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Durham University

Department of English Studies

Event Archive

This is an archive of past events within the Department of English Studies. Please see our current events for forthcoming activities.

Some of our public events are recorded and are available as podcasts via our Research English At Durham blog.

Fear and Phobia in Victorian Literature and Medicine

23rd November 2016, 16:30 to 18:00, Seminar Room, Hallgarth House, Professor Sally Shuttleworth

A staff and postgraduate research seminar.

Sally Shuttleworth has previously held academic posts at the Universities of Princeton, Leeds and Sheffield, and fellowships at Harvard and Cornell. She moved to Oxford in 2005 to take up the role of Head of Humanities within the university, stepping down in 2011. Her work throughout her career has been focused on the inter-relations of literature, science and culture. Previous books include George Eliot and Nineteenth-Century Science (1984); Charlotte Brontë and Victorian Psychology (1996); Embodied Selves: An Anthology of Psychological Texts, 1830-1890 (1998), ed. with Jenny Bourne Taylor. Co-edited collections include: Nature Transfigured: Science and Literature 1700-1900 (1989); Body/Politics: Women and the Discourses of Science (1990); Memory and Memorials, 1789-1914: Literary and Cultural Perspectives (2000); Culture and Science in the Nineteenth-Century Media (Ashgate, 2004), Reading the Magazine of Nature: Science and the Nineteenth-Century Periodical (Cambridge University Press, 2004) Science Serialised (MIT Press, 2004).

Professor Shuttleworth was elected to the Fellowship of the British Academy in 2015.

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