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Fri Nov 5 10:35:55 CET 2010
Victorian Dreams of Place and Vision
The Anatomy Museum, King's College London, Strand Campus, London.
Friday November 5, 2010
1.30 -- 6.00pm
How and what did the Victorians see? From blinking to staring,
observing, voyeurism, to conjuring spectral visions of the dead, the
Victorian imaginaire derived much of its power from the aqueous life of
the eyeball. But to what worlds, both real and imagined, did their
manifold forms of visualisation take them?
Coffee & tea
Welcome & Opening remarks
1.45--3.30pm: Session 1
Panel Chair: Ian Henderson (KCL)
Alison Wood (KCL): 'Image and Wonder: Stebbing, Gosse and the Miraculous
Paul White (Cambridge): 'The Eye Observed'
David Amigoni (Keele): '"The Picture is Quite Washed Out": Eye Power and
Vision in Galton and Late Darwin'
3.30--4.00pm: Coffee & tea
4.00--5.30pm: Session 2
Panel Chair: Josephine McDonagh (KCL)
Audrey Linkman (Independent): 'Taken from Life: Post-Mortem Portraits in
the Victorian Family Album'
Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck): 'Victorian Poetry and the Poetics of the
5.30-6.00pm: Wine Reception
All welcome and entrance is free. For more details and speakers'
biographies, please visit the Shows of London website
http://showsoflondon.wordpress.com, or contact Tammy Ho
(lai_ming.ho at kcl.ac.uk) or Dr Louise Lee (louise.lee at kcl.ac.uk).
Nearest tube: District Line, Temple.
Tammy Ho Lai-Ming
Department of English
King's College London
The world's wide enough for all of us. -- Charles Dickens
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