Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 2: “Production, consumption and subjectivity in the age of industry”

(George Cruikshank, Our Own Time, 1946)

The second session of our seminar took place on Wednesday December 14th, 2011, 5:30-8pm

Venue: Room SAV, Institut d’Etudes Anglophones, 10, Rue Charles, 75004 Paris (Metro : Sully-Morland or Saint Paul)

Speakers:

Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin: “Fractions of men”: machines and prosthetic selves in Victorian literature and culture.

Loïc Prud’homme: Le travailleur Victorien: une approche historique.

Cécile Beaufils: Persisting anxieties in print: Granta and horror.

Texts for study:

Thomas Carlyle, Past and Present (1843) [download]

Elizabeth Gaskell, North and South (1855) [download]

Erin O’Connor, Raw Material (2000) [download]

Loïc Prud’homme, Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin and Cécile Beaufils discussing production in the Victorian era

Loïc Prud’homme, Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin and Cécile Beaufils discussing production in the Victorian era

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