NCRS: Nation-Building and Identity

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Nineteenth Century Research Seminar Series

Spring 2018 Seminar 5: Nation-Building and Identity

Speakers:

  • Elly Grayson, Edinburgh. J. M. Barrie’s Margaret Ogilvy: Appropriating the Biography and Conceptions of Storytelling, “Scottishness”, Mothers and Children.
    • Elly Grayson is a first year English Literature PhD Candidate at the University of Edinburgh. Her research focuses on J. M. Barrie, and his evocation of Scottish folklore and fairy tales in his prose and drama. She is particularly interested in highlighting the progressive nature of his work, his metafictional inclinations and how they relate to storytelling, myth-making and the presentation of the child in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. 
    • Elly examined the female storyteller as the source of national identity in Barrie's works.

"I shall get no more old world Scotch out of her this afternoon, she weeds her talk determinedly, and it is as great a falling away as when the mutch gives place to the cap..."
J.M. Barrie, Margaret Ogilvy, 1896

  • Guy Hinton, Newcastle. Representing the Wars of the 1850s and 1880s: panoramas in the north east of England.
    • Guy Hinton is a PhD History candidate and teaching assistant at Newcastle University. His thesis looks at the representation and memorialisation of wars in the second half of the nineteenth century, through a range of cultural activities, war trophies and memorials in the North East. Guy previously worked in the cultural sector.
    • Guy examined panoramic paintings as a vehicle for depicting war, imperialism, and sensationalist news reporting.
 Garibaldi, his life, character, and glorious career (1860), scene 5 Image Source:  https://library.brown.edu/cds/garibaldi/panoramaHTML5/panorama_scroll.php

Garibaldi, his life, character, and glorious career (1860), scene 5
Image Source: https://library.brown.edu/cds/garibaldi/panoramaHTML5/panorama_scroll.php

This was the final session of the 2018 Seminar Series. The NCRS will be back in Spring 2019.