Launch Event for the London C19th Studies Seminar

October 1, 2008 at 1:48 pm (General Victoriana) (, )

University of London Institute of English Studies



London Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar


Autumn Term 2008


The Nineteenth Century on the Move:

 Mobility, Migration, Networks, Exchanges



Launch Event Saturday 4th October 11am -1pm

Room NG15 Senate House



‘Thinking Through Mobility’: a Roundtable



Prof. Tim Cresswell

Dr David Lambert

Prof. Josephine McDonagh



Our first meeting of the year brings together three eminent scholars from the disciplines of cultural and historical geography, cultural history and literature to discuss how they have worked with and conceptualised different forms of mobility in the nineteenth century.


Check the IES website for further material preparatory to this event.


Our subsequent meetings will feature research papers from a range of scholars working with the subject from different angles and will take place on the 8th and 29th November 11am -1pm. Separate publicity will be circulated prior to each event.





Strand Organisers, Autumn Term 2008:


Dr Mark Turner (Kings)

Dr Ruth Livesey (Royal Holloway)


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EN5280 Aestheticism and Decadence

September 29, 2008 at 10:50 am (Aestheticism) (, )

Some possible critical reading for the class on Ruskin on Thursday:

John Dixon Hunt, ‘”Ut Pictura Poesis”‘ The Picturesque and John Ruskin’ MLN, Vol. 93, No. 5 Comparative Literature, pp.794-818. The essay is available on JSTOR, here.

Wendell V. Harris, ‘Ruskin’s Theoretic Practicality and the Royal Academy’s Aesthetic idealism’, Nineteenth-Century Literature, Vol.52, No. 1 (June 1997), pp. 80-102. [JSTOR]

Elizabeth K. Helsinger, Ruskin and the Art of the Beholder (Harvard University Press, 1982) [Google books]

Kenneth Daley, The Rescue of Romanticism: Walter Pater and John Ruskin (Ohio University press, 2001) [Google books]

Robert Hewison, John Ruskin: The Argument of the Eye (Princeton University Press, 1976)

Richard L. Stein, The Ritual of Interpretation: The Fine Arts as Literature in Ruskin, Rosetti and Pater (Harvard University press, 1975) [Google books]

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