Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Beyond the Grand Tour: Continental Tourism and Travel Writing, 1815-1915

With the re-opening of borders on the Continent in 1814/15, writers flooded the literary market with works exploring continental tours and experiences. We invite submissions for a proposed essay collection concerning the trends and evolutions of travel writing about and within the Continent during the long nineteenth century. Essays might address gendered travel, narratives determinedly off the beaten paths, Byronic or other ‘celebrity’ tourism, commercialization and mass tourism, genre challenges and boundaries, and the intersections of tourism and travel in many different avenues. Essays will consider the variety of ways in which writers responded to the opening of borders and their accompanying crossings throughout the century, as well as the ways in which familiarity with such Continental landscapes mutated with the development of texts and culture at home and abroad. Authors are invited to submit their essays of approximately 6,500 words, by January 1st, 2014, via email to Dr. Benjamin Colbert (B.Colbert@wlv.ac.uk) and Dr. Lucy Morrison (lxmorrison@salisbury.edu); Palgrave has already expressed an interest in considering the collection. All enquiries are welcome.

Making Waves: Oliver Lodge and the Cultures of Science, 1875-1940

Call for Papers: Workshop 1: Civic Science: Oliver Lodge, Physics, and
the Modern University, University of Birmingham, Saturday 9 November

The physicist Oliver Lodge spent most of his scientific career at the
newly founded University College Liverpool before joining the
University of Birmingham as its first Principal in 1900, retiring in
1919.  This workshop, the first in a series of four organized by James
Mussell and Graeme Gooday’s AHRC Research Network ‘Making Waves,
Oliver Lodge and the Culture of Science, 1875-1940’, will investigate
both the place of science within the university and the place of the
university in the city.  Hosted by the Centre for the Study of
Cultural Modernity at the University of Birmingham, we invite papers
that consider Lodge’s legacy for the University and Birmingham, as
well as those that consider the place of science in the civic
university at the end of the nineteenth century and the first decades
of the twentieth.

Proposals are invited for papers of 40 minutes that explore any of the
following themes:

* Oliver Lodge’s career at the University of Birmingham
* The creation of the civic university
* The place of science in the civic university
* The relationship between pure and applied science within the university
* Oliver Lodge’s influence on the city of Birmingham
* University science education in the late 19th / early 20th century
* The creation of the University of Birmingham at Edgbaston
* Oliver Lodge’s complementary careers within and beyond the university
* Science communication and popular science in the late 19th / early
20th century
* Oliver Lodge’s wife and family and their respective lives, careers,
and legacies

Please send proposals (500 words) to <oliverlodgenetwork@gmail.com> by
13 September 2013

This project is funded by an AHRC Research Networking Grant.  Further
details, including forthcoming symposia about Lodge, can be found
here: <http://www.oliverlodge.org>.  Follow us on Twitter

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