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 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

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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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 Livesey (Royal Holloway, University of London When: Friday 17 October 2014, 17:30 – 19:30 Where: The Senate Room (Senate House, First Floor) Victorian Miniature I: The Moral Theatre of Insects’ …

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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: Psychology, Aesthetics, Ethics 1870-1920’. The Victorians didn’t empathize. Instead they sympathized, valuing sympathy as a moral capacity to think about others. ‘Empathy’ was not coined until the twentieth century (in …

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