One Day Colloquium on Darwin, Sexuality and Literary Representation 14th May 2005 CONFERENCE PROGRAMME Keele University, School of English, Keele Management Centre

9:30 – 10:00 Registration and Welcome 10:05 – 11:15 – Keynote Speaker: Angelique Richardson (University of Exeter): “Mating in Fiction after Darwin” Chair: David Amigoni (Keele University) 11:15 – 11:40 – Coffee Break 11:45 – 13:00 – 1st Slot : Sexual Selection and Poetry Chair: Sara Silva (Keele University) Speakers – Nathan Uglow (Trinity and All Saints College, Leeds): “Mutual Adaptation: Darwin and Elizabeth Barrett Browning on the Dynamics of Sexual Selection” – Gowan Dawson (Leicester University): “Obscene Potential of Sexual Selection” – John Holmes (Reading University): “Lady Doctors and Modern Apostles, Sexual Selection and Science in the Poetry of Constance Naden”

13:00 – 14:00 Lunch 14:00 – 15:10 – Keynote Speaker Carolyn Burdett(London Metropolitan University): “Epiphenomenal Love” Chair: Roger Ebbatson (Loughborough University & University College Worcester) 15:15 – 16:10 – 2nd Slot: Responses to the Descent of Man Chair: tba Speakers – Marie Banfield (Birkbeck College, University of London): “A Very Old Manifestation of a Very Old Thing: Sexual Struggle and Selection in George Meredith’s The Egoist and Darwin’s The Descent of Man” – Mark Frost (Southampton University): “De-Sexing the Cherry: John Ruskin and the Queendoms of Nature”

16:10 – 16:30 Afternoon tea

16:30 – 17:30 – 3rd Slot: Sexual Selection, Anthropology and Colonialism Chair: tba Speakers – Heike Bauer (Birkbeck College, University of London): ” Social Darwinism and Sexual Practice in Joan Rosita Forbes’s Concerning Women” – Aimillia Ramli (Manchester University): “Algerian Beauty: Beauty and Race in Grant Allen’s The Tents of Shem”

17:30 – Evaluation and close

Please send all enquiries to Sara Silva, [email protected]