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Science and Literature seminars: “True Words and Shams”: Poetry, Satire, and the Language of Science in Punch

This talk will consider the role of poetry in explaining, debating, and critiquing scientific theories and technological inventions in the Victorian periodical press. It will focus particularly on the use of poetry to satirise new scientific jargon, and scientific language more generally, in the pages of the comic periodical Punch. The talk will also consider how the satirical verse of Punch relates to the much wider use of poetry as a means of disseminating and discussing scientific concepts in the Victorian press. More...

Starts: May 12, 2015 5:30:00 PM

From Phantasmagoria to Science!

Publication date: Apr 25, 2014 02:52 PM

Start: May 27, 2014 01:00 PM
End: May 27, 2014 02:00 PM

Location: Wilkins Haldane Room, Wilkins Building, UCL, Gower Street, London, WC1E 6BT

Lantern slide show

Forget PowerPoint, Blu-ray and HD, be entertained, amazed and enlightened by the leading edge technology of the 19th Century. Join Cristina Massaccesi and UCL Museums curator Nick Booth to recreate a magic lantern show with live piano accompaniment by Anthony Davie.

Eventbrite - From Phantasmagoria to Science!