Programme: University of Sheffield Centre for C19th Studies Spring 2014 – (Self)Improvement

SPRING SEMESTER 2014

(SELF)IMPROVEMENT

Thursday 27th February, 5pm, HRI

Research Seminar (with the Centre for Early Modern Studies):

Prof. Margot Finn and Dr Kate Smith (UCL), “Exchange and Empire: The East India Company Comes Home”

Thursday 6th March, 4.15pm, HRI

Research Seminar: Prof. Jackie Labbe (Pro-Vice-Chancellor, Arts & Humanities, Sheffield), “Who Wrote Jane Austen’s Novels?”

Tuesday 11th March, 12.30pm, Jessop West Exhibition Space

Brown Bag Lunch: Prof. Bernd Kortländer (Heinrich Heine Institute, Düsseldorf), “Nurturing a Nineteenth-Century Author: How a Leading German Literary Museum and Archive Works”

Wednesday 12th March, 4pm, Jessop West SR7,

Research Seminar (with the Dept. of Germanic Studies): Prof. Bernd Kortländer (Heinrich Heine Institute, Düsseldorf), “Sterben und Tod in Heines Lyrik”

 Thursday 20th March, 5.15pm, University Arms (upstairs)

Reading Group: Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, parts 1-3 (Penguin Classics, trans by David McDuff)*

 Thursday 27th March, 4.15pm, HRI

Work-in-Progress: Dr Andrew Heath (Sheffield), “The Empire Must Come: Satire and Sedition in Civil War-era America”

 Thursday 1st May, 5.15pm, University Arms (upstairs)

Reading Group: Dostoyevsky, Crime and Punishment, parts 4-6 (Penguin Classics, trans by David McDuff)*

Thursday 15th May, 2-6pm, HRI

(Self) Improvement in the Nineteenth Century Workshop: An afternoon of talks and discussion about this semester’s topic.

 Thursday 22nd May

Crime and Punishment film screening: details tbc

 Also of Interest:

Wednesday 5th March, 6 pm, Firth Hall: Medical Humanities Open Lecture.

Dr Esme R Cleall (Sheffield), ‘Deaf Travellers in Imperial Worlds: Disability and Colonialism in the Nineteenth Century’

Wednesday 30th April, 5pm JW G.03.: Hispanic Studies Research Seminar.

Dr Madeleine Callaghan (Sheffield) ‘Byron and Shelley’s Spain’

Visit the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies website (http://www.sheffield.ac.uk/nineteenthcentury) or follow us on Twitter (@C19Sheffield)

To join the Centre for Nineteenth-Century Studies mailing list please email nineteenthcentury@sheffield.ac.uk

*For information about the reading group please contact Kathleen Hudson (KHudson1@sheffield.ac.uk)

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