and the Domestic Interior
& Albert Museum, London
23 October 2004
Registration and Coffee
First Session: Locating the Domestic
Chair: A V (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Catherine Richardson (Shakespeare Institute, University of Birmingham)
Early Modern Plays and Domestic Spaces
Charles Rice (University of New South Wales, Sydney)
Immersion and Rupture: Walter Benjamins Literary Interior
Grant (AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic Interior)
Reading the House of Fiction: From Object to Interior, 1720-1920
Morag Shiach (Queen Mary, University of London)
'Woolf and Richardson: The Modernist Home and Urban Space'
Second Parallel Session I: The Social and Domestic I
Chair: Corinna Russell (Emmanuel College, Cambridge)
Sophia Pickford (St. Johns College, Cambridge)
Imagining the Historical Interior: The French Renaissance Chateau
through Sixteenth-Century Literature
Claire Lamont (University of Newcastle)
Jane Austens Public Rooms
Sara Thornton (UCL)
When the sofa wont float: Furniture, Characterization and
Politics in Henry Jamess The Bostonians
Second Parallel Session II: Narrative and Progress?
Chair: Karen Lipsedge (University of Kingston)
Thad Logan (Rice University)
'How (and Why) to Write a Room: Nineteenth-Century Novels and the Domestic
Livesey (Royal Holloway)
'Slums, Model Dwellings and the People: Mrs Humphrey Ward, Walter Besant
and the Question of Interiority'
Nicola Wilson (University of Warwick)
Reproducing the Home in Robert Tressells The Ragged Trousered
Philanthropists and D.H. Lawrences Sons and Lovers
Third Parallel Session I: Social and Domestic 2
Chair: Markman Ellis (Queen Mary, University of London)
The Search for Home in Edith Whartons The House of Mirth
Marilyn Casto (Virginia Tech. University)
'Imagined Space: Interiors in the Work of L. M. Montgomery'
Preston-Chavez (Huntington Library)
Stella Gibbon's Cold Comfort Farm and the Modern Interior
Third Parallel Session II: Art and the Aesthetic
Chair: Francesca Berry (University of Warwick)
Geoffrey Gilbert (American University of Paris)
"Ma maison, vous ne lignorez pas, est la maison des artistes":
Naturalism, Modernism, and the Domestic Place of Art
Guiliana Pieri (Royal Holloway, University of London)
Gabriele D'Annunzio and the Italian fin-de-siecle Interior'
Victoria Rosner (Texas A&M University)
Framing Dorian Gray
4.50-5.40 Representation and Interpretation
Final Discussion with coffee & tea
Chair: Jeremy Aynsley (Royal College of Art)
Discussants: Michèle Barrett (Queen Mary, University of London)
and Christopher Breward (Victoria & Albert Museum)
The symposium will take place at the Victoria
& Albert Museum and will begin in Seminar Room 1, accessible from
the Silver Gallery (level 3). Subsequent sessions will be held in both Seminar
Room 1 (formerly the Jean Muir Seminar Room) and Seminar Room A of the Research
Department. Registration begins at 10.00 AM, when the Museum opens.
Fees: Full price - £40, Student price - £20. Fee includes sandwich
lunch, morning coffee and afternoon tea.
Registration is done by prebooking. (Bookings are being accepted until
October15th, 2004). Payment can be made by credit card or cheque made
out to Royal College of Art. Please download the booking
form and return with payment to AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic
Interior, Royal College of Art, Kensington Gore, London, UK SW7 2EU.
For further information contact the AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic
Interior, email@example.com; t. +44 (0)207
590 4183; f. +44 (0)207 4580.
This event is organized by the AHRB Centre for the Study of the Domestic
Interior (Royal College of Art, Victoria & Albert Museum, and Royal
Holloway, University of London).