Welcome to the website of c19c, the Cross Cultural Circa Nineteenth Century Research Centre! You will find our latest news here. Please scroll down for the Spring Term 2021 Programme.

Spring Term 2021 Programme

Wednesday 3 February 2021 (Week 2), 1 pm

Via Microsoft Teams
Dr Julia Hartley (University of Warwick)
‘The Persian Alexander: Hybridity and Cultural Transition in Judith Gautier’s Iskender (1886)’

Wednesday 24 February 2021 (Week 5), 1 pm

Via Microsoft Teams
Dr Luke Gartlan (St Andrews)
‘Inventing Provinciality in the Age of Empire: St Andrews and the Global Networks of Early Photography’

Tuesday 16 March 2021 (Week 8), 1-3pm

Via Microsoft Teams
c19c Postgraduate Research Conference
organised by c19c Postgraduate Rep Alex Adame Basilio, the conference will offer 10-minute snapshots on current PGR research in the field

Panel 1. On Cultures, Nations, and Territories
Chair: Katerina García Walsh

Bennett Collins (International Relations): ‘Settler Colonial Fantasies of “Wilderness”: Birthing National Parks from the Doctrine of Christian Discovery’

Anushrut Ramakrishnan Agrwaal (Film Studies): ‘Cinema of Paper: Expertise, Disciplinary Knowledge, Censorship and the Film Catalogue’

Sam Kramer (Russian Studies): ‘The Implementation of Otto Bauer’s Concept of Cultural Autonomy – stated in 1907 in Die Nationalitätenfrage und die Sozialdemokratie – in 1920s Estonia’

Panel 2. On Personal Agency, Identity and Creativity
Chair: Sam Kramer

Agata Piotrowska (Modern History): ‘How did these Polish women express on paper their sense of agency, identity, and national or international belonging?’

Amy McTurk (French Studies): ‘How can we discuss the creativity and agency of women artists without automatically imposing sexed and gendered definitions of the (Romantic) “artist” or “genius”?’

Katerina García Walsh (English): ‘The methodological problem of blending a historicist approach with seemingly anachronistic critical writing’

Wednesday 14 April 2021 (Week 10), 1pm 

Via Microsoft Teams
Special session on 19th-century Russian Melodrama with views from Japan
organised by Dr Margarita Vaysman (St Andrews)
Speakers: Dr Daisuke Adachi (Slavic Eurasian Research Centre, Hokkaido University) and Dr Kieko Kamitake (Japan Society for the Promotion of Science, Tokyo University of the Arts)

followed by a planning meeting of the steering committee for the 2021-22 session, 2.30-2.30pm

Wednesday 5 May 2021 (Week 14), 1 pm

Via Microsoft Teams
Prof. Simon James (Durham University)
‘Dickens and Autobiographical Memory’

Friday 14 May 2021 (Week 14), time tba

Via Microsoft Teams
c19c ‘Scotland Global’ Day Conference
organised by Dr Michael White (St Andrews)
Confirmed speakers: Prof. Alison Lumsden (University of Aberdeen) and Prof. Anne Schwan (Edinburgh Napier University)


The University of St Andrews will host the Nineteenth Annual Conference of the Society of Dix-Neuviémistes (22-24 March 2021) ‘Heritages and Counter-Cultures’. The Call for Papers is available here. Deadline for proposals is 30 November 2020.

We are delighted to announce that c19c Co-Director Professor Will Fowler‘s latest book La Guerra de Tres Años (1857-1861) is now available from Crítica. Read more here.

We are delighted to announce that c19c member Dr Linda Goddard‘s latest book Savage Tales: The Writings of Paul Gaugin is now available from Yale University Press. Read more here.

We are delighted to announce that c19c member Dr Sara Lodge‘s latest book Inventing Edward Lear is now available from Harvard University Press. You will find more information on Sara’s new website dedicated to Edward Lear’s Music.

We are delighted to announce that c19c member Professor Judith Wolfe is currently involved in the Oxford History of Modern German Theology, an ambitious three-volume critical history of German theology, due to be published around 2022. Read more here.