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8 September 2021 - 8 September 2021

5:30PM - 7:00PM

Online (Zoom)

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Everyone is welcome to our Late Summer Lecture Series 2021, as we roam across The Past, Present, and Future in literature and culture.

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Dickens and the Disequilibrium of the Self: Between Haunting Pasts and Unpredictable Futures

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 Misdemeanour in the Re-Imagined Nineteenth Century

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.




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