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Science and Literature Seminars: Francis Galton, Karl Pearson and the Biographical Laboratory

This talk will explore Francis Galton's use of biography; it will account for his use of biographical dictionaries as the basis for his early work in eugenics, including his own attempts to institute a so-called 'Golden Book of Thriving Families' as foundational work for early British sociology. More...

Starts: Dec 2, 2014 5:30:00 PM

British Comparative Literature Association (BCLA) Autumn Graduate Reception

Publication date: Oct 15, 2013 9:10:51 AM

Start: Oct 22, 2013 5:30:00 PM
End: Oct 22, 2013 7:30:00 PM

Location: The Old Refectory, South Cloisters, University College London, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT


Welcome and introductions:

Dr Elinor Shaffer, BCLA

Timothy Mathews, Professor of French and Comparative Criticism, Vice-Dean Research, Faculty of Arts and Humanities, UCL

‘Comparing by Being Overwhelmed. On being inspired by Alberto Giacometti’

Melanie Albright, UCL

‘No Place Like Home: Exilic Implications in Hemingway’s The Sun Also Rises and Camus’s The Fall’

Jeanne Hashemian, UCL

‘As Death Lies Dying: Paralysis of Death in the Trobriands’ Mythology and Ovid’s Metamorphosis”

Urvashi Vashist, UCL

‘The ‘Outsider’ and ‘The Independent, Mobile Republic’: Dialectics of Dissent In Virginia Woolf and Arundhati Roy’

We will follow these talks with a reception with wine, juice and food, and an opportunity for informal discussion.

Please do join us! All are welcome.
Free admission

Organised by British Comparative Literature Association, hosted by the UCL Faculty of Arts & Humanities.