Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 19: “‘A rare and beautiful hand’: collecting the colonial body.”

Session 19 of our seminar took place on Thursday 21st October 2013 at the Université Paris Diderot (Salle 265 E, 17h30-19h30).

Seth Holt et Michael Carreras, "Blood from the Mummy's Tomb", 1971 (adaptation of The Jewel of Seven Stars)

Seth Holt et Michael Carreras, “Blood from the Mummy’s Tomb”, 1971 (adaptation of The Jewel of Seven Stars)

Paul Dominique Philippotaux, "Examen d'un momie - Une prêtresse d'Ammon", c. 1895-1910, private collection

Paul Dominique Philippotaux, “Examen d’un momie – Une prêtresse d’Ammon”, c. 1895-1910, private collection

Nolwenn Corriou (Université Sorbonne Nouvelle) gave a paper entitled “‘A rare and beautiful hand’: collecting the colonial body.” Her respondent will be Dr. Stefano Evangelista (Lecturer and Tutorial Fellow at Trinity College, Oxford).

We worked with the following texts:

– Patrick Brantlinger, ‘About Imperial Gothic’, Rule of Darkness: British Literature and Imperialism, 1830-1914 (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 1988). Patrick Brantlinger – Rule of Darkness – About Imperial Gothic

– Aviva Briefel, ‘Hands of Beauty, Hands of Horror  – Fear and Egyptian Art at the Fin de Siècle’. Victorian Studies, 2008, vol. 50. Aviva Briefel. Hands of Beauty, Hands of Horror – Fear and Egyptian Art at the Fin de Siècle. Victorian Studies, 2008, vol. 50

– Excerpts from books by H.D. Everett, Bram Stoker, H. Rider Haggard. Mummy’s hand – excerpts from various texts

The seminar is held monthly at the following address: Halle aux farines, Hall E, 5ème étage: accès par le hall E,  accès 9 esplanade Pierre Vidal-Naquet 75013 Paris ou 10 rue Françoise Dolto 75013 Paris, métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.

All are welcome!

For further information, contact Estelle Murail (estelle_murail@yahoo.fr) or Róisín Quinn-Lautrefin (roisinql@hotmail.fr)

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