Nineteenth-Century Poetics of Place

22 June 2018

Durham University - Hatfield College 
Friday 22 June, 9:00-19:00


This conference will feature twelve papers by researchers from British institutions, a keynote by Assistant Professor Robert St Clair (Dartmouth College), and performances of poetry by Anne Portugal and Professor Michael O'Neill. 

The event is supported by Durham University (@durhamIO), Hatfield College (@HatfieldCollege), the Society for French Studies (@french_studies), the Arts and Humanities Research Council's Northern Bridge Doctoral Training Partnership (@Northern_Bridge), the network on 'Contemporary French Poetic Practice' funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council (@ahrcpress), and Le Service Enseignement Supérieur, Recherche et Innovation de l'Ambassade de France au Royaume-Uni (@AmbascienceUK). 

Article-length versions of a selection of the conference papers will appear in a guest-edited issue of Nineteenth-Century Contexts in early 2019. 

On the day preceding the conference, seven of the speakers will deliver a training day at Newcastle University on 'Analysing Poetry' for twenty-five postgraduates from Durham University, Newcastle University, and Queen's University Belfast. 

Further information is available from the organiser, Dr Daniel Finch-Race (

Deadline - R. Gapper undergraduate essay prize

30 June 2018

Entries are open until 30 June: for more details please visit the R. Gapper undergraduate essay prize page.

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.