Thursday 26 February 2015, Frederick Burwick: ‘The Staging of Byron’s Corsairs’

Professor Frederick Burwick (UCLA) When: Thursday 26 February 2015, 7:40 – 9:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Professor Frederick Burwick (UCLA) will give a talk on ‘The Staging of Byron’s Corsairs’. Professor Burwick has recently published British Pirates in Print and Performance (Palgrave, 2015) and will discuss the literary, social and political dimensions of piracy on …

sitemanagerThursday 26 February 2015, Frederick Burwick: ‘The Staging of Byron’s Corsairs’

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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); Professor Michael Hatt (University of Warwick); Professor Jonah Siegel (Rutgers); Alison Smith (Tate Britain) “She saw no, not saw, but felt through and through a picture; she bestowed upon it …

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Wednesday 3 December 2014, Roundtable on the Our Mutual Friend Reading Project

When: Wednesday 3 December 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Room 112, Birkbeck School of Arts, 45 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD Come and join us for a panel discussion about the Our Mutual Friend reading project and other digital Dickens projects. Panellists include Emma Curry (Birkbeck) on the Our Mutual Friend tweets project, Pete Orford (University of Buckingham) on The …

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Friday 28 November 2014, Sophie Thomas: ‘A strange and mixed assemblage: Sir John Soane, Archivist of the Self’

Sophie Thomas (Ryerson) When: Friday 28 November 2014, 6:30 – 8:30pm Where: Room G10, Birkbeck School of Arts, 43 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The house-museum of the architect and collector Sir John Soane in Lincoln’s Inn Fields is one of the only London museums still in existence that dates back in its present form to the early nineteenth century. During …

sitemanagerFriday 28 November 2014, Sophie Thomas: ‘A strange and mixed assemblage: Sir John Soane, Archivist of the Self’

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 Heather Tilley (Birkbeck) and Matt Rubery (Queen Mary, UL), and held at Birkbeck’s Peltz Gallery, a variety of books will be on display in the form of embossed print, talking …

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Wednesday 29 October 2014, Paul White: ‘The Evolution of the Blush’

Paul White (Cambridge) When: Wednesday 29 October 2014, 6:00 – 8:00pm Where: Keynes Library, Birkbeck School of Arts, 46 Gordon Square, London WC1H 0PD The blush is an elusive expression, and one of the most intriguing. It is manifest in a wide range of emotions, even those that seem antithetical: a sign of shame or innocence, a vehicle of amorous attraction, …

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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 life and work. Dickens’s works are famously convivial, depicting sociability in myriad forms: from the famously boozy Pickwick Papers, through the Crachits’ sentimental festive celebrations in A Christmas Carol, to the …

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