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Research Seminar

Institute of the Humanities


Research Seminar

Semester 2, 2018-19

All seminars take place in Lipman 121 on Wednesdays at 4pm unless otherwise stated.


23 January 2019

Charlotte Riley (Southampton)

"Nobody could say our heart was not in the right place”. The Labour Party and overseas development at the end of empire.


30 January 2019

Michèle Mendelssohn (Oxford)

Oscar Wilde: from Irish Eccentric to Global Icon.


6 February 2019

Eleni Janko (Northumbria)

The Influence of Alphabetic Print Literacy on the Acquisition of Second Language Oral Skills: The Case of Modern Greek.

Rowan Hartland (Northumbria)

“Free to write whatever”: Raising Black Consciousness in the Academy of Black Culture, 1968-1971.


13 February 2019

Rowan Thompson (Northumbria)

“[T]he future defenders of our country’s heritage”: The Air Defence Cadet Corps, Militarism, Masculinity, and Mobilisation, c.1937–1939.

Eret Talviste (Northumbria)

Affective History in Virginia Woolf's Between the Acts.


20 February 2019

Pete Newbon (Northumbria)

“The Little Actor Cons Another Part”: Hartley Coleridge and the Culture of Prodigious Childhood.


27 February 2019

Gendered Subjects Book Launch

Victoria Bazin, Claire Nally, Ruth Lewis, Rosie White (Northumbria)

Coffee and cake. Please register.


6 March 2019

Mark Stoddart (Northumbria)

Class or community? Determinants in North East voting behaviour 1880-1914.

Montana Davies-Shuck (Northumbria)

Fops, Monkeys and Caricature.


13 March 2019

Nick Seager (Keele)

Pouring out of One Vessel into Another: Originality, Imitation, and Modern Adaptations of Tristram Shandy.


20 March 2019

No seminar


27 March 2019

Bryony Randall (Glasgow)

Feminist Textual Editing.


3 April 2019

Rebecca Wright (Northumbria)

The Politics of Heat: Energy, Health and Networks of Power in New York City, 1918-1968.


1 May 2019

Summer Symposium organised by the Gendered Subjects Research Group

Details TBC.


8 May 2019 ***CANCELLED***

David Higgins (Leeds)

The Environmental Humanities and “Climate Solutions”.


15 May 2019

James McConnel (Northumbria)

Parnell is not Dead! Conspiracy Theories, Spectrality, and the Afterlives of the Chief.

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