SHows of london

Nineteenth-Century Reading Group Meeting: On Rocks


Wednesday, 9 March 2011
17.30 - 18.30, Research Forum South Room

Shows of London Rocks
Illustrated London News
Ticket/entry details: Open to academic staff and students of The Courtauld Institute of Art, King’s College London and other institutions

Organised by:
Prof. Caroline Arscott (The Courtauld Institute of Art), Prof. Clare Pettitt and Prof. Josephine McDonagh (King's College London)



Further information:
This is an interdepartmental/intercollegiate group studying Victorian Culture that meets regularly to discuss texts on street culture, representation, the Metropolis and associated issues.


Reading list:

  • Doreen Massey, For Space (2005), Chapter 12.
  • Ralph O’Connor, The Earth on Show: Fossils and the Poetics of Popular Science, 1802-1856 (2007), Chapter 2.
  • William Dyce’s painting Pegwell Bay (1858).


Adelene Buckland (University of East Anglia) will introduce the material.

Texts can be found at the Shows of London website: http://showsoflondon.wordpress.com



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