Spring seminar series 2013

Missionaries as Bibliographers: James Long and John Murdoch

  • 23 January 2013
  • Speaker: Dr Abhijit Gupta (Jadavpur University and CRASSH, University of Cambridge)

Elizabeth Gaskell's Lois the Witch: Envisioning a City upon a Hill

  • 6 February 2013
  • Speaker: Margriet Schippers

Visions of the Air: Balloons, Dreams, and the Phantasmagoria

  • 6 February 2013
  • Speaker: Jonathan Potter

Tennyson's "flower of men": The Charge of the Light Brigade and the Creation of Heroes

  • 6 February 2013
  • Speaker: Rachel Anchor

Book launch for Disraeli: The Romance of Politics (University of Toronto Press, 2012)

  • 20 February 2013
  • Speaker: Professor Robert O'Kell (University of Manitoba)
  • 'The Politics of Disraeli's Novels'. Response from Dr James Moore (History, University of Leicester)
  • Wine reception to follow, all welcome

Socialisms in Britain, 1827 Onwards: Three at Least

  • 6 March 2013
  • Speaker: Professor Stephen Yeo (former Principal of Ruskin College, Oxford)

'Performance' versus 'Reading' Texts: Why Edit Ninteenth-Century Drama?

  • 20 March 2013
  • Speaker: Professor Josephine Guy (University of Nottingham)

How Oscar Wilde Became Black

  • 8 May 2013
  • Speaker: Dr Michèle Mendelssohn (Mansfield College, Oxford)

'A Useful Caution to Young Men Going to that Country': Interracial Sexual Desire and the British 'self' under siege in Mary Sherwood's The History of George Desmond (1821)

  • 22 May 2013
  • Speaker: Dr Ashok Malhotra (University of Warwick)