Monday, February 16, 2015

Capital punishment, phrenology and the Lit & Phil

Source: Wikipedia
On February the 18th 2015, Newcastle's Literary & Philosophical Society (The Lit & Phil) will host a study afternoon featuring a wide-range of short talks from academics and Lit & Phil members on the society's history and archives. Amongst the speakers will be PhD student Patrick Low, who will give a talk entitled 'Capital Punishment, Phrenology and the Lit & Phil: The curious case of the “Bumpologist” Mayor, John Fife.' There will also be a ‘show-and-tell’ session and an opportunity to browse through a sample of the Lit & Phil’s collections. Read the full programme here.

Monday, February 09, 2015

Patriarchal protagonists of crime fiction

Source: Wikipedia
Philippa Abbott, a doctoral student in English, will be speaking about nineteenth-century crime fiction at Newcastle University on Thursday 12th February. Her talk forms part of the second Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies Postgraduate Research Conversation of 2014/15. The Research Conversation will take place in the Armstrong Building from 4pm-6pm. All are welcome to attend and participate in the discussion. More details can be found here.

The Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies (CNCS) is an interdisciplinary centre for research in all aspects of the long nineteenth century, from the 1750s to contemporary neo-Victorianism. CNCS is led by academics representing all five of the North East’s universities and from a wide range of disciplines. It always welcomes new members.

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