First symposium

Late-Victorianism and Modernism: The Making of Modernity

We bring clearly forward the following points, before further defining the character of this necessary native art"  Blast, 1914

  • 19 May 2010: 4-6pm Poster for the Victorian and Modern symposium
  • Lecture Room 6, Strathcona


Scholars within Victorian Studies and Modernist Studies are often approaching the same issues, and sometimes even the same authors or texts, but are persistently institutionally separated around the 'boundary' of 1900. This series of symposia is dedicated to undoing that separation. At this inaugural event, our speakers are:

  • Professor John Stokes: Oscar Wilde's 'A Note on Some Modern Poets'
  • Dr David Bradshaw: 'Great Avenues of Civilization': The Victoria Embankment and Piccadilly Circus Underground Station in the Novels of Virginia Woolf and Chelsea Embankment in Howards End

Following these papers, and a collective discussion, there will be a drinks reception. This event is open to all staff and postgraduate students.

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