CFP: Ruskin and the Idea of Influence (UK) (2/10/06; 5/13/06)

full name / name of organization: 
Dickinson, Rachel

The University of Lancaster's Ruskin Programme and the University of Salford invite contributions for RUSKIN AND THE IDEA OF INFLUENCE, the first of three, annual, one-day seminars, to be held on 13 May 2006 at the University of Salford's Communication, Cultural and Media Studies Research Centre. These seminars are part of the collaborative AHRC funded project on 'Ruskin, Cultural Tourism and Popular Access', directed by Professors Keith Hanley (Lancaster), John Walton (Central Lancashire), and Brian Maidment (Salford).

Potential contributors are invited to submit proposals for 20 minute papers on any of the following topics:
Ruskin as educationalist and teacher;
Ruskin's audiences;
Ruskinian discipleship;
Literary acknowledgement of Ruskin in contemporary or later writers;
Social or commercial activities carried out on Ruskinian principles;
The concept of 'influence' itself as applied to books, ideas or cultural activities;
Representations and interpretations of Ruskin in the press;
Ruskin's textbooks;
'Elitism' and 'popularisation' in Ruskin.

Proposals of between 250 and 350 words should be submitted in the first instance to the project's Research Associate:
Dr. Rachel Dickinson,
Ruskin Programme,
Bowland College,
Lancaster University,
Lancaster, LA1 4YT, UK;
01524 593317;

Deadline for proposals: 10 February, 2006. Fees for the day (including lunch and coffee breaks) will be £20 (waged) or £5 (student/unwaged).

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