Birkbeck’s fifth annual Arts Week takes place 14–18 May. There are a number of events with a nineteenth-century focus:
Monday 14 May, 6.00 pm
Helen Cowie (York): ‘Doing a Roaring Trade: Travelling Menageries in Nineteenth-Century Britain’
Room B13, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Free, but register here: <http://romanticobjectscowie.eventbrite.com>
Tuesday 15 May, 7.45 pm
Reading of Virginia Woolf’s play Freshwater
Keynes Library, Room 114, 43 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PD
Free, but register here: <http://vwfreshwater.eventbrite.com>
Wednesday 16 May, 6.00 pm
Holly Furneaux (Leicester): ‘Dickens’s Gentle Soldiers: Fiction and Journalism of the Crimean War’
The lecture will be followed (at 7.30 pm) by a launch event for Dickens and Feeling, the new issue of 19: Interdisciplinary Studies in the Long Nineteenth Century guest edited by Bethan Carney and Catherine Waters <http://19.bbk.ac.uk/index.php/19/issue/view/82/showToc>
Room 101, Clore Management Centre, Torrington Square, WC1
Free, but register here: <http://gentlesoldiers.eventbrite.com>
Thursday 17 May, 6.00 pm
Panel discussion on Victorian Sentimentality, with Nicola Bown, Vicky Mills, and Alison Smith
Room B06, Malet Street, WC1E 7HX
Free, but reigster here: <http://victoriansentimentality.eventbrite.com>
Further details about Arts Week events are available here: <http://www.bbk.ac.uk/arts/about-us/our-events/arts-week-2012>.
Programme for Summer Term 2012
Our programme for the summer term includes Robert Bud (24 May), Garrett Stewart and Matthew Rubery (7 June), and Ellen Garvey (20 June). Further details can be found at <http://www.bbk.ac.uk/english/our-research/research_cncs/our-events/programme-for-birkbeck-forum-for-nineteenth-century-studies-summer-term-2012>.
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