Further details of Symposium
CALL FOR PAPERS
Art for Life’s Sake
A two day symposium on Gender, Class and Victorian Cultural Philanthropy c.
Saturday/Sunday 16/17 November 2002 Southampton Institute
Southampton Institute will host an international Art and Design History
conference on `moral aesthetics’ or the Victorian notion that the purpose
of art was to improve or civilize man. The keynote speaker will be Prof.
Regenia Gagnier, Exeter University, well known for her work on Oscar Wilde,
Aestheticism and Commodity Culture and Individuality. Other speakers
include Prof. Janice Helland, Dr. Talia Schaffer, Dr Diana Maltz, and Dr
Suggestions for contributors:
Art as a hobby or employment for women: ceramics, woodcarving, metalwork
Art in the Home or interior decorating.
Professionalism and Amateurism.
Schools of Art, technical education and higher education for women (arts
Teaching and educating others
Charity and class or cross-class relations
Settlements, Guilds and communities
The Home Arts and Industries Association in Britain and Ireland
Amateur arts societies, clubs and recreational classes; the evening-class
Exhibitions and the founding of public art galleries
Urban or rural regeneration through the arts.
The writings of Ruskin, Morris et al regarding amateur production and the
promotion of art as a hobby/rural industry/art as a vocation for women.
Women as collectors or benefactors
Individual case studies
Please send your submission of 200-300 words, to be received by 31 July,
by e-mail or post to:
Dr Anne Anderson and Dr Diana Maltz
Faculty of Media, Arts and Society
East Park Terrace
Southampton SO14 ORF
Anne Anderson: 023 80 319484
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For more information about Southampton Institute and the conference please
go to our web-site at www.solent.ac.uk/artandlife