2015/16 Speakers Programme now available

Our programme of talks for this academic session is now available, spanning a wide range of subjects and historical periods, while underpinned by intertextual aspects that link them together. Confirmed speakers include:

  • McGill medical lecture theatreNeil Badmington will be discussing Roland Barthes, mourning and Mallarmé
  • Jason Harding considers the convoluted history of Encounter magazine and its CIA sponsors
  • Jennie Batchelor will talk about her Leverhulme-funded research project on The Lady’s Magazine
  • Dale Townshend will present a paper on his AHRC-sponsored work looking at gothic writing and architecture
  • Lisa Stead turns to the early history of cinema writing, which builds on her work on research archives of the interwar materials
  • Mary Hammond‘s talk will look at the tensions disclosed through the regional reception of Dickens’s Great Expectations
  • Andrew Nash will discuss his work on transcribing some of Samuel Beckett’s ms notebooks

We’re also delighted to be co-hosting a public lecture from Prof. Sally Shuttleworth in association with Cardiff’s Collaborative Interdisciplinary Study for Science, Medicine and the Imagination research group. Prof. Shuttleworth’s paper (title TBC) will examine phobias as diseases of modern life.

You can see more details by viewing our Visiting Speakers page.

Click here to download the flyer for the 2015/16 programme (PDF).

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