Friday 11 December 2015, Browning and Close Reading: A Workshop

Friday 11 December 2015 ‘To be compelled to look at a drama through a pair of horn spectacles would be a cheerful pastime compared with the ennui of tracing the …

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24-26 November 2015, Artist and Empire: New Dynamics at Tate Britain

Artist and Empire: New Dynamics 1790 to the present day Tate Britain (Clore Auditorium) We are pleased to announce that Tate is holding a major conference in collaboration with Birkbeck, …

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Conference report on In Harkness’ London’ now available

In November 2014, Birkbeck hosted a one day symposium on the life and work of Margaret Harkness. Supported by the British Association for Victorian Studies, the event brought together a …

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CFP: Conference on the Arts and Feeling

Call for Papers Keynote Speakers: Professor Caroline Arscott (Courtauld Institute of Art, London); Professor Tim Barringer (Yale University); Meaghan Clarke (University of Sussex); Professor Kate Flint (University of Southern California); …

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How We Read: A Sensory History of Books for Blind People

Monday 17– Sunday 23 November This free exhibition of assistive technologies designed to help blind people read will introduce visitors to a range of formats beyond the conventional book. Curated by …

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Dickens Day 2014: Dickens and Conviviality

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 …

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Birkbeck postgraduate student runner-up in book prize

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 …

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

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 …

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London Nineteenth Century Seminar: Autumn 2014

Transported: Edward Gibbon Wakefield and Charlotte Bronte Moving People in the Era of Print Professor Josephine McDonagh (King’s College, University of London) Responses: Professor Isobel Armstrong (Birkbeck) and Dr Ruth …

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Carolyn Burdett awarded Leverhulme Fellowship

Carolyn Burdett, Senior Lecturer in Victorian Literature and Culture, at Birkbeck, University of London, has been awarded a Leverhulme Research Fellowship in 2012-13 to pursue a project entitled ‘Coining Empathy: …

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