A reminder of our next meeting on Wed 7th Dec from 1-2pm in MC0025 – ground floor of MHT building as usual, but a nicer room than usual.
Our theme is ‘Celebrity’. Jim Cheshire has supplied 3 items for advance reading, please contact Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org) for copies of these. One (Turner) is from a book about contemporary celebrity culture and two from Baudy’s ‘The Frenzy of Renown’. These should provide a basis for discussion about the history of fame, and to what extent we can used current ideas about celebrity culture as a basis for thinking about the C19.
Could I also suggest that people come with something to say about a famous C19 person: why were they famous and through what processes / contexts did they become famous?
See many of you next week,