Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 (CfP, Conference, 3-5 July 2014, Newcastle)

Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 An International Interdisciplinary Conference Newcastle and Northumbria Universities 3rd – 5th July 2014 Between 1660 and 1832 books such as Cheyne’s English Malady and Adair’s Essays on Fashionable Diseases created a substantial debate on the relationship between fashion and sickness, linking melancholy, Read more…

Fashion and Illness in Georgian Bath – Annick Cossic (Public Lecture, 21 November 2013, Northumbria University)

Fashion and Illness in Georgian Bath Annick Cossic Professor of English, Université de Bretagne Occidentale, France 21 November 2013, 1-3pm Boardroom 2, Sutherland Building Northumbria University Published at different times, Christopher Anstey’s The New Bath Guide (1766), Tobias Smollett’s The Expedition of Humphry Clinker (1771) and Jane Austen’s Persuasion (1818) Read more…

The Malady and Mortality Conference: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture (19-20 September 2013, Falmouth University)

Falmouth University will be hosting the Malady and Mortality Conference: Illness, Disease and Death in Literary and Visual Culture on Thursday 19 Sept: a unique series of talks and lectures bringing together academics and specialists in the exploration of disease and death in literary and visual culture. The Malady and Read more…