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The last meeting of this semester was a discussion of some recent filmic representations of the nineteenth century. The idea being that everyone could watch one or two films and be prepared to discuss any others that came to mind.

Unfortunately, I was unable to attend and apologise for not updating this blog on time. However, I wanted to post two readings I thought were topical to this discussion.

Cora Kaplan: Fingersmith’s Coda: Feminism and Victorian Studies, Journal of Victorian Culture, Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2008 , pp. 42-55

and

James Thompson: ‘The BBC and the Victorians,’ in The Victorians since 1901: Histories, Representations and Revisions, ed. Miles Taylor and Michael Wolff, Manchester University Press, 2004, pp 150-166

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The last meeting for the year will look at travel writing in the nineteenth century. We have two short readings with accompanying slides to be presented on Friday .

Old man in the Marketplace, 1912-14. . Oil on canvas board, 27 x 37 cm, unsigned collection. Private Collection.
Old man in the Marketplace, 1912-14.  Oil on canvas board, 27 x 37 cm,
unsigned collection. Private Collection.

Hope to see you there!

Reading 1

Kate Robertson (Art History) will be talking about Australians in Europe and Europeans in Australia: she will mainly use images, but has also provided some brief extracts from letters by Hilda Rix Nicholas.

Letters from Hilda Rix Nicholas

Reading 2

Vanessa Smith

Robert Louis Stevenson, In the South Seas. Book III, THE GILBERTS, Chapter VI: The Five Days’ Festival

Reading 3

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Frank Hurley, title for Pearls and Savages, coloured glass lantern slide, NLA Frank Hurley collection, PIC FH/801

Robert Dixon (English) has provided his article on Frank Hurley’s multimedia travel accounts from a  special issue of Studies in Travel Writing on Australian travel.

Robert Dixon, What was Travel Writing? Frank Hurley and the Media Contexts of Early Twentieth-Century Australian Travel Writing, Studies in Travel Writing, Vol. II, No. 1, March 2007, pp59 – 82

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Below is Vanessa’s last email:

“Here are the readings for the ‘body in pain’ session of the nineteenth-century interdisciplinary study group on October 3. Liz (History) will be talking about Fanny Burney’s account of her 1811 mastectomy, and I’ll (English) be talking about Melville’s account of Marquesan facial tattooing in Typee (observed 1842, published 1846). We look forward to seeing you on  Friday 3rd, Rogers Room, 1-3.

At the last meeting it was decided to meet only one other time this semester, on November 14, the session on travel. The sessions on ‘Unusual Friendships’ and ‘Elocution and Etiquette’ will be carried over until next year, when group members with relevant interests who are currently off on research trips will be back to talk about their work.”

Reading 1

Fanny Burney’s account of her 1811 mastectomy

Reading 2

Melville’s account of Marquesan facial tattooing in Typee

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Arthur Melville, An Arab Interior, 1881, National Gallery of Scotland

Arthur Melville, An Arab Interior, 1881, National Gallery of Scotland

Dr Mary Roberts will be leading the discussion this week on nineteenth century Orientalism.

Reading 1 (Main focus of discussion)

This reading comes from the accompanying exhibition publication to the Tate’s current exhibition The Lure of the East: British Orientalist Painting.

Reading 2

Reading 3

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James Drown has very kindly volunteered to kick things off on August 15 with something on landscape. He will be drawing on his own research into the history of surveying, and it would be great if some members working on landscape in Art History and English could also contribute readings or images to this session. The juxtaposition of the surveyor’s and artist’s perspectives would be fascinating.

Tom Roberts, The artists’ camp, 1886, oil on canvas 46.0 x 60.9 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1943

Tom Roberts, The artists’ camp, 1886, oil on canvas 46.0 x 60.9 cm National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne Felton Bequest, 1943

Reading 1:Beating About the Bush: The Landscapes of the Heidleberg School,’ from Australian Art and Architecture: Essays Prestented to Bernard Smith, ed., Anthony Bradley & Terry Smith, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1980

Reading 2: Jeffrey Auerbach, ‘The Impossibility of Artistic Escape: Thomas Watling, Jon Glover, and the Australian Pituresque

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Here are the first readings for next week’s meeting:

Briony’s readings:

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    Anita’s readings: transparency painting

    • Below is an image of transparencies in Melbourne and in Philadelphia in the 1860s.


    Ben’s readings
    : extracts from Punch



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    Chiara’s readings:
    cloth and commodification in nineteenth century France

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