Programme

Friday 25th March 2011

8.15 – 8.45 Registration
8.45 – 9.00 – Welcome
9.00 – 10.10 - Keynote Ann Dumas - Vincent van Gogh: Artist and Writer

10.15 - 11.45

Victorians and GenderGeographiesWord and Image 1
Donna Hetherington: The Last Letters of Amy Levy and Eleanor MarxNancy Campbell: Corpses, Cairns and Carrier Pigeons: Polar Postal SystemsRichard Cox and Phil Mead: RTS / Return to Sender
Dr Philippa Hardman: The Ascent of Woman? Victorian gender in the private letters of Charles DarwinKatie Reid: ‘Posting’ Apartheid South AfricaTim Lay and Jonathan Newman: The Art of Bankruptcy
Mariya Ustymenko:Thoughts Undelivered: Emily Dickinson and the PageDr Kai Easton: Travels with Mike: from HMS Goodwill to Yacht JesterDes Barry and Diego Vidart: Postcards and Found Objects: the process of creating an interactive novel and website between Wales and the Southern Cone countries: Uruguay, Argentina and the Falklands


11.45 - 12.00
- Coffee
12.00 - 1.10 - Keynote Professor Nicholas Royle - The Truth in Postcards
1.10 - 2.00 - Lunch

2.00 - 3.30

NationalismsEdwardian Postcard CultureEpistolarity
Corwin Luthuli Mhlahlo: Forwards from Zimbabwe: A socio-historical perspective of forwarded email in an era of crisesAnnebella Pollen: 'Naked Notes': Public/private intimate relations in Brighton picture postcard inscriptionsSteven Abblitt: Lotus-eaters and love letters: the undeliverable letters and delayed messages of James Joyce and Jacques Derrida
Geraldine Alexander: Real Britain? A postcard from the 70sKevin Bacon: Histories of ViolenceDavid Hull: ‘Things do not connect; they correspond’: Epistolarity and Translation in Jack Spicer’s After Lorca
Dr Franco Frescura: Controlling the Image: Chinese Miners on the Witwatersrand, 1904 – 1910Dr Julia Gillen and Professor Nigel Hall: ‘Hope to see you this evening – Love, Nessie’: The Edwardian Picture Postcard as a revolutionary communications phenomenonDr Esther Milne: Technologies of presence and the epistolary scene of writing


3.30 - 4.30
– Careers Round Table
Kevin Bacon, Curator of Photographs for the Royal Pavilion and Museums
Candida Lacey, Managing Director, Myriad Editions
Fiona Courage, Special Collections Manager & Mass Observation Curator
John-David Rhodes, Senior Lecturer in Literature and Visual Culture, University of Sussex (Sussex Centre for Cultural Studies).

4.30 - 4.45
- Coffee

4.45 - 6.15

ModernismLooking at CardsLooking at Letters
Hannah Wen-Shan Shieh: An Epistolary Monologue: Ezra Pound’s ‘The River-Merchant’s Wife: A Letter’Claudia Schaefer and Raul Hernandez: Mexico Writes Back: Messages in a Bottle from Frida Kahlo and Subcomandante MarcosDr Lesley Whitworth: The image of business in business correspondence: letterheads in the archive
Claudia Louise Field: Postcard Sentiments: Public and Private JourneysGreg Thomas: Concrete Communication: the postcard poetry of Edwin morgan and Ian Hamilton FinlayDr Jennifer Wawrzinek: ‘I know not how to express my devotion’: Keats and the Ethical Relation in the Letters to Fanny Brawne
Verita Sriratana: ‘It is far too hot to give any sensible coherent criticism of your paper’: Virginia Woolf’s Letters as ‘Living’ Literary CriticismAlyssa Greenberg: Exposing the rhetorics of idealized family photographs: American photographic Christmas Cards, 1930s through 1950sDr Marija Dalbello: /Micrographies and Microreadings – Writing at the Threshold of Movement, Sight, Sound/


6.30 - 8.30
Wine and food reception
Exhibition Private view and Postcards Competition Results; curated by Nicola Ashmore (University of Brighton)
Exhibitors:
Paula Do Prado
Helen Allsebrook
Anwyl Cooper-Willis
Carson & Miller
Chris Glynn & Fran O'Hara
Richard Cox & Phil Mead
Des Barry & Diego Vidart
Nicola Ashmore
Julia Gillen
Lea Redmond
Chudasama & Wood
Lino Mannocci

Saturday 26th March 2011

10-11.30 Option 1 – Brighton Museum Research skills: responses to the archive
Curatorial research skills seminar: working with postcards as museum objects. Led by curator Kevin Bacon.
11.30 travel to Sussex campus in time for lunch

Option 2 – Sussex Campus Epistolary practice: creative responses
Creative writing workshops with Myriad Writers Sue Eckstein and Jonathan Kemp.
Word & image workshop with artists Nancy Campbell and Belle Mellor.
Community publishing: 'Letter in the Attic' – the value of everyday writings and images. Led by John Riches from QueenSpark Publishing.

12.00 – 1.00pm - Lunch

1.00 – 2.00

Looking at Cards 2CollectingWord and Image 2
Dr Deborah Schultz: Travelling WordsBethan Stevens: Letters of lost artRachel Flynn: Using the written letter as a fine-art source to inform and stimulate a creative practice-led enquiry
Pollyanna Ruiz: Wishing You Were HereJonathan Carson and Rosie Miller: The Scrapbook-Letter: embodiment and value in pictorial correspondenceRobyn Creagh: Four Fragments to tell a Story – Postcards from Interconnected Places


2.00 – 2.20 - Coffee

2.20 – 3.50

Looking at Letters 2NovelsWord and Image 3
Dr Thomas Karshan: The Genealogy of the Undelivered Letter in ModernismRachel Bower: Epistolary Encounter in Monica Ali’s Brick LanePam Thompson: Postcards from Belfast: the relationship between the visual and the verbal in the evolution of a poem
Dr Jonathan Ellis: Larkin's PostmenProfessor Steven Earnshaw: ‘And what are letters? Only a sort of pis-aller’ (Shirley): Charlotte Brontë’s Last ResortChris Glynn and Fran O’Hara: ‘The weather was just right, mostly cloudy’ – Will the depopularisation of the postcard as a medium result in the loss of a valuable handwritten language?
Morgan Daniels: Kenneth Tynan's 'fuck file', and what I found thereRosemary Harrington: Scribe du petit matin: Epistolarity, Storytelling, and the Creation of a Counterpublic in Gisèle Pineau’s Exile According to JuliaPaula do Prado: Writing from the margin: letters of resistance


4.00 – 5.30
Keynote with closing discussion & responses
Marcus Wood – Obscene aesthetics: Posting the lynching post-card


AHRC Beyond the Text