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One Day Colloquium on Darwin, Sexuality and Literary Representation

///One Day Colloquium on Darwin, Sexuality and Literary Representation

One Day Colloquium on Darwin, Sexuality and Literary Representation

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]

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