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 …

sitemanagerCarolyn Burdett awarded Leverhulme Fellowship