Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 22: “At the Margins of Mystery: Sensational Difference in the Novels of Wilkie Collins.”

Session 22 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 5th of February 2014 at the Université Paris Diderot (Salle des thèses – 580 F, 17h30-19h30).

VP, Image Clare Walker Gore

Wilkie Collins, The Law and the Lady, 1875 illustration

Kathryn and Clare talked about disabled bodies in Wilkie Collins's novels

Kathryn and Clare talked about disabled bodies in Wilkie Collins’s novels

Clare Walker-Gore (University of Cambridge) gave a paper entitled “At the Margins of Mystery: Sensational Difference in the Novels of Wilkie Collins.” Her respondent was Kathryn Maude (King’s College London).

We worked with the following texts:

– Wilkie Collins, The Law and the Lady. Chapter 24Chapter 25Chapter 35

– D. A. Miller, “Cage aux Folles: Sensation and Gender in Wilkie Collins’s The Woman in White.” In Representations, No. 14, Spring 1986. Cage aux Folles

– Rosemarie Garland-Thomson, Extraordinary Bodies: Figuring Physical Disability in American Culture and Literature. New York: Columbia University Press, 1997. extraordinary-bodies

Quotes for this session can be found here: At the Margins of Mystery handout

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

All are welcome!

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