Seminar Series – Science, Medicine and Culture in the Nineteenth Century, at St. Anne’s College, Oxford, Michaelmas Term 2015

The Victorianist: BAVS Postgraduates

Our programme for Michaelmas Term 2015 is now announced with three seminars taking place at St Anne’s College.

Drinks will be served after each seminar and all are welcome.

Wednesday 28 October 2015 (Week 3)

Dr Madeleine Wood, Queen Mary University of London 

A ‘heart hard as a nether millstone’: The relational dynamics of Victorian ‘addiction’

This paper explores the way in which substance use and compulsive behaviours are represented in mid-Victorian literature and medicine when read not as an individual experience, but as one that operates between selves. By looking at gambling, as well as alcoholism and opium use, we see how the disruption of intimate relationships comes to be situated within the emergent discourse of ‘addiction’ in the nineteenth century.

5.30 – 7.00, Seminar Room 3, St Anne’s College

Wednesday 11 November 2015 (Week 5)

Dr Claire Jones, King’s College London

Septic Subjects: Infection and Occupational Risk…

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