Research Centre for Literature and Cultural History Seminars 2018-19

Seminars usually take place from 5.30pm in JF G13. All are welcome. For further details, please contact Jude Piesse (J.I.Piesse@ljmu.ac.uk). Details of the 2018-19 schedule are as follows:

Semester 1

Tuesday October 2nd – Jos Smith (University of East Anglia). ‘Speculative Nature Writing: a Creative-Critical Experiment.’

Tuesday October 16th – Tina O’Toole (University of Limerick). ‘“The Virgin(s) of Eire”: avant-garde feminism in early twentieth-century Ireland.’

Tuesday October 30th – Aidan Tynan (University of Cardiff). ‘Vacant Lots: The Desert as a Modern Literary Topos’.

Tuesday November 13th – Becky Munford (University of Cardiff). ‘A Curious Disease: Pathologising the Woman in Trousers’.

Tuesday November 27th – Clare Brant (King’s College London). ‘The Deep Blue Sea: Underwater Literature and the Challenge of Colour.’

Tuesday December 11th – Brian Maidment (Liverpool John Moores University). ‘Information Illustrated – Magazines and the Pursuit of Knowledge 1820-1840’.

Semester 2

January 29th – Douglas Clark (University of Manchester). ‘Carboniferous Poetics and Ecologies of Grief in the Early Modern Imagination’.

February 12th – Tahaney Alghrani (University of Liverpool), Helen Rogers (Liverpool John Moores), and Tracey Hughes (Liverpool John Moores). Details tbc.

February 26th – Fariha Sheikh, University of Birmingham. Details tbc (linked to Nineteenth-Century Settler Emigration in British Literature and Art, Edinburgh University Press, 2018).

March 12th – Jo Price (Liverpool John Moores). Details tbc.

March 26th – Mike Perfect (Liverpool John Moores). Details tbc.