(two 30-min papers + live Q&A)
INTERDISCIPLINARY RESEARCH ACROSS THE TEXTUAL AND VISUAL ARTS
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Chair: Dr Claudine van Hensbergen -Associate Professor in Eighteenth-Century Literature at Northumbria University
Facing the Text: A cut and paste cult and its afterlife
Lucy will be speaking about the interdisciplinary research that informed her recent monograph Facing the Text: Extra-illustration, Print Culture and Sociability, 1769-1840.
political caricature as literary history: intermediality and interdisciplinary risk
David will be speaking about the challenges of interdisciplinary research by drawing upon his experiences of working across textual and visual culture, especially in his research for his recent monograph The Politics of Parody: A Literary History of Caricature, 1760–1830 (Yale UP, 2018). Within his broader discussion, David will reflect on the ways in which it can be hard to find a natural audience for interdisciplinary work within the Academy, with the result that approaches and arguments are often unappreciated and misunderstood.
David writes: “The book’s methodology is, for me, its most important argument: it’s an experiment in constructing literary history from ephemeral material usually considered to lie well beyond the discipline’s purview. Beyond this, it charts the use of literary narratives and characters as a language of parliamentary politics and also the entwining of cultural capital and political literacy in the period.”
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