Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 28: “Imaginary terrors, unpleasant consequences: scurvy and same-sex affairs during polar exploration.”

Session 28 of our seminar took place on Thursday 23rd October at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 347, 17h30-19h30).

The Advance and Rescue entering Lancaster Sound, Elisha Kent Kane, The U.S. Grinnell Expedition, 1854.

The Advance and Rescue entering Lancaster Sound, Elisha Kent Kane, The U.S. Grinnell Expedition, 1854.

Tomek Mossakowski and Professor Frédéric Regard

Tomek Mossakowski and Professor Frédéric Regard

Tomek Mossakowski (King’s College London) gave a paper entitled “Imaginary terrors, unpleasant consequences: scurvy and same-sex affairs during polar exploration.” Pr. Frédéric Regard (Université Paris-Sorbonne) was his respondent.

We worked with the following texts:

– Markham, Clements. Franklin’s Footsteps, A Sketch of Greenland, Along the Shores of which His Expedition Passed, and of the Parry Isles, Where the Last Traces of It Were Found. London: Chapman and Hall, 1853. Markham

– Parry, William. Three Voyages for the Discovery of a Northwest Passage, and Narrative of an Attempt to Reach the North Pole. Gloucester: Dodo Press, 1844. Parry

– Anderson, Warick. Colonial Pathologies: American Tropical Medicine, Race and Hygiene in the Philippines. London: Duke University Press, 2006. 

The seminar is held monthly on Wednesdays at 5.30pm at the following address:

Bâtiment “Olympe-de-Gouges”, 8 place Paul-Ricoeur, 75013, métro Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand. 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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