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ASLE-UKI online seminar: Victorian Ecologies

ASLE-UKI online seminar: Victorian Ecologies

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An afternoon of talks on ecocritical approaches to Victorians and their relationship to the world around them.

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Mary Bowden (University of Delaware), ‘Vegetable Villains: Popular Science and Social Critique’

Megan Kuster (University College Dublin), ‘The Assemblage of Avian Extinctions: Indigenous Contributions to Victorian Scientific Discourse’

Francesca Mackenney (University of Leeds), ‘The Psychology of Pain in Man and Beast: a Reading of Thomas Hardy’s “The Blinded Bird”’

Joan Passey (University of Bristol), ‘Shipwrecks, Seabeds and Ecological Thinking in the Victorian Novel’

Convened by Sophia Jochem.

Image credit: Giant water lily (Victoria amazonica): entire flowering plant with floating leaves. Coloured lithograph by W. Fitch, c. 1845, after himself. Wellcome Collection.

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