The ‘Exotic’ Body in Nineteenth-Century British Drama

25-26 September 2014, Faculty of English Language and Literature, University of Oxford

Convenor: Dr Tiziana Morosetti (Oxford)

Funded under the 2011 Marie Curie Intra-European Fellowships scheme, European Commission

Confirmed speakers: Professor Ross Forman (Warwick), Dr Peter Yeandle (Manchester), Dr Hazel Waters (Institute of Race Relations, London)

Topics include:

  • Definitions of ‘exotic’
  • Staging the ‘exotic’ body
  • Cultural and political backgrounds, including science and the 'exotic'
  • The travelling ‘exotic’
  • The legacy of 19th-century ‘exotic’ body

Abstracts of no more than 300 words and a short bio should be sent to by 25 May 2014. Speakers whose abstracts have been accepted will be notified by 15 June.