‘The Diseases, Health Risks and Phobias of Modern and Fashionable Living: Victorian Perspectives’ (Friday, 8 May 2015, 4.00 – 6.30pm, Newcastle University )

A Workshop funded by the Leverhulme Trust Room 3.38 ARMB (Armstrong Building), Newcastle University Speakers: Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), ‘Fears and Phobias in Victorian Culture’. Sally Shuttleworth, is Professor in the Faculty of English Language and Literature, St Anne’s College, University of Oxford, and PI of the ERC Read more…

The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics – Michael Davidson (Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Lecture, 7 November 2013)

Michael Davidson (University of California, San Diego) ‘The Rage of Caliban: Missing Bodies in Modernist Aesthetics’ Thursday 7 November, 5-6pm Leeds Centre for Medical Humanities Basement, School of English, Cavendish Road, University of Leeds. Abstract: Classical aesthetics depends on an ideal of autonomy that removes the body from judgments of Read more…

Light and the Poetics of Ambivalence (Symposium, 23 November, Durham University)

Light and the Poetics of Ambivalence A One-Day Symposium organised by the Romantic Dialogues and Legacies Research Group, English Studies Saturday, 23rd November 2013 Lecture Room 20, Pemberton Lecture Theatre, Palace Green 9:50-10:00: Welcome 10:00-11:15: Victorians Panel Elizabeth Barrett Browning and the Organisation of Light – Dr Anna Barton (Sheffield) Read more…

‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority (Registration Now Open, University of Glasgow, 23-­25 August 2013)

We’re delighted to announce that registration for the conference, ‘Attentive Writers’: Healthcare, Authorship, and Authority, has opened. The conference will be hosted by the Medical Humanities Research Centre at the University of Glasgow from 23-25 August 2013. The plenary speakers will be: Professor Rita Charon (Columbia University): ‘To Write is Read more…

The S Factor (A Poem by Sandy Jeffs)

The S Factor For Heidi Sometimes Craziness creates a Heightened Illumination of the Zeitgeist Originality its Privilege Humour its Revenge Every outsider Nonconformist work of art is an Ingenious Act of lunacy. © Sandy Jeffs 2013 Sandy Jeffs is an Australian poet and community educator. Her memoir Flying with Paper Read more…