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Frazzled and Dazzled

Grappling Hook used for lifting the Transatlantic Telegraph Cable, on the Great Eastern.

  • Friday 29 April 2016
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    11:00 am - 12:30 pm

    with registration from 10.30

    S.012, King's College London, Strand Campus, WC2R 2LS

  • Friday 29 April 2016
    PLEASE NOTE: This Date Has Passed
    12:45 pm - 7:00 pm

    Room F44, New Wing, The Courtauld Institute of Art, Somerset House, Strand, London, WC2R 0RN

Speaker

  • Dr Gabe Moshenka - Lecturer in Public Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology
  • Dr Cassie Newland - Scrambled Messages Postdoctoral Fellow, KCL Dept of English
  • Dr Simone Natale - Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, Loughborough University
  • Natalie Hume - Scrambled Messages Project Student, PhD Candidate,The Courtauld Institute of Art
  • Anne Chapman - Scrambled Messages Project Student, PhD Candidate, KCL Dept of English
  • Dr Will Abberley - Lecturer in Victorian literature, University of Sussex

Organised by

  • Prof. Caroline Arscott - The Courtauld Institute of Art

Frazzled and Dazzled brings together scholars from literature, art history, media studies and archaeology to focus on the flow of data and scrambling of information as historical sites take on new functions, imagery reaches new audiences and social and natural appearances are understood to be liable to blur and deceive.  Nineteenth-century instances are considered alongside key contemporary phenomena.  The day will offer broad-ranging discussions of photography, newspaper illustration, and other aspects of communications technology as well as the bafflements and reveals to be found in Victorian detective fiction and evolutionary theory.  This symposium is organised by the research project ‘Scrambled Messages: the Telegraphic Imaginary, 1858-1900’ funded by the AHRC and focusing on the cultural effects of telegraphic technology.

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Programme

MORNING SESSION – King’s College London, Strand Campus

10.30 – 11.00 REGISTRATION – Room S.012

11.00 – 12.30 SESSION 1 – BEATING THE BOUNDS (Room S.012)

Dr Gabe Moshenka (Lecturer in Public Archaeology, UCL Institute of Archaeology) Bloomsbury’s Proton Pipe

Dr Cassie Newland (Scrambled Messages Postdoctoral Fellow, KCL Dept of English) Bloomsbury Fields


 

AFTERNOON SESSION – The Courtauld Institute of Art

12.45 – 14.30 Lunch provided for all participants  Room F44, New Wing

14.30 – 16.00 SESSION 2 – IMAGES, MEDIA, CIRCULATION (Room F44, New Wing)

Dr Simone Natale (Lecturer in Communication and Media Studies, Loughborough University) – Photography and Media Imaginaries in Nineteenth-Century United States

Natalie Hume (Scrambled Messages Project Student, PhD Candidate,The Courtauld Institute of Art) – Pictures from the Front: The Modoc War and the Illustrated London News, 1873.

16.00 – 16.30 Tea/coffee break (provided)

16.30 – 18.00 SESSION 3 – INTERRUPTION (Room F44, New wing)

Anne Chapman (Scrambled Messages Project Student, PhD Candidate, KCL Dept of English) – Perhaps I interrupt you’: visiting, repetition and Conan Doyle’s professionals

Dr Will Abberley (Lecturer in Victorian literature, University of Sussex) – Naturalist, Interrupted: Repetition, Mimicry and Misapprehension in the Victorian Naturalist’s Memoir

18.00 – 19.00 RECEPTION (wine and soft drinks provided)

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