‘The Opium Connection Workshop’, Friday 29th of July, 1.00 – 5.30pm, King’s College London, SWB20 (Strand Building)

There are a few places left for an afternoon seminar on Friday 29th July at King’s College London. This will be a small seminar, bringing together scholars from different fields interest in the First Opium War (1839-42) and its transnational impact.
Professor James Chandler (University of Chicago) will introduce his essay, ‘The Opium Connection: De Quincey, Dickens, and D.W. Griffith’, for discussion (a synopsis of this paper is attached to this email). We will also discuss ‘The Opium War’ (1997) directed by Xie Jin. The full paper and link to ‘The Opium War’ will be pre-circulated to all participants before the seminar.
The seminar will begin at 1pm. A sandwich lunch, plus drinks will be served.
The seminar is generously supported by the ‘Music in London 1800-1851’ project funded by the ERC, and by the Faculty of Arts and Humanities, King’s College London.

If you are interested in participating, please reply directly to me on my Kings email address – 
briony.wickes@kcl.ac.uk . If you have any further question, please do not hesitate to get it touch. Thank you.
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