge)

‘No happy wearing of beloved leaves’: Women and not Reading in Nineteenth-Century Art, Amelia Yeates (Liverpool Hope University)

Revisiting the Magdalene: Simeon Solomon’s ‘Poetry’ as allegory, Colin Cruise (Aberystwyth University)

12.20pm-1.15pm: Lunch (Grace Room)

1.15pm-2.10pm: Panel 2: Reading Communities, Chair: Dr. Amelia Yeates

Civilising the uncivilised and morally corrupt: a depiction of reading in Australian penal settlements, Mary Carroll and Jane Garner (Charles Sturt University, New South Wales, Australia and RMIT University, Victoria, Australia)

Jane Austen and the Brontës in Contemporary Middlebrow Women’s Fiction, Catherine Han (Cardiff University)

2.15pm-3.15pm: Roundtable: Sensation Reading and Readers, Chair: Dr. Amelia Yeates

Interrogating the Male Reader in Braddon’s Lady Audley’s Secret, Ashton Foley (University of Rhode Island)

Diversion, Didacticism and Utility: Sensationalism and the Purposes of Reading, James Green (University of Exeter)

Reading, Writing, and Idiocy: Picturing the Neuroatypical Reader in the Sensation Novel, Louise Creechan (University of Glasgow)

3.15pm-3.40pm: Refreshment break

3:45pm-5.05pm: Panel 3: Fin-de-siècle Readers, Chair: Dr. Beth Palmer

Women who Read are Dangerous: Women readers and exhibition culture c.1890-1900, Meaghan Clarke (Sussex University)

Murder in the Library: Reading Bodies on the South East Coast, Carolyn Oulton (Canterbury Christ Church University)

Wayward Readings: Negotiating the Canon in Krupabai Satthianadhan’s Saguna, Tara Puri (University of Bristol)

5.05pm: Closing remarks