A forthcoming workshop in the Fashionable Diseases series, entitled ‘The Diseases, Health Risks and  Phobias of Modern and Fashionable  Living: Victorian Perspectives’, on Friday, 8 May 2015, 4.00 – 6.30pm, in Room 3.38 ARMB (Armstrong Building), Newcastle University. All (both staff and students) are most welcome to attend (free of charge), with refreshments served from 4pm. There will be three speakers as follows:

  • Professor Sally Shuttleworth (University of Oxford), ‘Fears and Phobias in Victorian Culture’.
  • Dr Melissa Dickson (University of Oxford) ‘Weak Nerves and Fashionable Women in Victorian Literature and Culture’
  • Dr Jennifer Wallis (University of Oxford) ‘ “Overheated apartments, balls, tea-parties, and feather beds”: The Risks of Nineteenth-century Fashionable Society’

This is a workshop linked to a Leverhulme Trust funded project ‘Fashionable Diseases: Medicine, Literature and Culture, ca. 1660-1832 ‘.


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