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Shared Visions II: Art, Theatre and Visual Culture in the Nineteenth Century


Saturday 6 October 2012

School of Theatre, Performance and Cultural Policy Studies,Millburn House, Warwick University

Supported by the Humanities Research Centre, Warwick University

You are invited to attend this one day symposium which explores the relationship between art, theatre and visual culture in the nineteenth century. This event follows on from the ‘Shared Visions’ conference which took place at Warwick University in February 2012. Invited speakers will give papers and position statements that look across disciplinary boundaries to consider the issues which underlie the unprecedented level of interchange between theatre and the visual arts during this period.
9.30 – 10.00, Millburn House Foyer: Registration
10.00 – 11.30, Room G50: Welcome followed by Panel One (Chair: Patricia Smyth)
Shearer West, University of Oxford, position statement
Jim Davis, University of Warwick, Artists and Actors in the Age of Romantic Sociability
Marcus Risdell, Curator, Garrick Club, Actor, painter, collector, photographer: Theatre and its collections
11.30 – 12. 00, Millburn House Foyer: Tea & Coffee
12.00 – 1.30, Room G50: Panel Two (Chair: Jim Davis)
Catherine Hindson, University of Bristol, Grangerizing Theatre History: Public Events, Stage Celebrity and Visual Culture
Kate Newey, University of Exeter, The Industrial Sublime
David Mayer, University of Manchester, Trouble at t’ millpond: an early film and a late-Victorian stage
1.30 – 2.15, Millburn House Foyer: Lunch
2.15 – 3.45, Room G50: Panel Three (Chair: Kate Newey)
Stephen Bann, University of Bristol, Exhibiting Theatricality: Further Thoughts on Delaroche
Patricia Smyth, University of Warwick, ‘Unimaginable Illusion’: Emotional Response in Nineteenth-Century Art and Theatre
Kurt Taroff, Queen’s University Belfast, The Spectacle Within: Symbolist Painting and Minimalist Mise-en-Scène
3.45 – 4.15, Millburn House Foyer: Tea & Coffee
4.15 – 5.00, Room G50: Concluding Discussion chaired by Jim Davis and Shearer West followed by Drinks Reception.
Symposium fee: £20.00 (£10.00 postgraduates)
For further information on the symposium please contact or
The department is located in Milburn House located in the University Science Park. It is about 10 minutes walk from the main campus by footpath, but there is no direct road access from the campus itself. The closest railway station is Coventry. If you are arriving by train, either take a cab to Milburn House (located in Warwick University Science Park) directly or take a bus to main campus and walk. If you are driving, you will need to access Milburn House via Lyncgate Rd and the Science Park, as shown on the campus map. There are parking spaces for visitors at the front of the building. The main entrance to the building is at the side, facing right. Parking on a pay or display basis is also available at University House. (See map.)