Registration for our 2018 conference in Cork closes on 25 May - please register now!


Peggy McCracken (visiting international fellow) - workshops

29 May 2018

29 May, 10:00-17.15, Wellcome Library/Institute of Advanced Studies, UCL, London

Workshops: Manuscript Ecologies and Prehuman/Posthuman Ecologies

Peggy McCracken - lecture in London

30 May 2018

30 May, 17:30, Council Room (K2.29), King’s Building, Strand Campus, King's College London

Lecture: ‘Human Being and Animal Becoming: Actaeon and His Dogs’

Peggy McCracken - lecture in Cambridge

31 May 2018

31 May, 17:00, Audit Room, King's College, Cambridge

Lecture: ‘Pygmalion's Statue: Animacy, Life, and Love’

Peggy McCracken - lecture in Oxford

05 June 2018

5 June, 17:15, Maison Française, Oxford

Lecture: ‘Supplementing Gender and Moralizing Ovid: the Story of Iphis and Ianthe’

Peggy McCracken - reading group in Exeter

07 June 2018

7 June, time and room tbc, University of Exeter

Reading group on eco-theory

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02 - 04 July 2018

We look forward to welcoming you to University College Cork for our 59th annual conference. 

La Portraiture 250

La Portraitomanie: Intermediality and the Portrait in 19th-century France

14 September 2018

14 September 2018, 10am-5pm

Room 246, Second Floor, Senate House, Malet Street, London WC1E 7HU

This one-day workshop will bring together 9 scholars from a number of disciplines (including art history, history, journalism, literature) who are currently collaborating on a special journal issue of L’Esprit créateur on the topic of intermediality and portraiture in 19th-century France.

Short paper presentations will be followed by ample discussion time. The overall aim of the workshop is to illuminate through various disciplinary perspectives how the concept of the portrait is shaped by different media forms and styles, which continuously redefine notions of identity, celebrity, expressivity and resemblance in 19th-century French visual culture.