Thursday 12 November 2015, Richard Adelman: ‘Our “Strange Disquietude”: Ruskin and Gothic Literature’

Richard Adelman (Sussex) When: Thursday 12 November 2015, 7:30 – 9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: John Ruskin’s account of the gothic spirit, from the central chapter of The Stones of Venice, ‘The Nature of Gothic’ (published in 1853), is highly influential and much fêted. Such influence has long been recognized …

sitemanagerThursday 12 November 2015, Richard Adelman: ‘Our “Strange Disquietude”: Ruskin and Gothic Literature’

7 November 2015, Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

Wolfson College, Oxford, 7 November 2015  Keynote Speakers: Professor Janet Todd (Lucy Cavendish College, Cambridge) & Professor Karen Hunt (Keele University) Scholars increasingly look to women’s own life writing in the nineteenth century as a way of reconstructing both their lived experiences and their inner lives. While diaries, journals, letters, and memoirs offer a window into the past, paradoxically it is …

sitemanager7 November 2015, Silence in the Archives: Censorship and Suppression in Women’s Life Writing in the Long Nineteenth Century

Dickens Day 2015: Dickens, Readers and Reading

Saturday 10 October 2015 The Chancellor’s Hall, Senate House, Malet St., London, WC1E 7HU Reading is a powerful thing in Dickens’s novels. David Copperfield says of his childhood that ‘reading was my only and my constant comfort’. He goes on, ‘when I think of it the picture always rises in my mind, of a summer evening, the boys at play …

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Thursday 22 October 2015, David McAllister: ‘”Better Thoughts of Death”: Dickens, Association Psychology and the Birth of the Garden Cemetery’

David McAllister (Birkbeck) When: Thursday 22 October 2015, 7:30 – 9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Abstract: ‘If I have put into my book anything which can fill the young mind with better thoughts of death’, Dickens said after the publication of The Old Curiosity Shop, ‘I shall consider it as something …

sitemanagerThursday 22 October 2015, David McAllister: ‘”Better Thoughts of Death”: Dickens, Association Psychology and the Birth of the Garden Cemetery’