The Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies offers a space in which to share the latest interdisciplinary research in the field from a range of internationally-renowned scholars. We host regular lectures and panel discussions throughout the year, as part of a flexible programme of events.
Birkbeck Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies
Spring Term 2019 Programme
Wednesday 30 January 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Walt Whitman at 200: Transatlantic Whitmanism
Birkbeck Forum for Nineteenth-Century Studies marks the 200th anniversary of Walt Whitman’s birth with two papers that examine his reception in Victorian Britain. Prof. Michael Robertson (The College of New Jersey) will be giving a paper on “A Male World of Love and Ritual: Walt Whitman’s Bolton Disciples” and Linda Freeman (UCL) will be giving a paper on “Prophets of Democracy? Blake and Whitman.”
Registration free but required. Please book your free ticket here.
Tuesday 12 March 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Sean Grass (Iowa State) “Life upon the Exchange: Autobiography, Commodity, and Identity”
This event focuses on the rise of autobiography as a commercial genre during the first half of the nineteenth century was, in its way, one of the decisive developments of the Victorian period in England.
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Friday 22 March 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm
Victorian Women’s Writing: Pasts, Presents and Futures
This event marks the launch of the History of British Women’s Writing, 1830-1880, issue 6 of Palgrave’s The History of British Women’s Writing series. It features a Panel discussion with Professor Lucy Hartley, Dr Flore Janssen, Professor Cora Kaplan and Dr Jenny Kohn.
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Friday 5 April 2019
A Species of Knowledge: Women and Medicine 1750-1850
Keynote speaker: Professor Hilary Marland (Warwick). This interdisciplinary symposium will examine the myriad ways that women gained, exchanged, and recorded medical knowledge during the period 1750-1850 including through correspondence, manuscript circulation, domestic cookery books, publication, and apprenticeship.
Registration free but required, for further details please Click Here.
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions take place in the Keynes Library, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD. Unless otherwise noted, the sessions are free and all are welcome, but since the venue has limited space it will be first come, first seated.
For more information, see: http://www.cncs.bbk.ac.uk/.
Unless otherwise noted, all sessions take place in the Keynes Library (Room 114, School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD), and sessions are free and all are welcome, but since the venue has limited space it will be first come, first seated.
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