I am pleased to announce the schedule for the ‘Enchanted Edwardians’ collaborative conference at the University of Bristol on the 30th and the 31st of March, 2015. Tickets cost £12.00 and can be purchased here The fee includes lunch and tea on both days. Places are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

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Coburn, The Door in the Wall (1911)

 

The Third Annual Conference of the Edwardian Culture Network,

in association with the University of Bristol

 Monday 30th March

Lecture Theatre 2, 3-5 Woodland Road

9.30 – 10.15: Registration

10.15 – 10.30: Welcome (Sarah Shaw & Samuel Shaw) and Introduction (Sophie Hatchwell & Madeleine Emerald Thiele)

10.30 – 12.00: Panel One: Enchanted Isle

(Chair: Sophie Hatchwell)

Anna Vaninskaya – Time and the Gods: The Edwardian Fantasy of Lord Dunsany
Tsung-Han Tsai – The Enchanted and the Mundane: ‘The Celestial Omnibus’ and its Afterlife

Helen Sutherland – The Enchanted Worlds of Edwardian Book Illustration

12.00 -12.45: Lunch

12.45 – 1:45: Panel Two: Childhood

(Chair: Sarah Shaw)

Jen Baker – Corporeal (Dis)Enchantment – Bodily Anxieties and the Edwardian Ghost Child
Michael Newton – Dreaming Back To Childhood: Night Terrors in the Late Victorian and Edwardian Ghost Story’

1.45 – 2.15 Tea break

2.15 – 3.45: Panel Three: Edwardian Faiths

(Chair: Madeleine Emerald Thiele)

Andrew Higgins – ‘O Word Invisible We View Thee’, The Syncretic Nature of Francis Thompson’s Visionary Poems
Paul Jordan – The Afterlife of an Agnostic: Arnold Bennett’s ‘The Glimpse
Kara Fiedorek – ‘In Search of a Feeling of Past Greatness’: Frederick H. Evans at Lincoln Cathedral

3.45 – 4.45: Keynote Lecture

Professor Ronald HuttonPan and the Edwardians: A Very English Love Affair
(Chair: Sophie Hatchwell)

Tuesday 31st March

9.15-9.45: Registration

9.45 – 10.50: Panel Four: Architectures of Fantasy

(Chair: Samuel Shaw)

David Lewis – J.M. Barrie and the Architecture of Fantasy
Josephine Kane – Early Amusement Parks and the Wonder of Modern Pleasure

10.50 – 11.10 Tea break

11.10 – 12.45: Panel Five: Sexuality as Enchantment

(Chair: Sophie Hatchwell)

Rhiannon Easterbrook – Angels, aliens and goddesses: the spell of Venus on the Edwardian stage
Fraser Riddell – ‘Singing scraps of Wagner’: Pan, Wagnerism and Queer Desire in the works of E.M. Forster
Alice Eden – Frederick Cayley Robinson’s Paintings of Domestic Interiors: Women, ‘ineffable glances’ and the Unknown

12.45 – 1.30: Lunch

1.30 – 3.30: Panel Six: Myths and Reality

(Chair: Madeleine Emerald Thiele)

Stella Halliwell – Folklore and Dissolving Reality in Late Pre-Raphaelite Works
Dimitra Fimi – Kipling and Tolkien and their ‘mythologies for England’
Claudia Rosenhan – ‘The Enchanted White Peacock’, D. H. Lawrence’s first Novel in the Context of the Doomed Arcadia
Maggie Atkinson – Visions of ‘Blighty’: War, Imaginings and Ethereal Spaces

3.30 – 3.45 Tea break

3.45 – 4.45: Keynote Lecture

Dr. Sarah Victoria Turner“In search for beauty”: the Theosophical Art Circle and Edwardian Enchantment

(Chair: Madeleine Emerald Thiele)

4.45-5.00: Closing remarks and wine reception

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