The Frozen Deep: Voices from the Nineteenth-Century Arctic
A symposium in collaboration with and funded by The Centre for Victorian Studies, Royal Holloway; The Art Collections, Royal Holloway; HARI, and UiT The Arctic University of Norway.
10.00 DR LAURA MACCULLOCH AND DR SOPHIE GILMARTIN (RHUL) Welcome
10.10 PROFESSOR KLAUS DODDS (RHUL)
The Strange and Sublime, or What Nineteenth-Century Victorian Arctic Cultures could tell us about an Anthropogenic Arctic
10.45 DR INGEBORG HOVIK (UIT, NORWAY)
Agency and Ethnographic Imaging: John Ross’s Portraits of the Netsilik Inuit, 1829-1835
DR NANNA KAALUND (SCOTT POLAR RESEARCH INSTITUTE, UNIVERSITY OF CAMBRIDGE)
‘The Admiralty has been keeping its pictures’: Visual Culture, George Nares, and the ‘British Arctic Expedition’ of 1875-1876
11.25 Coffee Break
11.45 DR ALISON WRIGHT (RHUL)
The Painter and the Zoo: Giving Landseer’s Polar Bears Back their Voice
DR SIGFRID KJELDAAS (GenØk NORWAY)
Classified, Exploited or Wild: Beginning Contemplations on the Representation and Function of Animals in Some Nineteenth- Century Narratives of Arctic Exploration.
DR GREER CRAWLEY AND DR LAURA MACCULLOCH (RHUL)
A Scenographic Expedition: Working with Edwin Landseer’s Man Proposes, God Disposes.
13.00 Lunch (Large Board Room)
During Lunch: Exhibition of Scenography students’ work (RHUL Drama Department) in the Picture Gallery. Scenography inspired by Wilkie Collins’ The Frozen Deep (1856), and Jo Shapcott’s Erebus (2012).
14.00 DR EAVAN O’DOCHARTAIGH (UMEÅ, SWEDEN)
‘Dances and Damsels’: The Social Life of Nineteenth-Century British Expeditions to the Arctic
DR SOPHIE GILMARTIN (RHUL)
Arctic ‘Highlanders’: Eenoolooapik and Margaret Penny in Aberdeen and Cumberland Sound
DR CLAIRE WARRIOR (NATIONAL MARITIME MUSEUM)
Making their Presence Felt: Families, Museums, and British Polar Exploration
15.15 PROFESSOR FELIX DRIVER (RHUL) Some reflections on the day
15.45 Performance of a scene taken from Wilkie Collins’ play The Frozen Deep (1856) by Nat Reeve (RHUL) and Claudia Chapman (Institute of English Studies).
16.30 Drinks reception