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18-19 May 2018
Room 7.45, Run Run Shaw Tower, Centennial Campus, HKU

This two-day workshop looks at the ways in which the long nineteenth century encountered distance and tried to deal with, compress or overcome it. Papers will address distance as it relates to geography, social class, the sexes, different cultures, cultural practices and mental states, and its ‘solutions’ as they appear in material objects, writings, art and other practices.



Friday 18 May, 11am
Sara Thornton, Professor of English and Anglophone Literatures and Cultures
(Université Paris Diderot)
‘Dreams of Proximity and the Drive for Interiority in the Nineteenth Century’

Saturday 19 May, 11am
Clare Pettitt, Professor of Nineteenth-Century Literature and Culture
(King's College London)
‘Distant Contemporaries: Seriality and Revolution in 1848’


Enquiries: Professor Julia Kuehn, School of English (jkuehn@hku.hk).