Reading Group on the Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century (Lit and Phil, 2 March 2015)

The next meeting of the reading group will take place on Monday 2 March between 6.00 and 7.30 at the Lit and Phil (Literary and Philosophical Society) in Newcastle upon Tyne. Wine and nibbles are available, and everyone is welcome. Roisin McCloskey, PhD candidate in English Literature at Durham University will be introducing the readings. ‘Children’s Stories Read the full article…

Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century Reading Group

The reading group on Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century is a collaborative venture between Newcastle University and the Literary and Philosophical Society. The group is open to scholars, students and researchers as well as members of the public with an interest in nineteenth-century science, pseudoscience and literature. For each session we read a combination Read the full article…

Reading Group on the Pseudo/Sciences of the Long Nineteenth Century (Newcastle, 20 January 2014)

In what ways did reading character off the skull in phrenology contribute to the birth of neuropsychology? How was the spectacle of the trance in mesmerism linked to the emergence of electricity, magnetism and psychoanalysis? What were the connections between the spiritualist seance, the telegraph and the telephone? These are some of the questions the Read the full article…

Feminist Postgraduate Reading Group on ‘Body politics & reproductive technologies’ (London, Senate House Library)

Feminist Postgraduate Reading Group Senate House Library ‘Body Politics and Reproductive Technologies’ First session: Monday February 4th 6.30 pm in Senate House Library, Room 246 The politics of the body and reproductive rights have been central to feminist scholarship and activism throughout the last century. In this semester the reading group revisits classic texts on Read the full article…