Matthew Sangster on Modes of Curation in the Practices of the Royal Literary Fund

(Some initial thoughts in advance of the ‘Institutions as Curators’ workshop.) One of the main contentions that informs the ‘Institutions of Literature, 1700-1900’ network is that current criticism doesn’t give enough credit to institutions when it tries to chart the disciplinary development of literature.  Most accounts of literary value have Read More

Suchitra Choudhury on Textile Orientalisms: Cashmere and Paisley Shawls in Literature

(Our second contribution looking forward to the ‘Institutions as Curators’ workshop is by  Suchitra Choudhury, who is currently a postdoctoral researcher and a participant in the University of Glasgow’s ‘Second Cities of Empire’ project.  Below, she discusses the interplay between the meanings of objects produced through circulations and collections and Read More