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Registration Open: Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century, 1775-1914 (3/14-15/2014)

Registration is now open
Coastal Cultures of the Long Nineteenth Century, 1775-1914
Oxford English Faculty & Magdalen College
Dates: March 14-15, 2014

Speakers: Rosemary Ashton, Margaret Cohen, Valentine Cunningham, Jane Darcy, Roger Ebbatson, Kate Flint, Nick Freeman, Nick Grindle, James Kneale, Leya Landau, Fiona Stafford, Christiana Payne, David Sergeant and Carl Thompson.

The conference explores the diversity of experiences dependent on the coasts in the long nineteenth century. Papers will consider aesthetic responses by artists, writers and musicians, but also focus on everyday material practices. In keeping with the spirit of fluid exchange encouraged by coasts, the conference draws together scholars from across the disciplines of literature, art history, musicology, history, and geography.

A recital will take place in association with the conference, with singers from the Guildhall School for Music performing works by Elgar, Stanford and Vaughan Williams, introduced by musicologist and concert pianist Ceri Owen. In addition to the concessionary price, we are able to offer three fully funded places for postgraduate students, to encourage interaction between emerging and more established scholars. These special places will be awarded competitively: if you are a post-grad and wish to be considered, please register as usual, and send in a CV and a 200-word paragraph explaining why this conference is particularly important for your academic development and why your current research will benefit from and contribute to the event. If you are successful, we will reimburse fees for both registration and the conference dinner. Please send applications to coastal.cultures@gmail.com.

For links to the conference program, registration, and general information visit: http://www.english.ox.ac.uk/our-research/coastal-cultures-long-nineteenth-century-1775%E2%80%931914

Sponsored by BAVS and Magdalen College, Oxford

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