London Nineteenth Century Studies Seminar

Thursday 21st October 2021 (18.00–20.00) In person. Room 349, Institute of English Studies, Senate House.

The non-human and the post-human in Victorian Literature

Dr. Briony Wickes (University College Dublin) ‘Character, Communication, Chickens: Animals Studies and the Victorian Novel’

Prof. Benjamin Morgan (University of Chicago) ‘After the End of the World: Apocalypse, Singularity, Utopia.’

Session to be followed by drinks and dinner. Contact if you want to join for dinner.

Thursday 18 November 2021 (18.00–20.00) via zoom

Ships, Seascapes and Oceanic Travel

Prof. Claire Connolly (University College Cork), ‘Maria Edgeworth and the West Indies’

Dr. Joan Passey (University of Bristol), ‘’Fixes the gaze on all we most fear’: Shipwreck as Gothic Mastertrope’

Thursday 3 December 2020 (18.00–20.00) via zoom.

Dickensian Bodies/Embodying Dickens

Dr. Emma Curry (Victoria and Albert Museum) ‘Dickens’s Hand, Writing: Manuscripts, Language, and Embodiment’

Prof. Essaka Joshua (Notre Dame) ‘Gothic Mobility and Curative Force in Charles Dickens’s A Christmas Carol.’ 

Seminars are held via zoom and in person. Please register via Eventbrite where you will find the Zoom links and further information about Covid mitigation for in-person seminars.

Convenors: Dr Lara Atkin ( and Dr Nicola Kirkby (

Twitter:@LaraAtkin  @nicolakirkby

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