Wednesday 11 March 2015, Anna Henchman: ‘Darwin’s Earthworms and the Sense of Touch’

Anna Henchman (Boston) When: Wednesday 11 March 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: Darwin’s 1881 Formation of Vegetable Mould, through the Action of Worms is a testament to the extraordinary work of ordinary earthworms—millions of them—that process and smooth the English countryside. Darwin meticulously observes how earthworms use the primordial sense …

sitemanagerWednesday 11 March 2015, Anna Henchman: ‘Darwin’s Earthworms and the Sense of Touch’

Wednesday 4 February, Dominic Janes: ‘Picturing the Victorian Closet’

Dominic Janes (Birkbeck) When: Wednesday 4 February 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD In this seminar I will be presenting my recent research project that explored the visual culture of the ‘spectacle of the closet’ outlined in relation to literature – and specifically with reference to Proust’s character, the Baron de …

sitemanagerWednesday 4 February, Dominic Janes: ‘Picturing the Victorian Closet’

Wednesday 28 January 2015, Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project

Speakers include Michael Slater (Birkbeck) and Holly Furneaux (Leicester) When: Wednesday 28 January 2015, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The first event of the spring term for the Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies will feature Professor Michael Slater (Birkbeck) and Holly Furneaux (Leicester) discussing the latest instalment of Our Mutual Friend, as …

sitemanagerWednesday 28 January 2015, Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project