An interdisciplinary workshop, funded by the Wellcome Trust, exploring how Victorian science, medicine and the arts interacted to construct the body as an object and subject of imitation.
Organised by: Dr Will Abberley (Oxford) and Dr Tiffany Watt Smith (QMUL).
Christopher Pittard (University of Portsmouth): ‘V for Ventriloquism: Powers of Vocal Mimicry in Henry Cockton's Valentine Vox’.
Tiziana Morosetti (University of Oxford): ‘Exotic Bodies on the 19th-century British Stage: Empire in Miniature’.
Louise Lee (University of Roehampton), ‘Re-reading the Scientist as Specimen: Edward Lear, the Fugitive Poets and the Politics of Whimsy’.
Carolyn Burdett (Birkbeck, University of London), ‘Mimicry, Motor Types and Memory: Vernon Lee and Aesthetic Empathy’.
Angie Dustan (University of Kent) ‘Reading Sculptural Replication: Authentic Bodies in Victorian Literature’.
Please note that this event is now fully booked.
Humanities & Science
Open to all