Victorian Persistence Seminar, session 29: “The persistence of the criminal theme: the Newgate Novel and the popularity of literary transgression.”

The last session of our seminar took place on Wednesday 26 November 2014 at the Université Paris Diderot-Paris 7 (Bâtiment Olympes de Gouges, salle 119, 17h30-19h30).

George Cruikshank, “Mr Wood Offers to Adopt Little Jack Sheppard”, and “The Name on the Beam”, 1839.

George Cruikshank, “Mr Wood Offers to Adopt Little Jack Sheppard”, and “The Name on the Beam”, 1839.

Hubert Malfray (Université Paris-Sorbonne) gave a paper entitled “The persistence of the criminal theme: the Newgate Novel and the popularity of literary transgression.” His respondent will be Pr. Nathalie Vanfasse (Université d’Aix-Marseille).

Hubert Malfray and Nathalie Vanfasse

Hubert Malfray and Nathalie Vanfasse

Hubert Malfray and Nathalie Vanfasse dicussing the reason for the popularity of crime in fiction

Hubert Malfray and Nathalie Vanfasse dicussing the reasons for the popularity of crime in fiction

We worked with the following text:

– William H. Ainsworth, Jack Sheppard, “The Procession to Tyburn”, 1839.

– William H. Ainsworth, Rookwood, 1834. Ainsworth

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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