Early Modern Exchanges


26 October 2017 | 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm

Early Modern Insects

Room 239, Foster Court (UCL staff and students only)
Open to
UCL staff | UCL students
Image of flea from Robert Hooke, Micrographia, 1665.

Early Modern English Reading Group [EMERG] - seminar 1

For this first session, Luke Prendergast has put together a brilliant, if skin-crawling, selection of insect related material for us to read and discuss. 

All of the selected material can be downloaded; please do feel free to bring along your own arthropodic texts, to supplement Luke’s selection! Our intention has never been to shackle the reading group with any kind of dogmatic approach, manacled by rigid conceptions of genre, form, or critical approach, so all you need to do is come ready to participate in whatever way you want to. Also, please do circulate this invite to anyone that might be interested in joining us.

For your calendar, the reading group will subsequently meet on Thursday 23rd November and again on Thursday 7th December - same time, same place. Reading material will be confirmed and circulated nearer the time[s].

We look forward to meeting for the first time, and, in the meantime, if you have any questions, please just email either luke.prendergast.16@ucl.ac.uk or harvey.wiltshire.15@ucl.ac.uk