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CFP: The Figure of Christ in the Long Nineteenth Century (3/1/2016; 5/7/2016)

Date: Saturday 7 May 2016Anglia Ruskin University

Venue: Anglia Ruskin University, East Road, Cambridge, CB1 1PT

The theme of the inaugural conference for the Nineteenth-Century Studies at Anglia Research Unit is ‘The Figure of Christ in the Long Nineteenth-Century’. The Keynote Speakers will be Professor Emma Mason (Warwick), Professor Valerie Purton (Anglia Ruskin) and Professor Christopher Rowland (Oxford). This is an interdisciplinary conference and the conference invites proposals for 20-minute papers that address representations of redefinitions of Christ-figures in the literature, history, theology and art of the period.

Papers might address:

  • The feminization of Christ in literary works such as Christina Rossetti’s ‘Goblin Market’ and Florence Nightingale’s ‘Cassandra’
  • The figuration of a historical or fictional character as a moral and ethical touchstone
  • The political use of the Christ-like martyr or liberator
  • The representation of one paying the debt that another has incurred or of one dying in the place of another
  • Artistic representations of Christ
  • Historical re-valuations of Christ
  • Re-writings and re-interpretations of the Passion narratives

Please submit abstracts to:elizabeth.ludlow@anglia.ac.uk

For more information, please visit: http://www.anglia.ac.uk/arts-law-and-social-sciences/department-of-english-and-media/our-research/seminars-and-conferences/the-figure-of-christ

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