QMCECS offers a programme of early evening seminars with speakers from a range of disciplines. We have six seminars a year, and recent speakers have included Sophie Gee (Princeton), Chloe Wigston-Smith (York), Karen Harvey (Birmingham), and Suvir Kaul (Penn). For a list of speakers in the last five years see the seminar archive.
*Presented digitally: sign up links will be here and to the mailing list a fortnight before each event.
23 March. Nicole Aljoe (Northeastern), ‘Racing the Rise of the Novel: Black Lives and the Development of the English Novel from 1688-1832’.
April 6. Michael J. Griffin (Limerick), ‘London Irish: Goldsmith’s Retaliation Revisited’.
May 5. Elin Jones (Exeter), ‘The Mechanical Warship: Naval Seamanship and Useful Knowledge in the Eighteenth Century’.
May 19. Erin Lafford (Derby), ‘Feeling Uncomfortable in William Gilpin's Observations Tours’.
July 7. Miranda Eva Stanyon (Melbourne), BOOK LAUNCH, 'Resounding the Sublime'. *11:30am-01:00pm*
The event will begin with a presentation by the author, Dr Miranda Eva Stanyon (University of Melbourne), of her book Resounding the Sublime: Music in English and German Literature and Aesthetic Theory, 1670-1850 (University of Pennsylvania, 2021). More information on the book is available here https://www.upenn.edu/pennpress/book/16227.html
This presentation will be followed by additional comment from two commentators, Professor Rüdiger Görner (Centre for Anglo-German Cultural Relations, QMUL) and Dr Emma Gilby (University of Cambridge). The event will be introduced by Professor Miri Rubin (History, QMUL) and hosted by Professor Markman Ellis (English, QMUL).