Conference Overview

A Single Drop of Ink for a Mirror: A Symposium on Nineteenth-Century Literature and the Visual Arts will afford an opportunity for scholars in different fields to come together to address new directions in interdisciplinary studies of literature and the visual arts. The conference is open to the public and will center around the papers and presentations of twenty-one principal interlocutors. Our list of speakers includes scholars at various stages of their careers, from leaders in the field to advanced graduate students. The conference will also be accompanied by a small exhibition at the Princeton Art Museum, curated by Rosalind Parry and Ariel Kline. Caroline Arscott, of the Courtauld Institute of Art (London), will deliver the keynote address, and senior scholars Tim Barringer, Ruth Yeazell, Elizabeth Helsinger, Kate Flint, Rachel Teukolsky, Joseph Viscomi, and David Pike will also present.  Papers topics include: the Idyllic School, African exploration and missionary literature, the reception of Vermeer in England, slum imaginaries, Ruskin, John Everett Millais’s portraits of fathers, Blake, and the Pre-Raphaelites.

Date: October 4-5, 2019
Location: Princeton University
Admission: Free and open to the public
Organizers: Deborah Nord, Rebecca Rainof, and Bridget Alsdorf
Sponsors: princeton university’s department of english, department of art and archaeology, and humanities council