9th July 2012 - 10th July 2012
Dickens and the Visual Imagination
This international two-day conference will explore the interfaces between art history and textual scholarship through the work of Charles Dickens.
This international two-day conference hosted by the Paul Mellon Centre in London and the University of Surrey in Guildford in association with Watts Gallery, will explore the interfaces between art history and textual scholarship through the work of Charles Dickens.
Dickens is renowned for the richness of his visual imagination and his publications encouraged readers to interpret his words with and through their accompanying illustrations. Not only was Dickens deeply engaged with ideas of the visual in his writing, but his work has also provoked responses from artists across multiple disciplines within the Victorian period and beyond.
The conference seeks to build on recent interdisciplinary work that illuminates nineteenth-century understandings of visual culture. By focussing the conference through a writer whose work is embedded in the visual imagination, Dickens will provide a test case for examining and theorising the connection between text and image across two hundred years of cultural history.
Professor Kate Flint, University of Southern California, USA
Professor Sambudha Sen, University of Delhi, India
Professor Lynda Nead, Birkbeck, University of London
Professor Andrew Sanders, University of Durham
Dr Churnjeet Mahn
Dr Beth Palmer
Dr Gregory Tate
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