University of Cambridge > Talks.cam > Wolfson College Humanities Society talks > Mermaids, Cables and the Deep Sea: the telegraphic imagery in the 19th century

Mermaids, Cables and the Deep Sea: the telegraphic imagery in the 19th century

Add to your list(s) Download to your calendar using vCal

  • UserClare Pettitt, Professor of Victorian Literature and Culture, Kings College London
  • ClockTuesday 26 November 2013, 17:45-19:15
  • HouseGatsby Room, Wolfson College.

If you have a question about this talk, please contact Prof Jane Chapman.

This talk is open to the public and may be podcast

Using two 1880s’ paintings of mermaids, Evelyn De Morgan’s ‘The Sea Maidens’ and Edward Burne Jones’s ‘The Depths of the Sea’, the paper suggests that underwater cable networks, new communications technologies, scientific information, and an ever-widening contact network were driving aesthetic form into innovative patterns and concepts of surface and depth, and new kinds of coding.

This talk is part of the Wolfson College Humanities Society talks series.

Tell a friend about this talk:

This talk is included in these lists:

Note that ex-directory lists are not shown.

 

© 2006-2019 Talks.cam, University of Cambridge. Contact Us | Help and Documentation | Privacy and Publicity