Meetings this term

Dear all
Welcome back, the new academic year is here! Yes, really. No, I’m not ready yet either. Some advance notice of our meeting dates this term. Meeting 1 will be on Wednesday 31 October at 4pm; meeting 2 will be on Wednesday 28 November at 4pm. Themes/titles/programme and rooms will be confirmed at a later date.

Spring meetings

Dear Nineteenth-Century Scholars,

Our first and second meetings of the Nineteenth-Century Group have been arranged for the term, so I’m pleased to be able to give you some advance notice of both:

Wed 22nd Feb from 1-2pm ‘An Edwardian Period?’ – presentations by Ian Packer (history) and Simon Barker (English) followed by discussion.

Wed 21st March from 1-2.30 pm (note extended session) we have a guest speaker: Felicity James from the University of Leicester will be speaking on Women, Dissent and Life Writing in the early nineteenth century.

More details on both nearer the time.

Rebecca

Dear C19 Scholars,

 

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 (rstyler@lincoln.ac.uk) 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,

Rebecca