|Description||"19th Century Replication and the Prehistory of Virtual Reality," a mini-symposium, will take place 2:30-4:30 p.m., Nov. 7, 2014 (Debate Chamber, Scharbauer Hall). Funded by TCU's Research and Creative Activity Fund, it brings together an archaeologist, art historian, cognitive psychologist, and literary scholar to engage in interdisciplinary exploration of 19-century forms of replication that look ahead to our era of digitization, holograms, simulacra, genetic engineering, and more. See further details below and in the attached abstracts.
Sally Foster, The Thing about Replicas: Why Historic Replicas of Archaeological Material Matter A medieval archaeologist by training, Dr. Sally Foster worked in cultural heritage management for around 20 years. Returning to academia in 2010, she joined the University of Stirling as Lecturer in Heritage and Conservation in 2014. Her research is interdisciplinary in nature, cutting across cultural heritage management, archaeology, history, art history and museology, with a particular interest in nineteenth-century replication of early medieval material culture. In addition to recent articles in Journal of the History of Collections and Journal of Victorian Culture, the third edition of her book Picts, Gaels and Scots has just appeared.
Julie Codell, 19th-Century Replicas in Art: Auras, Aesthetics and Economics Julie Codell is Professor of Art History at Arizona State University and affiliate faculty in English, Gender Studies, Film and Media Studies and Asian Studies. She wrote The Victorian Artist: Artists' Life Writings in Britain, ca. 1870-1910 (Cambridge 2003; paperback rev. ed. 2012) and edited Transculturation in British Art, 1770-1930 (2012), Power and Resistance: The Delhi Coronation Durbars (2012), The Political Economy of Art (2008), Genre, Gender, Race, and World Cinema (2007), Imperial Co-Histories (2003), and co-edited with L. Brake, Encounters in the Victorian Press (2004), and with D. S. Macleod, Orientalism Transposed: The Impact of the Colonies on British Culture (1998), now being translated into Japanese (2015).
Ryan D. Tweney, The Origins of Replication in Science Ryan D. Tweney received his BA from the University of Chicago and his MA and Ph.D. from Wayne State University in Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics. In 1970, he joined the faculty of Bowling Green State University, and has been Emeritus Professor of Psychology since 2005. His research interests have centered on understanding and explaining the nature of scientific thinking and has included laboratory work, cognitive-historical analyses (especially of Michael Faraday and James Clerk Maxwell), and the replication of historically important scientific experiments. His publications include 6 books (5 edited or co-edited), 122 articles and book chapters, and numerous reviews, conference presentations, and lectures.
Linda K. Hughes, Tennyson's The Princess (1847-1853) and Literary Replicas Linda K. Hughes, Addie Levy Professor of Literature at TCU in Fort Worth, Texas, specializes in Victorian literature and culture with special interests in historical media studies (illustrated poetry, periodicals, serial fiction); gender and women's studies; and transnationality. She is the author of The Cambridge Introduction to Victorian Poetry (2010), Graham R.: Rosamund Marriott Watson, Woman of Letters (2005, winner of the Colby Prize), The Manyfacèd Glass: Tennyson's Dramatic Monologues (1987); co-author of Victorian Publishing and Mrs. Gaskell's Work (1999) and The Victorian Serial (1991); and editor or co-editor of several volumes including A Feminist Reader: Feminist Thought from Sappho to Satrapi (4 vol., 2013).|