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Fifth Annual Postgraduate Symposium, 2009

Wednesday June 24th 2009

Wolfson Research Exchange, Main Library

 

9:00 - 9:30 Tea and coffee on arrival

9:30 - 9:45 Opening remarks Professor Thomas Docherty, Head of Department

9:45 - 10:45 Panel 1: Literary Spaces Chair - Dr. Gill Frith

Mary Mullen: "Forced into the Struggle for Life': A Drama in Muslin's Novel History"

Emily Senior: "Medical and Literary Geographies of the Eighteenth Century"

10:45 - 11:15 Tea and coffee break

11:15 - 12:15 Panel 2: Aesthetics and Aestheticism Chair - Dr. Michael John Kooy

Miho Wako: "Liberty's: Popular Aestheticism, an Obsession with Originality, and the East"

Barry Sheils: "From Dignity to Beauty: Aesthetics and 'Easter 1916'"

12:15 - 1:30 Lunch

1:30 - 2:30 Panel 3: Victorian Literatures Chair - Dr. Emma Francis

Jiwon Chung: "Visibility and Invisibility: Late-Victorian Beauty and the Female Body"

Charlotte Mathieson: "Traversing the City: Embodied Transit Spaces in Charlotte Bronte's Villette"


2:30 - 3:00
Tea and coffee break

3:00 - 4:20 Panel 4: Anglo-Centrism, Multiculturalism and World Literatures Chair - Professor Benita Parry

Andrew Webb: "Re-unifying Britain: Twentieth-Century Anglocentrism"

Sumana Ray: "Beyond Multiculturalism: Emergence of the Liminal Briton"

Yamen Rahmoun Rahwan: "Continental Allegories of Power: Garcia Marquez's Solitary Figures"

4:20 - 4:40 Closing Remarks Professor Catherine Bates, Director of Graduate Studies

4:40 Wine Reception