Colloque "The Transformative Power of the Arts in Victorian and Edwardian Culture and Society"

Du 01 mars 2018 au 03 mars 2018
Salle des Colloques 1 à l’Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3 - Site Saint-Charles -

ATTENTION: à cause des intempéries récentes sur Montpellier, le programme du colloque a dû être revu. La 1/2 journée du jeudi 1er mars est reportée au vendredi 2 mars après-midi. La sortie à Nîmes est donc annulée.


Colloque de la SFEVE (Société Française des Etudes Victoriennes et Edouardiennes)

 Organisé par EMMA (Etudes Montpelliéraines du Monde Anglophone)

Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier 3

1-3 mars 2018

En partenariat avec le festival des écrans britanniques de Nîmes et le musée Fabre


The Transformative Power of the Arts in Victorian and Edwardian Culture and Society

Guest speakers
Lene Østermark-Johansen, University of Copenhaguen, Denmark
Richard Salmon, University of Leeds, UK

Thursday 1st March
Afternoon session
Site Saint Charles, Salle des colloques 1

14.30: Welcome by the convenors
Opening of the conference by Jean-Michel Ganteau, Vice President for research of the Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3,

Chair: Sara Thornton
15.00: Gilles Teulié (Aix-Marseille Université)
Empire, Orientalism and the Picture Postcard Industry. Popularizing Exoticism in Victorian and Edwardian Homes

15.30: Fatima Zohra Hamrat (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3-EMMA)
The Empire in Image: The Impact of the Illustrative Press on British Society’s Perception of the Empire

16.00: Coffee-break

Chair: Laurence Roussillon-Constanty
16.30: Élodie Raimbault (Université Grenoble Alpes – ALL)
Technology and the Cinematographic Writing of Dream and Trauma in Kipling’s Motoring Short Stories

17.00: Una Brogan (Université Paris Diderot/ Université Lyon 3-Jean Moulin)
Transformative Transport: the Aesthetics of Cycling in Dorothy Richardson’s The Tunnel

17.30: Aurélien Wasilewski (Université de Lille)
‘[A] costly ugliness to our beautiful home-landscapes’: William Robinson’s Garden Aesthetics and Market Strategy in the Crusade against ‘architects’ gardens’.

18.00: AG de la SFEVE


Friday 2nd March
Morning session
Site Saint Charles, Salle des colloques 1

Chair: Christine Reynier and Aude Haffen
9.30: Sabine Requier-Ulrich (Université de Montpellier-EMMA)
Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland as a ‘spiritual volcano’: The Birth of a New Literary Category

10.00: Charlotte Wadoux (University of Kent and University Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris 3)
‘We had grown up believing white to be the color of all the important things’: Resisting and Writing Back to the Colonial Image in Mister Pip

10.30: Catherine Delyfer (Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès)
Poisonous Books, Satanic Music, and Toxic Art: the Transformative Power of Decadence in Marie Corelli’s The Sorrows of Satan (1895)

11.00: Laurent Mellet (Université Toulouse Jean-Jaurès)
H. G. Wells’s and E. M. Forster’s Transformative Arts: Theoretical Divergences and Formal Connections

11.30-12.00: Coffee-break

12.00: Keynote lecture
Chair: Fabienne Moine
Richard Salmon (PMU, University of Leeds, UK)
Professional Service and the Art of Fiction: The Incorporated Society of Authors, 1884-1899

13.00-14.00: Buffet lunch

Afternoon session
Salle de projection, Lycée Alphonse Daudet, Nîmes

15.00 -18.00
Edwardian Cinema
Festival Les écrans britanniques, Nîmes

Keynote lecture
Vanessa Toulmin (Director of city and cultural engagement, University of Sheffield, UK)
Early archive film shows and Mitchell & Kenyon

Round Table on Edwardian Cinema with Luc Bouvard (Université Paul-Valéry Montpellier3) and Isabelle Cases (Université de Perpignan, co-organiser of Les écrans britanniques)


Saturday 3rd March
Morning session
Site Saint Charles, Salle des colloques 1

Chair: Richard Salmon
9.00: Gwendoline Koudinoff (Université Lyon 3-Jean Moulin)
Illustrating Victorian Poetry: the Dynamics of Photographic Tableaux Vivants

9.30: Béatrice Laurent (Université Bordeaux-Montaigne, CLIMAS – EA 4196)
The Power of Composition : Transforming Reality Through Artistic Fiction in Victorian Britain

10.00: Francesca Orestano (Università degli Studi, Milano)
‘There is no God but chemistry’: the Discourse of Art in the Late Victorian Age

10.30: Coffee-break

11.00: Keynote lecture
Chair: Catherine Delyfer
Lene Østermark-Johansen (PMU, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)
Freezing the Moment in Stone and Light: Dance, Sculpture and Photography at the fin de siècle

12.00-13.00: Buffet lunch

13.00-14.00: Guided visit of the Musée Fabre

Afternoon session
Auditorium of the Musée Fabre

Chair: Lene Østermark-Johansen
14.00: Fabienne Gaspari (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour)
An Extraordinary Change in the Climate, or the Transformative Power of Impressionism: The Case of George Moore

14.30: Laurence Roussillon-Constanty (Université de Pau et des Pays de l’Adour, ALTER)
Drowned Muse and Living Images: Documenting Ophelia from Millais to Virgin Suicides and Beyond

15.00: Coffee-break

15.30: Tracey Jones (AHRC PhD, Teesside University, UK)
Defeminised and Unsexed: Visual Representations of Nineteenth-Century Mining Women

16.00: Emily Jessica Turner (University of Sussex, UK)
Patient Creativity: ‘Asylum’ Publications as Healing Tools of Transformation