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Reading the Label: Periodisation, Style, and the Humanities

Friday 15 October 2021, 12.00PM to 5pm

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12:00 Welcome and opening remarks (Susie Beckham & Dr Melissa L Gustin)

12:10 Keynote Dr Andrew McInnes (Edge Hill University)

12:45 Panel 1 - Contentious labels (Chair: Dr Melissa L Gustin)

Not Late, Just Out of Date: Deconstructing the Label of “Late Style”, Caitlin Doley (University of York)

‘Spasmodic ramifications in the erotic direction’: reclaiming the ‘Fleshly’ labelling of Pre-Raphaelitism, Nicholas Dunn-McAfee (University of York)

13:40 ~ 15 minute screen break ~

13:55 Panel 2 - Constructed identities (Chair: Susie Beckham)

The Liability of Labels: Reconsidering Style on the Middleton Cross, Dr Amanda Doviak (University of York)

Which Antiquity? Problematising ‘the Ancients’ in eighteenth-century French architectural discourse, Christiane Matt (University of York)

The ‘New Woman’ Illustrator?: Women Illustrators and Style at the British Fin de Siècle, Michelle Reynolds (University of Exeter)

15:10 ~ 15 minute screen break ~

15:25 Panel 3 - Visualising the label (Chair: Dr Melissa L Gustin)

The Temporal Nuance of the ‘Pre-Raphaelite’ Label and its Visual Communication, Susie Beckham (University of York)

New Ways of Seeing: On Paradigms of National Canon Formation in Irish Modernism, Dr. des. Elisabeth Ansel (Friedrich Schiller University Jena)

How Can Historians Apply Contemporary Ideas on Whiteness as a Visual Label to Earlier Periods of Time?, Hardeep Singh Dhindsa (King’s College London)

16:40 Closing Remarks

Location: Online via Zoom