Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 26: “Fictions of the Press: Gissing’s Lost Illusions.”

Session 26 of our seminar took place on Wednesday 21st May 2014 at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Salle 165, Bâtiment Olympe-de-Gouges, 17h30-19h30).

Edgar Degas, At the Café Châteaudun (1869-71), The National Gallery

Edgar Degas, At the Café Châteaudun (1869-71), The National Gallery

Edmund Birch (University of Cambridge) gave a paper entitled “Fictions of the Press: Gissing’s Lost Illusions.” His respondent was Pr. Nicholas White (University of Cambridge). 

Edmund Birch and Nick White talking about Maupassant's Bel-Ami and Gissing's New Grub Street

Edmund Birch and Nick White talking about Maupassant’s Bel-Ami and Gissing’s New Grub Street

We worked with the following texts:

– George Gissing, New Grub Street (1891). Chapter VIII, “To the Winning Side.” http://www.gutenberg.org/files/1709/1709-h/1709-h.htm#link2HCH0008

– George Gissing, Charles Dickens: A Critical Study (New York: Dodd, Mead and company, 1898) Chapter XI, Comparisons, Gissing, Charles Dickens, A Critical Study

– Guillaume Pinson, « L’imaginaire médiatique. Réflexions sur les représentations du journalisme au XIXe siècle », COnTEXTES [En ligne], 11 | 2012. URL: http://contextes.revues.org/5306

The seminar will be held at the following address: Salle 165, Bâtiment “Olympe-de-Gouges”, 8 place Paul-Ricoeur – 75013 Paris.
Transports: Métro ligne 14 ou RER C, arrêt “Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand.” Tramway T3, arrêt “Avenue de France.” Bus 62 ou 89, arrêt “Porte de France.”

http://www.univ-paris-diderot.fr/DocumentsFCK/implantations/File/Plan_A3_GE_2012-2013.pdf

All are welcome!

For further information, contact Estelle Murail, (estelle_murail@yahoo.fr), Róisín Quinn Lautrefin (roisinql@hotmail.fr), or Clémence Folléa (clemence.follea@gmail.com).

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