Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 24: “The Emigrant’s Letter: Geographies of Production and Consumption”

Session 24 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 19th of March 2014 at the Université Paris Diderot (Salle  575F, 17h30-19h30).

James Collinson, Answering the Emigrant's Letter (1850)

James Collinson, Answering the Emigrant’s Letter, 1850. Oil on panel, 70.1 x 91.2 cm, Manchester City Galleries

Pr. Elleke Boehmer

Pr. Elleke Boehmer

Fariha Shaikh (King’s College London) gave a paper entitled “The Emigrant’s Letter: Geographies of Production and Consumption.” Her respondent was Pr. Elleke Boehmer (University of Oxford).

We worked with the following texts:

– Smith, Benjamin (ed.), Twenty-four Letters from Labourers in America to their Friends in England (London: Edward Rainford, 1829) 24 Letters

– Miles Ogborn and Charles W.J. Withers (eds), Geographies Of The Book (Farnham, UK: Ashgate, 2010) Geographies of the Book, introduction

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