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8 September 2021 - 8 September 2021
5:30PM - 7:00PM
Everyone is welcome to our Late Summer Lecture Series 2021, as we roam across The Past, Present, and Future in literature and culture.
Public domain, via Pxfuel.
Celeste’s research explores the complex relationship between the self and time in Dickens’ fiction. Reading David Copperfield (1849) through the theoretical lens of Henri Bergson’s subjective temporal philosophy, her lecture will reveal the disequilibrium that is at the heart of the human experience of time, one that oscillates between memory and the future.
Medical practice frequently reappears in works of neo-Victorianism. Analysing Sheri Holman’s The Dress Lodger (1999) and E.S. Thomson’s Beloved Poison (2016), Rosalind’s lecture will interrogate the ‘medical man’ figure by considering how acts of violence, from grave-robbery for anatomy to physical abuse of patients, pervade the modern literary imagination.
PhD student, University of Edinburgh
Céleste's research interests revolve around time and subjective temporal experience in nineteenth-century fiction. Her PhD research explores Dickens’ anticipation of modern philosophy’s conception of the subjective experience of time, by looking at the particular resonances with Henri Bergson’s philosophy.
Doctoral researcher, University of Sheffield
Rosalind's doctoral research looking at the figure of the ‘medical man’ in neo-Victorian fiction. Her research, also on contagion, resurrectionism and patient narratives, is funded by the AHRC through the White Rose Consortium. She is the co-founder and co-organiser of the White Rose Medical Humanities Reading Group, and co-organiser of Sheffield Gothic, the postgraduate strand of Sheffield’s Centre for the History of the Gothic.