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Centre for Victorian Studies Seminar: “Strange Friends: Literary Encounters with the Enemy”

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Centre for Victorian Studies Seminar: “Strange Friends: Literary Encounters with the Enemy”

  • Date 26 Sep 2019
  • Time 6.00pm
  • Category Lecture

For our first event of 2019-20, we are delighted to welcome Professor Holly Furneaux, from Cardiff University.

Professor Furneaux is currently writing a book provisionally titled 'Strange Meetings: Enemy Encounters 1800-2020'. This explores emotional and material exchanges across sides in literature and life-writing with attention to truces, battle aftermath, and prisoners of war. Her previous books include Military Men of Feeling: Emotion, Touch and Masculinity in the Crimean War (2016) and Queer Dickens: Erotics, Families, Masculinities (2009). She curated an exhibition ‘Created in Conflict: Soldier Art from the Crimean War to the Present’ at Compton Verney in 2018 and was adviser to the BBC’s Dickensian (screened 2015-16). 

The talk will last approximately 45 minutes, followed by questions and then a wine reception. All are welcome.

Please see the Eventbrite page for further details: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/strange-friends-literary-encounters-with-the-enemy-tickets-71647602909 

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