Wednesday 29 October 2014, Paul White: ‘The Evolution of the Blush’

Paul White (Cambridge) When: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The blush is an elusive expression, and one of the most intriguing. It is manifest in a wide range of emotions, even those that seem antithetical: a sign of shame or innocence, a vehicle of amorous attraction, …

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Dickens Day 2014: Dickens and Conviviality

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Saturday 11 October 2014 Institute of English Studies, Senate House, Malet St., London, WC1E 7HU Dickens Day, now in its 28th year, is looking at how conviviality features in Dickens’s life and work. Dickens’s works are famously convivial, depicting sociability in myriad forms: from the famously boozy Pickwick Papers, through the Crachits’ sentimental festive celebrations in A Christmas Carol, to the …

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Thursday 23 October 2014, ‘Women Writing Art History in the Nineteenth Century: Looking Like a Woman’

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Roundtable with Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck) and Birkbeck colleagues When: Thursday 23 October 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The first event of the autumn term for the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies will feature Hilary Fraser (Birkbeck) in discussion on her new book ‘Women Writing Art History in the …

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Birkbeck postgraduate student runner-up in book prize

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Kayleigh Betterton, an MA student at Birkbeck,  is runner-up in the first Anthony Davis Book Collecting Prize at the University of London for her collection of Oscar Wilde material. The prize was won by Hazel Wilkinson, a PhD student in English Literature at University College London, for her collection ‘The everyday canon from Tonson to Penguin’. The Prize is funded …

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In Harkness’ London: A Symposium on the Life and Work of Margaret Harkness

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When: Saturday, 22 November 2014 (Registration opens 9.30am) Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD This event will be the first to bring together scholars interested in Victorian writer and social activist Margaret Harkness, who published under the pseudonym John Law. The symposium will highlight the importance of Harkness’ work to our understanding of …

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