[Hum_Calendar_Events] 11/19 -- Cultures of Aestheticism-Before and After Oscar Wilde: The Decadent 1890s
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Cultures of Aestheticism-Before and After Oscar Wilde: The Decadent 1890s
Directed by Clark Professor Joseph Bristow (UCLA)
Friday November 19
Saturday November 20
Cultures of Aestheticism will feature a series of conferences that cover a fairly broad historical span, starting with the emergence of British assimilations of ideas about "art for art's sake" (from French sources such as Théophile Gautier) in the 1850s and 1860s to the legacies of the Aesthetic Movement to interwar and post-war cultures around the world. The critical questions raised by aestheticism reverberate through many of the most decisive interventions into critiques of aesthetics (notably Theodor Adorno's Aesthetic Ideology), and their reappearance is evident in recent postmodern debates about "the new aestheticism." The conference series will address the growth of l'art pour l'art in ways that expand our understanding of this movement beyond its more familiar cultural, disciplinary, and geo-political contexts.
Session 1- The Decadent 1890s
This conference focuses on the ways in which English literary culture of the 1890s became in many ways synonymous with the much-touted but relatively short-lived movement known as "Decadence." Papers will concentrate on such topics as the links between the Decadent and the New Woman, journals linked with Decadence such as The Yellow Book and The Savoy, poets, novelists, and illustrators who were affiliated with Decadent publishers such as John Lane and Leonard Smithers, and the circle of artists and writers associated with Oscar Wilde.
Registration Deadline: November 12
Printable Registration Form: http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/core10-1-r.htm
Full Program: http://www.c1718cs.ucla.edu/core10-1.htm
Registration Fees: $20 per person; UC faculty & staff, students with ID: no charge* *Students should enclose a photocopy of their current ID with the registration form. Fees are not refundable and apply to full or partial attendance.
Complimentary lunch and other refreshments are provided to all registrants.
Please be aware that space at the Clark is limited and that registration closes when seating capacity is reached. No confirmation will be sent, but we will contact you if we receive your registration after we reach capacity.
The Decadent 1890s
Friday, November 19-Saturday, November 20, 2010
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 19
Registration and Welcome
University of California, Los Angeles
SESSION ONE: DECADENCE: PRAISE AND BLAME
Julie Townsend, University of Redlands
Decadent Circulation in Rachilde's La Jongleuse
Marc DiPaolo, Oklahoma City University
The Ascetic versus the Aesthetes: Tolstoy's Condemnation of Wilde and the Decadents
11:30 a.m.-1:00 p.m.
SESSION TWO: DOLLIE RADFORD, DECADENT?
Emily Harrington, Penn State University
The Perfect Song of Dollie Radford
Julie M. Wise, University of South Carolina
Dollie Radford and the Case of the Disappearing Babies
1:00-2:00 p.m. LUNCH
SESSION THREE: THE YELLOW BOOK, JOHN LANE, AND WOMEN
Tracy J. R. Collins, Central Michigan University
Decadence as Irony: Body and the Fin de Siècle Woman Writer
Kate Krueger Henderson, Arkansas State University
Decadent Disillusionment: Masculine Perspectives in Ella D'Arcy's Yellow Book Stories
Diana Maltz, Southern Oregon University
Mabel Dearmer, Children's Books, and the Decadent 1890s
4:45 p.m. RECEPTION
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 20
Registration and Welcome
SESSION FOUR: AESTHETIC PHOTOGRAPHS, DECADENT CARTOONS
Sally Brooke Cameron, Concordia University, Montreal
Impressionistic Photography and the Flâneuse in Amy Levy's The Romance of a Shop
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
Cosmesis: Max Beerbohm's Improved Intentions
SESSION FIVE: DECADENT POETRY (I)
Kasey Bass Baker
Texas A&M University-Kingsville
'She hath no air': Mary Coleridge's Moon
The University of Wisconsin-Waukesha
The Chemistry of Aestheticism: The Work of John Davidson
SESSION SIX: DECADENT POETRY (II)
So Young Park, Gustavus Adolphus College
Dora Sigerson Shorter, the Celtic Revival, and Fin-de-Siècle Literary Culture
Beth Newman, Southern Methodist University
Alice Meynell's Anti-Paterian Temporality
SESSION SEVEN: DECADENT LEGACIES
Kristin Mahoney, Western Washington University
The Boom in Yellow: The Afterlife of the 1890s
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