Victorian Studies Centre Spring Seminar Series 2015

Our annual Victorian Studies Spring Seminar Series for 2015 is now well under way, and the programme for the remainder of this series features some fascinating papers on a wide variety of topics. Seminars are normally held every second Wednesday, and the programme for the rest of the series is as follows:

18th February – Three Doctoral Student Presentations:

Kris Siefken, ‘From the cellar to the cell: Dickens and the Psychology of Imprisonment’

Manal Fattah, ‘”Creative Evolution” and Shavian Eugenics in You Never Can Tell

Emily Wilce, ‘Recruiting the Fallen: the Rescue Work of the Salvation Army in the pages of The Deliverer

4th March

Professor John Tosh (University of Roehampton)

‘”A storehouse of materials”: The Victorian Past and the Enlargement of Public Memory in Contemporary Britain’

18th March

Professor Norbert Lennartz (Vechta University)

‘Subversive Tears: Dickens and the Challenge of the Porous Body’

29th April

Professor Ludmilla Jordanova (Durham University)

‘Visualizing the Makers of Modern Knowledge’
All seminars take place at 5pm in Room 1315 of the Attenborough Tower on the University of Leicester main campus. All are very welcome.

For directions and parking advice please see Please direct any enquiries to Dr. Holly Furneaux (



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