Posted on 19/01/2014
On Wednesday 5th February, the college will be hosting a lecture by Professor Regenia Gagnier (University of Exeter), who will be speaking along with Professor Simon Schaffer in the HARC Dialogues series on 'Imperialism, Globalisation, and Interdisciplinarity' (Management Building Lecture Theatre, 5.15-7). Professor Gagnier is one of the leading international figures in Victorian Studies, a past president of BAVS (British Association of Victorian Studies) and Director of the groundbreaking Global Circulation Project. She has a career-long commitment to the nurturing of postgraduate students.
We are extremely honoured that in the afternoon of her evening lecture, Professor Gagnier has offered to give a postgraduate 'masterclass' to Victorian postgraduates across the college, to which you are all invited. The seminar will take place from 2-4, in room WIN 1-03. Ahead of the seminar, she has forwarded this essay for you to read on the current state of Victorian studies and she also recommends that you read two of her essays published in Literature Compass, Vol 10 (2013), 'The Global Circulation of Charles Dickens's Novels' and 'The Global Circulation of the Literatures of Decadence' which can be accessed here http://literature-compass.com/victorian/. All of these essays feed into the Victorian MA syllabus and, tackling as they do the current state of Victorian studies internationally, are of real relevance to all researchers in the field.
It is very important that we have good attendance at this session in order to reflect the college's prominence and reputation in Victorian studies. Please contact Professor Juliet John (Juliet.John@rhul.ac.uk) as soon as possible if you wish to attend.